approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Elaine's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Elaine Pagels comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Elaine Pagels - 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 Elaine Pagels" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Elaine a little better. This page describes the disguise Pagels 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, Elaine Pagels always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Pagels will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Elaine Pagels 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. Elaine Pagels also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Pagels' environment is very important to Pagels.
Pagels 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. Elaine Pagels 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, Elaine rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Elaine Pagels as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Pagels 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. Elaine 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.
Her desire to love and to be loved is very much apparent, very much on the surface, and Elaine Pagels is known for her personal charm and affectionate nature. She may also seem overly dependent on others' approval and appreciation of her.
Her emotional responses, feelings, and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Elaine Pagels could be seen as a rather moody, inconsistent creature. On the other hand, she is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in her. At times Pagels may wish she was not so easy to read.
Pagels projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that she is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Elaine Pagels generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to her, and it may seem that she Elaine somehow luckier than other people. Mostly this is due to the confidence that Elaine Pagels emanates.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Opposition Asc.
Moon Square Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.