approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Maria's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Maria Menounos comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Maria Menounos - 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 Maria Menounos" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Maria a little better. This page describes the disguise Menounos wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Maria Menounos is often receding and withdrawn for she is not an aggressive, forceful person, and she intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Maria tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing her will upon them is often Menounos' way of dealing with problems.
Maria Menounos may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. She needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Menounos' emotional balance and well-being.
Maria Menounos is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Maria Menounos probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Menounos' imagination and fantasy was also very real to Menounos, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because she is very giving and forgiving, people sense Menounos' sympathetic nature and gravitate toward her when in need. Often Menounos will continue to give to people even when she realizes they are taking advantage of her or becoming overly dependent upon her. Maria Menounos overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for her own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Menounos' strong points.
Though she may be as intelligent as anyone else, she does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Maria through logical arguments is often futile. Her feelings, intuition, and heart, not her head, lead her, which may infuriate or bewilder Menounos' more rational friends. Maria Menounos certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Maria Menounos has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. She is not as structured and rigid in her attitudes as many people are, which enables Maria Menounos to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on her part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Maria has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with her winning ways, is apt to make her a favorite in her immediate environment. Maria Menounos is the "easy" one, and she knows how to please others. However, Menounos must not take her personal charm for granted, because she may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
Maria often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than is necessary to achieve her aims. And naturally if people perceive that she is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will put up a lot of resistance to Maria Menounos and her objectives. Menounos might be more successful if she tones herself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing her own needs and wants.
Menounos may well have been discouraged from freely expressing herself, and an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line is apt to inhibit Maria quite a bit.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Trine Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.