Leo Traits and Star Sign Personality

Do you know the traits of a Leo? As the zodiac’s fifth sign, Leo traits include dramatic flair, flamboyancy and self-expression. Understanding Leo traits can help you get along with this sign in love, work and life.

What are Leo traits?

Have you ever met someone who was bold, theatrical and even a little overly dramatic? Chances are, this person was a Leo, the sign born between July 23-August 22. Learning the Leo star sign personality and Leo traits can help you coexist in harmony with this zodiac sign, which can be light-hearted and fun-loving, but also arrogant and egomaniacal. 

Chief among the traits of a Leo is their fierce need for self-expression. A Leo has a strong personality and a desire to take the stage (both literally and proverbially). They are proud and will wear their heart on their sleeve, but can often get swept away in personal theatrics. A Leo can upstage others, forgetting that each and every person is a valuable member to a team. Yet, a Leo’s flair for powerful leadership can also let everyone have their spot in the sunshine. Leo is the sign of the hopeless romantic. As the zodiac’s fifth sign, Leo loves to be the center of attention.

What kind of person is Leo?

Positive Leo astrology traits include being courageous, kind, generous, loyal, protective, nakedly honest and entertaining. They’re not afraid to let their true essence shine in the Sun, which is also their planetary ruler. Leo energy leaves others feeling awakened and revitalized in an empowering way.

Difficult traits of the Leo sign include being greedy, sloppy, coldhearted, jealous, aggressive and vain. Leo is a loyal fixed sign and an extroverted fire sign. But as the fifth sign of the zodiac, Leo can also be overbearing. Leo may have a tendency to step on some toes and get a little overzealous, even pissing people off with their bossy demeanor. But they are also natural born leaders who take extreme pride in their talents and beliefs.

While some traits of the Leo sign can make them seem obnoxious at times, their warmth and heart of courage is also endearing, and their charisma is irresistible. 

Now that you know more about the personality traits of Leo, find out how you match with this zodiac sign.

Your Leo Horoscope

Leo Daily Horoscope

Leo Weekly Horoscope

Leo Monthly Horoscope

Traits of the Astrology Signs

Aries Traits (March 21-April 19)

Taurus Traits (April 20-May 20)

Gemini Traits May 21-June 20)

Cancer Traits (June 21-July 22)

Leo Traits (July 23-August 22)

Virgo Traits (August 23-September 22)

Libra Traits (September 23-October 22)

Scorpio Traits (October 23-November 21)

Sagittarius Traits (November 22-December 21)

Capricorn Traits (December 22-January 19)

Aquarius Traits (January 20 to February 18)

Pisces Traits (February 19 to March 20)


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