approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Claudette's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Claudette Colbert comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Claudette Colbert - 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 Claudette Colbert" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Claudette a little better. This page describes the disguise Colbert 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, Claudette Colbert 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. Claudette has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Claudette Colbert very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Colbert is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Claudette Colbert will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Colbert'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. Claudette Colbert 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 Colbert is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Claudette 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 Claudette Colbert - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Claudette Colbert 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 Claudette.
Others see Claudette Colbert as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Colbert 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 Claudette Colbert usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
She is mentally active and restless and she likes to talk, communicate, and exchange ideas with others. Claudette Colbert expresses herself well, and is suited to activities that involve presenting ideas to other people, such as teaching and sales.
At times her desire to impress other people, to be important, or to be popular may make Colbert does things that go against her better judgment. Even Claudette's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, seen as pompousness or interference. Claudette Colbert needs to be aware of her tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Conjunct Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.