approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Bill's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Bill Maher comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Bill Maher - 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 Bill Maher" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Bill a little better. This page describes the disguise Maher wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Bill Maher will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Bill has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Bill Maher very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Maher is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Bill Maher will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Maher's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Bill Maher appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Maher is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Bill possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Bill Maher - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Bill Maher does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Bill.
Others see Bill Maher as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Maher shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Bill Maher usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
He is assertive and bold. Bill Maher is willing to be the first person to speak up and make his position known, and to strike out on his own if necessary. Bill generally gets along better with men than with women because his approach is quite direct and sometimes tactless and insensitive as well. He can be a bit too forceful. However, Bill Maher's boldness is his calling card, and most people feels that he can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
The way Bill Maher comes across to others, particularly on first impression, tends to conceal certain important aspects of his. Specifically, what gives Bill pleasure, how he likes to give and receive affection, and what he seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent from Maher's outward demeanor. Bill Maher seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to him or knowing him on more than a superficial level.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Sextile Asc.
Venus Quincunx Asc.