approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ingrid's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Ingrid Bergman comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ingrid Bergman - 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 Ingrid Bergman" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ingrid a little better. This page describes the disguise Bergman wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Ingrid Bergman likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. She is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. She is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Bergman must have something of her own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that she can develop and manage according to her own will and vision. Whatever Ingrid does, she does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. She likes to put her own personal stamp on it.
Ingrid Bergman also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats her in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Bergman will rarely confront the offender - she is too proud to do so - but she will lose her affection and respect for them. Ingrid dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Bergman admires others who are strong individuals like herself. When Ingrid Bergman befriends someone, Bergman is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. She is very giving and generous, but her gifts are never anonymous - Ingrid expects recognition and appreciation for them. She also expects the intense loyalty that she offers to her dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Ingrid Bergman often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as herself, for she does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If she is not in the leading role, she aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Ingrid Bergman has great heart and courage, and people often look to her for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Ingrid always puts her best face forward and rarely allows others to see her hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Ingrid Bergman also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although she does not like others to realize just how important it is to her.
Her outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. Her own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Ingrid more than anything else. Ingrid Bergman feels that if she does her best where she is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Ingrid Bergman appears sympathetic and approachable. Because she uses her feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Bergman understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Ingrid Bergman really wants people to know how she feels, and their care and support are very important to her.
At times her desire to impress other people, to be important, or to be popular may make Bergman does things that go against her better judgment. Even Ingrid's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, seen as pompousness or interference. Ingrid Bergman needs to be aware of her tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
She is very receptive to the influence of her environment, giving other people a chance to exploit or use her. Ingrid Bergman has the ability to tune into the events around her, but she also should be careful not to overreact to the intentions of others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Trine Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Neptune