approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Derek's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Derek Jacobi comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Derek Jacobi - 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 Derek Jacobi" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Derek a little better. This page describes the disguise Jacobi 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, Derek Jacobi always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Jacobi will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Derek Jacobi 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. Derek Jacobi also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Jacobi's environment is very important to Jacobi.
Jacobi 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. Derek Jacobi 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, Derek rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Derek Jacobi as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Jacobi 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. Derek 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.
He also possesses a lot of aggressive or combative energy, which could be channeled into the martial arts, or some form of disciplined athletic activity, with an emphasis on precision, form, and perfection of skills. Also, he is apt to wield his pen (or tongue) in an aggressive pointed manner! Derek Jacobi has to try and overcome his tendency to be sharp and sarcastic - it creates more conflict than necessary!
Derek Jacobi has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Derek coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Derek Jacobi is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Jacobi seems to need others' approval first.
Derek has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes facets of life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Derek's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Ascendant in Virgo
Venus Sextile Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.