Scorpio traits

Scorpio personality traits

Scorpios are intense and mysterious (complex and private). This combination is usually seen as either sexy or scary, depending on your viewpoint. Known for being slow to trust and generally suspicious Scorpios respect honesty, and are the most observant sign rarely missing or forgetting any detail of a conversation or situation. They rarely forget any kindness, selfless act or wrong which is done to them. Scorpios are often attracted to the darker side of life (mysteries, the occult, criminology, paranormal etc)

Best Scorpio traits and characteristics

Sexy!
Love deeply and intensely
Intense
Sensible
Serious
Practical
Realistic
Nurturing
Caring
Compassionate
Very loyal and protective of loved ones
Romantic
Spiritual
Feelings run deep
Sympathetic
Intuitive
Observant (don't miss any details!)
Excellent memory (don't forget any details!)
Determined
Deep thinking
Persistent
Willful
Independent
Uninhibited
Sensitive

Worst Scorpio traits and characteristics

It's worth noting that most good Scorpio 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).

Obsessive
Suspicious
Unforgiving
Can be self destructive
Can be self pitying
Unpredictable
Introverted
Emotional
Oversensitive
Stubborn
Opinionated
Inflexible
Pessimistic (tend to dwell on the past)

Scorpios tend to like:

Secrets (yours and theirs!)
Dark colors
The dark side of life
Honesty
To feel in control

Scorpios tend to dislike:

Dishonesty
Superficial or fake people

Where do these Scorpio traits come from?

One of the fascinating things about astrology is the patterns which exist. Scorpio 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 Scorpio personality.

Are the traits of every Scorpio the same?

No. The above traits exist if someone has a Scorpio 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.

Scorpio 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.


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