approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dorothy's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Dorothy Dandridge comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dorothy Dandridge - 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 Dorothy Dandridge" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dorothy a little better. This page describes the disguise Dandridge wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Dorothy Dandridge 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. Dandridge 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 Dorothy does, she does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. She likes to put her own personal stamp on it.
Dorothy Dandridge 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. Dandridge will rarely confront the offender - she is too proud to do so - but she will lose her affection and respect for them. Dorothy dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Dandridge admires others who are strong individuals like herself. When Dorothy Dandridge befriends someone, Dandridge 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 - Dorothy expects recognition and appreciation for them. She also expects the intense loyalty that she offers to her dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Dorothy Dandridge 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.
Dorothy Dandridge has great heart and courage, and people often look to her for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Dorothy always puts her best face forward and rarely allows others to see her hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Dorothy Dandridge 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 Dorothy more than anything else. Dorothy Dandridge feels that if she does her best where she is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
She may be perceived as someone who provokes conflict because Dorothy Dandridge likes to get everything out into the open and generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. Her relationships with others may be marked by a great deal of competition, anger or friction as a result. Or, Dandridge may seem to run into more than her share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness her energies into joint efforts and shared endeavor is Dandridge's challenge.
She may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Dorothy Dandridge seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Dorothy tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Dorothy Dandridge has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and she likes to do things in a big way. If she does this primarily to impress others, Dorothy will find that many people prefer to avoid her. Even without meaning to, Dandridge can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Dorothy has an appealing physical appearance, which - along with her winning ways - is likely to make her a favorite in her immediate environment. Dorothy Dandridge is the "easy" one, and she knows how to please others. However, Dandridge must not take her personal charm for granted, because she may also come across as vain or too needy for approval.
Dandridge has a well developed personality and tends to base her relationships with others on a more personal level. Dorothy Dandridge is inclined to seek intellectual relationships and also has a strong desire for soul-unions.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Opposition Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/MC