approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Montgomery's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Montgomery Clift comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Montgomery Clift - 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 Montgomery Clift" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Montgomery a little better. This page describes the disguise Clift 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, Montgomery Clift always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Clift will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Montgomery Clift 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. Montgomery Clift also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Clift's environment is very important to Clift.
Clift 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. Montgomery Clift 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, Montgomery rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Montgomery Clift as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Clift 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. Montgomery 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.
Clift may seem unpredictable and unreliable in the way he behaves towards others - or his personal relationships may seem constantly in flux, so that Montgomery Clift is always a bit off center.
Montgomery Clift also come across as an independent sort, someone who does not wish to be controlled or dictated to.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Montgomery Clift is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Montgomery radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Opposition Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.