approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Joseph's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Joseph McCarthy comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Joseph 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 Joseph McCarthy" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Joseph 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.
Joseph McCarthy meets life head on and throws himself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. He is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all his dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Joseph projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. He often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. McCarthy is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. He likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Joseph McCarthy may feel that he does not fit into groups very well and that he does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. He likes to be either a leader or a loner.
McCarthy is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. He tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in his outlook, which enables Joseph to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Joseph McCarthy feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that he will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not McCarthy's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Joseph McCarthy it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
He is scornful of what he sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Joseph McCarthy is not a follower. Others see Joseph as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. McCarthy presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
He may be seen as someone who provokes conflict because Joseph McCarthy likes to get everything out in the open and he generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. His relationships with others may be characterized 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 cooperative efforts and shared work is McCarthy's challenge.
Joseph McCarthy seems quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes it seems that he is trying to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being himself. McCarthy tends to be restless, excitable, and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
Joseph McCarthy is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around him, and at times he can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Joseph McCarthy tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person he is with the most.
McCarthy is charming and very affectionate, and he expresses his feelings vivaciously. Love comes naturally to Joseph McCarthy; he seems to be tuned into love from head to toe. Joseph loves to go out and have a good time and little gestures of adoration are important to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Opposition Asc.
Uranus Square Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Mars