While most astrology-related sites and blogs tend to sugar coat our fortune based on our zodiac signs, every zodiac sign has both a good and a bad side. With the help of astrology, we can understand ourselves and other people much better. Over the years, astrologers have discovered the different strengths and weaknesses of all twelve zodiac signs. But don't get this wrong – every person is of course unique and has a different personality. Astrology can tell which characteristics may be most prominent at you, both good and bad ones. Your personality depends on many other factors than your characteristics, such as individual experiences and social differences.
In order to make our analysis more straightforward and give you a more thorough understanding of your zodiac signs, we've listed the good, the bad and the ugly personality traits of each sign of the zodiac. The good traits are the ones that make us adorable to others and makes them wanna stick around us. The bad traits are those little quirks that you can surely have under control with the right focus. The ugly traits are the ones that are most likely to get you in trouble with other people and make your life a living hell. Of course, knowing them improves your odds of dealing with each and every one of the bad and the ugly traits. With no further ado, let's get started.
The Good: Optimistic, Adventurous, Enthusiastic, Courageous
The optimistic nature of Aries makes people born under this sign very enthusiastic and adventurous. Even when not everything is going great in their life, you can see them enjoying a cup of tea as if everything in life was going perfectly. Arieses are also courageous and ready to face any challenge that may come in their way. Since there's no braver sign, Arieses take risks more often than all other zodiac signs.
The Bad: Childish, Stubborn, Impatient
On the flip side, people whose Sun sign is Aries can be incredibly stubborn and sometimes hard to deal with. When things don't work out the way an Aries wanted to, they can get childish and immature. They want everything in their life to go in the way they want to – just like stubborn kids. Furthermore, they are impatient and they have a tendency to demand things immediately.
The Ugly: Quick-tempered, Arrogant, Confrontational
Although Aries is typically an optimist who doesn't want any negativity in their life, when something goes beyond their boundaries of tolerance, they can have an outburst like you've never seen before. That is due to the fact that it is a Fire sign. They tend to be arrogant at times, which results from their insensitivity. Also, Aries get confrontational so often that you may actually get an idea that Rams love to fight.
The Good: Patient, Dependable, Generous, Loyal
Taurus representatives are people to count on in your time of need, as they are not only incredibly generous, but dependable too. Once they make a promise to you, they will never leave your side. Being a fake friend is an unknown territory for them. When it comes to their goals, they are patient, which is why they rarely do failures due to rushed decision.
The Bad: Stubborn, Materialistic, Possessive
Like Aries, Taurus can be incredibly stubborn too and that's one of their worst traits. No one and nothing can change their mind once they set it on something. However, their stubbornness helps them accomplish their goals. Taurus is also materialistic and loves spending money on food, clothes and all sorts of possessions. They can also be possessive in terms of their love life.
The Ugly: Self-indulgent, Overly Cautious, Extremely Practical
Taurus can sometimes be incredibly self-indulgent, as they love having their “me-time”. That's like food for their soul. However, that doesn't do well for their social lives. Since it is an Earth sign, Taurus almost never takes risks and prefers having both of their feet firmly on the ground. For adventures-seekers, this is just boring, but for those who prefer safety and stability above all else, Taurus is life goals.
The Good: Expressive, Adjustable, Enthusiastic, Witty
Gemini is always full of life, enthusiastic and energetic and knows how to live their life to the fullest. The Twins are adjustable and they rarely miss a party. They are also very skilled in expressing their thoughts and opinions on any matter, as these curious individuals tend to be full of knowledge. Geminis are also known for their wittiness, so people around them never get bored.
The Bad: Prone to Gossiping, Superficial, Anxious
One of their worst habits is to gossip and they cannot help it. When a Gemini is not feeling especially enthusiastic, they are very likely to start a rumor or gossip. This Air sign is always in for trying something new and they easily get bored. Since they often seem lost and without direction, they are perceived as superficial. And their desire to bite off more than they can chew often puts them under stress and makes them anxious most of the time.
The Ugly: Two Faced, Inconsistent, Emotionally Detached
The dual nature of Gemini is both their blessing and their curse. On the positive side, they can easily forget what happened the other day and keep on living their life enthusiastically. On the negative side, Geminis are inconsistent and tend to experience issues when making a commitment, whether to a partner or a job. There are also the mood swings and their unpredictability which make them even more complicated. When it comes to emotions, Geminis have a hard time expressing them.
The Good: Caring, Protective, Empathetic, Spontaneous
Cancer is known as the “Mother of the Zodiac” and that itself speaks volumes about how much these individuals care about others. Nurturing, loving and protective, Cancers know how to take a good care of other people, even better than they know how to take care of themselves. Their natural ability to feel other people's feelings is a blessing and a curse, because it is often overwhelming for them. Another awesome trait of Cancer is their tendency to act upon their intuition and be spontaneous.
The Bad: Clingy, Pessimistic, Easily Vulnerable
When strong emotions take over, it can get impossible for a Cancer to move on with their life. They get pessimistic quite often as well and are willing to give up on everything after experiencing the smallest of failures. That doesn't do well for both their career and love life. Due to their imaginary fear, these people find it hard to trust people. And because they can be over emotional, Cancers are easily vulnerable.
The Ugly: Over Emotional, Prone to Depression, Moody
These over emotional creatures can be impossible to handle and although not by their fault, they can make a person really uncomfortable around them. People born under this Water sign have ever-changing emotions and are easily carried away by negative feelings, which makes them depressive quite often. Furthermore, their mood can depend on anything, such as the people around them or the location, so they can be moody at times.
The Good: Courageous, Loyal, Ambitious, Creative
The adaptable and highly energetic Leo individuals are born-leaders. They are a people magnet and love being the center of attention. Consequently, they hate being alone or bored, so they always try to keep themselves surrounded with people or busy. And that's not a problem for the charismatic and friendly Leo. Besides being lovable, Leos are incredibly ambitious regarding all aspects of their life. Thanks to their out-of-this-world creativity, they are usually successful in achieving their goals.
The Bad: Headstrong, Bossy, Arrogant
As much as it's fun to be around a Leo, they can be equally dangerous when provoked, due to their inability to control their impulsive reactions. Once a Leo puts their mind on something, nothing else seems to matter any longer. Other opinions are not only not required, but it's not suggested to share them with a Leo, because they can be too proud to admit that your idea is better than theirs. Due to their enormous self-confidence, Leos are commonly perceived as arrogant.
The Ugly: Egoistic, Melodramatic, Extremely Proud
Due to their dominating nature, Leo loves being the center of attention and that can make them self-centered. The thirst for ruling and being in control of everything around them can make Leos say and do things without thinking if that could hurt somebody. Also, these individuals love the spotlight so badly that they have a tendency to get dramatic. Most Leos are driven by the desire of being treasured and although they're usually forgiving and generous, they can be extremely proud in most unreasonable cases.
The Good: Clever, Analytical, Reliable, Modest
Virgos are incredibly talented and intelligent individuals that can be found as leaders in many different fields: art, medicine, mathematics, etc. They are always thirsty for knowledge and are forever curious about how things work. Thanks to their brilliance and analytical minds, Virgos are also the people you want in your life when there is a problem to be solved. Although their dedication and ambition usually results in success, you won't see or hear a Virgo bragging about it, because they're incredibly modest.
The Bad: Perfectionist, Judgmental, Conservative
Since Virgos have the habit of criticizing everything they see, they are often perceived as harsh and judgmental. They can separate good from bad and vice versa, but they can be judgmental too. Sadly, that applies for themselves too. These perfectionists are almost never satisfied with who they are, because all details matter for them. And they just cannot connect to the modern world, as they're conservative.
The Ugly: Over Critical, Over Demanding, Harsh
Over critical is the only way Virgos treat themselves. Since they have a clear picture in their mind of how the things should be done, this can be a major downfall for them. When they have set a goal, they can be over demanding of their partners, colleagues, friends, or employees. They also don't use any sugar-coating and come right as they are, so they can be harsh towards others. The thing is, they don't have a choice but to call it as it is.
The Good: Diplomatic, Peaceful, Just, Charming
People whose Sun sign is Libra are very balanced, patient, peaceful, sociable, kind and with a great sense of justice. Libra individuals will always try to keep everyone around them happy and that's one of the things they're best at. To do so, they rely on their intelligence and diplomatic approach. Making everybody around Libras in a good mood surely makes these individuals extremely lovable and fun to spend time with.
The Bad: Gullible, Over Considerate, Unreliable
One of the worst traits of Libras is that they can be easily influenced by others. They are gullible for the only reason of avoiding a confrontation and keeping the balance. To satisfy everyone around them Libras can also be over considerate and sacrifice their own peace and happiness, as well as their moral values. Also, they tend to change their minds quite often, so they are not very good at keeping secrets.
The Ugly: Indecisive, Manipulative, Superficial
Libra's indecisiveness is absolutely their worst trait and biggest weakness. Before making a final decision, Libras want to know all of the facts about a certain situation. Even when they do, they will seek for additional issues that may come along. That process of deciding can last an eternity. However, the decision they make is definitely a just and balanced one that won't do any harm to no one and nothing. In order to please everyone around them, Libras tend to be manipulative, but with the right cause in mind. Lastly, Libras can get carried away by beautiful and luxurious things rather than inner qualities, which makes them superficial.
The Good: Determined, Passionate, Observant, Intuitive
Scorpio individuals are the most intensely passionate people of all the zodiac and they can make people around them feel alive with nothing but their presence. Being as passionate as they are makes them hypnotizing and people magnet, so they rarely find themselves lonely or bored. They are also very energetic, ambitious and determined individuals who always get done things they started. Scorpios are also very intuitive, so it is impossible to fool them, because they already know your thoughts before you turn them into words.
The Bad: Highly Suspicious, Jealous, Possessive
Scorpios often experience trust issues and find it hard to trust in other people. Although they're very intuitive, they can be highly suspicious at times of everyone and everything. That means they can also get extremely jealous at times, especially to their partners. However, in most cases, jealousy equals loyalty, which would mean that Scorpios are incredibly loyal partners – and they certainly are.
The Ugly: Obsessive, Manipulative, Vengeful
The controlling, demanding and possessive Scorpios often can be strong headed and even manipulative, just so they can get what they want. They are also prone to getting obsessed over people and things quickly. Although they are very good, loyal friends, when they lost their temper and someone gets in their way, they can be vengeful and hold a grudge for centuries. Betrayal is one of the things they hate most.
The Good: Enthusiastic, Versatile, Independent, Philosophical
The optimistic and enthusiastic nature of Sagittarius makes these individuals extremely fun to be with. They are also versatile and curious, so they are always ready not just to talk, but to thoroughly discuss any subject you want. Sagittariuses are full of energy which they intend to spend it on traveling the world. But the best thing about them is their sense of independence. Their happiness does not depend on anyone but themselves. Also, they have a great sense of what's wrong and what's right.
The Bad: Careless, Tactless, Get Bored Too Easily
Sagittariuses are honest and always speak their mind, without holding anything back, regardless of the consequences. For those who want such people in their life, they make great companions, but for those who'd rather have it the sugar-coated way, Sagittariuses are harsh, brutal and not a friend-material. Also, they often take things for granted and seem careless. Due to their constant thirst for adventures, Sagittariuses get bored too quickly and they like changes above all else.
The Ugly: Irresponsible, Inconsistent, Over Confident
If there's one thing Sagittariuses hate most, then it's responsibilities. Be it at their work or their romantic lives, these individuals find it hard to dedicate themselves completely. They also find it difficult to be consistent at something, as they would much rather try a number of different things than repeating the same old thing over and over again. Most of the time, they are over confident and think that they are perfect.
The Good: Ambitious, Resourceful, Patient, Responsible
The ambitious nature is one of the finest personality traits of Capricorn. These hard workers are always working towards achieving their big goals and ready to tackle every single obstacle that may get in their way. Capricorns are also resourceful and determined, a combination of traits that can only result in major success. The goats are ready to wait as long as needed, because they understand that big goals require time.
The Bad: Distrusting, Pessimistic, Materialistic
Although Capricorns are good and loyal friends, they need a lot of time to create a strong bond with someone, because they can be distrusting. They feel a constant threat of being betrayed. Due to their insecurity, Capricorn representatives can easily become pessimistic. Therefore, they experience quick mood swings, from happy to sad and vice versa. Since Capricorns are hard-workers, these materialistic individuals expect to be surrounded by luxurious, expensive things as a reward.
The Ugly: Emotionally Detached, Egotistical, Stubborn
To be as successful at something as a Capricorn is at work, emotions suffer. The goats know how to keep their feelings under control and they often seem emotionally detached. Even if they wanted to, they find it hard to go with the flow and let their emotions out. Their desire to reach their goals can make them extremely self-centered, arrogant and stubborn, which can be really bad for the people around them.
The Good: Humanitarian, Clever, Inventive, Creative
Aquarians always have an original idea of how to make the world a better place, as they have a large humanitarian drive. They spare no single joule of energy in helping people and bettering the world. They are innovators, trendsetters and intellectuals full of ideas. They hate monotony, but thanks to their creativity, they rarely find themselves bored. These eccentrics are fun to be with if being a part of crazy yet brilliant plans and happenings is your cup of tea.
The Bad: Stubborn, Unpredictable, Rebellious
The Aquarius' stubbornness is one of their worst traits. Despite being good listeners and excellent communicators, it's nearly impossible to change their mind. They hate being told how to live their lives and they will never do something they don't want to, which makes them totally unpredictable. And since they are not born to follow, Aquarians are true rebels. Their revolutionary new ideas will find their way to the masses in any way possible.
The Ugly: Aloof, Unemotional, Contradictory
Since Aquarius is an Air sign, these individuals are thinkers and most of their time, they live in their heads. That's incredibly irritating for the people around them, as they seem cold, distant and unemotional. They don't make decisions with their hearts, but their minds, so emotions never cloud an Aquarius' judgment. Also, Aquarians tend to aim for completely different goals at once. They can be both social butterflies and happy to spend some alone time.
The Good: Imaginative, Creativity, Compassionate, Selfless
Pisces do a lot of thinking outside the box, as they are the most imaginative sign of the zodiac. Due to their creativity and imagination, these natural artists can do a masterpiece of a single page of newspaper and a pair of scissors. Pisces is the most compassionate sign of the zodiac and that is one of their best personality traits. These intuitive individuals can recognize what others are going through or what they need and selflessly devote themselves to helping them.
The Bad: Escapist, Lazy, Pessimistic
When things go out of their plan, instead of working hard to find a plan B, Pisces would rather give up. Thanks to their imagination and tendency to daydream, Pisces also like to often escape from the high demanding reality and live in their imaginary world. When faced with things that are of no interest, Pisces are lazy. The only way Pisces can work really hard is to believe in the cause they work for. Otherwise, they can be pessimistic and lose the enthusiasm completely.
The Ugly: Over Sensitive, Self Pitying, Weak Willed
When the Fish's feelings are hurt, they can take things too much to heart and get over sensitive. For them, there's no such thing as non-personal – everything is to be taken personally. Aside from getting emotional very easily, Pisces' self-esteem is easy to destroy, because it is always on a level below average in first place. They are born artists that in many cases fail to reach their potential due to their low self-esteem. Additionally, Pisces are weak willed and their enthusiasm and ambition is easily crushed by influence and pressure by others.