approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Thomas Dexter's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way T.D. Jakes comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner T.D. Jakes - 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 T.D. Jakes" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Thomas Dexter a little better. This page describes the disguise Jakes wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, T.D. Jakes always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Jakes will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
T.D. Jakes has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. T.D. Jakes also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Jakes' environment is very important to Jakes.
Jakes steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. T.D. Jakes tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Thomas Dexter rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see T.D. Jakes as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Jakes has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Thomas Dexter may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
T.D. Jakes has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Thomas Dexter coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, T.D. Jakes is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Jakes seems to need others' approval first.
T.D. Jakes tends to blend in with, and assume the characteristics of those around him, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe" and enjoy donning different personalities at different times.
T.D. Jakes feels good about himself and enjoys good relationships with his friends and neighbors. He exchanges ideas with them in a very relaxed and open manner, and he is always willing to learn more about himself, the world and other people.
Jakes would like to embrace the whole world and is everyone's favorite. T.D. Jakes is very impressionable, has an inner feeling for others and can easily establish relationships with everyone. He is likely to have a busy social life and also enjoys working in group activities.
Jakes is likely to go his own way in life and he has a tendency to stay secluded from others. T.D. Jakes is always preoccupied with his own thoughts and ideas and gives other people the impression that he does not want to be bothered with their problems.
T.D. Jakes 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Sextile Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Moon
Asc. Conjunct Sun/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Saturn
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Neptune