Behind Petty's rather rambunctious, sporty, exuberant demeanor (described in the previous chapter), he is also quick-witted, intelligent and in need of mental stimulation as much as physical freedom.
Kyle Petty is, in many ways, an eternal child. His mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and his attention span is often quite brief. Petty grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. Kyle Petty craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Kyle Petty to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel Kyle toward many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something he does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Petty.
Kyle Petty lives in his head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and he needs mental stimulation every bit as much as he needs food and drink. In fact, if Kyle had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Kyle Petty has a creative mind and he often lives by his wits.
He is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. He enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting his ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas he has talent for.
Kyle Petty also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Kyle Petty to achieve it, for he is frequently unwilling to commit himself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit his personal freedom and mobility.
His happiness lies in using his creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Kyle has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. His faults are his lack of constancy and persistence, and his tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
Kyle Petty invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. Kyle feels that he needs others in order to be all that he can be, and he is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to promote mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Kyle Petty can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
Kyle Petty is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Kyle does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Petty, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
Kyle Petty often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. Kyle has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Kyle sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what Kyle really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Petty seems to lack self-confidence and has a sense of anxiety and insecurity that has no obvious cause. Kyle Petty tends to withdraw and his outlook in general could be a bit too negative. Kyle Petty should beware of letting his emotional tension react to his physical well-being.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 7th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Square Moon
Sun Opposition Saturn/Neptune