approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Shannen's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Shannen Doherty comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Shannen Doherty - 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 Shannen Doherty" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Shannen a little better. This page describes the disguise Doherty 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, Shannen Doherty always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Doherty will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Shannen Doherty 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. Shannen Doherty also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Doherty's environment is very important to Doherty.
Doherty 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. Shannen Doherty 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, Shannen rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Shannen Doherty as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Doherty 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. Shannen 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.
She is extremely willful, but she often achieves her desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. She may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or she may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Shannen Doherty tends to go to extremes in whatever she does, to be compulsive, and she is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Shannen does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
To others, Shannen Doherty appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when she was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Shannen that inspired people to rely on her. Doherty keeps her cool in most situations.
The image that Shannen Doherty projects to the world and the person she really is inside are considerably different. So much so that at times Shannen may feel that people do not see or know the real her. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Doherty makes may actually be misleading. There is also much complexity and tension within her, and Shannen Doherty often feels that she needs to change herself in significant ways or that she continually holds back essential aspects of herself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Sun Quincunx Asc.