approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Desmond's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Desmond Howard comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Desmond Howard - 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 Desmond Howard" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Desmond a little better. This page describes the disguise Howard wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Desmond Howard 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. Desmond 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. Howard tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Howard.
Howard 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, Desmond Howard 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 Desmond'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 Desmond 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. Desmond Howard empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Desmond Howard 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. Desmond Howard communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Desmond never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
His emotional instincts, feelings and intuition play a big part in the decisions Desmond Howard 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 day-to-day is rather easy for Howard. Desmond Howard appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
Desmond Howard comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him and cannot resist commenting about them.
Howard also needs to be busy and active and he moves quickly. Desmond Howard also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Desmond Howard comes across as responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities that encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Desmond Howard was mature for his age.
Howard's intellect and emotions are well balanced. Desmond has the ability to manage his feelings superbly and has a cautious, adaptable and open way about him. Desmond Howard likes to associate with the public and has an understanding for the "man on the street".
Desmond Howard tends to suppress his feelings and may even pretend that he does not have any, thereby appearing rather cold. Desmond feels separated from others and is inclined to isolate himself. Others see Desmond Howard as a reserved, detached and serious person.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
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Mercury Sextile Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
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