10 Negative Personality Traits of Scorpio (Man & Woman)
I know a lot of you have already started listing down Scorpio's negative traits. And I know that this Zodiac sign can seem to only have bad characteristics or negative traits. But that's being a little too harsh of them. Scorpios have a different way of approaching the world. It can seem selfish and rude and standoffish. So, it feels a little unfair to write an article that furthers these stereotypes. However, to all the Scorpio men and women reading this, I shall not be unfair to you. In this article, you will only see the Scorpio traits that are bad. And you can do well trying to overcome those too. After all, there is nothing that you cannot do, right?
Here is a list of 10 negative personality traits of the Scorpio man or woman!
1. Scorpios just cannot let it go!
What personality type do Scorpios have? The first thing that comes to mind is vengeful. It is probably the most unique and defining character of the Scorpio personality. Don't ever hurt a Scorpio. Because they will get back at you for it, it might not be today, might not be tomorrow. May not even be this month. But the Scorpio will attack. And when they do, it will be ten times more hurtful to you, than your action was to them. It gets worse actually. You don't need to hurt them to earn their vengeance. It doesn't matter what you, the intention behind an action was. The Scorpio wouldn't try to find out. Even a perceived wrongful action against them is enough to get them into revenge mode.
2. They only see things as good or bad
On the subject of perceived hurt comes this next point. What are Scorpios weaknesses? Their inability to see the complexities of this world. they judge all actions as good or bad. Black or white. They fail to capture the nuances of actions. As they act based on this notion of fairness. This weakness also leads to their 'self-righteous snob' image. It's not that they consciously see some people as lesser than themselves. It's just that they are unable to see how humans can't decide between wrong and right. And when someone doesn't make what they feel is the right choice, the men and women born under the Scorpio Zodiac sign don’t shy away from letting their disapproval known.
3. They are extremely inflexible
Now, you might think that the last negative trait is something that can be easily overcome. It's not that easy for the Scorpio female or male. Because they are incapable of changing themselves. A Scorpio cannot change who they are even if their life depended on it. In this sense, they can be very narrow-minded. I hear your groans of disagreement loud and clear Scorpios. But this is the ugly truth that you have to face. One of my best friends is a Scorpio. She's an amazing person who doesn't have a lot of friends because people fail to see how amazing she is. But would she try to make some personality changes so that people are less intimidated by her? NEVER! It's not her problem that people cannot take some honest critique. Or are not as evolved as they should be. Well, this leaves you with a Scorpio who isn't liked by a lot of people.
4. They will criticize you to your face. And ignore you for life if you criticize them
The Scorpios' need to criticize isn't as compulsive as the Virgos'. But when something is too far against what they think is right, they won't shy away from letting you know. that alone is enough to turn people against them. Because no one likes to be told they are wrong. And honestly, sometimes you just have to keep the criticism to yourself. The biggest difference between Scorpio and Virgo is not the intensity to criticize. It's the Scorpios inability to take criticism. They HATE being told that they are wrong. Unless they feel that something is awry. They will bite your head off if you tell them that you disapprove of something that they are doing. And it can be as simple as telling them that you don't like the dress they bought. The typical Scorpios will cut off all ties from this person, who dared question their fashion sense.
5. Emotionally volatile
And why does all of this happen? Why do Scorpios react this way to situations? Quick to anger. Easy to hurt. It’s because they are extremely emotional. It doesn’t seem like it because of their cold exteriors. But when it comes to their emotions about themselves, they can be very touchy. Now there are two ways in which you can react when you are this emotionally sensitive. You can either cry. Or you can drain your feelings through anger. And you guessed it! Scorpios choose the latter, much destructive way.
6. Their anger makes them self-destructive
In a way I pity the Scorpios, to be honest. They are unaware of so many of their weaknesses and yet they suffer for them. How can someone improve if they don’t even realize that they need to? and when the emotional hurricane hits, it destroys everything in its path. You might think that the eye of the tornado remains unaffected. That’s what the Scorpio native feels too. But when the damage is done and the hurricane passes away. That’s when the Scorpio starts to take stock of the damage they have done to themselves on the way.
7. Jealousy is their second gravest sin
What’s the second most common trait in emotionally sensitive people? They are high on jealousy and can be extremely possessive. It is a fact well-known, that the men and women born under the Scorpio Zodiac sign can be extremely jealous and possessive. This isn’t limited to their romantic partners. But their close friends too. they cannot stand being looked over for someone else. If their best friend is talking to someone else. Or hanging out with others when they don’t want to go. That is enough to get the Scorpios in full jealous mode. These are people who can be jealous of someone else’s success too.
8. The Halo effect is strong among the Scorpio natives
Halo effect is when we feel someone, whom we have a favorable opinion of, can do no wrong. For example, some parents never accept that their sons are eve-teasing, roadside Romeos. When a Scorpio man or woman likes someone. Or believes in someone they will never see any fault in them. No matter what anyone says, they will never see anything wrong in the people they love. This blinds them to their faults. And when those people eventually end up hurting them, then the vicious cycle of revenge begins.
9. They can be extremely controlling
Anyone who is set in their ways is so because they believe theirs is the best way. And they expect everyone around them to follow their path too. The Scorpio men and women are no different. They expect everyone around them to do as they say. And so, you will find them going around telling everyone what to do. What they fail to take note of is that people might not agree with their opinion. When that happens, they lose their mind. Sowing seeds of more discontent.
10. They don’t shy away from using intimidation to get what they want
And if you have ever felt intimidated by a Scorpio male or female, chances are they intended to intimidate you. They know that they can scare people off easily. And when they know it is difficult to get their way, they will try to get it by crook.
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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.