approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Tennessee's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Tennessee Williams comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Tennessee Williams - 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 Tennessee Williams" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Tennessee a little better. This page describes the disguise Williams wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Tennessee Williams frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Williams, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. Tennessee does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others Tennessee Williams seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Tennessee dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Williams likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Tennessee Williams respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Williams' guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Tennessee Williams has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Tennessee Williams spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. Tennessee exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Williams shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Although Tennessee Williams appears conservative and down to earth, he identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society and with being a revolutionary, reformer, or iconoclast.
He enjoys being original and shaking things up. Others see Tennessee Williams as "different" or a bit eccentric, but interesting.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Tennessee that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Tennessee Williams may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. Tennessee has causes, passions, or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Williams is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
Tennessee Williams has a radiant, winning personality and others see him as a person used to achieving success. Broadminded, Williams is willing to give others the benefit of the doubt. He is helpful and tolerant as long as his moral and ethical standards are respected.
Williams has a well developed personality and tends to base his relationships with others on a more personal level. Tennessee Williams is inclined to seek mental or intellectual relationships and also has a strong desire for soul-unions.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Ascendant in Capricorn
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Jupiter
Asc. Conjunct Sun/MC