Despite what some of us may think about ourselves—or even what we think about others—there's no perfect personality out there. We're all made up of both positive and negative traits whether we like it or not. Even when one looks at their horoscope for guidance, they'll find that each zodiac sign possesses traits on both sides of the coin.
Knowing one's best and worst traits can provide several benefits. It helps someone to understand which way they tend to act and behave most naturally. Once someone knows this, they'll be better equipped to predict how they might operate in certain situations and settings. Therefore, no subject is more applicable than zodiac signs when it comes to romance and relationships.
Usually in life, we prefer to only hear about the good parts of our personality while ignoring the bad. Instead of only hearing about the good traits, the following list sets out to give a bigger picture. Not only is the very best trait given for each sign, but also the not so great trait. Although every zodiac has several traits to choose from, we only picked out the most important good and bad traits. Knowing you at your best and at your worst is necessary for living life to the fullest.
24 Gemini’s Lowest Low Is A Fear Of Boredom
Like all zodiac signs, Geminis aren't free from having bad attributes. They often get flack for always looking ahead to the next thing. They appear discontent with whatever life throws their way since they're always on the lookout for something new.
It's not unusual for a Gemini to grow bored and restless as a result.
As problematic as that might sound, however, that's not even the worst trait for Geminis. According to the AU website News, their friendships don't last very long since they always want an upgrade. This makes it difficult for them to build lasting relationships that enrich their lives.
23 Gemini’s Highest High Is A Willingness To Explore
The last thing a Gemini wants to do is sit still. They have a deep desire to explore new things like places and people. From a relationship standpoint, this bodes well for someone dating a Gemini.
Those born under the Gemini sign will show interest in their romance, as Elite Daily reports. Out of a desire to learn all about their partner, it won't be rare for them to put effort into finding out everything there is to know. They're happy whenever they learn more about their person. Geminis are sociable and friendly when they want to uncover new information, making it the best thing about them.
22 Virgo’s Lowest Low Is Criticism Of Others
If you want to make a Virgo happy, then strive for perfection. Otherwise, if you fall short of that lofty goal, they might criticize you for it. That pretty much makes every human being at odds with Virgos.
Virgos tend to expect a lot from others.
As Awakening People notes, they hold others to the same perfectionist standard they hold themselves to. It's not something they should feel bad about doing per se since it's in their nature. The irony, though, is that this striving for perfectionism is actually their biggest flaw. Even though it has some benefits, it becomes their worst quality when they hold others to it.
21 Virgo’s Highest High Is An Attention To Detail
Like a double-edged sword, a Virgo's perfectionism also benefits them. Not much gets by a Virgo. That's a good thing, considering they won't be the first to make really obvious mistakes.
Awakening People reports that Virgos have a reputation for being extremely detail-oriented. Although that may lead to their developing OCD tendencies, it makes them orderly in life. They're often the ones who will be happy to take a look at something at the very end of the process just to make sure everything is perfect. You can expect them to produce high-quality projects in life, and this makes it their strongest personality trait.
20 Taurus’ Lowest Low Is The Inability To Change
A Taurus is perfectly happy and content with who he or she is. Even if there's not too much going on in their lives, they don't feel the need to change.
As the AU website News points out, a Taurus isn't concerned with progress or taking any steps in life.
Appropriately, the sign represents a bull, who doesn't feel a need to stray outside of what's comfortable. This is a Taurus' worst trait because it goes against the basic human desire to grow. The last thing a Taurus wants to do is indulge this side of their personality, or they might miss out on all life has to offer.
19 Taurus’ Highest High Is Standing By Others In Tough Times
If a Taurus ever manages to branch out and make friends, they bring a lot to the table. A Taurus is one of the best friends anyone could ask for when it comes to zodiac signs.
A Taurus is dependable when a friend needs someone to lean on. Even though a Taurus may remind you of how they're always there— as This Is Insider reports— it's worth the tradeoff of always having them around. Great friends are hard to find, but with a Taurus by your side, you'll always have someone there in the good times and bad. This is easily the best quality that Taurus' possess.
18 Pisces’ Lowest Low Is Lacking Self-Love
Pisces are fragile. That means that words from others hold a lot of weight. Another person can either raise a Pisces up or tear them down. On the other hand, if a Pisces has more self-worth, criticisms wouldn't have such a huge impact on them.
As a result of their fragility, a Pisces may be susceptible to making compromises in a relationship to avoid pain.
According to Elite Daily, a Pisces can resort to unhealthy tendencies in a relationship to protect themselves. For example, a Pisces could gravitate towards clingy behavior. A lack of self-love can have a disastrous effect on a Pisces.
17 Pisces’ Highest High Is Love And Kindness
There are a few signs on this list that make especially great romantic partners. Pisces definitely make the cut. Relationships are important to them. Therefore, they're going to invest a lot in their partner. This means that the relationship will be very important to a Pisces. They're not going to take love lightly.
Plus, when a Pisces loves you, you know it's genuine. As Elite Daily points out, a Pisces knows best how to love. Not only does it come naturally, but it's something they're interested in maturing over time. A Pisces' ability to make others feel loved is their best quality.
16 Libra’s Lowest Low Is Never Making A Decision
There's a reason the sign for Libras is the weighing scale, which is symbolic of two choices. For many Libras, life is all about this balance. Unlike the impulsive Aries, a Libra is going to think about their decision before making it. That is, if they ever do end up making a choice.
According to Elite Daily, the lowest low that's bogging down Libras is that they're indecisive.
Libras tend to get too caught up in considering the fallout of their actions. Crippled by this consideration, they end up having a hard time making a decision in the first place. It's the worst kind of trait for a Libra to have.
15 Libra’s Highest High Is Being A Lover, Not A Fighter
With a Libra comes the ability to take everyone into account. According to a Libra's perspective on things, no one gets lost in the shuffle. Since they're able to see everyone's point of view, this makes them easily sympathetic to others. This trait translates well to romantic relationships.
As Elite Daily notes, a Libra is going to look out for their partner's needs. Someone who's with a Libra never needs to worry about their partner's selfishness. In fact, a Libra's support for another may even go so far that it inhibits their own life. Libra's sympathy and ability to know someone deeply is what makes this their best trait.
14 Scorpio’s Lowest Low Is Manipulating Others
It comes naturally for a Scorpio to influence others. Scorpios draw people in and have an aura from which others can't turn away. That makes them more susceptible to what a Scorpio wants. Humans aren't perfect though.
Equipped with the kind of power they have, Scorpios have a tendency to use others for personal gain.
This has the potential to fill their lives with conflict- and as YourTango reports, Scorpios thrive on it. They may even feed on antagonism since they feel more powerful when they stimulate responses in others. This inclination for exploiting others is the lowest of the low when it comes to Scorpios.
13 Scorpio’s Highest High Is Having Noble Pursuits
One of the reasons Scorpios are so impressionable is due in part to their confidence. They don't shy away when others are around. This can even get them in trouble at times since they don't hesitate to show frustration if that's how they feel.
Where that confidence comes from is a pursuit for life and all the good it has to offer. As This Is Insider notes, a Scorpio is not afraid of anything. This kind of behavior even has the potential to alarm others. Not only is this thirst for life a good thing, but the best trait Scorpios have to offer.
12 Aries’ Lowest Low Is Jealousy In Romances
Any sign that belongs to the element of fire is going to deal with passion. Aries are prone to going all-in when it comes to relationships. They don't commit to something with anything less than a 100 percent effort.
But Aries' passion can also backfire if it's not returned in love.
Even more— as Awakening People notes— an Aries is prone to jealousy when it comes to romance. They find it easy to feel betrayed and jump to conclusions about their partner, even if they suspect the slightest lack of affection. This makes an Aries hard to accommodate in love if they're easily hurt.
11 Aries’ Highest High Is Bravery In All Situations
If there's one thing an Aries excels at, it's that they have confidence. According to Bustle, this adventurous spirit is what ultimately drives an Aries to make the decisions they do. Whenever they're in a tight spot, it's not a problem to find a way out of it. It's more instinct than it is a deliberate thought.
This makes Aries brave from the inside out. They don't take a moment to consider what might go wrong, because there only appears to be one clear choice— action. While this can also create problems for an Aries, it's also the driving force behind all their positive traits.
10 Capricorn’s Lowest Low Is Lacking Forgiveness
There's a huge contrast between people who take life seriously and those who are just plain clowns. When it comes to Capricorns, life isn't a game. They've got goals and no time to waste in reaching them.
Should you encounter a Capricorn who's more than a little gruff with you, don't expect an apology in return.
According to News— an AU website— no one is worthy of a Capricorn's forgiveness. They don't have to apologize for who they are. Although many believe this, it ends up being their worst quality. We'll just agree to apologize about it on their behalf.
9 Capricorn’s Highest High Is A Strong Work Ethic
With great drive comes great accomplishments. It may not be the exact quote from the Spider-Man films, but it certainly applies to Capricorns. These personalities are relentless in their pursuit of whatever goals it is they want to achieve.
That means they're hard workers. According to Awakening People, Capricorns will go to whatever lengths possible to see their dreams come to fruition. While the Taurus sits idle and content in their place, a Capricorn won't waste any time. It doesn't matter whether it's the weekend or a national holiday. This drive is the best trait when it comes to Capricorns.
8 Aquarius’ Lowest Low Is Withdrawing From Others
With all due respect, Aquarians are sort of like aliens. It's not that they're from another planet— it’s just that they'd rather live somewhere else. Some even criticize them for not wanting to make human connections.
At the end of the day, Aquarians would rather isolate themselves away from human existence.
The problem here is that it's not realistic or healthy to take that approach in life. According to the AU website News, an Aquarian is more concerned with studying others from afar than they are interacting with them. The worst trait Aquarians possess is their lack of desire to be around others.
7 Aquarius’ Highest High Is Going With The Flow
What's great about an Aquarius is the self-assurance they possess. They don't exist to please anyone and it's a fact they're well aware of. This allows them to transcend the trappings that often plague social situations. In turn, they're able to tackle whatever circumstance comes their way.
When Aquariuses show their flexibility, it can also have a positive impact on those around them. As Bustle points out, an Aquarian leads by example— which allows others to be comfortable in their own skin as well. Though that kind of influence wouldn't be possible unless they were willing to go with the flow.
6 Sagittarius’ Lowest Low Is Giving A Cold Shoulder
If you're wondering whether you've ever exchanged words with a Sagittarius before, you'll know by hold cold it gets. As YourTango reports, a Sagittarius has a tendency to get icy whenever they are at odds with you. They won't even use words to show how upset they are.
You might just get the silent treatment if you upset a Sagittarius.
This trait lines up with Sagittarius' tendency to rotate between different moods from one moment to the next. It's part of what makes this sign so unique and complex. If there's one thing that's clear though, it is never to cross a Sagittarius.
5 Sagittarius’ Highest High Is A Passion For Learning
A Sagittarius wants to know all there is to know. Less an insatiable appetite, Sagittarius' find a pure delight in learning, as Elite Daily reports. There's more of an importance on the experience of discovery than there is actually knowing something. What matters most is that a Sagittarius is willing to learn, even if it takes time and effort.
When it comes to love, a Sagittarius is a great partner to have. They'll find pleasure in the process of getting to know you. There isn't much of a challenge either in getting a Sagittarius to try something new as a couple.
4 Cancer’s Lowest Low Is Their Mood Swings
Emotions are a key factor for Cancers. It's the currency they deal in when it comes to interacting with others. At times, their emotions might seem clear, but the problem is that their mood changes.
With a Cancer, it's sometimes hard to know what's real.
On the other hand— as Elite Daily notes— a Cancer can act like the crab its zodiac sign represents. Crabs have shell-like bodies they use to protect themselves. Similarly, a Cancer is going to use that shell to hide their emotions. This restricted approach is naturally going to alienate and turn off others, making this the worst Cancer trait.
3 Cancer’s Highest High Is Caring For Others
Cancers might be protective of their own emotions. That means it's going to take some work if you ever want to uncover what they're really thinking. Should they ever reveal their true selves to you, however, there's a lot of love and care in store.
As Awakening People notes, Cancers are some of the most loving and caring people around. Plus, they have the ability to look at situations from another person's point of view. If you know a Cancer, you can expect them to bring a lot of sincerity into their interactions. Cancer’s care for others is the best trait they have going for them.
2 Leo’s Lowest Low Is Having A Huge Ego
In Leo's world, Copernicus was wrong about the Earth orbiting around the Sun. Instead, the Sun, Earth, and everyone in existence revolve around a Leo. It's nothing personal; it's just the way they naturally think of themselves.
Elite Daily mentions that Leos have a tendency to puff themselves up.
They think a lot of themselves, after all. They're not going to hesitate in telling others how great they really are. Unfortunately, life doesn't really work this way and isn't big enough for so many egos. That makes this not only the most unrealistic quality for a Leo to have but also the worst one.
1 Leo’s Highest High Is Being A Natural Born Leader
A Leo sees him or herself as the center of attention. Possessing a self-centeredness can have its downsides, but it just so happens that out of Leo's egoism also comes their best quality— leadership.
According to Awakening People, Leos are born to lead. Part of this comes from their inclination to be their own boss. It goes beyond just calling all the shots. They have the gift to properly understand the challenge in front of them and— even more —what needs to happen in order to overcome it. This quality makes Leos the best kind of leaders to have around.