approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Daniel's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Daniel Day-Lewis comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Daniel Day-Lewis - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Daniel Day-Lewis" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Daniel a little better. This page describes the disguise Day-Lewis wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Daniel Day-Lewis likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Day-Lewis must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Daniel does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Daniel Day-Lewis also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Day-Lewis will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Daniel dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Day-Lewis admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Daniel Day-Lewis befriends someone, Day-Lewis is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Daniel expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Daniel Day-Lewis often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Daniel Day-Lewis has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Daniel always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Daniel Day-Lewis also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Daniel more than anything else. Daniel Day-Lewis feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Daniel Day-Lewis has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Daniel Day-Lewis often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
Daniel Day-Lewis appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion, and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, Daniel Day-Lewis may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
To others, Daniel Day-Lewis appears capable, mature, and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Daniel that inspired people to rely on him. Day-Lewis keeps his cool in most situations.
Daniel Day-Lewis has a big heart, is generous with his affections, and has a strong desire to take care of everyone around him. It is easy for Day-Lewis to establish personal contacts and relationships because of his ability to fully understand others.
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