approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dirk's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Dirk Bogarde comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dirk Bogarde - 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 Dirk Bogarde" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dirk a little better. This page describes the disguise Bogarde wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Dirk Bogarde is always questioning and learning, and he seems young and alive no matter what his chronological age, for his mind is always alert, curious, flexible, and open to new experiences. Dirk Bogarde has a childlike enthusiasm for anything new and he learns easily, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Bogarde can be somewhat of a scatterbrain, for he tends to have so many ideas and irons in the fire that it is hard to keep track of them all. He needs and craves variety, change, mental stimulation, and an active social life.
Articulate, clever, often funny and witty, he is always a refreshing and interesting conversationalist. Dirk Bogarde enjoys meeting and interacting with a variety of different people. He is friendly, flirtatious, and charming in a playful way, and no matter how badly he may be feeling, Dirk never comes across as melancholic or somber. He may seem frivolous to other, more serious souls. Dirk Bogarde has a sense of humor and a sense of perspective that prevent him from taking himself or life too seriously. In fact, Bogarde may seem flippant or unconcerned about matters that others consider very important.
In general, Dirk Bogarde responds to life mentally and objectively rather than emotionally, and he may not empathize with people very much. Dirk does not like to be weighed down with too much responsibility or with others' emotional burdens. Furthermore, if he cannot fully grasp something with his reason and logic, Bogarde will often choose to ignore it, including his own and other people's irrational feelings, desires, and needs.
Consistency and reliability are not great virtues of Bogarde's and his life is apt to be full of changes and movement due to his restlessness. Dirk Bogarde becomes nervous and fidgety if things are not moving quickly enough. He is interested in what is current and up-to-date, the newest trends in thought or style.
His gifts are a quick mind, verbal facility, a flair for language, social sophistication and polish, the ability to communicate, converse, and build bridges between people and between ideas. Dirk Bogarde tends to become an incessant chatterbox or gossip if he does not have work or other activities that utilize his mental, verbal, and social skills.
Dirk Bogarde 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, Dirk will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Bogarde can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Bogarde is likely to go his own way in life and he has a tendency to stay secluded from others. Dirk Bogarde is always preoccupied with his own thoughts and ideas and gives other people the impression that he does not want to be bothered with their problems.
At times Dirk Bogarde may feel that he is all alone in the world and that other people only cause him difficulties. Constantly bounced to and fro by others, Dirk has a strong desire to free himself from his stressful surroundings.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Saturn/Uranus