approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Don's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Don Henley comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Don Henley - 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 Don Henley" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Don a little better. This page describes the disguise Henley wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Don Henley always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Henley will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Don Henley has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Don Henley also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Henley's environment is very important to Henley.
Henley steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Don Henley tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Don rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Don Henley as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Henley has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Don may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Don Henley tends to suppress his feelings and may even pretend that he does not have any, therefore appearing rather cold. Don feels separated from others and is inclined to isolate himself. Others see Don Henley as a reserved, detached and serious person.
Don Henley has a tendency to react violently to the influence of his surroundings and to throw himself headlong into everything he does, suffering the consequences later on. Until Don learns to alter his conduct, there are likely to be many upsets in his relationships.
Don Henley has a strong desire to constantly be in the limelight and he considers second place already as failure. Very self-confident, Henley has the ability to mold his surrounding to his own needs and is likely to furnish his home according to his taste.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
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Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Uranus