approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Deryck's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Deryck Whibley comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Deryck Whibley - 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 Deryck Whibley" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Deryck a little better. This page describes the disguise Whibley wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Deryck Whibley appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Deryck has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Whibley tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Whibley.
Whibley approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Deryck Whibley is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Deryck's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Deryck and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Deryck Whibley empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Deryck Whibley is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Deryck Whibley communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Deryck never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Deryck Whibley which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Deryck is constantly monitoring their inner motives, and he probably is. Whibley sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times, however, Deryck Whibley may be too suspicious and assign negative intentions to innocent people. Deryck should avoid always looking on the dark side.
Deryck Whibley 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. Deryck coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Deryck Whibley is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Whibley seems to need others' approval first.
Deryck has strong leadership qualities and finds it natural to take charge of his family environment. He throws himself wholeheartedly into all of his endeavors and does not like others to make demands on him, but Deryck Whibley will willingly give of himself in most situations.
Deryck Whibley has a dynamic personality and great ability to improvise, but he is likely to surprise, perplex or confuse people in his relationships constantly. His somewhat eccentric, impulsive and hasty actions could lead to accidents if he is not careful.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Square Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Mars
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Uranus