It often takes us a lifetime to truly discover who we really are, and let’s be real, not all of those things are good. Unfortunately, a lot of us feel weird about acknowledging the less great parts of ourselves, which can cause a lot of problems. We can end up feeling a lot worse about ourselves than we have to be because we’re so focused on keeping our worst traits hidden. Because we’re so focused on keeping our bad traits hidden, we don’t spend any time trying to make those things better. Regardless, we all have a good side and a bad side that we need to know about.
The simplest way to break down our basic pros and cons is with our zodiac signs. That sounds a little like oversimplification, but it’s the truth. By checking out your entire astrological chart (which can be done for free on the internet, you can learn a lot about yourself. You might find out that despite being an Aquarius, you’ve got so much Capricorn in your chart that you look more like the latter sign than the former, for example. You might find something really cool in your astrological chart that makes some weird quirk of yours make sense. When you look through this rundown of the best and worst traits of your zodiac sign, make sure you check out your moon sign and any other sign you’re curious about.
Best: Aries – The Most Energetic And Enthusiastic
The average Aries is the person you want at the head of any pack. People under this sign are natural born leaders: they’re even the first in the zodiac, making them the leaders of all the other signs. These are the people who know how to get the job done, even if they don’t actually do it. If you’re an Aries, you feel most comfortable when you can be in your element and use your talents to your greatest potential, and there’s nothing wrong with that if you feel like there is. You’re just not a person who deals with being sidelined well. You’re one of the most enthusiastic people when it comes to a project, and you’re one of the bravest when it comes to being yourself. Your friends are proud to have you in their lives because they know that you’re a person who will always be honest with them and with yourself.
Worst: Aries – Has Literally No Patience
Unfortunately, being an Aries comes with a lack of patience unseen by just about everyone else in the zodiac. You hate being surrounded by incompetence, so when you feel like someone is out of their element, you want them to get with the program. You’re a big fan of tough love, and you don’t get it when people just don’t respond to that. You’ve got a short fuse in general and may the heavens help the person who gets in the way of you or your goals. If you’re an Aries, you have a strong personality that can kind of butt heads with others, and while that can be a good thing, it can be a really bad thing in certain situations and get you into a lot of trouble. You’re like the Ram in the sense that you’re single minded and bullheaded, charging into any sort of challenge without thought of the consequences.
Best: Taurus – Practical, Reliable And Down To Earth
As a Taurus, you’re a person who really is practically perfect in every way. This doesn’t mean that you’re perfect, and you’d be the last person to say that you were. That being said, you often appear perfectly put together at any given point just because of how reliable you are as a person. Consistency is your middle name: what people see is often what they get. On top of your stability, you’re a patient person who knows how to go with the flow, but you also have the strength of mind and character to know when to stand up for something. You’re often considered one of the “mom friends” of the zodiac: you’re responsible and are capable of juggling a lot without cracking due to stress.
Worst: Taurus – Can Be The Laziest Person In History
While you can be pretty great, Taurus, sometimes you run into fundamental issues with others for a few reasons. Your stubbornness can be a valuable asset sometimes, but it can also be the worst when you’ve decided you don’t want to do something. Procrastination is an art form for you: if you can put off doing something you don’t want to do, you’ll do it for as long as it takes. You’re also the type of person who will raise laziness to a way of life. You love the finer things in life regardless of gender, so you won’t just veg out in your living space, refusing to get out of bed. No, you’ll bury yourself in plush blankets and pillows, only dragging yourself out of bed to eat food that is brought to you and to take long bubble baths if that’s what you like. Seriously, you can be one of the laziest people alive when you want to be.
Best: Gemini – Really Smart And Willing To Communicate
As a Gemini, you’re one of the most social, extroverted signs of the zodiac. Even if you’re a painfully shy introvert, there is a part of you that knows exactly how to talk to people, even if you don’t let that side of you out to play very often. You’re quick-witted and are able to talk to just about anyone about just about anything. You’re also very adaptable and know how to make the best of any situation. More importantly, you want to be adaptable and meet all sorts of new people. You’re deeply curious about life and the world around you, and you think the best way to get to know people is to exchange ideas. This is what makes you so smart and such a joy to be around.
Worst: Gemini – Totally Inconsistent
As a Gemini, you’re a wonderful person to talk to, but you’re also one of the flakiest people in all of existence. You’re constantly nervous to the point where it makes you a fundamentally inconsistent person. You also don’t really care too much about consistency either: you’re a ton of personalities rolled up into one and nobody knows what side of you they’re going to see until they see that side of you. This can be a great trait, but more often than not it just makes you look like you’re constantly putting on airs and facades because you can, or because you don’t want anyone seeing the real you. You also hate being alone to the point where you actively avoid it even if you actually do need to decompress: you’d rather be around people than be alone with your thoughts.
Best: Cancer – The Most Caring And Kind
As a Cancer, you’re one of the kindest people anyone will ever meet, and I really do mean anyone. You’re deeply loyal to those you care about and are willing to do basically anything for anyone in that category just because they’re your people. You’re a deeply emotional person who wears your heart on your sleeve, so people who know you best know exactly how much they mean to you. It’s these qualities that will make you take action: you don’t necessarily care about yourself, but if your friends or family are in trouble, you will move heaven and earth for them. You’re low key one of the most tenacious people in the world, but people tend to underestimate you because of how emotional you can get. This is why you’re such a surprise and a hidden gem of a person.
Worst: Cancer – Clingy Like White On Rice
Yes, you love the people in your life, but you can be clingier than a baby kangaroo with its mom, and keep in mind, baby kangaroos literally live inside their mothers. It’s very common to hear from a Cancer’s trusted circle that the Caners in their lives tend to monopolize their lives or at least try to. As an emotional Cancer, you’re also really, really moody and pessimistic, leading you to need a ton of support to even function on a day to day basis. Because of your clinginess, you hate it when people pull away from you, and when people do you tend to get really suspicious about it. You even have the potential to be really manipulative at any given point because of this, which can cause people to pull away from you.
Best: Leo – The Most Charming Person You’ll Ever Meet
As a Leo, you are literally the most charming person alive. I don’t care that there is a legion of Leos out there: all of you are the most charming people in the entire world. You might not be the leader type, but you’re definitely a person who inspires others. More importantly, you tend to be put on pedestals by the people in your life, and because of your flair for the dramatic, you actually like it up there. You’re an incredibly generous person, even with the spotlight, and you’re actually an incredibly sincere person about it. You might be great at telling a person what they want to hear and at making people like you, but you don’t do those things without being anything less than yourself. That’s actually part of your charm.
Worst: Leo – The Most Stubborn Person You’ll Ever Meet
While you’re not the most stubborn person in the zodiac, you’re definitely a person for whom stubbornness hurts you more than helps you. This is because your stubbornness tends to make you arrogant more than anything else. You become stubborn about yourself more than anything else, which is why you can come off as being really self-centered, even if you aren’t. Worse, your stubbornness can make you seem entitled, which in turn makes you look lazy. This is actually a crying shame because you’re one of the more passionate signs of the zodiac and would never dream of being lazy. After all, you’re on a pedestal for a reason and you worked to get to a point where people admire you.
Best: Virgo – Hardworking And Understanding Of People
As a Virgo, you’re one of the people who’s a lot more comfortable behind the scenes than in the spotlight. You’re at your best as the man behind the curtain, making sure everything goes off without a hitch, and more often than not, things go perfectly when you’re around. You’re a deeply logical person who values things that make sense above all else, which means that you can’t stand dramatics. You’re most comfortable when you get to be methodical. You’re not necessarily a spontaneous person, but you honestly do better when one of your great plans gets to come together. You’re a strong person, but people tend to overlook you from time to time because you don’t feel the need to assert your presence. That’s your inner confidence in yourself showing itself.
Worst: Virgo – Obsessive To The Point Of Becoming A Disney Villain
As great as you can be, you also have the potential to be kind of a Disney villain. You’re by far the most obsessive sign of the zodiac, to the point where people around you can actually get kind of scared of you. This is by no means an exaggeration: Virgos are some of the most critical signs when it comes to themselves, and when that harshness on themselves turns outward, it can put that Virgo into a really messed up place. You’re so focused on the little details that you might have missed that you often miss the big picture. This is why Virgos tend to be terrible at dealing with relationship drama: you want things to make sense so badly that you forget that people don’t make sense, have never made sense, and will never make sense all the time. Some Virgos never really learn that.
Best: Libra – The Best At Conflict Resolution, Lives Drama Free
As a Libra, you’re a person who knows people. You’re not necessarily a conversationalist, that job gets done by other signs of the Zodiac far better than you can. However, you’re not a person who’d ever steamroll over someone else’s feelings. You’re actually really tactful: you know how to tell someone the truth without genuinely hurting them. You’re also really charming, so people just gravitate to you because you’re so likable. If you’re in a relationship, you’re probably the type of person who makes your significant-other feel really loved because you’re constantly pulling out all the stops for them. Beneath your romantic exterior, however, is a person who values justice above all things: people who cross you or those you love to learn quickly that you’re quick to forgive but slow to forget, and your patience will wear thin.
Worst: Libra – The Worst Kind Of Fence-Sitter
While a Libra is great at weighing options, Libras are notoriously terrible at making solid decisions. They’re wishy-washy in this regard, constantly second-guessing themselves and others in an attempt to not make a final decision on anything. It’s probably the thing that’s gotten you into the most trouble in your life. As a Libra, you have the potential to be really lazy, which is something that the Air signs tend to share as a vice. What’s definitely more unique to Libras, however, is a tendency to be kind of superficial. You tend to be blinded by a person’s outer beauty or by a first impression, often to the point where you kind of forget that there’s more to a person than what you see on a first meeting. This can lead to you getting really hurt. You also have a tendency to be kind of unreliable, which goes back to the whole “fence-sitting” thing we just talked about.
Best: Scorpio – Passionate About Everything
As a Scorpio, your intensity kind of carries you through just about everything. When you’re trying to achieve a goal, you are singleminded and focused about it: people who get in your way often learn quickly how awful of an idea that is. Betting against you is kind of asking for trouble: you are fearless enough to dive headfirst into most situations and intuitive enough to figure out the solution on the fly. When it comes to relationships and dealing with people, you are empathetic to other people’s problems and tend to feel their pain. You’re deeply loyal to those you care about and you hold yourself up to a high standard that you expect those around you to meet. You understand what a gift life is, even if things aren’t going well for you right now, and you’re not going to waste that gift for one second.
Worst: Scorpio – Passionate About EVERYTHING
As an intense Scorpio, that intensity can get you into as much trouble as it gets you out of. You are by far the most jealous person in the whole zodiac: you can even get possessive and controlling if you’re left unchecked. This is the trait that can make you a risky romantic choice for some. On top of that, you are the master of grudge-holding. You’re very sensitive and get hurt very easily, and you have the potential to hold things against people for far longer than is strictly necessary. This can leave you a bitter shell of a person who’s fueled by resentment. On top of that, your dominant personality can lead you to get manipulative: because you want to stay on top, you can try and make sure those around you stay on the bottom for whatever reason. These are the kind of traits that can really derail you from reaching your full potential, so watch out!
Best: Sagittarius – Really Friendly And Adventurous
As a Sagittarius, you know how to have fun. You have one of the biggest hearts in the whole zodiac, and you’re the type to give someone the food off your plate and clothes off your back for no other reason than that your friend needs it and you can spare it. You’re very straightforward, to the point where you can be considered a little insensitive, but people who call you their friend are happy for that because they know that you’re never going to lie to them for any reason. You’re the type of person who’s always trying to think bigger than you did the day before, too. Whether it’s debating the meaning of life or choosing how to drive across the country on a whim, you’re the type of person who will constantly surprise those who underestimate you and win over those you haven’t met before.
Worst: Sagittarius – Doesn’t Get Attached To Anything Too Deeply
As the wandering soul that you tend to be, you’re the type of person who has a really hard time caring about anything. Your devotion to the truth ends up hurting a lot of feelings. Sure, that person might have needed to hear something, but if you’re tactless about it, your honesty is going to drive people away. You’re awfully impatient, which can make you careless. You often think everything is going to fall together because the universe is going to let that happen, but that’s honestly never the case and more than likely, you’re going to end up awfully disappointed. Your over-confidence tends to also get you into trouble: it often doesn’t occur to you that you can make mistakes until things are going wrong to the point of disaster.
Best: Capricorn – The Most Driven Person You’ll Ever Meet
As a Capricorn, you are incredibly driven and ambitious: your dreams can and do come true not because the universe lets them but because you make things happen for yourself. You are disciplined, practical, and pragmatic, giving you the patience to work hard and the skill set to make your hard work something better, so you’re working smart. You’re an incredible person and people who know you know that you’re going to stop at nothing to get what you want. You’re not an especially impulsive person, which might make people think that you’re kind of a stick in the mud, but that’s not the case at all. You just know that when the going gets tough that you absolutely have to get going.
Worst: Capricorn – The Most Manipulative Person You’ll Ever Meet
While Capricorns can be some of the best people in your corner when you want to achieve a goal, these are not the people you want if you’re looking for a shoulder to cry on. Capricorns aren’t super in touch with their emotions and are often the human embodiment of a bucket of ice water even in good times. They’re almost hilariously pessimistic about everything. which kind of makes the average Capricorn sound like Chicken Little: the sky is always falling, the world is always ending, and there’s nothing that can be done about it. This is kind of what drives the Capricorn’s ambition and taking matters into their own hands: they want to make sure that they’re not going to get screwed over by an unknown force.
Best: Aquarius – Forward Thinking And Unique
As an Aquarius, you’re a person who thinks big. You care about people not because they’re your favorite people but because they are people: you care about the world. Aquarius is the sign of the humanitarian, which is why they think so globally all the time. Aquarians are probably the most intelligent of all the signs of the zodiac because they have such a curiosity about everything and want to learn as much as they can. For all of their intelligence, Aquarians are also really kindhearted and have the ability to make a ton of friends that they’re extremely loyal to. On top of that, Aquarians also tend to be very creative: if you’re looking for an idea that’s outside of the box, ask an Aquarius.
Worst: Aquarius – Really Unpredictable In A Bad Way
Because Aquarians are so creative and cerebral, they’re almost ridiculously impractical. Aquarius is probably the most reliably unreliable and unpredictable sign of the zodiac. As easily as they can be really friendly and kind, they can get really aloof and distant, sometimes even a little mean. They like people, but they’re detached from people in general and tend to think about people on an intellectual level rather than an emotional one. While some people certainly respect that, others just can’t deal with that and end up distancing themselves. In addition to all of this, the Aquarius is by far the most low-key stubborn person you will ever meet in your life, which can get dangerous since the average Aquarian has the potential to be a bit of an extremist.
Best: Pisces – The Most Creative Person You’ll Ever Meet
The average Pisces, even if they’re not an incredibly artsy person, is one of the most creative people you will ever meet in your whole life. These are some of the most intuitive people when it comes to everything: never distrust a Pisces’s gut if you don’t want to end up in a really bad situation. The average Pisces is a really sensitive person, not just for themselves but for the people around them: you’ll never find a more gentle soul than them. The Pisces person also tends to be very selfless and compassionate: they have some of the biggest hearts you’ll ever see in general. That being said, the Pisces person is not someone you’d ever want to push around, and you certainly don’t want to push around someone they care about because these Fish are tougher than you think.
Worst: Pisces – Overemotional And Sometimes Gullible
As much as the Pisces person is kind, sweet, and gentle, they’re also kind of too much of those things sometimes. If you’re a Pisces, chances are you’ve indulged a little too much in escapism, and when things go wrong, you’re a lot more likely to blame your own luck or the universe for it rather than thinking it was something you could control. You’re also really sensitive in a bad way sometimes: it’s really easy for you to get overemotional and overreact to something very small. You’re also a person who’s always looking at the grass to find something greener: even the best things sometimes seem mediocre to you. Because of that, you’re also very scarily pessimistic when things aren’t going your way. All of this tends to fuel your low-key laziness. As great and compassionate as you can be sometimes, you can also be a lot to take.