approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Clifford's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Clifford Odets comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Clifford Odets - 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 Clifford Odets" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Clifford a little better. This page describes the disguise Odets wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Odets' quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Clifford Odets wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Clifford Odets wants, Clifford Odets usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Clifford wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Clifford Odets functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Clifford Odets usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Odets approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Clifford Odets also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Odets. When Clifford Odets commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Clifford Odets is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Clifford Odets as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Clifford Odets also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Clifford Odets comes across as tolerant, broad-minded, and well educated or as a seasoned traveler. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Odets is apt to have a significant, beneficial impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it.
Clifford Odets has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Clifford coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Clifford Odets is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Odets seems to need others' approval first.
Clifford Odets comes across as unusual, highly independent, and free spirited. There is a touch of brilliance and creative genius in his demeanor. He is also restless and easily distracted, and tends to fly from one thing to another, which may leave the impression that Odets is unreliable.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.