approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Terry's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Terry Gilliam comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Terry Gilliam - 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 Terry Gilliam" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Terry a little better. This page describes the disguise Gilliam 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, Terry Gilliam always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Gilliam will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Terry Gilliam 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. Terry Gilliam also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Gilliam's environment is very important to Gilliam.
Gilliam 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. Terry Gilliam 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, Terry rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Terry Gilliam as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Gilliam 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. Terry 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.
Terry Gilliam comes across as tolerant, broad-minded, and well educated or as a seasoned traveler. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Gilliam is apt to have a significant, beneficial impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it.
To others, Terry Gilliam appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Terry that inspired people to rely on him. Gilliam keeps his cool in most situations.
Terry Gilliam comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him and cannot resist commenting about them.
Gilliam also needs to be busy and active and he moves quickly. Terry Gilliam also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Terry Gilliam has a sympathetic understanding of others and the ability to see through people. He is very sensitive and his emotional state depends a lot on the influence of his immediate surroundings and relationships. For this reason, others may see Terry as a somewhat unstable person.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Neptune