approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Gloria's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Gloria Grahame comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gloria Grahame - 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 Gloria Grahame" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Gloria a little better. This page describes the disguise Grahame 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, Gloria Grahame 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. Gloria has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Gloria Grahame very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Grahame is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Gloria Grahame will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Grahame'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. Gloria Grahame 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 Grahame is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Gloria 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 Gloria Grahame - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Gloria Grahame 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 Gloria.
Others see Gloria Grahame as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Grahame 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 Gloria Grahame usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Assertiveness and confrontation is very much part of Grahame's way of approaching life. Waiting for someone else to make the first move is not Grahame's style. Though Gloria Grahame values harmony and pleasantness, she often feels that others are trying to control her or are not trying to cooperate with her. Others feel that Gloria demands too much of them. Surprisingly, Gloria Grahame is often perceived by others as a trouble maker or instigator, even when Grahame's intention is to help and assist them.
Though personable and pleasant, Gloria Grahame also comes across as controlled and even somber or heavy at times. While she very much wants to participate socially, it is hard for Gloria Grahame to let go and express herself in a free, spontaneous, uncensored way. She is very sincere, conscientious, and concerned about how her behavior affects other people, and in fact tends to be overly responsible. Gloria Grahame takes personal commitments very much to heart and thus comes across as very trustworthy, albeit a bit overly serious, to others.
Her emotional responses, feelings and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Gloria Grahame could come across as rather moody and fickle. On the other hand, she is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in her. At times Grahame may wish she were not so easy to read.
Gloria Grahame has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". Her personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Gloria coaxes rather than coerces. However, if she does not get what she wants, Gloria Grahame is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what she needs, or doing it for herself. Grahame seems to need others' approval first.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Ascendant in Libra
Saturn Conjunct Ascendant in Libra
Moon Square Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.