What Happens When You Hurt a Leo Man?
Pride goeth before a fall. Unless you are a Leo because then pride never goeth anywhere. Ever. I may come across as harsh but with Leos, everything is a matter of pride. If you have hurt them, it is obviously something that they were not anticipating. So, in hurting them you have hurt the pride that they feel at being able to judge people. Or the pride that they felt in trusting you to begin with. Needless to say, when a Leo male gets hurt, they are deeply wounded. And the effort to seek their forgiveness should match the proportion of the wound that was inflicted. So, how do you do that? By understanding what happens when you hurt a Leo man.
Do Leos get hurt easily?
I think the first thing that we should cover is Leo tolerance. Some signs don't get offended easily. Like Sagittarius and Capricorns, who have a really strong shell. And then others cry at even the unintended actions. Like Cancers and Scorpios. Leo lies somewhere in between the two categories.
It isn't easy to hurt a Leo because they have a very strong sense of self which protects them from a small thing. They let most thing pass as they are beneath them. Or maybe they will react in the most regal way possible and shun the person responsible for the offense. Without giving a second thought to it later on.
It is those who matter the most to a Leo man whose actions strongly affect them. They can ignore small, insignificant slights. After all, it is a part of their magnanimous personality to forgive. But when someone they care deeply about does something unexpectedly mean, the Leo men find it very difficult to ignore it.
How does a Leo man act when he is hurt?
It would be wrong to say that all Leos can be put into the same category. It would hurt them even more than they already are. Of course, all of them react differently. But some basic motivations remain the same. So, how do Leos behave and act when hurt?
There will be passive aggression in their general demeanor. And it wouldn't be very hard to notice. Because they want you to notice and then apologize profusely. Many people ask me, shouldn't we apologize then? The thing is that it wouldn't be any help to you.
Because they want you to suffer humiliation. One way of doing it is letting you apologize and not forgiving you. And it also makes you appear weak in their eyes. And if you don’t seem to be suffering much on your own, they will try their best to make you.
Another classic move, that Leo guys apply is that they cease talking to the person who hurt them. For one, they can’t stand your presence. Second, they don’t want to make you feel that things are, or can be, normal.
More importantly, they will talk bad about you behind your back. The common friends that you have with him would know that something’s up. they will either reach out to you to act as a mediator. Or the mean ones would just try to get some gossip out of you.
And despite all of it, they will act like everything’s fine. If you think that you will just directly talk to them and sort things out, you are wrong. The Leo male will never admit that something’s wrong. There’s a weird pleasure that they derive by doing this.
What do you do when a Leo man is mad at you?
If you have come this far, then you have definitely hurt a Leo man. So, what do you do now? How do you apologize to a Leo man? Here’s how.
Start with a sincere and heartfelt apology. Sincerity doesn’t mean you get all mushy with emotions. Your apology will have to be very mature. At the same time, it should cover all bases. This means that you must acknowledge your fault. Explain yourself. And give a strong reassurance of not doing the same thing twice.
Then figure out what exactly offended him so much. I know that this sounds like a disrupted order. But he wouldn't tell you what's wrong until he knows that you are truly apologetic. He may open up once he hears that you repent hurting him.
It is quintessential that you do not do anything that offends him in the process. Not before your apology and certainly not after things have calmed down. Because he’s testing you. Watching you. Seeing if you really meant all those things that you told him. Or whether it was just a lie.
Keeping your emotions in check is absolutely necessary. Leos cannot stand immature behavior, even when they engage in it themselves. So, if you think that you will cry and win him with sentimental dialogues, that won’t work. You need to be really calm and collected throughout the whole process.
How do you know when a Leo man is over you and wants to break up?
You wouldn’t want to wait a long time before apologizing to a Leo man. For one, his anger will only grow. Second, you don't want to wait until he decides to move on. Because he won't just move over you, but the whole relationship. So, what are the signs that the Leo man is ready to break up and move on?
There will be a sense of sadness about him and he will be bored all the time. This could also be because something really troubling is happening in his life. But if everything else is just fine, it might be a bad sign for you.
He just wouldn’t be as involved with activities as he used to be. No matter what you try, no matter what you do, he won’t be interested. It would seem like your presence sucks the joy out of everything.
And he would actively seek out company when he’s with you. Because he needs something to keep him interested. He cannot enjoy himself in your presence. He will either cancel plans that you make for the two of you. Or he will insist on inviting friends.
He will be extremely blunt about all the faults in the relationship and you. Leos are usually extremely careful with not hurting the feelings of those they love. But if he's fallen out of love then it won't matter at all. So, all those things that he was ignoring earlier will begin to surface. Ultimately, he will simply come out and tell you that it's over for good.
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For nearly 15 years now, I have been writing about the mysteries of the zodiac signs, their characteristics and personality traits, their compatibility, their relationships and their passionate loves, with all the beauty but also all the complexity this can entail.