approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Deng's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Deng Xiaoping comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Deng Xiaoping - 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 Deng Xiaoping" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Deng a little better. This page describes the disguise Xiaoping wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Deng Xiaoping 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, Deng 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. Xiaoping 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. Deng Xiaoping 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.
Xiaoping 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 Deng to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Deng Xiaoping 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 Xiaoping's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Deng Xiaoping 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. Deng Xiaoping is not a follower. Others see Deng as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Xiaoping presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
Deng Xiaoping is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around him, and at times he can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Deng Xiaoping tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person he is with the most.
The way Deng Xiaoping comes across to others, particularly on first impression, tends to conceal certain important aspects of his. Specifically, what gives Deng pleasure, how he likes to give and receive affection, and what he seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent from Xiaoping's outward demeanor. Deng Xiaoping seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to him or knowing him on more than a superficial level.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Square Asc.
Venus Quincunx Asc.