approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Sidney's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Sidney Lumet comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Sidney Lumet - 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 Sidney Lumet" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Sidney a little better. This page describes the disguise Lumet 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, Sidney Lumet always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Lumet will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Sidney Lumet 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. Sidney Lumet also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Lumet's environment is very important to Lumet.
Lumet 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. Sidney Lumet 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, Sidney rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Sidney Lumet as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Lumet 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. Sidney 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.
Lumet may seem unpredictable and unreliable in the way he behaves towards others - or his personal relationships may seem constantly in flux, so that Sidney Lumet is always a bit off center.
Sidney Lumet also comes across as an independent sort, someone who does not wish to be controlled or dictated to.
He may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Sidney Lumet seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Sidney tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
In significant ways, Lumet's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Sidney Lumet may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside and may even be ashamed of them.
When Sidney Lumet is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know him well may be quite surprised at his reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept himself, so that he does not act as if his emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
His family conditions may have been a bit oppressive, adding a note of gravity to Sidney's personality. Somewhat insecure, Sidney Lumet may feel that others restrain him. He has doubts about mankind in general and a fear of failure.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Opposition Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Neptune