approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Sylvia's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Sylvia Plath comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Sylvia Plath - 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 Sylvia Plath" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Sylvia a little better. This page describes the disguise Plath wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, she is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Sylvia Plath is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. She is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Plath sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and she wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to her community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Sylvia's whole outlook and approach to life. She is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only her own personal well-being.
Sometimes she may overlook or ignore her own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to her ideals of how one should feel or act. Though she has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Sylvia Plath herself is sometimes dogmatic about her beliefs and ideologies.
She is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and she is eclectic and cosmopolitan in her tastes. She may consider herself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Sylvia Plath is strongly influenced by her peer group and the flavor of the times in which she grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. She is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Sylvia Plath is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Plath probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Plath's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Sylvia Plath as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Sylvia does not often show her emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for she tends to be very rational.
Sylvia Plath is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Sylvia Plath is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Sylvia Plath needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Plath's work or outside social activities.
Sylvia Plath radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance, and a definite awareness of her own importance. It is hard to ignore Plath when she is present, and her personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
She may find it difficult to get ahead because Sylvia lacks the vitality to do so. Sylvia Plath tends to wait for better conditions and has the desire to accomplish a lot without straining herself too much. Quite often, though, her plans just seem to hang in the air.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
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