Public Figure Profiles

Alan Loy McGinnis

Alan Loy McGinnis (10 November 1933 in Friendswood, Texas – 9 January 2005 in Glendale, California) was an author, Christian psychotherapist, and founder and director of the Valley Counseling Center in Glendale, California, United States. He was the minister of Grandview Presbyterian church around 1970.

Today there are over 3 million copies of his books in print. His 1979 book The Friendship Factor has sold over 1,000,000 copies and his 1985 book Bringing Out the Best in People sold over 600,000 copies. His books have been translated into over 14 languages.

His books are characterized by a clear writing style using simple, short sentences.

He was a family therapist, corporate consultant, and speaker to television, radio, and corporate audiences.

His books include:

The Friendship Factor (1979)

Bringing Out the Best in People (1985)

Confidence (self-help-book) (1987)

The Power of Optimism (1993)

The Romance Factor

The Balanced Life

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Some of their strengths

Alan Loy McGinnis has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Extroverted, Bold, Confident, Optimistic, Intelligent, and Imaginative.

Intense and Passionate

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Alan Loy McGinnis is someone who is an intense, passionate, and intuitive person who is fiercely independent, authentic and direct when engaging with others. A person who looks for jobs that tend to reflect their identity.

Active and Precise

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Alan Loy McGinnis well know them as someone who can be tough, active, and sharp, like a sword.

Methodical and Exacting

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Alan Loy McGinnis as someone who is careful, methodical, and a perfectionist.

A person who forms successful business partnerships, who appreciates the variety the world has to offer, who takes a frugal approach to life and tends to be a workaholic, and who engages in things that let them express their opinion.

Influential and Dynamic

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Alan Loy McGinnis is someone who tends to be focused on spreading ideas, information, and activities.

They are also someone who is reflective, mysterious, and purposeful, who enjoys quiet and solo work, and who thrives in positions where there is no need to report to someone else.

Mysterious and Methodical

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Alan Loy McGinnis tends to be someone who can come across as mysterious and intense, who can be a complex thinker who is methodical and intuitive, and who can overcome challenges that most others would not be able to.

Some of Alan Loy McGinnis's challenges

While Alan Loy McGinnis has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Alan Loy McGinnis can be Complicated, Brusque, Arrogant, Status-seeking, Hesitant, Narcissistic, and Sensitive.

Complicated and Brusque

One of Alan Loy McGinnis's key challenges is that they are someone who can be complicated and gruff with others.

Alan Loy McGinnis must also exercise caution as they can have a hard time reconciling wants and needs, and can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Sensitive and Critical

Alan Loy McGinnis is someone who can be insecure, critical, and pessimistic, who can have difficulty relaxing, can be possessive and jealous, and who can have difficulty listening to others' opinions and perspectives and make hasty decisions.

Sensitive and Aggressive

Finally, Alan Loy McGinnis also can be too "touchy-feely", have a hard time expressing feelings, be too aggressive and headstrong, and be too unforgiving of others' mistakes.

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