Public Figure Profiles

Bob den Uyl

Jacob (Bob) den Uyl (27 March 1930, Rotterdam – 13/14 February, 1992 Rotterdam) was a Dutch writer of mostly short stories.

His writing style is mostly ironic and observant. The most prominent theme in his work is the purposelessness and absurdity of existence. His earlier work consists mostly of absurd stories. In his later work, the focus of his writing shifted to more autobiographic stories, mostly concerned with travels (by bicycle) in neighbouring countries of The Netherlands.

Recurring elements in his work are:

His experiences as a child during World War II

World War I

His love for bicycle racing

His alcohol use

The city of RotterdamDuring his lifetime Den Uyl won the following prizes in literature:

In 1965, the “Prozaprijs” conferred by the city of Amsterdam for Vogels Kijken

In 1968, the “Anna Blaman Prijs” for Een zachte fluittoon

In 1976, the “Multatuli-prijs” for Gods wegen zijn duister en zelden aangenaamIn 2004, the editorial board of the VPRO-Gids established the Bob den Uyl prize for travel stories. Several collected stories have been posthumously published. In 2008, Nico Keuning published Bob den Uyl's biography.

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Some of their strengths

Bob den Uyl has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Brave, Intuitive, Passionate, Adventurous, Generous, and Imaginative.

Independent and Brave

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Bob den Uyl is someone who is an independent, brave, and honest person who approaches life with energy, intuition, passion, and generosity. A person who sees life as a journey not a destination.

Passionate and Intense

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Bob den Uyl well know them as someone who can be passionate, proud, and intense, like the sun or a blazing fire.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Bob den Uyl as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Exacting and Achievement-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Bob den Uyl is someone who has very high expectations for people, and who can be extremely focused on achieving goals and objectives.

They are also someone who is patient, assertive, and who is a natural leader that likes to help others in need.

Independent and Dynamic

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Bob den Uyl tends to be someone who is independent, dynamic, and courageous. Who can be positive, energetic, self-reliant, and adventurous, and who can make friends easily.

Some of Bob den Uyl's challenges

While Bob den Uyl has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Bob den Uyl can be Irritable, Short-tempered, Impulsive, Indecisive, Unrealistic, Arrogant, and Status-seeking.

Short-tempered and Impulsive

One of Bob den Uyl's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as short-tempered and impulsive.

Bob den Uyl must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Irritable and Moody

Bob den Uyl is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Aggressive and Domineering

Finally, Bob den Uyl also can be aggressive, impatient, impulsive, and short-tempered.

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