Elio de Angelis
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Elio's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Elio de Angelis comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Elio de Angelis - 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 Elio de Angelis" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Elio a little better. This page describes the disguise de Angelis wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Elio de Angelis 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. de Angelis 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 Elio does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Elio de Angelis 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. de Angelis will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Elio dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
de Angelis admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Elio de Angelis befriends someone, de Angelis 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 - Elio expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Elio de Angelis 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.
Elio de Angelis has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Elio always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Elio de Angelis 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 Elio more than anything else. Elio de Angelis feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Elio de Angelis tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Elio does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
To others, Elio de Angelis appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Elio that inspired people to rely on him. de Angelis keeps his cool in most situations.
de Angelis projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Elio de Angelis generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and he may appear to be somewhat luckier than other people. This is primarily due to the confidence that Elio de Angelis emanates.
The image that Elio de Angelis projects to the world and the person he really is inside are considerably different. So much so that at times Elio may feel that people do not see or know the real him. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression de Angelis makes may actually be misleading. There is also much complexity and tension within him, and Elio de Angelis often feels that he needs to change himself in significant ways or that he continually holds back essential aspects of himself.
In significant ways, de Angelis' emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Elio de Angelis may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside and may even be ashamed of them.
When Elio de Angelis 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.
Elio often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than necessary to achieve his aims. And naturally, if people perceive that he is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will strongly resist Elio de Angelis and his objectives. de Angelis might be more successful if he tones himself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing his own needs and wants.
He projects himself with vigor and energy and impresses others with the force of his personality. His will power probably developed early in life and Elio de Angelis takes control of whatever situation he is involved in.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Sun Quincunx Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Mars