approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dexter's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Dexter Holland comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dexter Holland - 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 Dexter Holland" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dexter a little better. This page describes the disguise Holland wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Dexter Holland meets life head on and throws himself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. He is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all his dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Dexter projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. He often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Holland is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. He likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Dexter Holland may feel that he does not fit into groups very well and that he does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. He likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Holland is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. He tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in his outlook, which enables Dexter to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Dexter Holland feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that he will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Holland's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Dexter Holland it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
He is scornful of what he sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Dexter Holland is not a follower. Others see Dexter as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Holland presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Dexter's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Dexter Holland also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Holland needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
Dexter Holland 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. Dexter coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Dexter Holland is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Holland seems to need others' approval first.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Dexter that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Dexter Holland may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. Dexter has causes, passions, or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Holland is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
He is self-assured and confident in dealing with others and has a positive influence on his environment. Dexter Holland is able to work well with others in a team effort, and advantages through other people could come to him frequently.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Jupiter