10 Negative Personality Traits of Leo (Man & Woman)
You might love the Leos. You might even hate them. But you certainly cannot ignore them. And deep down all of us want to be them. Being misunderstood is a long-standing problem with people born under the Leo zodiac sign. All of my Leo friends often find themselves wondering why people don’t like them. Well, for the most part, the problem is the people and not them. But the Leos are not without fault. After all, the King of the Jungle can falter too. Do you want to know more about the dark side of the Leo, their bad qualities and weaknesses?
Here is a list of the 10 negative personality traits of Leo (man and woman)!
1. The Holier than Thou Attitude
Wonder why Leos are often wondering why people don't like them? They can't come to terms with how anyone can have a problem with them. It is not something that they can help. But Leos have a superiority complex. This makes them arrogant, flashy, pompous and altogether unbearable. And obviously, they are unaware of these issues. Now, I'm not here to be unfair to the Leo men and women. Because once you get to know them, you realize that they are more than their pride. After all, what is royalty without the pomp and fair?
2. They have to get their way
Compromise is not something on the list of a Royal. Have you ever heard of Queen Elizabeth making compromises? Well, you probably never saw her in a headlock with a Leo. The Leo inflexibility is the talk of legends. Now, I know that this can be said about Aries and Sagittarius too. But you will see them making compromises or being flexible, now and then. The men and women born under the Leo astrological sign are not ones to ever bow down for anyone. Even when they are not invested in an idea too much. You will see them fighting to get their way.
3. The legendary Leo tempers
All fire signs in astrology are known for their temperament. The Leo zodiac sign is no exception to this rule. The Leo woman’s temper is even more frightening than the Leo man's. It's not that she bursts into anger and blasts anyone who comes in her way. She is too classy for something like that. she has other ways. Like making sarcastic comments. Ignoring you. And throwing passive-aggressive tantrums, till she gets you to your knees, begging for forgiveness.
4. And their pace is as slow and classy as a Royal procession
Ever seen a Royal procession making its way down a hall? The pace is to die for. Because people probably actually die, waiting for it to get from one place to the other. And the Leo men and women all follow suit. They are known for being lazy and late for everything. No matter how many times you tell them to get ready on time. Or no matter how important the event might be. The Leos move at a pace that suits them best. This should probably top the Leo negative traits list.
5. They rule their peer group like a monarch too
Maybe this is a problem that Fire signs like me feel the most. If you read this and go “that’s exactly what my Leo friend does too!”. Or if you are a Leo, either man or woman, who reads this and goes, “I never do that”. That means I’m not the only one who feels this way. But the Leos have an almost compulsive need to be the leaders in a group. In short, they can be dominating. They will only want to do what they are in the mood of doing. If the group decides to do something that the Leo woman is not interested in doing, her passive aggressiveness will surface. The Leo nature is way too complex, right?
6. They are not above cheating either
Here’s the thing about Leo men, and even Leo women. If they don’t get the attention they seek, they start looking for it elsewhere. There are so many chances that they will give you to correct your oversight. Leos love to be the center of attention. Everywhere. And when it comes to relationships, it becomes especially important. If you are unable to fulfill your Leo lover’s needs, they might get them fulfilled from someone else. But fear not, for you will have to be very neglecting of your Leo partner for them to do this. Leos, usually, are known to be extremely loyal. Infidelity is beneath them. So, make sure you give your Leo love the attention they need.
7. Leos tend to have unrealistic expectations
The point that leads them to cheat also leads us to this next point about the Leo personality. They need to be the center of attention, no matter where they go. This puts them in confrontation with a lot of their friends and even family. Now, most Leos can keep this almost compulsive need under check. But the moment someone else starts overshadowing them, the Leo dark side comes to the surface. And then everything is fair to them. It is after all war. As a spectator of Leo's passive aggression, you will feel like you have been transported to a telenovela.
8. Extreme jealousy and possessiveness
If you are Leo's beau then this is something you can certainly relate to. If you are a friend, you will start noticing it now. Leos aren't known to be good at sharing things. Or even people. their relationships are laced with extreme jealousy and possessiveness. It gets worse when they get angry at their partner being jealous. “Do what I say, don’t do what I do,” is a favorite Leo saying. And if you are unable to calm their jealous instincts, it will soon erupt like a volcano. Don’t be too surprised when she embarrasses you in front of your friends. or throws all of your clothes out of the house.
9. When hurt, Leo men and women can be vengeful too
Passive aggression is tolerable. Do you know what isn't? Revenge. Remember what I said about telenovelas? Never step on a Lion's tail. They will eat you alive. Same applies to the people born under the Leo zodiac too. Never be on the bad side of a Leo male or a Leo female. They will make you regret it. How bad can it be, right? Certainly is bad enough to make you never do it again. But then, that was their aim, to begin with. So, points to the vengeful Leo?
10. Natural flirts and master manipulators
I am yet to meet a Leo who wasn’t the crush of at least 5 people at a time. there’s just something about the Leo personality. And they know it too. Don’t think they aren’t consciously aware of this. Leos actively seek the romantic attention of those around them. So, don’t be surprised when you see them flirting around. At the same time, they will tell you that you are overthinking. Or that you are imagining things. That’s the other thing. Leo women and men can be masters at manipulating. But the good thing is that those Leos are a little too obvious. Only fools fall into their traps. Not all of them will make a fool of their loved ones.
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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.
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