Leo Personality Traits (+ 3 facts)

This article will take a look at the major personality traits of the zodiac sign ‘Leo’ and highlight what the readers can expect from them in various situations. Furthermore, the article will provide a brief introduction to this star.

What Are The Personality Traits Of A Leo?

The following traits define the personality of the star Leo:

  • Generous
  • Confident
  • Dynamic
  • Brave
  • Natural Leaders
  • Stubborn
  • Sensitive to Criticism
  • Self Centered

Before we discuss each of the traits in detail, let us provide a brief introduction to this zodiac sign!

What Is A Leo?

A Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac and is assigned to those people who are brong between and including July 23 to August 22. They are represented by the famous zodiac sign the ‘lion’ and are known to be fiery passionate individuals who are also cheerful, warm, deterministic and self reliant. The Leo’s birthstones include Peridot, Onyx, Diamond, Carnelian and Ruby.

The zodiac sign of Leo is ruled by the sun itself! The sun signifies energy and those principles that make us up. The never ending kindness and energy Leo expresses is because of the sun. This ruling star also signifies that Leo is focused on themself! It is not to say they are very self centered but they are in touch with their own identity however this does push the star to sometimes focus a bit too much on themselves. So it is a give and take!

Fire is the element of Leo the lion! He can be defined as someone who is playful, feisty and warm as well as exuberant! It gives the king of the jungle confidence and the ability to move people with their charm! This element gives the personality of Leo a loving element which allows people to be comfortable with them and have fun at the same time.

The Personality Traits Of Leo.

Now that we have a brief introduction of this zodiac sign, let’s take a look at it’s personality traits!


Leos are known for their generosity whether it is in the form of their time or energy or even money! They have no issues giving people what they need. They will take out the time to spend the day with you or help you solve your problems; if those are money problems they won’t hesitate giving you the cash you need even if it means they have to insist that you take it. Furthermore, they will invest their energy and interest in you; they will focus on what you have to say and give it a thought!

These are the type of people who want to help others out and don’t feel that pinch when giving away something of their own to help the other person. They will be the first one to volunteer to help and the friend that offers their jacket if it’s raining. They are indeed generous and kind!


The star isn’t represented by the lion for no reason. Leo’s are naturally confident; they know they have the strengths and abilities to get themselves out of a situation or achieve what it is they need but they have the habit of believing in themselves as well.

They will not hesitate to challenge themself nor will they be scared of challenging tasks or situations  instead, they will want to take them on as to test themselves and once again reclaim their status and justify their strengths and capabilities. When finding themselves in an argument they will fiercely defend their own view against the other rarely backing down hence they may even be perceived as arrogant sometimes. They just won’t admit defeat!


Well they are a bit different from the king of the jungle who seems to love lying around all day while the wife is out to fetch him food. These personalities are extremely dynamic; they know how to deal with every situation. They know what is required of them where and when and will adjust themselves as well as their capabilities to fight off just about anything. They are open to new experiences and will easily shift their focus from one thought to the other in a conversation.

They are truly ever changing in that they recognize the world needs them to be adaptable; each day calls for a new task that requires more of their energy and focus. They like new and interesting challenges and do not back away from surprises but accept them with open 



Yes the lion is indeed brave. Remember how Mufasa gave his life for Simba in the stampede of Wildebeests. It is a movie that made every one of us cry so don’t try to hide your feelings! These zodiac signs do not back away in the face of trouble or fear and they will heroically take on any type of challenge. 

They understand their strength and capabilities and value them hence they know they must be the one who is brave and takes steps others would hesitate taking. They will be the first to take on a challenge or problem or volunteer if something difficult is asked of. They do not let their fears or emotions prevent them from acting and without even thinking they will do the unthinkable.

People who fall under this star are brave and courageous and will be the ones you see fighting for justice and the truth. They will have an innate desire to protect others while throwing themselves in the face of danger.

Natural Leaders.

Leo’s are leaders because of all the traits they possess. They are confident, do not back away in the time of trouble and have the innate desire to be at the front hence leading others. Furthermore, their personality is such that they are warm, cheerful and loving which attracts people towards them. They are at times charismatic and need others around them to flaunt their worth like the king does. The fire element makes them unbeatable!

Leo’s are very self confident and this creates trust in people for their abilities. Also, their kind and generous nature inculcates loyalty in others for them and hence they will follow them in even difficult situations. They are indeed suited to be great leaders although they may be prone to making the wrong decisions at times due to their stubbornness and self confidence.


Their confidence and desire to be the best may leave them being stubborn; they will stick to their decisions to avoid being considered a wrong decision maker and it will take a lot of convincing to actually make them admit they took the wrong steps. So, oftentimes, they will end up making mistakes for which they might even throw in some excuses.

Sensitive To Criticism.

Leos will erupt if they are criticised. The passion and determination they put into their work will not let you stand and criticize it. They will become extremely defensive and angry to the extent that they may get loud; sometimes they experience anger issues where their face gets red, they are unable to control their emotions and they will go on a rant so be careful.

It is necessary to approach them in a wise manner when it comes to giving suggestions. It is important to appreciate their work and choose the right time for giving suggestions.

Self Centered.

Sometimes Leos tend to be egocentric and will view things, people and the world only through their lens. They are absorbed in themselves and their ideas hence they will be focused on what it is they want to have and what it is they dislike without regard for others. They may hence be not understanding or accommodating of others opinions or wants.

This trait may lead them to become arrogant or stubborn because they only think about their life and it’s problems. This does not mean they are rude or not nice to others but their main focus is themselves. To have long relationships they need to understand that they need to think about others first sometimes and put their own lens away.


This article looked at the major personality traits of Leos and apprised the audience of what to expect when around them not to mention how they should handle difficult situations. The article also gave a brief introduction to this zodiac sign.

Frequently Asked Questions: The Personality Traits Of Leo.

What are Leo’s bad traits?

Leo’s bad traits include stubbornness, jealousy, naivety, arrogance and restlessness.

What is Leo’s weakness?

A weakness of Leo is that they find it difficult to change their decision for the good because they want to show others and themselves that they are self confident.

What do Leo’s love?

Leo’s love to be generous and give gifts and be kind to others.




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