What is Marilyn Monroe’s Personality Type?

Marilyn Monroe’s personality is mind-oriented. She understands and relates to the world around her via the medium of thought and intellect. Memorization, comparison, analysis, and the verbalization of her mental imagery are her favorite activities. She seeks to extend her personality by a mental outreach to a multitude of new ideas and factors, becoming acquainted with an ever-increasing variety of facets of human nature. Thus, language and symbolic expression, written or oral, are her primary resources in life, although they are also potential pitfalls. Her eloquence, wit, and verve, her mastery of language, unquestionably give her power over other people (via communication) and things (science and technique). But taken to extremes, this faculty may lead to incoherency.

It is thus vital for her to find an outlet for her flow of verbal expression, she must explain, communicate, and speak. If it is dammed up, she will undoubtedly suffer. Her flow of words is the expression of her vital energy, the proof that she is alive and well. If she is forced to be silent, she would be cut off from the bonds that hold her together. A kind of duality or split personality might emerge… remember Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? “They” were a classic case. For all of the above reasons, she is naturally gregarious and sociable.

She makes friends quickly and easily. Her contacts and networks are important to her, because they enable her to evolve. They are a source of self-fulfillment and identification. Any form of play is also important to her, and only severe depression will deprive her of her playfulness. She sometimes amuses herself by acting out a variety of roles on the stage of life, just for the fun of it. Her animation and wit give her a talent for improvisation and adaptation. However, adaptability is a two-bladed sword. She is liable to find herself in a superficial bind, having jettisoned certain important ideas in order to move about more freely. She is also sensitive, but her emotions and feelings are sometimes subject to the scrutiny and censorship of her intellect. Thus, she cannot free herself to the strength of great passions and energies without idealizing them to a certain degree and giving them intellectual resonance. Wary of her irrational instincts and urges, she tends to control or repress them.

But she will do well to learn that the intellect is not omnipotent, especially where instinct is concerned. Inhabiting a complex inner world, she sometimes feels vulnerable, due to her emotionalism and sensitivity to the aggressions of the outer world. Because she relies first and foremost on her adaptability and agility to wriggle out of trouble, she may, on certain occasions, make rather dubious compromises with herself – all the more likely if her moral fiber is made of wax, as is often the case, instead of steel. The weaknesses she must overcome are instability, wishy-washiness, a lack of determination and coherence in her thought.

Marilyn Monroe wants to wield power and enjoy social prestige. She feels quite at home in the modern world others find frightening.

Marilyn Monroe is attracted by the here-and-now, by study, and writing. She has a special affinity for the people around her: siblings (or close friends), neighbors, etc.

At the time of Marilyn Monroe’s birth, her rising sign was located in Sagittarius (the Archer), while the sun was passing through the sign of Gemini (the Twins). A summary of the various clues mentioned above provide her personality profile. The following key words capture the essence of her character and indicate certain contradictions which may be sources of tension:

Impetuosity – Need for contact – Enthusiasm – Mental agitation – Group spirit – Frivolity – Impressionability – Dilettantism – Analytical mind – Worldly concerns – Communication – Projection – Inner duality.

An accurate sense of observation, keen intuition, an ability to analyze and recompose, and a far-reaching vision which integrates universal concerns: these are her chief mental qualities. However, these talents are part of a dissociated temperament, a personality whose duality gives it a multitude of facets. As a result, she displays unpredictable behavior which alternates between contradictory attitudes.

Serious at times and lighthearted at others, her enterprise and determination will yield without warning to a giddy nonchalance. Her responsible, group-oriented nature will suddenly be overshadowed by signs of mental if not physical escape and absence.

She must become aware of her opposing traits in order to achieve the stability necessary to take full advantage of her many qualities.

By consciously rewarding one or the other of the tendencies she has recognized in herself, she will find inner peace. Her environment will become less influential and upsetting; her efforts will be available for application to a specific goal, which will be all the more rewarding because she has chosen it with new awareness.

Born between three and one-half and seven days after the rising of the full moon, Marilyn Monroe is said to be a “shining moon” type. This soli-lunar configuration gives her a shining personality which is apt to communicate and transmit ideas.

Throughout her life, she will be attracted to the idea of acting as a spokesperson for a cause, idea, or person whose message seems essential to her. She will have to develop her powers of discernment, to determine which subjects or people are really worth her personal commitment.

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