approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Lillian's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Lillian Hellman comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Lillian Hellman - 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 Lillian Hellman" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Lillian a little better. This page describes the disguise Hellman 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, Lillian Hellman always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Hellman will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Lillian Hellman 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. Lillian Hellman also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Hellman's environment is very important to Hellman.
Hellman 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. Lillian Hellman 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, Lillian rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Lillian Hellman as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Hellman 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. Lillian 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.
Despite the fact that her core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Lillian Hellman has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in her environment. She may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Lillian Hellman often does not get the full recognition she wishes for.
She may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if she cannot sit still. Lillian Hellman seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Lillian tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Lillian Hellman seems quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes it seems that she is trying to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being herself. Hellman tends to be restless, excitable, and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
Lillian Hellman seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if she has traveled widely. She radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Hellman is apt to have a significant impact on the people she encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
Others are attracted to Hellman because of her light-hearted, cheerful and optimistic personality. Very charming, Lillian Hellman is likely to give frequent compliments. She is very affectionate toward others and has a need to be in active relationships with people.
Lillian Hellman has a dynamic personality and great ability to improvise, but she is likely to surprise, perplex or confuse people in her relationships constantly. Her somewhat eccentric, impulsive and hasty actions could lead to accidents if she is not careful.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Uranus Square Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Venus
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Uranus