Dr. Phil McGraw
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dr. Phil's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Dr. Phil McGraw comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dr. Phil McGraw - 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 Dr. Phil McGraw" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dr. Phil a little better. This page describes the disguise McGraw wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Dr. Phil McGraw is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Dr. Phil tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often McGraw's way of dealing with problems.
Dr. Phil McGraw may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for McGraw's emotional balance and well-being.
Dr. Phil McGraw is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Dr. Phil McGraw probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of McGraw's imagination and fantasy was also very real to McGraw, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense McGraw's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often McGraw will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Dr. Phil McGraw overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not McGraw's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Dr. Phil through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder McGraw's more rational friends. Dr. Phil McGraw certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Dr. Phil McGraw has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Dr. Phil McGraw to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Dr. Phil McGraw seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know him or form close friendships with him. To others, Dr. Phil may appear standoffish, as if he judges them from afar.
The way Dr. Phil McGraw comes across to others, particularly on first impression, tends to conceal certain important aspects of his. Specifically, what gives Dr. Phil pleasure, how he likes to give and receive affection, and what he seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent from McGraw's outward demeanor. Dr. Phil McGraw 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.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Dr. Phil that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Dr. Phil McGraw may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. Dr. Phil has causes, passions, or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused McGraw is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
Dr. Phil has an adept and competent manner and the ability to express himself well. Dr. Phil McGraw likes to be in touch with people and is eager to share his views with them. His ability to give and receive mental stimulation invites many fruitful conversations and relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Venus Quincunx Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Mercury