approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Paula's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Paula Abdul comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Paula Abdul - 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 Paula Abdul" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Paula a little better. This page describes the disguise Abdul wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if she strongly disagrees with someone, Paula Abdul will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. She often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Paula has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Paula Abdul very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Abdul is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Paula Abdul will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Abdul's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
Her need to create harmony extends to her physical environment and personal appearance as well. Paula Abdul appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. She does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From her home furnishings to her choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
She also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Abdul is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Paula possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to her and finding the right person to share her life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Paula Abdul - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Paula Abdul does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on her partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being herself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Paula.
Others see Paula Abdul as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Abdul shows to the world. She possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. Her motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Paula Abdul usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Her emotional responses, feelings, and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Paula Abdul could be seen as a rather moody, inconsistent creature. On the other hand, she is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in her. At times Abdul may wish she was not so easy to read.
Paula 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 Paula Abdul and her objectives. Abdul might be more successful if she tones herself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing her own needs and wants.
Others may see Paula as a cool, reserved and unapproachable person, perhaps as a result of her conservative and stern upbringing. Paula Abdul could feel that no one understands her and tends to isolate herself from others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Square Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Saturn