H. L. Mencken
mental interests and abilities
He is an exacting perfectionist with a clear, logical, analytical mind and an aptitude for work that requires meticulous attention to detail and efficient organization. Well grounded and pragmatic, Mencken tends to develop specialized skills and technical expertise in a practical field. Knowledge, ideas and theories do not really interest H. L. Mencken unless they are useful in a tangible way. He is inclined to analyze, measure, and dissect everything and to miss nuances and subtle shades of feeling and meaning in the process. His strengths lie in his precise thinking, careful craftsmanship and mastery of technical skills. H. L. Mencken tends to be very good at what he does and critical of others' work if it does not meet his high standards.
Mencken enjoys puzzles and other games that challenge him intellectually. H. L. Mencken likes to show off his verbal or intellectual skills and to use his mind creatively. Writing, dramatic speaking or some other display of his creative intelligence appeal to him.
H. L. Mencken often seesaws between what his conscious reasoning tells him versus a belief in things which seem to defy logic. Henry has a penchant for thinking big and being able to visualize the future, but he must beware of grandiose schemes and exaggerated claims. Oftentimes the most "far out" theories or speculative ideas seem perfectly plausible to H. L. Mencken, but it would be wise to test these ideas before Henry invests too much into them.
Also, H. L. Mencken is prone to severe wanderlust at times, so he should try to see as much of the world as he can.
An independent and original thinker, Henry is excited by new ideas, discoveries, and innovations. His mind functions in an intuitive, nonlinear fashion and sudden insights and ideas often come to him "out of the blue". H. L. Mencken grasps ideas very quickly and often becomes impatient with those who are slower or more cautious than he. More conservative minds deem him rather eccentric and unusual in his interests. H. L. Mencken does well in an open, unpredictable atmosphere where flexibility and quick responses are needed. H. L. Mencken has an aptitude for science, mathematics, electronics or astrology.
He is open and receptive to subjects that defy rational explanation, such as psychic phenomena, mental telepathy and metaphysics, and Mencken could teach these subjects to others. His mind is imaginative and inspired and H. L. Mencken has an aptitude for art and creative writing.
H. L. Mencken has a basic need to reform and is constantly looking for change in hopes that it will lead him to a life that is more exciting. Mencken may not always be tactful and his ideas and opinions sometimes are likely to be strongly challenged by others.
H. L. Mencken tends to have big plans and pursues his ideas with great zeal. H. L. Mencken also has the power to influence people and sway them to his point of view. He may accomplish this through public speaking or writing, and could do well in publicity or advertising.
H. L. Mencken has a strong need to mentally dominate others and always take the lead in his conversations with people. He is able to exert a powerful influence in his community and has far-reaching ideas to change the world for the better.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Virgo
Mercury in 5th house
Mercury Quincunx Jupiter
Mercury Conjunct Uranus
Mercury Trine Neptune
Mercury Conjunct Sun/Uranus
Mercury Opposition Moon/Pluto
Mercury Opposition Pluto/N. Node