Behind General Petraeus' rather cool, conservative, somewhat impersonal and businesslike demeanor (as described on the previous page), he is much more passionate and emotional. David Petraeus often conceals his vulnerability beneath a veneer of toughness or indifference.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. David Petraeus is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and he only allows a special few into his inner world. Like a wary animal, he is cautious and mistrustful of those he does not know until "he sniffs them out". He is highly instinctive and intuitive. David Petraeus usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though he may be unable to clearly articulate why he feels the way he does. His feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
David Petraeus also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and he forms very intense love bonds and attachments. He is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that he perceives as a threat to his relationship with someone he loves. When David Petraeus commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. David merges with or "marries" the person he loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for him, and often stormy and nasty. When General Petraeus has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. David will most certainly never forget the hurt and he often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to him.
Whatever he does, David does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. General Petraeus can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. General Petraeus can also be very narrow-minded: either he is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is David Petraeus emotionally detached and objective. He definitely has a fanatical streak. He is also immensely strong-willed and his tenacity in pursuing his objectives often borders on obsession. He is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
David Petraeus loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. David never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. David Petraeus tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
General Petraeus is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world.
David Petraeus is philosophically inclined and concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting an overall picture of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
David Petraeus aims high, dreams big, and has a tremendous sense of what he is capable of achieving. Overconfidence, grandiosity, lack of humility and/or extreme discontent in modest circumstances may be his faults. Generally, however, General Petraeus' great expectations and enterprising spirit lead to success. Business, especially when there is an element of risk and speculation involved, is ideally suited to David.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to General Petraeus, and he does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how he is going to live his life. David Petraeus craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. David Petraeus possesses inventive and creative genius.
General Petraeus is very thorough and takes his time thinking things through. He enjoys games that require a lot of concentration and thought, like chess for example. David Petraeus also could find traveling very rewarding.
He is very receptive and sensitive but has a tendency to over-idealize, making his approach to love relationships, romance or marriage somewhat unrealistic. David Petraeus also tends to be a bit absent-minded and naive, leaving himself open for being taken, swindled or lied to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 9th house
Sun Opposition Jupiter
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Saturn
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Neptune