approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Irving's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Irving Thalberg comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Irving Thalberg - 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 Irving Thalberg" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Irving a little better. This page describes the disguise Thalberg wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Irving Thalberg always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Thalberg will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Irving Thalberg has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Irving Thalberg also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Thalberg's environment is very important to Thalberg.
Thalberg steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Irving Thalberg tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Irving rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Irving Thalberg as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Thalberg has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Irving may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Irving Thalberg has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Irving Thalberg often does not get the full recognition he yearns for.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Irving Thalberg which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Irving is constantly monitoring their inner motives, and he probably is. Thalberg sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times, however, Irving Thalberg may be too suspicious and assign negative intentions to innocent people. Irving should avoid always looking on the dark side.
Irving has an appealing physical appearance, which - along with his winning ways - is likely to make him a favorite in his immediate environment. Irving Thalberg is the "easy" one, and he knows how to please others. However, Thalberg must not take his personal charm for granted, because he may also come across as vain or too needy for approval.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.