approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dick's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Dick Cavett comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dick Cavett - 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 Dick Cavett" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dick a little better. This page describes the disguise Cavett wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Dick Cavett frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Cavett, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. Dick does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others Dick Cavett seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Dick dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Cavett likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Dick Cavett respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Cavett's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Dick Cavett has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Dick Cavett spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. Dick exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Cavett shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
He projects a very beautiful, pleasing, aesthetically appealing image to the world. Whatever Dick Cavett does is done very tastefully and elegantly. Though he is conservative and controlled, he is also a loving person. Dick's beauty and/or personal charm is one of the first things people notice about him. He is highly attractive, and possibly vain.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get Dick into trouble. Dick Cavett tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Dick Cavett needs to moderate his temper to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Dick that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Dick Cavett may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. Dick has causes, passions, or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Cavett is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
Cavett is cheerful, warm-hearted and social and he strives for a pleasant life. He likes to be seen in social circles and is charitable to his fellow man. It makes Dick Cavett happy to be involved in many relationships and he is very sympathetic toward everyone.
Dick Cavett has a kind and loving nature and he radiates friendliness and warmth wherever he goes. Because of his obliging and cordial manner, Cavett is likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Conjunct Ascendant in Capricorn
Mars Square Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Jupiter
Asc. Conjunct Venus/N. Node