approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ted's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Ted McGinley comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ted McGinley - 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 Ted McGinley" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ted a little better. This page describes the disguise McGinley wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Ted McGinley always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often McGinley will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Ted McGinley has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Ted McGinley also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in McGinley's environment is very important to McGinley.
McGinley steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Ted McGinley tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Ted rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Ted McGinley as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. McGinley has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Ted may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Ted McGinley tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Ted does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
Ted has an appealing physical appearance, which - along with his winning ways - is likely to make him a favorite in his immediate environment. Ted McGinley is the "easy" one, and he knows how to please others. However, McGinley must not take his personal charm for granted, because he may also come across as vain or too needy for approval.
Ted McGinley tends to blend in with, and assume the characteristics of those around him, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe" and enjoy donning different personalities at different times.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.