approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Whoopi's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Whoopi Goldberg comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Whoopi Goldberg - 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 Whoopi Goldberg" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Whoopi a little better. This page describes the disguise Goldberg 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 Whoopi Goldberg 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. Goldberg 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 Whoopi'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, Whoopi Goldberg 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. Whoopi Goldberg 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, Whoopi Goldberg is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Goldberg probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Goldberg's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Whoopi Goldberg as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Whoopi 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.
Whoopi Goldberg is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Whoopi Goldberg is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Whoopi Goldberg 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 Goldberg's work or outside social activities.
Despite the fact that her core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Whoopi Goldberg has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in her environment. She may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Whoopi Goldberg often does not get the full recognition she wishes for.
Whoopi Goldberg appears contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. She watches her step, and frequently withdraws if her environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Goldberg may seem much more conservative than she actually is. Whoopi fears making mistakes in social situations, and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As she matures, Whoopi Goldberg is likely to grow in confidence, because she will learn to depend more on her own evaluation of herself.
She is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Whoopi Goldberg is or what she wants - she is pretty much up front. Whoopi radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when she is at her best. She seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
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