approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Melinda's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Melinda Gates comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Melinda Gates - 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 Melinda Gates" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Melinda a little better. This page describes the disguise Gates wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Gates' quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Melinda Gates wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Melinda Gates wants, Melinda Gates usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Melinda wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Melinda Gates functions well in crisis situations and she often seeks them out, for she enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
She is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Melinda Gates usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Gates approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Melinda Gates also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships she is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until she gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Gates. When Melinda Gates commits herself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, she is intensely loyal and devoted to them and she also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If she is ever betrayed by someone she cares deeply for, Melinda Gates is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as she once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, she is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever she cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in her.
Because of her natural reserve, others may see Melinda Gates as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Melinda Gates also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Melinda has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with her winning ways, is apt to make her a favorite in her immediate environment. Melinda Gates is the "easy" one, and she knows how to please others. However, Gates must not take her personal charm for granted, because she may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
She is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Melinda Gates is or what she wants - she is pretty much up front. Melinda radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when she is at her best. She seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Melinda Gates appears to be unusual, highly independent, and a free spirit. There is a touch of brilliance, of the creative genius, in her manner. She is also restless and easily distracted, tending to fly from one thing to another, which may give the impression that Gates is unreliable.
Melinda has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes elements in life. She may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Melinda's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Trine Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.