approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Matt's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Matt Dillon comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Matt Dillon - 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 Matt Dillon" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Matt a little better. This page describes the disguise Dillon wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, he is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Matt Dillon is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. He is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Dillon sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and he wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to his community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Matt's whole outlook and approach to life. He is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only his own personal well-being.
Sometimes he may overlook or ignore his own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to his ideals of how one should feel or act. Though he has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Matt Dillon himself is sometimes dogmatic about his beliefs and ideologies.
He is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and he is eclectic and cosmopolitan in his tastes. He may consider himself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Matt Dillon is strongly influenced by his peer group and the flavor of the times in which he grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. He is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Matt Dillon is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Dillon probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Dillon's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Matt Dillon as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Matt does not often show his emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for he tends to be very rational.
Matt Dillon is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Matt Dillon is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Matt Dillon needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Dillon's work or outside social activities.
He is mentally active and restless and he likes to talk, communicate, and exchange ideas with others. Matt Dillon expresses himself well, and is suited to activities that involve presenting ideas to other people, such as teaching and sales.
Matt Dillon 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. Matt coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Matt Dillon is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Dillon seems to need others' approval first.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Matt that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Matt Dillon may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. Matt has causes, passions, or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Dillon is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
Matt Dillon has a strong need to influence others and to dominate his home or environment. He is likely to join associations with large groups of people and some of Dillon's relationships will be very important to him and possibly affect his future.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Conjunct Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Pluto/N. Node