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
Love deeply and intensely
Very loyal and protective of loved ones
Feelings run deep
Observant (don't miss any details!)
Excellent memory (don't forget any details!)
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
Can be self destructive
Can be self pitying
Pessimistic (tend to dwell on the past)
Scorpios tend to like:Secrets (yours and theirs!)
The dark side of life
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.