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 Valenti comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jack Valenti - 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 Valenti" 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 Valenti wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Jack Valenti meets life head on and throws himself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. He is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all his dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Jack projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. He often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Valenti is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. He likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Jack Valenti may feel that he does not fit into groups very well and that he does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. He likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Valenti is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. He tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in his outlook, which enables Jack to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Jack Valenti feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that he will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Valenti's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Jack Valenti it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
He is scornful of what he sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Jack Valenti is not a follower. Others see Jack as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Valenti presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Jack Valenti is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Jack radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
The initial impression Valenti makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way Jack thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. Jack Valenti may try to clothe his ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute rather than clarify them. For instance, he may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems as though he does not stand behind it as vigorously as he would like. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, Jack Valenti tends to become scattered and nervous when he is out of balance. He needs clarity and order in his environment to be at his finest.
At times his desire to impress other people, or be important or popular may make Valenti do things that go against his better judgment. Even Jack's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, or seen as pompousness or interference. Jack Valenti needs to be aware of his tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Valenti may well have been discouraged from freely expressing himself. Moreover, he may be seriously inhibited by an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Trine Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.