approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Vittorio's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Vittorio Gassman comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Vittorio Gassman - 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 Vittorio Gassman" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Vittorio a little better. This page describes the disguise Il Mattatore wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
High-spirited, enthusiastic, and exuberant, Vittorio loves adventure, change and exploring new territory. He is not happy with being confined to the same safe, familiar, secure little world all the time. Vittorio Gassman has a strong sense of restlessness and yearning for something greater than anything he has yet experienced, and he often lives in his dreams and visions for the future. Vittorio Gassman tends to believe that the grass is greener somewhere else, and he likes to keep moving, either literally or figuratively. Idealistic and optimistic, he always expects something better ahead. Vittorio Gassman loves to have a goal, something to aim for, but once he achieves it he is on to something else. He is ever on the lookout for new opportunities and he is a gambler, willing to take risks and to break new ground. The possibility of discovering something new is what makes life interesting for him. Vittorio Gassman has great faith in life and he bounces back quickly from disappointment and failure.
Freedom loving and independent, Vittorio Gassman cannot tolerate being caged in for very long, and friends and loved ones must respect his need for freedom of movement. Binding commitments, responsibilities and relationships often weigh heavily upon Vittorio and he may resist "growing up" and assuming the limitations of adult life.
He is friendly and outgoing and has a great sense of fun and playfulness. He is also philosophically minded and often quite outspoken about his convictions and beliefs. Sometimes Vittorio Gassman gets carried away with his enthusiasm of the moment and he tends to exaggerate. He is often a big talker, a big maker of promises, and he is usually pretty convincing. He does everything in a big way, a generous way. Il Mattatore likes to have the best, and he heartily dislikes stinginess, small mindedness or pettiness. His vision is always large. He is able to perceive the big picture, general patterns and principles, and he is well suited to politics, business, higher education or religion.
Others see Vittorio Gassman as a good sport and a good friend, but one who is not always consistent and dependable. He may also be seen as a wise person since he does not get bogged down in pettiness and trivialities, and is able to communicate a broader perspective that opens up new horizons. He is a person who believes in miracles, grace, or just plain good luck, someone who never gives up on life, and he inspires and encourages others to keep looking ahead.
He is forceful and energetic and goes for what he wants quite aggressively. He is a doer and an achiever and has a positive "I can" attitude. He may run over people and stir up opposition and conflict because Vittorio Gassman tends to be very self-centered, or simply oblivious to the needs and intentions of others.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Vittorio Gassman seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Vittorio tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Vittorio Gassman has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Vittorio coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Vittorio Gassman is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Il Mattatore seems to need others' approval first.
At times Vittorio Gassman may feels that he is all alone in the world and that other people only cause difficulties for him. Constantly bounced to and fro by others, Vittorio has a strong desire to free himself from his stressful surroundings.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Uranus