approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Allison's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Allison DuBois comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Allison DuBois - 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 Allison DuBois" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Allison a little better. This page describes the disguise DuBois wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if she strongly disagrees with someone, Allison DuBois will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. She often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Allison has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Allison DuBois very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, DuBois is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Allison DuBois will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes DuBois' politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
Her need to create harmony extends to her physical environment and personal appearance as well. Allison DuBois appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. She does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From her home furnishings to her choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
She also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that DuBois is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Allison possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to her and finding the right person to share her life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Allison DuBois - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Allison DuBois does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on her partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being herself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Allison.
Others see Allison DuBois as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face DuBois shows to the world. She possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. Her motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Allison DuBois usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
While tactful and personable, Allison DuBois also enjoys being somewhat unconventional and she identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society. DuBois can be seen as a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, iconoclast - or just a little "kooky". Shaking up people's rigid preconceptions and prejudices by being her own unique self is something Allison is known for!
She may be seen as someone who provokes conflict because Allison DuBois likes to get everything out in the open and she generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. Her relationships with others may be characterized by a great deal of competition, anger, or friction as a result. Or, DuBois may seem to run into more than her share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness her energies into cooperative efforts and shared work is DuBois' challenge.
She may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if she cannot sit still. Allison DuBois seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Allison tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Ascendant in Libra
Mars Opposition Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.