approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dax's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Dax Shepard comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dax Shepard - 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 Dax Shepard" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dax a little better. This page describes the disguise Shepard wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Dax Shepard meets life head on and throws himself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. He is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all his dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Dax projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. He often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Shepard is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. He likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Dax Shepard may feel that he does not fit into groups very well and that he does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. He likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Shepard is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. He tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in his outlook, which enables Dax to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Dax Shepard feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that he will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Shepard's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Dax Shepard it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
He is scornful of what he sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Dax Shepard is not a follower. Others see Dax as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Shepard presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
At times Dax Shepard comes across as being rather intense and possibly manipulative or controlling. Or he may get involved in relationships that are "fatal attractions", where he acts out compulsive, intense needs and desires. There is a sexual, seductive quality to Shepard's demeanor that others notice right away. This may either repel them or draw them to Dax Shepard irresistibly.
He may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Dax Shepard seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Dax tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness and nonjudgmental acceptance about Dax Shepard which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Dax is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Dax Shepard needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Others may see Dax as a cool, reserved and unapproachable person, perhaps as a result of his conservative and stern upbringing. Dax Shepard may feel that no one understands him and tends to isolate himself from others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Opposition Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Saturn