approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Shannon's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Shannon O'Brien comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Shannon O'Brien - 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 Shannon O'Brien" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Shannon a little better. This page describes the disguise O'Brien wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Shannon O'Brien is always questioning and learning, and she seems young and alive no matter what her chronological age, for her mind is always alert, curious, flexible, and open to new experiences. Shannon O'Brien has a childlike enthusiasm for anything new and she learns easily, but she also gets bored rather quickly. O'Brien can be somewhat of a scatterbrain, for she tends to have so many ideas and irons in the fire that it is hard to keep track of them all. She needs and craves variety, change, mental stimulation, and an active social life.
Articulate, clever, often funny and witty, she is always a refreshing and interesting conversationalist. Shannon O'Brien enjoys meeting and interacting with a variety of different people. She is friendly, flirtatious, and charming in a playful way, and no matter how badly she may be feeling, Shannon never comes across as melancholic or somber. She may seem frivolous to other, more serious souls. Shannon O'Brien has a sense of humor and a sense of perspective that prevent her from taking herself or life too seriously. In fact, O'Brien may seem flippant or unconcerned about matters that others consider very important.
In general, Shannon O'Brien responds to life mentally and objectively rather than emotionally, and she may not empathize with people very much. Shannon does not like to be weighed down with too much responsibility or with others' emotional burdens. Furthermore, if she cannot fully grasp something with her reason and logic, O'Brien will often choose to ignore it, including her own and other people's irrational feelings, desires, and needs.
Consistency and reliability are not great virtues of O'Brien's and her life is apt to be full of changes and movement due to her restlessness. Shannon O'Brien becomes nervous and fidgety if things are not moving quickly enough. She is interested in what is current and up-to-date, the newest trends in thought or style.
Her gifts are a quick mind, verbal facility, a flair for language, social sophistication and polish, the ability to communicate, converse, and build bridges between people and between ideas. Shannon O'Brien tends to become an incessant chatterbox or gossip if she does not have work or other activities that utilize her mental, verbal, and social skills.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Shannon O'Brien which may make people around her distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Shannon is constantly monitoring their inner motives, and she probably is. O'Brien sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and she may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which she perceives so clearly) against them. At times, however, Shannon O'Brien may be too suspicious and assign negative intentions to innocent people. Shannon should avoid always looking on the dark side.
O'Brien may well have been discouraged from freely expressing herself. Moreover, she may be seriously inhibited by an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Shannon's personality. O'Brien can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Shannon O'Brien may feel frustrated because she feels that she is not being perceived very clearly, that she does not make a powerful impression, that she is easily overlooked or discounted. If she does not wish to be "invisible", O'Brien must make some effort to define and clarify - both for herself and for the rest of the world - who Shannon O'Brien is. On the other hand, Shannon O'Brien may purposely create illusions about herself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
Her family conditions may have been a bit oppressive, adding a note of gravity to Shannon's personality. Somewhat insecure, Shannon O'Brien may feel that others restrain her. She has doubts about mankind in general and a fear of failure.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Square Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Saturn/Neptune