approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jack's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jack Dempsey comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jack Dempsey - 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 Jack Dempsey" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jack a little better. This page describes the disguise Dempsey wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Jack Dempsey 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. Jack 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. Dempsey tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Dempsey.
Dempsey 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, Jack Dempsey 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 Jack'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 Jack 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. Jack Dempsey empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Jack Dempsey 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. Jack Dempsey communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Jack never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
He is mentally active and restless and he likes to talk, communicate, and exchange ideas with others. Jack Dempsey expresses himself well, and is suited to activities that involve presenting ideas to other people, such as teaching and sales.
Jack Dempsey radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism, which inspires trust and good feelings in others. He likes himself and it shows. He expects success in life and he generally achieves it. However, Dempsey also tends to exaggerate or to overestimate himself, and he can be sloppy and careless when it comes to details.
Jack Dempsey appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Dempsey infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Jack Dempsey does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
He may find it difficult to get ahead because Jack lacks the vitality to do so. Jack Dempsey 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.
He may feel that personal relationships are interfering with the pursuit of his goals and chooses to lead a life on his own. But at the same time Jack Dempsey often may feel lonely and alienated by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Conjunct Asc.
Jupiter Conjunct Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Neptune
Asc. Opposition Saturn/MC