approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Patrick's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Patrick Dempsey comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Patrick Dempsey - her real motivation, which describes the kind of person she is at heart and where her 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 Patrick Dempsey" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Patrick a little better. This page describes the disguise Dempsey wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Patrick Dempsey has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and her two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though she may, on occasion, have her head in the clouds). Others often see Dempsey as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. She is, in fact, amazingly consistent for she possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to her regular routine. Patrick does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though she has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Patrick Dempsey is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. She follows her own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before she feels sure about it. Dempsey can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. She will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something she does not want to do.
When Dempsey has a purpose, she is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. Her obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make her flare up or respond to their anger. Patrick Dempsey appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind her easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Patrick often wins simply due to her relentless persistence and her ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for her reluctance to make changes is her very strong need for security. Patrick is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and she also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of her own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Dempsey's hankering for permanence is that she easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Patrick Dempsey has a keen appreciation of the natural world and she derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. She is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and she knows how to enjoy herself. Dempsey is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. She is also a great lover of beauty and her tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
To others, she may come across as very gentle, malleable and easily taken in. As a result, people may take advantage of Patrick Dempsey, especially through her pity or sympathy. If Patrick seems to be continually disappointed in or deceived by others, she should try to see how her own naiveté may be a contributing factor.
Patrick Dempsey appears to be sweet to other people, and she knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get her point across. She may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Patrick Dempsey may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
At times her feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and overly forceful approach get Patrick into trouble. Patrick Dempsey tends to take offense when none was intended. She may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Patrick Dempsey needs to moderate her temper in order to avoid constant irritation with those in her environment.
Patrick Dempsey comes across as liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual or off the beaten track arouses her interest. Dempsey infuses her environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Patrick Dempsey does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
There is a certain intensity, charisma or compelling attractiveness about Patrick Dempsey that may have little to do with her physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that she emanates. Moreover, Dempsey tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. Her instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
Patrick Dempsey comes across as responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities that encourage others to take her seriously. She is unlikely to present herself as more than she is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Patrick Dempsey was mature for her age.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Opposition Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Mars Square Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.