approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Tatum's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Tatum O'Neal comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Tatum O'Neal - 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 Tatum O'Neal" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Tatum a little better. This page describes the disguise O'Neal 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, Tatum O'Neal 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. Tatum has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Tatum O'Neal very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, O'Neal is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Tatum O'Neal will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes O'Neal'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. Tatum O'Neal 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 O'Neal is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Tatum 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 Tatum O'Neal - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Tatum O'Neal 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 Tatum.
Others see Tatum O'Neal as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face O'Neal 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 Tatum O'Neal usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Tatum O'Neal appears to have a very honorable and generous attitude toward others, as if she has their best interests at heart. Because others view O'Neal as a tolerant, understanding, and even wise person, they may also turn to her for counsel.
Her emotional responses, feelings, and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Tatum O'Neal 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 O'Neal may wish she was not so easy to read.
She is assertive and bold. Tatum O'Neal is willing to be the first person to speak up and make her position known, and to strike out on her own if necessary. Tatum generally gets along better with men than with women because her approach is quite direct and sometimes tactless and insensitive as well. She can be a bit too forceful. However, Tatum O'Neal's boldness is her calling card, and most people feels that she can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Opposition Asc.
Moon Square Asc.
Mars Sextile Asc.