Although Clyde Barrow enjoys conversing and interacting with people (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he also has a self-reliant, independent spirit. Barrow can go it alone if need be because Clyde Barrow likes to be a free agent. He likes to exchange ideas, but as stated below, he does not always listen.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. Clyde Barrow believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Barrow's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Clyde Barrow craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Clyde likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Clyde Barrow loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Clyde Barrow also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Barrow, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Clyde Barrow believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Clyde Barrow hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Barrow's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Clyde Barrow to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Clyde Barrow would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Clyde Barrow to do so.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Barrow. Clyde Barrow has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Clyde Barrow may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Clyde Barrow has a great need for security which he may seek in a partner who could be older than him and perhaps married before. Clyde Barrow probably feels restrained in expressing affection, giving the impression of being cool and indifferent toward those he loves.
Clyde Barrow has a basic need to fit in with others and is always willing to cooperate. He enjoys working with others as a team and is a well liked comrade.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Venus/Saturn
Sun Conjunct Mars/N. Node