approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of James' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way James DeBarge comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner James DeBarge - 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 James DeBarge" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know James a little better. This page describes the disguise DeBarge wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind DeBarge's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When James DeBarge wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what James DeBarge wants, James DeBarge usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. James wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. James DeBarge functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. James DeBarge usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. DeBarge approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. James DeBarge also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to DeBarge. When James DeBarge commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, James DeBarge is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see James DeBarge as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. James DeBarge also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
James DeBarge seems gentle and receptive and often does not make a clear, strong impression on others. James DeBarge has an elusive and subtle quality, and people may be nebulous about who he is. He is easily influenced by others and somewhat naive. James DeBarge has a spiritual, mystical approach to life and he is very idealistic and sometimes impractical.
James DeBarge comes across as unusual, highly independent, and free spirited. There is a touch of brilliance and creative genius in his demeanor. He is also restless and easily distracted, and tends to fly from one thing to another, which may leave the impression that DeBarge is unreliable.
James has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes facets of life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in James' manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Conjunct Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.