approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dennis' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Dennis Cooper comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dennis Cooper - 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 Dennis Cooper" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dennis a little better. This page describes the disguise Cooper wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Dennis Cooper always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Cooper will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Dennis Cooper has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Dennis Cooper also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Cooper's environment is very important to Cooper.
Cooper steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Dennis Cooper tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Dennis rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Dennis Cooper as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Cooper has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Dennis may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Dennis Cooper radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance, and a definite awareness of his own importance. It is hard to ignore Cooper when he is present, and his personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
His emotional instincts, feelings, and intuition play a big part in the decisions Dennis Cooper makes and how he interacts with the world, and generally his feelings are quite accurate and helpful to him. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people he meets on a day to day level is rather easy for Cooper. Dennis Cooper appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
His pleasant and friendly disposition enables Dennis Cooper to come in quick personal relationships with other people. He enjoys social functions and has a harmonious relationship to his environment.
Dennis Cooper tends to be extremely hard on himself and others. He may have been brought up under difficult circumstances and now feels that life is very tough. Dennis does his duty, expects the same from others, and has no pity for anyone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Trine Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Pluto