approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jake's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jake Gyllenhaal comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jake Gyllenhaal - 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 Jake Gyllenhaal" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jake a little better. This page describes the disguise Gyllenhaal wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Jake Gyllenhaal 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. Gyllenhaal 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 Jake does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Jake Gyllenhaal 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. Gyllenhaal will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Jake dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Gyllenhaal admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Jake Gyllenhaal befriends someone, Gyllenhaal 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 - Jake expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Jake Gyllenhaal 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.
Jake Gyllenhaal has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Jake always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Jake Gyllenhaal 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 Jake more than anything else. Jake Gyllenhaal feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Gyllenhaal projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Jake Gyllenhaal generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and it may seem that he Jake somehow luckier than other people. Mostly this is due to the confidence that Jake Gyllenhaal emanates.
Jake Gyllenhaal appears responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities which encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Jake Gyllenhaal seemed mature for his age.
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