approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Helen's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Helen Taft comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Helen Taft - 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 Helen Taft" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Helen a little better. This page describes the disguise Helen Herron Taft wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Helen Taft meets life head on and throws herself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. She is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all her dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Helen projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. She often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Helen Herron Taft is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. She likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Helen Taft may feel that she does not fit into groups very well and that she does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. She likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Helen Herron Taft is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. She tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in her outlook, which enables Helen to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Helen Taft feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that she will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Helen Herron Taft's forte. However, she never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Helen Taft it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
She is scornful of what she sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Helen Taft is not a follower. Others see Helen as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Helen Herron Taft presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see her vulnerable or insecure side.
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