Michael Phillip Anderson
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 Phillip Anderson comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Michael Phillip Anderson - 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 Phillip Anderson" 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 Anderson wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Michael Phillip Anderson 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, Michael 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. Anderson 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. Michael Phillip Anderson 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.
Anderson 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 Michael to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Michael Phillip Anderson 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 Anderson's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Michael Phillip Anderson 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. Michael Phillip Anderson is not a follower. Others see Michael as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Anderson presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
Michael Phillip Anderson comes across as contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Anderson may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Michael is wary of committing social blunders and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Michael Phillip Anderson's confidence is likely to grow because he will learn to depend more on his own self-assessment..
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Michael's personality. Anderson can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Michael Phillip Anderson may feel frustrated because he feels that he is not being perceived very clearly, that he does not make a powerful impression, that he is easily overlooked or discounted. If he does not wish to be "invisible", Anderson must make some effort to define and clarify - both for himself and for the rest of the world - who Michael Phillip Anderson is. On the other hand, Michael Phillip Anderson may purposely create illusions about himself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Square Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.