approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Majel's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Majel Barrett comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Majel Barrett - 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 Majel Barrett" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Majel a little better. This page describes the disguise Barrett wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Majel Barrett is always questioning and learning, and she seems young and alive no matter what her chronological age, for her mind is always alert, curious, flexible, and open to new experiences. Majel Barrett has a childlike enthusiasm for anything new and she learns easily, but she also gets bored rather quickly. Barrett can be somewhat of a scatterbrain, for she tends to have so many ideas and irons in the fire that it is hard to keep track of them all. She needs and craves variety, change, mental stimulation, and an active social life.
Articulate, clever, often funny and witty, she is always a refreshing and interesting conversationalist. Majel Barrett enjoys meeting and interacting with a variety of different people. She is friendly, flirtatious, and charming in a playful way, and no matter how badly she may be feeling, Majel never comes across as melancholic or somber. She may seem frivolous to other, more serious souls. Majel Barrett has a sense of humor and a sense of perspective that prevent her from taking herself or life too seriously. In fact, Barrett may seem flippant or unconcerned about matters that others consider very important.
In general, Majel Barrett responds to life mentally and objectively rather than emotionally, and she may not empathize with people very much. Majel does not like to be weighed down with too much responsibility or with others' emotional burdens. Furthermore, if she cannot fully grasp something with her reason and logic, Barrett will often choose to ignore it, including her own and other people's irrational feelings, desires, and needs.
Consistency and reliability are not great virtues of Barrett's and her life is apt to be full of changes and movement due to her restlessness. Majel Barrett becomes nervous and fidgety if things are not moving quickly enough. She is interested in what is current and up-to-date, the newest trends in thought or style.
Her gifts are a quick mind, verbal facility, a flair for language, social sophistication and polish, the ability to communicate, converse, and build bridges between people and between ideas. Majel Barrett tends to become an incessant chatterbox or gossip if she does not have work or other activities that utilize her mental, verbal, and social skills.
She may be seen as someone who provokes conflict because Majel Barrett likes to get everything out in the open and she generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. Her relationships with others may be characterized by a great deal of competition, anger, or friction as a result. Or, Barrett may seem to run into more than her share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness her energies into cooperative efforts and shared work is Barrett's challenge.
Majel Barrett has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and she likes to do things in a big way. If she does this primarily to impress others, Majel will find that many people prefer to avoid her. Even without meaning to, Barrett can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Majel Barrett appears responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities which encourage others to take her seriously. She is unlikely to present herself as more than she is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Majel Barrett seemed mature for her age.
The way Majel Barrett comes across to others, particularly on first impression, tends to conceal certain important aspects of hers. Specifically, what gives Majel pleasure, how she likes to give and receive affection, and what she seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent from Barrett's outward demeanor. Majel Barrett seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to her or knowing her on more than a superficial level.
She is very receptive to the influence of her environment, giving other people a chance to exploit or use her. Majel Barrett has the ability to tune into the events around her, but she also should be careful not to overreact to the intentions of others.
Majel Barrett has a tendency to live in a world of her own, a world that is likely to be far from reality. Majel wants to make a big impression, and with her dazzling personality she knows how to put on a brilliant show.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Opposition Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Venus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Neptune
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/Neptune