approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Franchot's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Franchot Tone comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Franchot Tone - 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 Franchot Tone" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Franchot a little better. This page describes the disguise Tone wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Franchot Tone 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. Franchot Tone has a childlike enthusiasm for anything new and he learns easily, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Tone 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. Franchot Tone 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, Franchot never comes across as melancholic or somber. He may seem frivolous to other, more serious souls. Franchot Tone has a sense of humor and a sense of perspective that prevent him from taking himself or life too seriously. In fact, Tone may seem flippant or unconcerned about matters that others consider very important.
In general, Franchot Tone responds to life mentally and objectively rather than emotionally, and he may not empathize with people very much. Franchot 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, Tone 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 Tone's and his life is apt to be full of changes and movement due to his restlessness. Franchot Tone 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. Franchot Tone 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.
The effect of his childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Franchot learned while young, are clearly apparent in his demeanor. All is well on the surface, but when trouble arises, Franchot Tone seems childish and needy. When he is in calmer waters, he appears to have a vulnerable, trusting nature that brings out the mothering instinct in others.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Franchot's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Moreover, Franchot Tone also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Tone needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
To others, Franchot Tone appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Franchot that inspired people to rely on him. Tone keeps his cool in most situations.
Franchot Tone 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. Franchot coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Franchot Tone is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Tone seems to need others' approval first.
Tone projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Franchot Tone generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and he may appear to be somewhat luckier than other people. This is primarily due to the confidence that Franchot Tone emanates.
Other people may consider his environment a bit strange and Tone likes to surround himself with a certain air of mystery. Franchot Tone tends to be very secretive and is likely to exert his power from behind the scenes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Opposition Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Neptune/Pluto