approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Lex's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Lex Barker comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Lex Barker - 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 Lex Barker" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Lex a little better. This page describes the disguise Barker wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Lex Barker 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. Barker 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 Lex does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Lex Barker 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. Barker will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Lex dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Barker admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Lex Barker befriends someone, Barker 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 - Lex expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Lex Barker 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.
Lex Barker has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Lex always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Lex Barker 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 Lex more than anything else. Lex Barker feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Lex Barker has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Lex Barker often does not get the full recognition he yearns for.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and overly forceful approach get Lex into trouble. Lex Barker tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Lex Barker needs to moderate his temper in order to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
His family conditions may have been a bit oppressive, adding a note of gravity to Lex's personality. Somewhat insecure, Lex Barker may feel that others restrain him. He has doubts about mankind in general and a fear of failure.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Mars Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Neptune