approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Barbara's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Barbara Payton comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Barbara Payton - 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 Barbara Payton" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Barbara a little better. This page describes the disguise Payton wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Barbara Payton likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. She is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. She is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Payton must have something of her own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that she can develop and manage according to her own will and vision. Whatever Barbara does, she does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. She likes to put her own personal stamp on it.
Barbara Payton also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats her in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Payton will rarely confront the offender - she is too proud to do so - but she will lose her affection and respect for them. Barbara dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Payton admires others who are strong individuals like herself. When Barbara Payton befriends someone, Payton is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. She is very giving and generous, but her gifts are never anonymous - Barbara expects recognition and appreciation for them. She also expects the intense loyalty that she offers to her dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Barbara Payton often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as herself, for she does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If she is not in the leading role, she aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Barbara Payton has great heart and courage, and people often look to her for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Barbara always puts her best face forward and rarely allows others to see her hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Barbara Payton also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although she does not like others to realize just how important it is to her.
Her outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. Her own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Barbara more than anything else. Barbara Payton feels that if she does her best where she is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Barbara Payton comes across as liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual or off the beaten track arouses her interest. Payton infuses her environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Barbara Payton does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
Payton has a well developed personality and tends to base her relationships with others on a more personal level. Barbara Payton is inclined to seek intellectual relationships and also has a strong desire for soul-unions.
Barbara Payton tends to be somewhat insecure in her relationships with other people and she strives for safety and security in her life. Acquiring possessions and property is important to Barbara, and she has a strong desire to make a distinguished impression on others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/MC
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/Saturn