Scorpio Characteristics and Personality
- 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.
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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