Passionate, intense, and outgoing are just three terms frequently used to describe those born between July 23rd and August 22nd. Leos are also known to be proud, just like the lion that represents this star sign. Bold and charismatic, they naturally assume leadership positions and draw people to them with their energy. Leos excel in almost any area they put their mind to but have a particular talent for jobs that require extensive interaction with the public. If you have a friend with an almost unnatural sense of confidence and the ability to attract attention in any situation, there is a good chance they are a Leo.
While these qualities can certainly be negative when they co-exist with a bad temperament, more often than not, they are what makes Leo the best sign in the Zodiac. Leos not only have the confidence and charisma it takes to make friends in just about any situation, but they are also exceptionally generous and always eager to help out those in need. This generosity extends to friends, family members, and even acquaintances.
Each sign in the zodiac does possess some good qualities, but when it comes right down to it, Leos probably have the best ones out of them all. Not only can a Leo win over a room with their personality alone, but they also have the loyalty and kindheartedness it takes to become a person’s most cherished friend. Here are just 10 reasons why Leo is the best Zodiac sign.
10Leos Don’t Need Validation
Leos know when they have done something worthy of praise, and unlike other Zodiac signs, they are eager to celebrate them. There is no need for you to worry about whether or not you are doing enough to build up your friend’s confidence; if they are a Leo, it is already there. Once an accomplishment has been made, your Leo is not going to hesitate to pat themselves on the back. They certainly aren’t going to dwell over their performance or constantly ask friends to verify that it was indeed successful.
Some may see this quality as something negative, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Not needing validation means that Leos are much less likely to feel anxious or to second guess themselves after making an important decision or taking part in a public performance. The Leo in your life is not likely to ask about your opinion on an outfit before leaving the house for a job interview or date, for example. This is not to say that Leos don’t appreciate external validation, because they, like anyone else, always enjoy hearing good things from others. However, Leos don’t need it quite the same way as other Zodiac signs do.
If you are a Leo, you can use this self-assuredness to your advantage by being choosy about the people you spend your time with. Since you do not need to seek love or validation from external sources, you don’t need to waste your time with people who do not bring positive energy to your life.
9They Have Great Taste
Leos have impeccable taste in just about everything from the people they spend their time with to the music they enjoy to the way they decorate their home. They tend to be ahead of the curve when it comes to home style and fashion, often wearing something two or three seasons before it hits mainstream stores. If you want to know what band to start following now before they hit it big, ask your Leo friend. It seems like they have a sixth sense for finding the absolute best in every aspect of their lives.
This innate ability to predict trends and pick out the best can sometimes make the Leo in your life feel a bit like Cassandra, cursed to always know the future but never be believed. There is a good chance that the skirt you and the rest of the group made fun of last week is going to be front and center on a Kardashian’s Instagram next season, so keep that in mind next time you question your Leo friend’s choices. Unfortunately, they may just be arrogant enough to ensure you never forget!
Take advantage of this skill if you are a Leo by helping your friends stay ahead of the curve style-wise as well. Since you are known to pick out the best, be open to them asking you for your advice when trying to make decisions. You should also remind yourself of this personality trait when you are faced with a choice. Knowing that you almost always pick the best one can inspire you to make all future decisions quickly and with confidence.
8They Are Romantic
Leos are cheesy, dramatic, and hopeless romantics. When you combine this quality with their outgoing nature, you are in for a ton of public surprises and romantic treats. People born under this sign love to surprise their one and only often. You can count on them for random bouquets of flowers, dinners out, and even expensive gifts “just because.” When you are with a Leo, they make you feel like you belong in a romantic comedy 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For other hopeless romantics, it is the perfect pairing.
If public displays of affection and similar types of romantic surprises are not your cup of tea, you may feel like you cannot tell Leo in your life. They get so excited about making their partners happy, it can be hard to tell them otherwise. However, not letting them know only sets you both up for a big, dramatic fight later on. You can still benefit from their desire to make you happy by letting them know that you value the little things as well.
If you are a Leo, make sure you keep a level head when it comes to romance. Leos are prone to get caught up in the excitement of it all, often moving too fast with the wrong person. Spend time getting to know your partner before rushing into heavy commitments. You can still shower them with affection, but pay attention to their cues and try to only do so in settings they are comfortable in.
7Leos Dream Big
Do you have a friend who believes without question that they are going to hit it big? There is a good chance that they are a Leo. Leos don’t just dream; they dream big They have huge goals and are always talking about their next big project or accomplishment. When Leos tell others about their plans, the excitement is contagious, making it easy to get others on board with even the loftiest of ideas. Leos excel in business and are often the face of start-ups for this very reason.
While hearing about big dreams and plans for hitting the big leagues could become tiresome, it isn’t the case with Leos. Not only do they have larger than life ideas, but they also have the leadership and drive to see them through. This makes them excellent recruiters, brand representatives, and salespeople. It is also a great quality to have in a friend, especially if you are on the shy side. Your Leo buddy is the perfect person to help convince you to get out of your shell and try new things.
If you are a Leo, there is a good chance that at this very moment, your brain is filled to the brim with ideas, projects, goals, and plans for the future. Make sure you don’t go overboard and remember that you can only do so much at once before you are going to burn out. Conserve your strength (and your funds) by only focusing on one or two projects at a time.
6They Defend Themselves and Others
As one of the fire signs, Leos are also known for their tempers. Of course, a fiery disposition combined with the aggressiveness that is stereotypical of the sign could make for an angry person, but this is rarely the case. Leos do get mad, and are quick to anger, but only when pushed. People born under this sign prefer to channel their passion and energy into meaningful projects with tangible outcomes, like business ventures or supporting a friend, rather than focus on unpleasant emotions like anger. However, if you wrong a Leo or their friends, you are not in for a good time.
A proud sign, Leos have very strong opinions, morals, and values, and do everything they can to defend them. Anyone who insults something or someone that a Leo holds dear is in for an earful at the very least. Leo’s temper may be quick, but they still manage to choose their words carefully. This often translates to perfectly dished out insults and sharp comments meant to make the subject question their actions.
Leos should be sure that they are not overly defensive. This can sometimes happen to Leos that were bullied as children or who witnessed their friends getting pushed around a lot when they were younger. Early experiences like these can make that fire burn even hotter, creating a temper that is a bit harder to control. Remember to focus on how to use it to help others, rather than using it to tear down others.
5Leos Are Hilarious
You can tell Leo is ruled by the sun when you put them in the spotlight. Not only do Leos naturally crave attention, they almost always deserve it. If you have a friend who always cracks up the room or who owns each stage they set foot on, there is a very good chance they are a Leo. Since they are so adaptable, Leo’s sense of humor often changes to suit the crowd they are with, leading to a hilarious story no matter who is in the room.
Leos often use humor to help others. If you’re going through a rough time, have recently been dumped, or just need a pick-me-up, call your Leo friend. Their unquestionable loyalty means that they are going to be there as soon as physically possible, and their hilarious sense of humor means that they can keep you in stitches the whole night, forgetting whatever it was that had tried to ruin your day. Leos also make an excellent plus one for parties or other events, since they can quickly connect with everyone in the room.
Sometimes, Leos use humor as a defense mechanism, cracking jokes so they don’t have to deal with other unpleasant issues. If this sounds like you, don’t worry – you can still be funny! Try reaching out to just one friend you trust and asking them to help you talk about a serious issue. Since they know you well, they are in a good position to help you identify which feelings your jokes are masking. Then, you can work through those issues together.
4They Are Amazing Problem-Solvers
Leos approach all situations with cautious optimism, emotional intelligence, and an analytical brain. This makes them fantastic problem-solvers. They already have an optimistic mindset, so they are already aware that a solution exists. Being able to approach a problem knowing, with complete confidence, that there is a solution is often half the struggle. Emotional intelligence and analytical skills work together to help a Leo consider the implications of all possible solutions, considering potential workarounds until they find one that is the best for the situation.
Not only are they great problem solvers, but Leos are also highly adaptable. Your Leo friend knows that the solution that worked last time may not work this time, because certain factors are different. They also know which questions to ask while trying to come up with solutions, helping them solve the issue in front of them much faster. Confidence and a history of consistently making good decisions also mean that once a problem is solved, your Leo friend is not going to constantly second-guess the answer.
If you are a Leo and this doesn’t sound like you, don’t worry. There is a chance that you aren’t even aware that you are solving problems as they come up. Since you make most of your decisions fast, you may not need to sit down and spend time thinking about the problem the way other signs it the Zodiac might need to. Instead, you likely see a potential problem, think of a solution that works, and put it into practice. You may not even consider the issue you are facing a “problem,” instead, you may see it as just another decision you have to make.
3Leos Are Loyal
When it comes to loyalty, no other sign has Leo beat. Leos are fiercely loyal to their friends, partners, families, and jobs, letting nothing get in the way between them and a commitment they have made. Your Leo partner may socialize with members of the opposite sex often and may even flirt a bit due to their outgoing nature, but they are not the type to cheat or do anything that could jeopardize the relationship. Their loyalty is unquestionable, making them fantastic romantic partners.
Loyalty doesn’t just extend to romantic partners either. Leos are fiercely loyal friends, always there for you no matter what. They are known to go to the ends of the Earth and back for their friends without question. If you’re struggling, reach out to your Leo friend. Don’t be worried about getting a self-important lecture or dealing with the stereotypical Leo arrogance either. When it comes to helping someone a Leo cares about, they are always going to set personal feelings aside.
Of course, a Leo’s loyalty can only go so far. If you are a Leo with a grudge, you may worry that it means you are less loyal than your peers. Thankfully, you can take comfort in the fact that this is not the case. Consider the reasons you first felt negative emotions towards that person in the past. Chances are, you are still angry at the person for having wronged you or a loved one. Your loyalty to the person wronged is probably the reason you haven’t let go of the grudge just yet.
2They Are Amazing Leaders
Do you have a friend who naturally takes charge in almost any given situation? Who assumes the role of teacher or coach in your group of friends? This person is probably a Leo. They are natural-born leaders, ready and eager to assume responsibility and authority no matter what the circumstances are. Their natural charisma, outgoing personality, and ability to relate to just about anyone on a personal level helps them unite even the most divisive of teams. This is why Leos make excellent managers and team leaders.
Of course, being a natural leader isn’t necessarily a good quality in and of itself. Everyone has horror stories about horrible bosses or managers who took their position of power a little too far. Leos, however, are not usually the subject of such tales. While they do thrive on authority and responsibility, they are also known for their adherence to the rules. If your manager is a Leo, you may be asked to do your job to the best of your ability and may even feel a little stress in the process, but you are not ever going to be asked to do something above and beyond your job description.
If you’re a Leo, you should use your natural talent for leadership to your advantage and assume more authoritative positions in all areas of your life. This tip is particularly useful at work, where asking for more responsibility and showing that you can handle it well may lead to raises and even promotions.
1They Are Generous
Leos are among the most generous people on Earth. Just as they may justifiably be accused of having big heads, they also have big hearts. And when those hearts are accompanied by big wallets, philanthropic actions naturally follow. The Leo in your life is always going to be there for you and your group of friends, no matter what any of you need. They are often the first person to volunteer their help in a crisis and are always going to be there whenever someone is moving.
You don’t need to be among a Leo’s close friends to benefit from their generosity. They are known to be philanthropic, with many taking a keen interest in a particular charity or cause and continuing to donate to it throughout their lives. These gifts aren’t just limited to registered charities either. That friend of yours who is always giving spare change to the homeless on the street or who buys coffee for everyone in line on a cold, miserable day is probably a Leo.
If you are a Leo, you should congratulate yourself on your ability to connect with others on such a deep level. It is this connection that is likely responsible for your charitable drive. Combine your generosity with your natural leadership to help inspire others to join you whenever you volunteer or donate to charity. Consider volunteering for a position on the board of directors of your preferred charity as well to help enrich your life and make the most out of all that makes Leos the best.
There is no denying that many of these positive qualities can be annoying at times. However, the same traits that can grate on your nerves can also be the ones that drew you to your Leo friend in the first place. Their loyalty and generosity can even be inspiring, especially when put to use in charitable efforts or to rally around a loved one in need. Even the most negative traits, like their aggressiveness or brutal honesty, can often be worked to everyone’s advantage. For example, a salesperson with those qualities is definitely going to get ahead at work.
Leos do get a bad reputation for being arrogant, aggressive, and difficult to deal with. If you’re a Leo, don’t let those preconceived notions get to you! Learning more about your star sign can give you valuable insight into your own character. Think about why Leos having that reputation bothers you and what it might say about where you own personal weaknesses lie. Along the same lines, revel in learning more about why Leos are the best. Understanding what your strengths are can help you figure out your path in life and in business. You can also use this knowledge to better showcase and highlight your strengths; a skill that can help you in job interviews, business deals, and even on dates. If you are someone who has to deal with a Leo on a regular basis, keep these positive qualities in mind. They may help you see your friend’s quirks in a whole new, less annoying light.