approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Evan's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Evan Dando comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Evan Dando - 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 Evan Dando" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Evan a little better. This page describes the disguise Dando wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Evan Dando 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. Evan 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. Dando tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Dando.
Dando 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, Evan Dando 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 Evan'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 Evan 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. Evan Dando empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Evan Dando 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. Evan Dando communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Evan never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Evan Dando 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 Evan Dando may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Evan's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Moreover, Evan Dando also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Dando needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Evan Dando is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Evan radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
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 Evan Dando takes control of whatever situation he is involved in.
He is intellectually alive, curious and willing to learn. Evan Dando is intellectually competitive, fond of debating with others and may have some stormy proceedings. Evan presents his position skillfully, defends it ably and finds satisfaction in doing so.
A very self-confident personality and the ability to gain the respect of other people will almost assure Evan Dando of a position of leadership. He is likely to be successful and his efforts will be recognized by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Mars
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Mars
Asc. Opposition Mars/MC