The Best And Worst Characteristics Of Aries

As the zodiac's confident, reckless ram, Aries represents ambition and impulsivity. An unmistakable fire sign, it's no wonder Aries is the first sign of the zodiac — they're always pushing to get ahead, and aren't scared of a challenge (via Allure). While their confidence is addictive and attractive to those around them, their notorious impatience can be a lot to handle. In essence, like all signs, Aries has its fair share of strengths and weaknesses.

Competitive by nature, Aries are known to be passionate, natural-born leaders, and are quite uncomplicated. A truly positive attribute, this sign dislikes run-arounds and mazes to get to their destination, instead choosing directness and honesty (via Astrology.Care). Aries are self-determined and brave, while staying enthusiastic about their decisions. It is rare to see an Aries doubt their choices, meaning these rams live in spontaneity. Tell an Aries you're taking them to Paris in an hour, and they'll have a messy bag packed and ready to go in minutes. 

To add to Aries' positive traits, this sign is known to be active, either in the physical realm in sports, or always having some place to go. Their competitive nature means they can succeed in anything they set their mind to, and as Astrology-Zodiac-Signs.com explains, they have a call to help others, too. As told in the story of the Golden Fleece, Aries' symbolic fur must be shorn and put to use by others — if not, they won't be happy or live in their natural flow.

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Now for the slight cons — nobody's perfect after all! While Aries are incredibly bold, working wonders for their career-driven lives, their turbulent nature can make some interpersonal relationships difficult (via Allure). Aries feel the need to come first in everything they do, which can put a competitive strain in friendships and in romantic pairings. An Aries will make a relaxed family board game night akin to an NBA finals game — that's just who they are. Moreover, they're also known to have quite the temper, but fights won't last long.

Being fire signs ruled by Mars, Aries' impulsivity can be their downfall, or their best trait (depends on the outcome!). Per Allure, this sign is famous for not thinking before acting, sprinting through life and taking a leap before measuring the distance. Aries have strong personalities, too, clashing their horns with anyone who disagrees with them or tries to hold them back from their goals (like a Capricorn might, via Bustle). That being said, this energy can be inspiring, and many are quick to follow their lead.

Directly opposite to Libra's devotion to partnership, Aries can live in happy, fulfilled solitude, while focusing on their next steps. Naturally youthful and tumbling towards success, there's a positivity to this sign that makes Aries unforgettable.