approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Eliza's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Eliza Dushku comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Eliza Dushku - 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 Eliza Dushku" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Eliza a little better. This page describes the disguise Dushku wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Eliza Dushku has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and her two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though she may, on occasion, have her head in the clouds). Others often see Dushku as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. She is, in fact, amazingly consistent for she possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to her regular routine. Eliza does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though she has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Eliza Dushku is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. She follows her own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before she feels sure about it. Dushku can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. She will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something she does not want to do.
When Dushku has a purpose, she is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. Her obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make her flare up or respond to their anger. Eliza Dushku appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind her easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Eliza often wins simply due to her relentless persistence and her ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for her reluctance to make changes is her very strong need for security. Eliza is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and she also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of her own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Dushku's hankering for permanence is that she easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Eliza Dushku has a keen appreciation of the natural world and she derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. She is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and she knows how to enjoy herself. Dushku is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. She is also a great lover of beauty and her tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Dushku may seem unpredictable and unreliable in the way she behaves towards others - or her personal relationships may seem constantly in flux, so that Eliza Dushku is always a bit off center.
Eliza Dushku also comes across as an independent sort, someone who does not wish to be controlled or dictated to.
She is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Eliza Dushku is or what she wants - she is pretty much up front. Eliza radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when she is at her best. She seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
In significant ways, Dushku's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way she presents herself. As a result of this inconsistency, Eliza Dushku may be uncomfortable showing her instinctive responses and true feelings. She may put them aside and may even be ashamed of them.
When Eliza Dushku is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know her well may be quite surprised at her reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept herself, so that she does not act as if her emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Opposition Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.