Libra personality traits
Libra people are amongst the most socially skilled in the zodiac. Natural diplomats they excel at seeing another's point of view in order to control or collaborate with them. Known for being highly attractive they are generally the most elegant and sophisticated of all the signs. They tend to be idealistic and peaceful people who are easy going and rarely feel that fighting or arguments are the best solution to a problem.
Best Libra traits and characteristics
Peaceful (rarely bother to fight for something)
Worst Libra traits and characteristics
It's worth noting that most good Libra 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).
Have a hard time saying 'no'
Need approval from others
Can be unemotional
Libras tend to like:
Harmony and peace
Partnership, teamwork and shared goals
Meeting new people
Trying new things
Libras tend to dislike:
Irrational or highly emotional people
Where do these Libra traits come from?
One of the fascinating things about astrology is the patterns which exist. Libra 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 Libra personality.
Are the traits of every Libra the same?
No. The above traits exist if someone has a Libra 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.
Libra 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.