approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Gene's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Eugene McCarthy comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Eugene McCarthy - 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 Eugene McCarthy" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Gene a little better. This page describes the disguise McCarthy wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, he is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Eugene McCarthy is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. He is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. McCarthy sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and he wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to his community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Gene's whole outlook and approach to life. He is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only his own personal well-being.
Sometimes he may overlook or ignore his own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to his ideals of how one should feel or act. Though he has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Eugene McCarthy himself is sometimes dogmatic about his beliefs and ideologies.
He is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and he is eclectic and cosmopolitan in his tastes. He may consider himself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Eugene McCarthy is strongly influenced by his peer group and the flavor of the times in which he grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. He is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Eugene McCarthy is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. McCarthy probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of McCarthy's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Eugene McCarthy as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Gene does not often show his emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for he tends to be very rational.
Eugene McCarthy is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Eugene McCarthy is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Eugene McCarthy needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to McCarthy's work or outside social activities.
Eugene McCarthy harmonizes, blends, and adapts himself to other people. Often, he is quiet and reflective, sensing and intuiting when the time is right for action. Eugene McCarthy finds that by following his instincts he "dances to the beat of a different drummer" much of the time. Nevertheless, having a sense of belonging and especially of community is vital to his well-being. He is friendly and warm, but not sentimental, and McCarthy's involvement in groups, organizations, or community endeavors is very important to McCarthy.
He may be perceived as someone who provokes conflict because Eugene McCarthy likes to get everything out into the open and generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. His relationships with others may be marked by a great deal of competition, anger or friction as a result. Or, McCarthy may seem to run into more than his share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness his energies into joint efforts and shared endeavor is McCarthy's challenge.
Eugene McCarthy can get by in life almost on his personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Gene that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when McCarthy is around.
McCarthy projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Eugene McCarthy generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and he may appear to be somewhat luckier than other people. This is primarily due to the confidence that Eugene McCarthy emanates.
McCarthy may well have been discouraged from freely expressing himself. Moreover, he may be seriously inhibited by an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line.
Eugene McCarthy has a big heart, is generous with his affections, and has a strong desire to take care of everyone around him. It is easy for McCarthy to establish personal contacts and relationships because of his ability to fully understand others.
McCarthy strongly resents daily routine and is always ready and willing to challenge life. Responding quickly to people around him, Eugene McCarthy spontaneously connects with them and tends to become stimulated through them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Conjunct Ascendant in Aquarius
Mars Opposition Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/N. Node