Public Figure Profiles

William Wantling

William Wantling (November 23, 1933 – May 2, 1974) was an American poet, novelist, ex-Marine, ex-convict, and college instructor born in East Peoria, Illinois. After graduating high school he joined the Marine Corps until 1955. He served in Korea during 1953. After leaving the Marines he moved to California and eventually had a son with his then-wife Luana. Wantling went to San Quentin State Prison in 1958 convicted of forgery and possession of narcotics. During his imprisonment Luana divorced him and took custody of the child. He was released in 1963, and returned to Peoria. There he married Ruth Ann Bunton, a fellow divorcee, in 1964. In 1966 he enrolled at Illinois State University, where he received both a BA and MA. He taught at the university up until his death on May 2, 1974. Wantling died of heart failure, possibly brought about by his extensive drug use.

Sol turns thousands of years of human wisdom from the world’s spiritual traditions into a totally unique personality profile. To get your own profile, check compatibility with friends and much more, download the Sol App today.

Some of their strengths

William Wantling has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Passionate, Creative, Loyal, Intelligent, Outspoken, and Extroverted.

Intense and Passionate

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, William Wantling is someone who is an intense, passionate, and intuitive person who is fiercely independent, authentic and direct when engaging with others. A person who sees life as a journey not a destination.

Warm and Caring

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know William Wantling well know them as someone who can be warm, caring, and compassionate, like a lamp or torch.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe William Wantling as someone who is altruistic, inventive, energetic, and socially-conscious.

Who is inventive, open-minded and inquisitive, optimistic and cooperative, and who loves working together with others.

Assertive and Protective

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, William Wantling is someone who is a somewhat private person who has a strong personality and ability to read other people.

They are also someone who is calm, comforting, and stable, and who loves stability and being a good friend and loyal partner.

Mysterious and Methodical

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, William Wantling tends to be someone who can come across as mysterious and intense, who can be a complex thinker who is methodical and intuitive, and who can overcome challenges that most others would not be able to.

Some of William Wantling's challenges

While William Wantling has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, William Wantling can be Emotional, Complicated, Brusque, Standoffish, Indecisive, Unrealistic, and Anxious.

Complicated and Brusque

One of William Wantling's key challenges is that they are someone who can be complicated and gruff with others.

William Wantling must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Anxious and Inflexible

William Wantling is someone who can be high-strung, impatient, and inflexible, who can be "penny wise and pound foolish", have poor listening skills, and who can be intolerant of people who share a different world view.

Sensitive and Aggressive

Finally, William Wantling also can be too "touchy-feely", have a hard time expressing feelings, be too aggressive and headstrong, and be too unforgiving of others' mistakes.

Find Your Inner Light

Download Sol, and discover science-backed spiritual practices, wisdom, and community, no matter what your beliefs or experience. Download now, and get glowing.


Discover more Public Figures