approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Clyde's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Clyde Barrow comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Clyde Barrow - 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 Clyde Barrow" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Clyde a little better. This page describes the disguise Barrow wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Clyde Barrow is always questioning and learning, and he seems young and alive no matter what his chronological age, for his mind is always alert, curious, flexible, and open to new experiences. Clyde Barrow has a childlike enthusiasm for anything new and he learns easily, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Barrow can be somewhat of a scatterbrain, for he tends to have so many ideas and irons in the fire that it is hard to keep track of them all. He needs and craves variety, change, mental stimulation, and an active social life.
Articulate, clever, often funny and witty, he is always a refreshing and interesting conversationalist. Clyde Barrow enjoys meeting and interacting with a variety of different people. He is friendly, flirtatious, and charming in a playful way, and no matter how badly he may be feeling, Clyde never comes across as melancholic or somber. He may seem frivolous to other, more serious souls. Clyde Barrow has a sense of humor and a sense of perspective that prevent him from taking himself or life too seriously. In fact, Barrow may seem flippant or unconcerned about matters that others consider very important.
In general, Clyde Barrow responds to life mentally and objectively rather than emotionally, and he may not empathize with people very much. Clyde does not like to be weighed down with too much responsibility or with others' emotional burdens. Furthermore, if he cannot fully grasp something with his reason and logic, Barrow will often choose to ignore it, including his own and other people's irrational feelings, desires, and needs.
Consistency and reliability are not great virtues of Barrow's and his life is apt to be full of changes and movement due to his restlessness. Clyde Barrow becomes nervous and fidgety if things are not moving quickly enough. He is interested in what is current and up-to-date, the newest trends in thought or style.
His gifts are a quick mind, verbal facility, a flair for language, social sophistication and polish, the ability to communicate, converse, and build bridges between people and between ideas. Clyde Barrow tends to become an incessant chatterbox or gossip if he does not have work or other activities that utilize his mental, verbal, and social skills.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Clyde Barrow tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Clyde does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
Clyde Barrow appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion, and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, Clyde Barrow may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Clyde Barrow tends to be somewhat insecure in his relationships with other people and he strives for safety and security in his life. Acquiring possessions and property is important to Clyde, and he has a strong desire to make a distinguished impression on others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn