Sammy Davis Jr.
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Sammy's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Sammy Davis Jr. comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Sammy Davis Jr. - 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 Sammy Davis Jr." may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Sammy a little better. This page describes the disguise Davis Jr. wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Sammy Davis Jr. meets life head on and throws himself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. He is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all his dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Sammy projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. He often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Davis Jr. is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. He likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Sammy Davis Jr. may feel that he does not fit into groups very well and that he does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. He likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Davis Jr. is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. He tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in his outlook, which enables Sammy to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Sammy Davis Jr. feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that he will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Davis Jr.'s forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Sammy Davis Jr. it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
He is scornful of what he sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Sammy Davis Jr. is not a follower. Others see Sammy as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Davis Jr. presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Sammy Davis Jr. which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Sammy he is constantly scanning their inner motives, and he probably is. Davis Jr. sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times though, Sammy Davis Jr. may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. Sammy should avoid looking always on the dark side.
Sammy Davis Jr. radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance, and a definite awareness of his own importance. It is hard to ignore Davis Jr. when he is present, and his personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Square Asc.
Sun Trine Asc.