approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dennis' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Dennis Etchison comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dennis Etchison - 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 Etchison" 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 Etchison wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Dennis Etchison 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. Etchison 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 Dennis does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Dennis Etchison 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. Etchison will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Dennis dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Etchison admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Dennis Etchison befriends someone, Etchison 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 - Dennis expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Dennis Etchison 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.
Dennis Etchison has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Dennis always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Dennis Etchison 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 Dennis more than anything else. Dennis Etchison feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
He may be perceived as someone who provokes conflict because Dennis Etchison likes to get everything out into the open and generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. His relationships with others may be marked by a great deal of competition, anger or friction as a result. Or, Etchison may seem to run into more than his share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness his energies into joint efforts and shared endeavor is Etchison's challenge.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Opposition Asc.