approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dougie's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Dougie Payne comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dougie Payne - 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 Dougie Payne" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dougie a little better. This page describes the disguise Payne wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Dougie Payne appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Dougie has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Payne tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Payne.
Payne approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Dougie Payne is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Dougie's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Dougie and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Dougie Payne empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Dougie Payne is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Dougie Payne communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Dougie never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Dougie Payne appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. He may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Dougie Payne may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Dougie Payne comes across as quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes he appears to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being himself. Payne tends to be restless, excitable and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
Payne has a well developed personality and tends to base his relationships with others on a more personal level. Dougie Payne is inclined to seek intellectual relationships and also has a strong desire for soul-unions.
Dougie Payne has a sympathetic understanding of others and the ability to see through people. He is very sensitive and his emotional state depends a lot on the influence of his immediate surroundings and relationships. For this reason, others may see Dougie as a somewhat unstable person.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Uranus Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/MC
Asc. Opposition Moon/Neptune