approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dory's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Dory Previn comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dory Previn - 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 Dory Previn" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dory a little better. This page describes the disguise Previn wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Dory Previn 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. Previn 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 Dory does, she does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. She likes to put her own personal stamp on it.
Dory Previn 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. Previn will rarely confront the offender - she is too proud to do so - but she will lose her affection and respect for them. Dory dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Previn admires others who are strong individuals like herself. When Dory Previn befriends someone, Previn 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 - Dory expects recognition and appreciation for them. She also expects the intense loyalty that she offers to her dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Dory Previn 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.
Dory Previn has great heart and courage, and people often look to her for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Dory always puts her best face forward and rarely allows others to see her hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Dory Previn 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 Dory more than anything else. Dory Previn feels that if she does her best where she is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Dory Previn comes across as contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. She watches her step, and frequently withdraws if her environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Previn may seem much more conservative than she actually is. Dory is wary of committing social blunders and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As she matures, Dory Previn's confidence is likely to grow because she will learn to depend more on her own self-assessment..
Dory has an appealing physical appearance, which - along with her winning ways - is likely to make her a favorite in her immediate environment. Dory Previn is the "easy" one, and she knows how to please others. However, Previn must not take her personal charm for granted, because she may also come across as vain or too needy for approval.
She is assertive and bold. Dory Previn is willing to be the first person to speak up and make her position known, and to strike out on her own if necessary. Dory generally gets along better with men than with women because her approach is quite direct and sometimes tactless and insensitive as well. She can be a bit too forceful. However, Dory Previn's boldness is her calling card, and most people feel that she can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
At times her desire to impress other people, or be important or popular may make Previn do things that go against her better judgment. Even Dory's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, or seen as pompousness or interference. Dory Previn needs to be aware of her tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Square Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Mars Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.