Olivia de Havilland
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Olivia's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Olivia de Havilland comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Olivia de Havilland - 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 Olivia de Havilland" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Olivia a little better. This page describes the disguise de Havilland 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, Olivia de Havilland always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often de Havilland will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Olivia de Havilland 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. Olivia de Havilland also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in de Havilland's environment is very important to de Havilland.
de Havilland 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. Olivia de Havilland 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, Olivia rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Olivia de Havilland as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. de Havilland 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. Olivia 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.
Olivia de Havilland 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, Olivia de Havilland seemed mature for her age.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
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