approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Joel's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Joel McCrea comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Joel McCrea - 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 Joel McCrea" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Joel a little better. This page describes the disguise McCrea wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind McCrea's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Joel McCrea wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Joel McCrea wants, Joel McCrea usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Joel wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Joel McCrea functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Joel McCrea usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. McCrea approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Joel McCrea also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to McCrea. When Joel McCrea commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Joel McCrea is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Joel McCrea as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Joel McCrea also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
He is assertive and bold. Joel McCrea is willing to be the first person to speak up and make his position known, and to strike out on his own if necessary. Joel 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, Joel McCrea's boldness is his calling card, and most people feel that he can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Joel that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Joel McCrea may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. Joel has causes, passions or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused McCrea is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
Joel is adept and competent and has the ability to express himself well. Joel McCrea likes to be in touch with people and is eager to share his views with them. His ability to give and receive mental stimulation attracts many fruitful conversations and relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Sextile Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Mercury