approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dolly's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Dolly Parton comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dolly Parton - 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 Dolly Parton" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dolly a little better. This page describes the disguise Parton 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, Dolly Parton always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Parton will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Dolly Parton 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. Dolly Parton also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Parton's environment is very important to Parton.
Parton 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. Dolly Parton 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, Dolly rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Dolly Parton as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Parton 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. Dolly 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.
Dolly Parton often finds herself in the role of supportive caretaker, assistant, or facilitator of others' creative efforts and projects. Though seemingly unemotional and poised, she cares deeply and has a very strong nurturing urge, which Dolly expresses in tangible ways such as running errands for sick friends or nursing them back to health.
The image that Dolly Parton projects to the world and the person she really is inside, are considerably different. So much so that at times Dolly may feel that people do not see or know the real her. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Parton makes may actually be misleading. Within her, also, there is much complexity and tension, and Dolly Parton often feels that she needs to change herself in significant ways or that she continually holds back essential aspects of hers.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Virgo Conjunct Ascendant in Virgo
Sun Quincunx Asc.