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 Stanwyck comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Barbara Stanwyck - 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 Stanwyck" 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 Stanwyck wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, she 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. She is quite humble in her own assessment of herself; she seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well she does something, Barbara Stanwyck always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Stanwyck will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Barbara Stanwyck has an eye for detail and she gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. She is hard to please and her relationships with others may suffer because of this. Barbara Stanwyck also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Stanwyck's environment is very important to Stanwyck.
Stanwyck steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, she is unlikely to dive into it. Barbara Stanwyck tends to underestimate her own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits her spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of hers. On the other hand, Barbara rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Barbara Stanwyck as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Stanwyck has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to her. Her clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though she is really quite helpful and caring, she does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Barbara may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than she really is at heart. She is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
She is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but she is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamorous position in life.
She is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Barbara Stanwyck is or what she wants - she is pretty much up front. Barbara radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when she is at her best. She seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Barbara Stanwyck appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses her interest. Stanwyck infuses her environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Barbara Stanwyck does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
Barbara Stanwyck tends to blend in with and take on the characteristics of the people in her surroundings, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of her own. She may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe", and enjoy trying on different personalities at different times.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Trine Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.