approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of António's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way António Guterres comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner António Guterres - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his 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 António Guterres" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know António a little better. This page describes the disguise Guterres wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, António Guterres frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Guterres, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. António does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others António Guterres seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. António dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Guterres likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
António Guterres respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Guterres' guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
António Guterres has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. António Guterres spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. António exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Guterres shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Guterres may seem unpredictable and unreliable in the way he behaves towards others - or his personal relationships may seem constantly in flux, so that António Guterres is always a bit off center.
António Guterres also comes across as an independent sort, someone who does not wish to be controlled or dictated to.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who António Guterres is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. António radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
To others, António Guterres appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about António that inspired people to rely on him. Guterres keeps his cool in most situations.
In significant ways, Guterres' emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, António Guterres may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside and may even be ashamed of them.
When António Guterres is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know him well may be quite surprised at his reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept himself, so that he does not act as if his emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
António Guterres tends to think of work as a hard and necessary chore and he may feel that he has little freedom of movement because of pressure caused by his surroundings. Guterres is likely to feel hemmed in and considers dealing with others quite burdensome.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Opposition Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mars/Saturn