approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ethel's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Ethel Barrymore comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ethel Barrymore - 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 Ethel Barrymore" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ethel a little better. This page describes the disguise Barrymore wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if she strongly disagrees with someone, Ethel Barrymore will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. She often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Ethel has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Ethel Barrymore very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Barrymore is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Ethel Barrymore will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Barrymore's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
Her need to create harmony extends to her physical environment and personal appearance as well. Ethel Barrymore appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. She does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From her home furnishings to her choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
She also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Barrymore is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Ethel possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to her and finding the right person to share her life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Ethel Barrymore - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Ethel Barrymore does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on her partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being herself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Ethel.
Others see Ethel Barrymore as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Barrymore shows to the world. She possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. Her motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Ethel Barrymore usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Ethel Barrymore seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know her or form close friendships with her. To others, Ethel may appear standoffish, as if she were judging them from afar.
Ethel Barrymore can get by in life almost on her personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Ethel that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually she appears confident and clear about who she is, and it is very difficult not to notice her or feel her influence when Barrymore is around.
She is a born leader and wants to be in power and control of her environment. Far-sighted and prudent, Ethel Barrymore has the ability to organize projects, and personal advancement and public success will likely to be hers.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/Pluto