approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Paulette's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Paulette Goddard comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Paulette Goddard - 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 Paulette Goddard" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Paulette a little better. This page describes the disguise Goddard 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, Paulette Goddard always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Goddard will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Paulette Goddard 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. Paulette Goddard also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Goddard's environment is very important to Goddard.
Goddard 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. Paulette Goddard 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, Paulette rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Paulette Goddard as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Goddard 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. Paulette 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.
Despite the fact that her core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Paulette Goddard has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in her environment. She may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Paulette Goddard often does not get the full recognition she yearns for.
Paulette Goddard tends to blend in with, and assume the characteristics of those around her, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of her own. She may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe" and enjoy donning different personalities at different times.
In significant ways, Goddard's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way she presents herself. As a result of this inconsistency, Paulette Goddard may be uncomfortable showing her instinctive responses and true feelings. She may put them aside and may even be ashamed of them.
When Paulette Goddard is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know her well may be quite surprised at her reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept herself, so that she does not act as if her emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.