Coretta Scott King
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Coretta's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Coretta Scott King comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Coretta Scott King - 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 Coretta Scott King" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Coretta a little better. This page describes the disguise King 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, Coretta Scott King 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. Coretta has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Coretta Scott King very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, King is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Coretta Scott King will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes King's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
Her need to create harmony extends to her physical environment and personal appearance as well. Coretta Scott King 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 King is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Coretta 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 Coretta Scott King - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Coretta Scott King 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 Coretta.
Others see Coretta Scott King as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face King 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 Coretta Scott King usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
At times her feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and overly forceful approach get Coretta into trouble. Coretta Scott King 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. Coretta Scott King needs to moderate her temper in order to avoid constant irritation with those in her environment.
Coretta Scott King comes across as responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities that encourage others to take her seriously. She is unlikely to present herself as more than she is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Coretta Scott King was mature for her age.
The image that Coretta Scott King projects to the world and the person she really is inside are considerably different. So much so that at times Coretta may feel that people do not see or know the real her. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression King makes may actually be misleading. There is also much complexity and tension within her, and Coretta Scott King often feels that she needs to change herself in significant ways or that she continually holds back essential aspects of herself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Square Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Sun Quincunx Asc.