Zélia Cardoso de Mello
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Zélia's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Zélia Cardoso de Mello comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Zélia Cardoso de Mello - 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 Zélia Cardoso de Mello" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Zélia a little better. This page describes the disguise Cardoso wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Zélia Cardoso de Mello meets life head on and throws herself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. She is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all her dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Zélia projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. She often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Cardoso is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. She likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Zélia Cardoso de Mello may feel that she does not fit into groups very well and that she does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. She likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Cardoso is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. She tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in her outlook, which enables Zélia to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Zélia Cardoso de Mello feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that she will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Cardoso's forte. However, she never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Zélia Cardoso de Mello it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
She is scornful of what she sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Zélia Cardoso de Mello is not a follower. Others see Zélia as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Cardoso presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see her vulnerable or insecure side.
She is highly verbal and communicative. Connecting with and talking to other people are key aspects of Zélia's personality. Zélia Cardoso de Mello may seem to be a busybody to others sometimes. She may also depend too much on other people's advice or feedback before making up her own mind, and Cardoso may thus appear to be indecisive.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Opposition Asc.