Aries personality traits
Aries are action people, born to initiate and lead. This makes for an exciting and dynamic personality. Their main strength is their courage to face life's challenges head on, and ability to inspire others. Their main weakness is impatience and a strong desire to get their own way, which can manifest as occasional bossiness or temper issues.
Best Aries traits and characteristics
Worst Aries traits and characteristics
It's worth noting that most good Aries traits and characteristics have an equal and opposite bad trait or characteristic. For example, someone who is highly analytical could be described as either intelligent (good) or unemotional (bad). Someone who is spontaneous (good) is also impulsive (bad).
Aries people tend to like:
Living for the moment
Romance to be fun and exciting
Where do these Aries traits come from?
One of the fascinating things about astrology is the patterns which exist. Aries personality traits certainly aren't random. They come from a combination of the signs ruling planet, element, polarity, house and quality. All of these are also used (consistently) elsewhere within astrology and come together to form the unique package which is the Aries personality.
Are the traits of every Aries the same?
No. The above traits exist if someone has an Aries sun sign. However every individual also has other planet placements (Moon, Mars, Venus etc) which modify this behavior. In some cases one or more of the basic personality traits listed above will be modified or even replaced. Only by examining all the planet placements for an individual can we get a complete picture of their unique personality. A skilled astrologer can often calculate these backwards from the ways that the basic sun sign behavior is being modified.
Aries traits - nurture versus nature
As children we are subjected to many experiences and influences. These can lead to a determined effort to modify our personality and behavior. The traits still exist, but they can be over ridden by free thought. It's fairly common for negative traits to gradually diminish as a person gets older, wiser and more socially adept.