approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ashley's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Ashley Benson comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ashley Benson - 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 Ashley Benson" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ashley a little better. This page describes the disguise Benson wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Ashley Benson is often receding and withdrawn for she is not an aggressive, forceful person, and she intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Ashley tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing her will upon them is often Benson's way of dealing with problems.
Ashley Benson may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. She needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Benson's emotional balance and well-being.
Ashley Benson is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Ashley Benson probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Benson's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Benson, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because she is very giving and forgiving, people sense Benson's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward her when in need. Often Benson will continue to give to people even when she realizes they are taking advantage of her or becoming overly dependent upon her. Ashley Benson overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for her own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Benson's strong points.
Though she may be as intelligent as anyone else, she does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Ashley through logical arguments is often futile. Her feelings, intuition, and heart, not her head, lead her, which may infuriate or bewilder Benson's more rational friends. Ashley Benson certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Ashley Benson has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. She is not as structured and rigid in her attitudes as many people are, which enables Ashley Benson to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on her part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Despite the fact that her core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Ashley Benson has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in her environment. She may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Ashley Benson often does not get the full recognition she yearns for.
She is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Ashley Benson is or what she wants - she is pretty much up front. Ashley radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when she is at her best. She seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.