approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Michael's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Michael Douglas comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Michael Douglas - 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 Michael Douglas" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Michael a little better. This page describes the disguise Douglas 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 Douglas' quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Michael Douglas wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Michael Douglas wants, Michael Douglas usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Michael 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. Michael Douglas 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. Michael Douglas usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Douglas approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Michael Douglas 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 Douglas. When Michael Douglas 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, Michael Douglas 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 Michael Douglas as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Michael Douglas also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Michael Douglas comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable, and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him, and cannot resist commenting about them.
Douglas also needs to be busy and active, and he moves quickly. Michael Douglas also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Douglas projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Michael Douglas generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and it may seem that he Michael somehow luckier than other people. Mostly this is due to the confidence that Michael Douglas emanates.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Michael Douglas does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Michael's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.