From the 12 Zodiac signs, one star is Leo. Leos are born between July 23rd and August 22nd, summer babies through and through. This sign is represented by a lion, and as such, Leos are born with all of the pride and glory of the maned creature. Just as a lion is the natural ruler of the jungle, Leos have an innate sense of leadership and possess the ability to rule over groups seamlessly. They’re very bold in their approach to life and don’t shy away from stepping up and taking the reins in a situation.
Leos are also known to be very confident in their abilities. We all know that confidence is half the game when it comes to being a leader, and Leos have that part down for sure. Their confidence is what sets them apart from other Zodiac signs, and they remain one of the most outgoing signs out there. Leo has no trouble making friends and attracts attention wherever they go. Their natural ability to lead the party and a charismatic personality makes it easier for them to build friendships in the most unlikely places.
Even though these traits are great, there are always two sides to a story. You can’t commend Leos on their good traits without taking a look at their negative ones. All of the Zodiac signs have some negative qualities, but Leos probably have the most annoying out of the bunch. Here are 10 reasons why Leo is the worst Zodiac sign.
Leos are born with the natural ability to rule, and they indeed rule well. But with power comes responsibility. A good ruler needs to focus on not only furthering themselves and their team but also remain humble and down-to-earth in the process. Leos have a hard time learning when to stop ruling and start listening. For this reason, Leos are extremely domineering and tend to overpower those around them. Not only does this negatively affect the people they have some leadership responsibility for but it also shows those who aren’t under their rule that they’re almost tyrannical in their ways. They scare off potential workers before they even get to know them or their company.
Although Leos are great at gathering people under their rule, they don’t know when to stop. This can lead to them overstepping boundaries with some of their subordinates. They also tend to think that they’re the best of the best when it comes to leading. If you want to share an idea on how to better run your company with a Leo, just forget about it. It’s hard for them to see past their own brilliant ideas, as they think they know what’s best at all times. They don’t take too kindly to those who want to share the power, and they’re likely to retaliate in unpleasant ways. Living with a Leo in this aspect can also be difficult because instead of being equal, they want to wear the pants in the relationship all the time.
Everyone likes to look good and feel good in their own skin. Confidence is a big booster for your moral, and the more you spend time pumping yourself up for an achievement the more likely you are to succeed. People often say to envision yourself succeeding when you have an important event coming up. That’s because a lot of our achievements are based on how well we think things are going to go. That hope for success is what keeps you working better and faster, compared to people who don’t try because they don’t believe it’s worth anything. While confidence is important, rubbing it in other people’s faces is the opposite of what you’re going for here. Unfortunately, Leos have a way of letting people know that they’re good at something…and never letting it go. They think they’re “all that,” and while they’re extremely gifted in the arts and business aspects of life, they’re talent doesn’t warrant this kind of egotistical behavior.
A Leo’s pretentious behavior can get them in a lot of trouble, especially when it comes to relationships. Having someone constantly remind you of what good they’ve done for the both of you is annoying the first time, let alone the 50th. Leos love to flaunt their achievements and often overlook the repercussions of their attitude. Whether it’s because they don’t realize it or they simply don’t care, a Leo’s bigheaded mindset is annoying for everyone, but especially for the people who are close to them.
8Sensational…and Not the Good Kind
Leos have many different traits that describe them. From their strong leadership, to their passion for life, Leos are generally very fiery people. Their roaring attitude and passion can be wonderful in certain situations. Romantically, combining those two things makes for a long and fulfilling relationship. But when their passion turns into sensationalism for their own problems, that’s when things start to go south.
Leos tend to exaggerate their problems when they decide to open up to someone. They view the world in a very melodramatic way, especially when it comes to themselves. To them, the world is their stage, and we’re just the audience watching their exquisite performance. They’re not afraid to express themselves, however obnoxious or inflated it is, and they’re going to make sure you really listen.
While this may work well in some situations, for others it does not. For example, a Leo is a great person to have on your side when they’re your lawyer. They know how to take a few inconsistent points and weave them into an artful and astonishing tale. On the other hand, if they’re not on your side, it’s easy to fall into the trap of their tall tales. If you’re the center of their attack, they won’t rest until they make you out to be the villain. Whether they’re actually experiencing those problems to that high degree or not, a Leo’s dramatics come as a part of their package. Partners of Leo can attest to this all too readily.
Another major issue people have with Leos is that they’re very stubborn. Leos have the desire to be in control and remain the boss in all aspects. Leos carry that attitude over to the rest of their lives as well. Even when they’re not appointed as a leader of something, they’re still very difficult to convince, especially when it’s something that goes against what their mindset is. Leos can be very stubborn and completely against trying new things. If you’ve found a new restaurant or hobby you want your Leo friend to try, it’s going to take a lot of pleading and begging before they even really consider it. Even if they end up agreeing to go, you’re still going to have to drag them out with you when the day comes.
Aside from being stubborn in relationships, Leos are also stubborn in their personal matters. If they know that something is better for them personally, they still won’t do it unless they want to themselves. If a doctor warns a Leo about the negative effects that smoking is having on their health, they’re not likely to quit unless they feel the urge in their own heart. It’s just another example of how Leos really like to run the show, in their lives and the lives of others. Leos can make great friends and life partners when you learn how to live with them. But until then, you just have to tough it out when they get into a cocky and stubborn phase.
A Leo’s driven nature works in their favor most of the time. They know what they want, and they’re prepared to get very creative in securing that thing. Blood, sweat, and tears are nothing for a Leo because they always have their eyes on the prize. They don’t mess around when it comes to reaching a goal, whether it’s for the betterment of the group or just themselves. They’re really a force to be reckoned with when they want to do something. However, this attitude can turn sour very quickly. If they see more profit in benefitting themselves over the group, they’re going to pick their own path. Leos can be very self-centered and think about only themselves.
The fact that Leos are always chasing their goals makes it difficult for them to slow down and see the big picture. Other people can recognize when they’re forgoing their personal responsibilities to their loved ones because of work, but not a Leo. They become hyper-focused on meeting their own goals, especially when they feel a big achievement coming into view.
Leos can make great partners, but this is definitely a trait that quickly puts a damper on the mood. If your partner is a Leo, be prepared to feel like you’re in second place when it comes to their work or life goals. Being goal-oriented is one thing, but completely losing touch with love and life itself for your own betterment is utterly different. That’s what makes Leo the worst Zodiac sign.
Another unfavorable trait for Leos that stems from their passionate outlook on life is their aggression. Leos can be aggressive in two situations: when it comes to themselves, and when it comes to those they love. If you threaten or bully a loved one of a Leo, you can expect some serious pushback right away. Leos don’t take aggression sitting down and are likely to take the fight further than it needs to go to protect their loved ones. This is a good thing for partners or family of a Leo.
On the flip side, Leos are also very aggressive in protecting themselves. If they feel like you’re attacking them, they’re quick to turn the tables and make you feel uncomfortable instead. A Leo may love you fiercely, but the second you say something that hurts them, they’re a totally different person.
Leos can also be aggressive when they’re trying to get ahead in a business or personal venture. They enjoy putting in hard work to see good results, whether that’s hitting the gym six times a week or staying late at the office every day. They’re not afraid to put some war paint on to let others know they mean business. Their aggressive behavior, however, can turn others away from them. It can also be a means for breaking up strong relationships if they’re constantly hostile or forceful. Being in a relationship with a Leo is tough work, but it may be worth it for you if you crack the code of living with a Leo.
By now, you probably have a general idea of what kind of person a Leo is. They’re extremely loyal to others and themselves, maybe a little more for the latter. They’re not shy when it comes to expressing how they feel, whether it’s something good or not. To elaborate, Leos are sharp shooters. They don’t beat around the bush during the confrontation, nor in regular conversation. A Leo’s direct way of speaking isn’t always good though. They tend to overshoot in some cases and end up hurting others because of what they say.
Leos have little to no filters when they want to express themselves. Those who are close to a Leo may have experienced this more than others because this filter is removed even more. They aren’t afraid to call you out on something, even if they know you’re going to get offended by it. To others, they can come off as rude or insensitive, while to a Leo, they’re just being honest and straightforward.
If you’re living with a Leo, you can deal with this in a few ways. Firstly, you can approach them by letting them know they’re coming off a little too strong. Be prepared for some kickback though, as they might get offended instead. You can also try telling them how you’re personally feeling about what they said. They can’t argue with how you feel, so this is likely going to get them thinking about what they said. You can’t change a Leo completely, but you can change how you deal with them to become more effective.
There are few things that get a Leo as excited as living life to its fullest. Leos have a big personality, and coupled with the fact that they’re a sun sign, they truly have fiery features. They like to live in the fast lane, rarely remaining stagnant for long. In their career, school, and family life, they won’t rest until things are just perfect for them. Leos are a sign that likes to work hard and play hard. They’d gladly put in as much time and effort on fun things as they do on their career. But this zest for festivity in their lives can leave them wanting, because how fun can your life be every day? Leos don’t like to wait for the fun to come to them; they lead the way and may even drag you with them. This leads to some poor decisions and impulsive behavior.
Impulsivity in general can cause extra stress. Although it feels like the right or fun thing to do at the time, impulsive decisions are almost always the ones we regret the most. Leos are no different. They love to live life on the edge and always get the most out of things, but pay little attention to the consequences. Leos’ impulsive behavior can be tolerating once or twice, but if they continue to act on it, they put their relationships in danger. Deciding to book two tickets to a concert without any consultation is sure to cause some arguments and stress. Leo’s impulsivity may be seen as spontaneous movements, but it’s still just as inconvenient and inconsiderate.
Dealing with a Leo is already hard enough, but another reason why Leo is the worst Zodiac sign is because of how inflexible they are. Making plans with a Leo is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Their days are likely full because of their many commitments and goals, but they can’t, and won’t, even spare one day to spend time with you. Leos are not big on making compromises, and this is where you can really see that trait come through. You can bet that they’re going to try to force you into fitting in their schedule, instead of the other way around.
This is another trait that goes both ways for a Leo. They’re inflexible for other people, but they’re also inflexible for themselves. When they’ve made a commitment to something, they’re going to stick with it, regardless of how much they hate it. This is why Leos are so loyal. Even if they hate going to the gym, a Leo is never going to skip a day because they’re just that inflexible with their goals.
Even if a Leo is in love with you, they can’t seem to understand that other people have lives, too. A big part of their nature is remaining center stage, and so, they think that others are willing to take on certain events or actions to please them. Not quite the case. If you’re dealing with an inflexible Leo, it’s best to be upfront with them about it. They may not see eye-to-eye, but they might be willing to clear up their calendar.
A big problem that all Leos have is how they view themselves. They think they’re better than everyone else, if only by a small degree. Leos are one of the most conceited bunch among the rest of the stars, and this is one trait that you can pick up right away. They’re the kind of people who think they’re right just because; having evidence or a real reason isn’t necessary for Leos. This all starts with the animal that represents a Leo, the lion. Just like a lion is known as a king of the jungle, Leos truly believe they’re the kings and queens of the world. The rest of us are just living in it. They call the shots, and we just have to smile and agree with what they do because they’re obviously right.
Conceited Leos are not only annoying, but their behavior can also put a strain on any relationship, that is, if anyone is willing to get into one with them. For other relationships, this feature of Leos is also problematic, but people eventually accept it as their nature.
A conceited Leo isn’t necessarily always a problem. Even if they think they’re better than you, some Leos are better at hiding that than others. On the other hand, Leos are also very direct, so you might see even more proclamations of their glory than others. It all depends on the Leo and your relationship with the Leo. Although some of their qualities really are phenomenal (like their leadership, generosity, and loyalty), a Leo is nothing if not conceited.
Leos are definitely a quirky bunch of people. They have traits that make them both extremely loved and disliked. They’re conceited when it comes to themselves, but loyal when it comes to others. They’re aggressive with the success of their business, but also honest to the people who matter to them the most. They tend to over exaggerate things and build them up, but at least it makes for a good story. They’re a good combination of the spectrum, and while Leos aren’t the worst Zodiac sign at all times, they definitely can become the worst with the right unfortunate combination of these traits.
If you’re a Leo, learning more about what your personality is like can help you gain more control of the traits you desire and get rid of the ones you don’t. Learning these things can help you build relationships that last, as well as give you better intrapersonal skills for life in general.
Dealing with a Leo is like dealing with other zodiac signs. It takes a lot of time to get used to them, especially if your stars clash or aren’t really astrologically friendly, but once you do, you can experience their good traits too. Their loyalty, fierce love, and devotion are all major parts of the Leo world, and once you get past their wild lion side, they’re all just a bunch of sweet kittens. If you stick around long enough, that is.