approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Richard's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Dick Gephardt comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dick Gephardt - 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 Gephardt" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Richard a little better. This page describes the disguise Gephardt wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Dick Gephardt likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Gephardt must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Richard does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Dick Gephardt also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Gephardt will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Richard dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Gephardt admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Dick Gephardt befriends someone, Gephardt is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Richard expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Dick Gephardt often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Dick Gephardt has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Richard always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Dick Gephardt also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Richard more than anything else. Dick Gephardt feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Gephardt draws much of his energy and sense of self from his relationships with others. He is inextricably connected with the significant others in his life; Dick Gephardt may feel at a loss without them, even if he appears to be the powerful or dominant person in the relationship. Richard appears self-assured - as long as he is secure in the important relationships in his life.
Dick Gephardt has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Richard will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Gephardt can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Dick Gephardt appears contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Gephardt may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Richard fears making mistakes in social situations, and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Dick Gephardt is likely to grow in confidence, because he will learn to depend more on his own evaluation of himself.
Dick Gephardt appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Gephardt understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Dick Gephardt really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
He is discrete, tactful and adaptable, and has the ability to create a beautiful environment. Dick Gephardt has a knack for entertaining people and appreciates pleasing manners and proper behavior when he is with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Opposition Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Venus