approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Thaao's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Thaao Penghlis comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Thaao Penghlis - 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 Thaao Penghlis" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Thaao a little better. This page describes the disguise Penghlis wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Thaao Penghlis is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Thaao tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Penghlis' way of dealing with problems.
Thaao Penghlis may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Penghlis' emotional balance and well-being.
Thaao Penghlis is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Thaao Penghlis probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Penghlis' imagination and fantasy was also very real to Penghlis, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Penghlis' sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Penghlis will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Thaao Penghlis overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Penghlis' strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Thaao through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Penghlis' more rational friends. Thaao Penghlis certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Thaao Penghlis has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Thaao Penghlis to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Thaao Penghlis has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Thaao Penghlis often does not get the full recognition he yearns for.
To others, Thaao Penghlis appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Thaao that inspired people to rely on him. Penghlis keeps his cool in most situations.
At times his desire to impress other people, or be important or popular may make Penghlis do things that go against his better judgment. Even Thaao's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, or seen as pompousness or interference. Thaao Penghlis needs to be aware of his tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Penghlis would like to embrace the whole world and is everyone's favorite. Thaao Penghlis is very impressionable, has an inner feeling for others and can easily establish relationships with everyone. He is likely to have a busy social life and also enjoys working in group activities.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/N. Node