approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Brigitte's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Brigitte Horney comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Brigitte Horney - 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 Brigitte Horney" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Brigitte a little better. This page describes the disguise Horney wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Horney's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Brigitte Horney wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Brigitte Horney wants, Brigitte Horney usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Brigitte wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Brigitte Horney functions well in crisis situations and she often seeks them out, for she enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
She is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Brigitte Horney usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Horney approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Brigitte Horney also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships she is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until she gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Horney. When Brigitte Horney commits herself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, she is intensely loyal and devoted to them and she also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If she is ever betrayed by someone she cares deeply for, Brigitte Horney is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as she once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, she is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever she cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in her.
Because of her natural reserve, others may see Brigitte Horney as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Brigitte Horney also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Brigitte Horney radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism, which inspires trust and good feelings in others. She likes herself and it shows. She expects success in life and she generally achieves it. However, Horney also tends to exaggerate or to overestimate herself, and she can be sloppy and careless when it comes to details.
Her desire to love and be loved is very much apparent, very much on the surface, and Brigitte Horney is known for her personal charm and affectionate nature. She may also seem overly dependent on the approval and appreciation of others.
Brigitte Horney seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know her or form close friendships with her. To others, Brigitte may appear standoffish, as if she were judging them from afar.
At times her feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and overly forceful approach get Brigitte into trouble. Brigitte Horney tends to take offense when none was intended. She may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Brigitte Horney needs to moderate her temper in order to avoid constant irritation with those in her environment.
The image that Brigitte Horney projects to the world and the person she really is inside are considerably different. So much so that at times Brigitte may feel that people do not see or know the real her. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Horney makes may actually be misleading. There is also much complexity and tension within her, and Brigitte Horney often feels that she needs to change herself in significant ways or that she continually holds back essential aspects of herself.
Brigitte Horney has a kind and loving nature and she radiates friendliness and warmth wherever she goes. Because of her obliging and cordial manner, Horney is likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.
Brigitte Horney tends to be somewhat inhibited and does not want to attract attention. She is likely to think that other people are more important than she is and prefers to live in seclusion.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Asc.
Venus Opposition Asc.
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Mars Square Asc.
Sun Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Saturn/N. Node