His optimism and enthusiasm (mentioned in the previous chapter), is balanced by an innate objectivity, detachment, and pragmatic realism that usually keeps his idealistic ventures on a sound course. Though he appears confident and positive, Telly Savalas is often quite skeptical and much more cautious than he lets on. And while it is true that Savalas likes to play, he is also serious about his work and commitments.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Savalas. Telly Savalas will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Telly Savalas has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Telly Savalas seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Telly has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Telly Savalas has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Telly Savalas plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Savalas.
Savalas' strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Telly Savalas has a clear sense of his own self and he therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who he is and what he wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Savalas can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clash with other strong individuals. Telly Savalas feels a need to be in control of his own life and he can be too self-involved, too immersed in his own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
Savalas can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. His dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and he sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Telly Savalas enjoys fine health as well.
While Telly Savalas does have a strong drive, he frequently holds himself back. One of his challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in his life (or his own internal caution and resistance!).
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Telly Savalas has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Telly Savalas tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
Emotionally, it could be difficult for Telly Savalas to discern illusion from reality. He is impressionable and sympathetic toward others. However, Savalas tends to idealize others and could adopt a fantasy view of a wonderful marriage, causing disappointment later on.
His comprehension is exceptional and Telly Savalas reacts to everything very quickly. Savalas shows deep respect for knowledge and feels that he must learn everything there is to know. Studying probably was encouraged early on and Telly Savalas was raised to be successful.
Telly Savalas has a sensitive physique, is impressionable and prone to external influences. Telly should guard against the tendency to escape through drugs, alcohol etc. His imagination is very vivid and Savalas is likely to dream of big things.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 1st house
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun Opposition Moon/Neptune
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/Uranus
Sun Opposition Neptune/Pluto