Mike Dunleavy Sr.
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mike's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Mike Dunleavy, Sr. comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mike Dunleavy, Sr. - 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 Mike Dunleavy, Sr." may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mike a little better. This page describes the disguise Dunleavy wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Mike Dunleavy, Sr. appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Mike has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Dunleavy tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Dunleavy.
Dunleavy approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Mike Dunleavy, Sr. is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Mike's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Mike and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Mike Dunleavy, Sr. empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Mike Dunleavy, Sr. is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Mike Dunleavy, Sr. communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Mike never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Mike Dunleavy, Sr. identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society, and with being a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, or iconoclast. He enjoys being original, unpredictable, and spontaneous, and insists on doing whatever he wishes regardless of tradition, convention, or other people's wishes. Others see Mike Dunleavy, Sr. as "different" yet interesting and exciting.
Mike often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than necessary to achieve his aims. And naturally, if people perceive that he is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will strongly resist Mike Dunleavy, Sr. and his objectives. Dunleavy might be more successful if he tones himself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing his own needs and wants.
Others may see Mike as a cool, reserved and unapproachable person, perhaps as a result of his conservative and stern upbringing. Mike Dunleavy, Sr. may feel that no one understands him and tends to isolate himself from others.
Others are attracted to Dunleavy because of his light-hearted, cheerful and optimistic personality. Mike Dunleavy, Sr. is very charming and is likely to give frequent compliments. He is very affectionate toward others and has a need to be in active relationships with people.
Mike Dunleavy, Sr. seems to enjoy projecting a different image of himself to others, giving them a false impression of himself. He is inclined to associate with odd and peculiar people and is likely to have very strange romantic relationships.
He may feel that personal relationships are interfering with the pursuit of his goals and chooses to lead a life on his own. But at the same time Mike Dunleavy, Sr. often may feel lonely and alienated by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Moon/Venus
Asc. Opposition Venus/Neptune
Asc. Opposition Saturn/MC