Julius Erving (Dr. J)
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dr. J's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Julius "Dr. J" Erving comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Julius "Dr. J" Erving - 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 Julius "Dr. J" Erving" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dr. J a little better. This page describes the disguise Julius Erving wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Julius "Dr. J" Erving will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Dr. J has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Julius "Dr. J" Erving very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Julius Erving is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Julius "Dr. J" Erving will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Julius Erving's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Julius "Dr. J" Erving appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Julius Erving is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Dr. J possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Julius "Dr. J" Erving - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Julius "Dr. J" Erving does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Dr. J.
Others see Julius "Dr. J" Erving as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Julius Erving shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Julius "Dr. J" Erving usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Assertiveness and confrontation is very much part of Julius Erving's way of approaching life. Waiting for someone else to make the first move is not Julius Erving's style. Though Julius "Dr. J" Erving values harmony and pleasantness, he often feels that others are trying to control him or are not trying to cooperate with him. Others feel that Dr. J demands too much of them. Surprisingly, Julius "Dr. J" Erving is often perceived by others as a trouble maker or instigator, even when Julius Erving's intention is to help and assist them.
Julius "Dr. J" Erving seems gentle and receptive and often does not make a clear, strong impression on others. Julius "Dr. J" Erving has an elusive and subtle quality, and people may be nebulous about who he is. He is easily influenced by others and somewhat naive. Julius "Dr. J" Erving has a spiritual, mystical approach to life and he is very idealistic and sometimes impractical.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Dr. J's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Julius "Dr. J" Erving also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Julius Erving needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
Dr. J has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes elements in life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Dr. J's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
In significant ways, Julius Erving's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Julius "Dr. J" Erving may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside, maybe even be ashamed of them.
When Julius "Dr. J" Erving is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know him well may be quite surprised at his reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept himself, so that he does not act as if his emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
He may find it difficult to get ahead because Dr. J lacks the vitality to do so. Julius "Dr. J" Erving tends to wait for better conditions and has the desire to accomplish a lot without straining himself too much. Quite often, though, his plans just seem to hang in the air.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Ascendant in Libra
Neptune Conjunct Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Neptune