approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of John's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way John McEnroe comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John McEnroe - 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 John McEnroe" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know John a little better. This page describes the disguise McEnroe 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, John McEnroe 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. John has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. John McEnroe very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, McEnroe is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often John McEnroe will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes McEnroe'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. John McEnroe 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 McEnroe is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for John 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 John McEnroe - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. John McEnroe 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 John.
Others see John McEnroe as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face McEnroe 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 John McEnroe usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
The way John McEnroe comes across to others, particularly on first impression, tends to conceal certain important aspects of his. Specifically, what gives John pleasure, how he likes to give and receive affection, and what he seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent from McEnroe's outward demeanor. John McEnroe 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.
John McEnroe feels good about himself and enjoys good relationships with his friends and neighbors. He exchanges ideas with them in a very relaxed and open manner, always willing to learn more about himself, the world and other people.
McEnroe's intellect and his emotions are well balanced. John has the ability to manage his feelings superbly and have a cautious, adaptable and open way about him. John McEnroe likes to associate with the public and has an understanding for the "man on the street".
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Moon
Asc. Opposition Moon/Mercury