Scorpio Characteristics and Personality
Scorpio Zodiac Sign meaning
- Scorpio dates are October 24 – November 21.
- Element: Water
- Mode: Fixed
- Scorpio symbol: ♏
Scorpio, the eighth sign of the Zodiac is one of the signs with the most depth of personality. The Scorpio personality can be described as sharp & vindictive but under the surface there’s so much more to this fearless sign. The sign’s stubbornness comes from its Fixed Quality, while the “still waters run deep” that characterizes a Scorpio is due to the sign’s association with the Water Element. It's important to remember these facts, as the quality of each sign largely shapes its compatibility with other zodiac signs.
Scorpios run on a full tank of inner strength. This tank is filled and refilled through every single one of the constant crises they go through. It is through these crises that the sign’s development comes from as well. Seeing as a Scorpio feels the need to control almost anything around him that he believes affects him (or has the potential to), it is possible for someone to confuse him with a Leo. Both signs also feel the need to be in control of themselves as well but among Scoprio’s characteristics is taking everything to extremes so, in this case, self-control has to be absolute.
It is also characteristic of a Scorpio to live on intense passion and horrible fights – these two are his main source of energy. Much like Aries, a Scorpio personality would rather not be at all than to be a second choice when it comes to love. Second place or second choice translates to being a failure for a person of this sign. And this is exactly why they get so possessive. However a Scorpio personality’s desire to be first is only limited to matters of the heart (something that doesn’t apply to an Aries). Sex is also a key activity for a person of this sign. It plays a very important role throughout a Scorpio’s life and Scorpios also have a reputation as excellent lovers.
It is safe to say that Scorpios are extremely dedicated partners and would never go behind your back or flirt while in a relationship but at the same time they do not make things very easy on their partners. See, a Scorpio personality is easily overcome with jealousy and of course, given all of the above, does not forgive and forget. Never, ever.
Scorpio and Aries: They interact with each other in an electrifying manner, as they are both strongly competitive in love. Scorpio can find in Aries the perfect partner, spontaneous and honest, as well as capable of feeding Scorpio’s voracious need for passionate physical and emotional involvement.
scorpio and Taurus: An intense and complex relationship that can leave a lasting impression on them both. Their very different personality traits, can create many obstacles and their mutually compelling sexual chemistry may motivate these two to use sex as an arena of conflict resolution.
Scorpio and Gemini: A distinctly incompatible match, due to their different outlooks on life and love. They will have to be madly in love with each other for their love match to work. If they truly love each other, their conflicts may strengthen their ties.
Scorpio and Cancer: They both put love and companionship above all other things in life. Once in a relationship, they tend to wholly devote themselves to it – albeit in somewhat dissimilar ways, reflecting their different characters.
Scorpio and Leo: This love match is characterised by great intensity, since both signs are renowned for their passionate and sexy temperament. In order for these two to achieve a harmonious coexistence, their relationship must be founded on mutual respect.
Scorpio and Virgo: Once romantically involved, they quickly develop a profound feeling of mutual appreciation. This love match is one of the best in the zodiac and has an excellent chance to stand the test of time.
Scorpio and Libra: This match can lead to an incredibly passionate romance. This combination will leave neither of them indifferent; it has the potential to evolve into a mutually compelling romance.
Scorpio and Scorpio: Scorpio is famous for its sexuality and seeing sex as the most sincere form of expression, they are likely to set verbal disputes aside and focus on the intensity of their sexual chemistry. Filled with mystery, drama, and fervent passion, this love match is made to last for all eternity.
Scorpio and Sagittarius: These two form a rather incompatible combination, because of their wildly different mentalities. But if they can bridge the gap of their differences, they stand a good chance of eventually building a strong, well-rounded relationship.
Scorpio and Capricorn: This love match is highly compatible and and can strike the perfect balance between emotion and reason. They will never lose sexual interest in each other.
Scorpio and Aquarius: These signs are likely to form a very intense relationship that will confront them with unfamiliar and challenging aspects of themselves.
Scorpio and Pisces: They are capable of perfectly understanding each other’s needs and they both seek profound passion and intensity when it comes to love.
Find out more about Scorpio best and worst matches in our zodiac sign compatibility guide!
The Scorpio Man
Your average Scorpio man is far from average, he’d have you believe. They dine out on the fact that they're born under this sign as if it’s a guarantee of their sexual prowess. Of course, there are no guarantees in this life apart from taxes and death, and fearless Scorpio ain’t afraid of either.
How to win the heart of a Scorpio Man
How to win this most secretive and mysterious of hearts? Hmm. You’re probably gonna have to cast yourself in the role of super-sleuth – yet never let on that you’re mining for info on him. No cakewalk. You, however, can expect the full interrogation routine without him giving very much away at all. Your Scorpio man has a reputation for being a womaniser with only one thing on his mind – and you’ll have to ask him about that. But he doesn’t have to answer. We on the other hand have noticed that all a great many of them are looking for is undying loyalty and concrete commitment: he wants to be your be-all and end-all. It’s a big ask. Being with this sign isn’t for wimps.
The Scorpio Woman
If penetrating stares could kill then the deadliest ones would belong to Lady Scorpio. This is the most intense and magnetic woman of the zodiac, sexy, kinky, mysterious and, frankly, dangerous if you find yourself on the wrong side of her. It’s that sting, you see. Even the sweetest Scorpio lady has it. Never forget it. Ms Scorpio will spend most of her time watching and assessing you, not saying much. Knowledge is power and doing her detective work will come in handy down the road. This sign is famed for its loyalty and emotional endurance, and lesser souls will soon give up where Lady Scorpio is only just getting started.
She loves the truth, no matter how taboo, ugly or unspeakable. The worst you can do is to lie, cheat, make a mockery of her devotion and betray her confidence. She is not big on forgiveness so we wouldn’t advise it. Life with Lady Scorpio is intense and once you get used to something so hot, everything else seems bland by comparison. Sex is more important to her than other star signs so don’t make the mistake of holding out or excluding her from your fantasies. If you are faithful and honest, Lady Scorpio will be loyal to the grave, going to the ends of the earth for you. But if you cross her, she’ll seek revenge and have no qualms about exacting it.
How Scorpio acts when they first fall in love
The first lightning bolt of love can make this normally fearless sign cower like Cringer before He-Man turned him into the mighty Battlecat! Why? Because Scorpio fears its own intensity of feeling, or coming on too strong! They also start wearing shades, like Scorpio, Anna Wintour, and receiving mysterious packages through the mail.
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