The Libra Zodiac sign is all about balance, and this is presented both in their actions and their sign itself. Libras are born between September 23rd and October 23rd, transitioning into the cooler days of the year. There are several traits that make Libra one of the best Zodiac signs, the most popular reason being their attention to fairness and equality. Even the sign for Libra is usually of a scale with two trays in perfect balance. They seek fairness and peace in all aspects of their life and are willing to put in hard work to find peace throughout. They take care of the people in their life and try to spread positivity and peace wherever they go. They just love it that much!
Despite the fact that Libras are very peaceful people, they still carry several traits that make Libra the worst Zodiac sign. As they chase peace everywhere they go, they overlook other essential parts of their life. From the different Zodiac signs, Libra is probably one of the easiest to get along with, but also one of the worst to get into a fight with. It seems counterintuitive that they would be the ones with these negative traits, as they love peace so much, but they won’t stop at anything to reach it. Whether you’re a Libra yourself, or you know someone who is, you’ve probably seen a few of these reasons that make Libra the worst Zodiac sign.
A Libra is nothing if not peaceful. You may think that having this deeply-rooted love for harmony is a good quality, and it is in some respect. They don’t like to cause problems for people, and many can argue that that’s a quality of a good person in general. However, their peaceful nature can make them passive, even cowardly in some situations. When does a Libra’s love for peace turn into cowardice? When they stop standing up for themselves, which is something they do quite often.
If you’ve ever interacted with a Libra for a long time, you’ve probably noticed that they never stick up for what’s right. Libras are too cowardly to stand up for themselves or others because they hate confrontation. They’re likely to stay in harmful situations or turn a blind eye to them just because they don’t want to create drama or disarray. It’s not that they don’t recognize what’s wrong; they’re just not willing to cause enough trouble to stop it.
If you know someone who’s a Libra and has this problem, you can certainly help them get better at dealing with this trait. Instead of just letting them get run over by others, you can stand up for them and let them learn from example. When they see that change is possible and even better than just sitting idly and watching their problems unfold, they’re going to get more courage to do the same. They just need a little push in the right direction to get started.
9This or That?
Libras may sound like a good bunch initially, but upon closer inspection, you can see many cracks in their peace-loving armor. For one, Libras just can’t make a decision. It’s in their nature to want to keep the peace in the area, and to do that you need to keep everyone satisfied. Obviously, living your life in a way that ticks off all the boxes for everyone is difficult, which leads to a Libra’s indecisiveness. Libras are so focused on what other people want them to do and how they can please others that they have trouble making their own decisions.
They take forever to decide between two simple options, let alone make bigger, life-changing choices. The way that Libras are affected by the thoughts and ideas of others greatly influences their own. Some people may find Libras to be pushovers; they’re willing to do anything to keep everyone satisfied. Of course, this is also a problem because then they lack a firm nature that’s required in many aspects of life, like the workplace. They might not be the best boss because they can never be a little harsh. Libras are much too gentle and indecisive to be a good fit in a stressful position like that.
A Libra’s indecisiveness puts them in tough positions all the time. People start to get frustrated because they can’t choose between things that they like. They follow what they think people want, so when the choice is only their’s, it causes a lot of stress for them.
8Love for Materialistic Things
Libras often go above and beyond to please the people in their life. Even if they’re not particularly fond of them, they’re still willing to bend over backward to keep them satisfied. Libras often resort to buying materialistic things to keep everyone happy, especially themselves. A Libra’s frivolous nature and love for materialistic things make it seem like they have their heart in the wrong place. They’re often misunderstood as greedy because of how much they spend on themselves and others, but in reality, that’s just their idea of showing love.
They don’t like to give gifts they wouldn’t like to receive themselves, so they’re no stranger to spending a large sum of money on someone else. This frivolous quality of their’s just stems from their desire to keep the peace. They think that because they like materialistic things, everyone else probably likes them, too.
Being in a relationship with a Libra, you should be prepared for many extravagant gifts and experiences. They won’t spare any expense to keep you happy, even if it’s too much for their wallet. It’s important to be the voice of reason for a Libra’s spending because they certainly don’t have one on their own. Again, they’re ready to bend over backward and empty their life’s savings on a single person if it means all is well between the two. Remind them that the people who truly care about them won’t care about the price tag of gifts. This is the best way to keep their wallet fuller, and in turn, keep Libras happier.
7Fashionably late, or just late?
Libras tend to have very packed schedules. They like to keep themselves busy with one project or another, so much so that it may take a few missed deadlines to let them know they have too much on their plate. They’re very prone to overscheduling, partly because they keep too many commitments to please everyone. Libras also spread themselves out too thin, and they end up reducing their productivity in the process. Because of their tight schedules, Libras tend to be very late to almost any non-work related commitment. You can count on them to be habitually late, regardless of the time. Whether it’s because they’re coming in from another place or because they’re just lazy, Libras just can’t seem to get their schedules set.
As they love to please others, being late obviously is a big stressor for Libras because people are counting on them. So when they do show up, Libras are likely to seem shaky and anxious for no apparent reason. They’re just gauging how much trouble they’ve caused to others because of their lateness. Although their heart is in the right place, their packed schedule makes it nearly impossible to get anywhere on time.
If you’re a Libra, the best thing you can do to break this cycle of being late and getting stressed is to clear out your calendar. Commit to only two or three extra hobbies and dates outside of work during the week. This ensures that you can actually make it to your events on time and that you won’t be stressing out because of them.
Materialistic things have a special place in a Libra’s heart. They love all that glitters, and it’s all gold to them, even when it’s not. They have no problem indulging on things that they like, no matter the cost. They have a hard time telling themselves “no,” and their self-indulgent behavior makes for excess spending and no saving. This can lead to problems financially, especially when it comes to relationships.
Getting a Libra a gift should be easy in theory because you just have to look for something expensive. However, this also means that they have a hard time hiding their disappointment when it’s not expensive. They base the worth of the gift on the price tag, so when it’s not in the three digits, they don’t think it’s a good gift. Not only does this put a strain on a relationship financially, but it also means that they’re focused on the price and not the quality. Many people have a hard time liking someone who’s so in love with wealth and indulgence, so once in a relationship, Libras may have a hard time staying in one because of this.
Getting rid of self-indulgent behavior is as simple as restraint. For many people, however, this is easier said than done. Putting a limit on your budget and allocating money to different parts of your expenses is a good place to start. In the end, it all boils down to how strictly you follow a budget plan, making a Libra’s self-indulgence is problematic but curable.
Libras have a few different qualities that stand out about them. As it was mentioned, they don’t like to get into any confrontation or cause any sort of problems to the people around them. This is all good and well, but looking at it from a different perspective shows it’s actually a big problem. Libras are slackers of a very specific type, as they would rather take the easy way out of a problem than face it head-on. This is true even without a confrontational situation. If there’s an easy way to do something, a Libra is going to take that way.
Similarly, if they’re facing a problem, they’re either just going to ignore it or do the least amount of work to solve it. For example, if given the choice between turning in a good paper or a poor paper, assuming both results in passing the class, a Libra is going to pick the latter. Another big example of this is in their relationships. Libras are likely to ignore the red flags they find in their partner because they’re just too lazy to break up properly. In problems both big and small, a Libra is a mastermind of finding uniquely lazy hacks to getting out of them.
This can be both a blessing and a curse because there’s only a certain amount of times you can get out of doing real work before it catches up to you. Either way, their slacker attitude is definitely one of the reasons why Libra is the worst Zodiac sign.
With Libras so bent on taking shortcuts through life, they can actually get pretty creative with how they take those fast routes. Unfortunately, one way a Libra gets what they want with minimal effort is by using the success of other people. If someone is rich or talented, a Libra has no problem with becoming a part of their life and sharing the benefits they reap from their hard work. For example, if someone is a doctor or lawyer, seeing that they won’t have to struggle financially, a Libra is likely to get into a relationship with that person, so they don’t have to work as much themselves.
Libras can use people in this sense, piggybacking off the hard work of others to take some of the load off of themselves. Though they don’t get into a relationship specifically looking for someone who’s loaded with wealth, it certainly sways their view about potential partners. The somewhat good side to this is that Libras aren’t greedy about taking what they need. They may use you, but only to the point of getting by. It doesn’t change the fact that using isn’t a good thing, but at least it’s not as harmful as it could be.
Bringing this up to a Libra is likely to cause some tension. Libras are more likely to respond better to the straightforward conversation though; beating around the bush can cause anxiety, and they might change their answers based on what they think you want to hear.
Libras are very resourceful when they want to be, as you can tell by the fact that they opt for using people instead of just working hard in life. Another facet of their personality that stems from this is their ability to get on the good side of people. In other words, they know how to manipulate others into liking them more. The thing is that Libras are personality whizzes, so once they know a little bit about you, they use that knowledge to appear more likable, and in turn, get what they want from you. Because Libras spend so much time on pleasing people, they know how to read a room and specific people very well. Libras can figure out just what makes you tick and exploit that to get on your good side.
This isn’t directly attacking anyone, but it does set the stage for problematic situations down the line. They can use their knowledge of people’s likes and dislikes to get ahead and become their friend, saving them for use later down the line.
This also makes it so that Libras aren’t very genuine when it comes to learning about others. They file away what they find out and try to cater to that personality later. It’s a bit like being a different person in front of different people, never really being themselves in the process. Though Libras have their heart in the right place, this method of making friends and gaining favor isn’t fair for themselves or to others.
Libras have several qualities that make them unreliable. For starters, because of Libra’s inability to stand up for themselves or others, you can’t really count on them to have your back in serious situations. Though they may feel for you and console you privately, don’t expect a Libra to take a stand for you in public. While this is a quality that can be built up, they just don’t have the innate strength to do that.
Another reason why Libras are unreliable is that of their unpunctuality. Though they are quick to make plans and say that they’re going to be someplace, following through is a difficult part of the plan for them. You may find this quality more prominently in some Libras than others, but every Libra is on the spectrum for this one. Similarly, Libras are more likely to bail out of plans than other Zodiac signs. As they tend to overwork themselves with their hectic schedule, they might need to take some time away from people to recharge, even if that means being flaky and cancelling plans at the last minute.
Libras can be a little-laid back, especially when they get comfortable in a relationship. They don’t focus on the other person as much as they did when they first met, and so, it feels like they’re unreliable when they start to forget important dates in a relationship. Their laid back nature also transfers to their friends and families, so everyone has a little taste of unreliable Libra behavior.
1False Perception of Peace
Last but not least, Libra is the worst Zodiac sign because of how obsessed they are with achieving harmony and peace, even if it’s a false version of it. Libras need that stability in their lives to function, so much so that they’re willing to do anything to get it. By anything, we mean anything. Libras readily lie to their partners to avoid conflict, and keeping secrets is no big deal when they want a relationship to survive. This may be a tactic to keep a relationship strong, but no relationship is truly stable when it’s built on lies and deception.
Libras are also likely to do this with their bosses and coworkers. If they find that their workplace is hectic and full of people who don’t like them, Libras completely change who they are to fit in and avoid conflict. They’re willing to agree with troubling and problematic behavior in the moment just so they don’t have to go against the grain. They think they’re doing a good thing by becoming a fake person, but in reality, they’re setting themselves up for failure and exhaustion by keeping this fake persona all the time.
Again, this love for peace and balance is good in some cases, but sometimes, Libras just don’t know when to stop being a people-pleaser. Is a false sense of peace really worth all the lying and cheating? Probably not, and unfortunately, getting caught in the lie is going to lead to even more chaos than if they’d just been honest in the first place.
Libras are one those Zodiac signs who have the potential to do a lot of good. They’re very agreeable and friendly, and they shy away from creating drama. They’re also very helpful to have as friends and coworkers and really shine when they’re confided in. You could say that a Libra is just a little too sweet for their own good. Their lack of strength leaves them almost spineless in a real argument, making for a lot of stress for both parties. They won’t pick a fight for anything, even if it means putting up with a lot of drama to get there. Again, they have good intentions for all of this, but the cost is almost not worth it.
Libras just need a little more understanding. They appear to be very materialistic, but not for the reasons that others signs are. They love what they love, and they’re not afraid to share it with others. Sometimes they go a little overboard with indulging and forget that reality exists and money actually has some worth. If you can keep up with these traits of a Libra, then you’re probably set for a good relationship. But, for most people, having a reliable partner is a big deal, something that Libras struggle with. Libras definitely have the ability to be the best, but can just as well be the worst Zodiac sign. It all depends on the situation, the people who deal with the sign, and how the Libra is feeling that day.