Born between July 23rd and August 22nd, which is typically one of the hottest time periods of the summer, Leos come into this world with fire and passion. While Leos share many traits with their sign, the Lion, the king of the jungle, they’re much more complex than most people think. If you’re a Leo, or know someone really close who is one, here are 14 things you’ll totally relate to.
1. Leos are not dependent on others, but they still like companionship.
Leos are known for their independence and sometimes uncanny ability to do pretty much everything without needing help. They might not need the help of others often, but that doesn’t mean they’re not interested in having loyal companions.
Leos hate asking others for help.
As a Leo, you’ve never understood whether it’s because you don’t like to appear weak, or just because no one will ever do it quite as thorough and adequate as you do, anyway. So why bother asking for help in the first place?
2. They’re not always interested in being in control, but it usually gets pushed upon them.
Leo’s natural charisma and tendency to dominate make them a natural leader. People can sense this and they usually get out of your way and let you take the role that you were born to take. As leader of the pride, you delegate well, work gracefully under pressure, assume the responsibility when no one else will, and complete tasks with efficiency. Most people pick up on this and let the Leo take command, recognizing his or her ability to lead others, work well under pressure, and accept responsibility where others fail to do so.
3. People can’t help being attracted to the Leo.
Leos are born with a natural confidence that allows them to be so charismatic and enticing. And they know this. Only a Leo personality understands that charisma just comes naturally to you. Sure, people may be jealous of the confidence that you exude but Leo won’t let that stop them from being fabulous. Your self-confidence is often mistaken for sexuality, and as a Leo, you don’t mind them making that minor mistake.
And people think Leos love attention…
And we mean, to a certain extent you do, but by no means are you a grubby attention whore. It might look that way after a half dozen jager bombs, but that’s only because Leos have a kind of glamorous shine that just can’t be dimmed. Attention is just directed at you, you can’t really help it. Leo’s key planet is the Sun – the center of our solar system, so it’s no wonder you feel that your the center of your own little universe.
4. Leos tend to be a little too bunt.
Well as a shortcoming, we can hardly fault Leo for being a little too honest, but that’s the one complaint that people have about you. Leo, you are so forthcoming with the honest truth that you sometimes tell people what they don’t want to hear. You’re known to be straightforward. It’s not your fault you don’t know how to sugar coat the truth. If people aren’t ready to hear your honest opinion, they shouldn’t ask for it! Except that even then, you’ll give it to them, anyway.
5. Leos have a taste for the finer things.
Leo loves the finer things in life, make that the finest things in life and will not be happy to settle for less. Leos just enjoy having the best – and a lot of the time, the most expensive thing on the menu, or most extravagant outfit in the boutique, just happens to be the best. They feel that way about almost all things in their lives, too – they choose the best people to let into their circle, they only have time for worthy suitors, they want to drink well and look good, whatever “looking good” means to them. A Leo’s public image is one that he/she takes pride in. They enjoy being respected in the community, so they rarely look less than their best when heading out in public.
6. Leo, you seriously believe you are the best.
Which isn’t always a bad thing? You’ve got quite a few talents, but love excelling by doing the things you’re passionate about and allows them to express their creativity. People love to be around you thanks to your confidence, outgoing nature and zest for life. You’re the Kings/Queens of the jungle, after all. Confidence is key with almost any situation, which explains why Leos tend to be natural leaders and trend setters…not to brag or anything. People may tend to look at you as a egomaniac, but you just understand your skills and qualities shine when compared to other people .
Everyone assumes you have a huge ego…
But Leos are all bark and very little bite! You come off pretty strong and intimidating at first, but on the inside you’ll find a sweet, little, mushy, kitten. If people are lucky enough to see that side of you, that is.
7. Stubborn is an understatement.
Seeing as how Leo is both a fixed sign and a fire sign, it can be pretty difficult to convince them to do anything they don’t want to do. If things don’t go their way, they’re not so much as lifting a finger. It is always “Either my way or the highway.” That doesn’t mean they’re not open to a compromise, though. But hey, if someone pisses them off enough, they can hold a grudge until the end of time. Leo’s ability to forgive but never forget is both astounding and frightening. Point is, don’t fuck around.
The last say has to always be yours, Leo.
You never back out on an argument and you can just keep going on and on and on until the other person gives up, loses hope or gets convinced. But the last word in that conversation will always be yours!
8. Leos give until it almost hurts.
Leo can understand boundless generosity, and they give to their few loyal associates as much as they can. Leo hates to see a true friend suffering and they will be one of the first to jump in and offer assistance. Leo understands that giving is also a gift to the giver, and you love the way that making your friends smile makes you feel.
Leo, you’re loyal to the bone.
Your loyalty will make you do insane things, but whatever it is someone you care about is asking you for, you’ve sure as hell got their back – even if they need help burying a body. You’ll always be their person, regardless of the shit you’ll give them for it.
9. Leos are surprisingly sensitive.
Leos have tender hearts. The Leo might always look calm, cool and collected on the outside, maintaining a stoic demeanor in the face of all problems, but on the inside they’re actually very emotional. However, these emotions are not typically put on display for everyone to see. Only a Leo will understand that you do feel emotional pain, but it usually is hidden deep down so that you portray an outer image of strength. And only the Leo’s closest companions have ever witnessed their expressions of pain, frustration or sorrow.
10. They’re a bunch of hopeless romantics.
Shhh, don’t tell anyone though. Leos are extremely independent but their big secret is that they need to be needed. As a Leo, you love grand gestures of love and affection, but hate having to ask for it. You’re the kind of person that will do pretty much anything for the people you love and the best thing is that only those who are truly worthy see that heart of gold you have. Because you’re so loyal and just love to be in love, you probably treat your significant other like gold while your in a relationship. To you, that old school, classic type of love isn’t dead.
Leos hate feeling ignored.
Even being as independent as Leos are, nothing gets under their skin like seeing “read” beside their last text, and getting no response. Once Leo feel ignored, they’re gonna turn icy cold, real quick.
11. They’re always thinking ahead, yet very impulsive.
As a Leo, you make plans for the future pretty much every day. You know exactly what you want – at this very moment – and can see your entire life planned out ahead of you. Thing is, what you want changes overnight and when that change comes suddenly, there’s not much time for planning. So, yes, you’re a walking contradiction, but don’t worry… you can always blame it on the stars.
12. Leos can smell bullshit better than anyone.
Leos may love being complimented more than anything, but don’t think you can get away with throwing a bunch of half-ass attempts their way. It’s either people don’t understand how smart Leos are, or they’re just downright stupid. Whichever one it is, when someone tries to bullshit you, you can always tell… And boy, are they going to regret that forever! Fake compliments and “game” won’t get you very far at all. If what you’re saying to them isn’t genuine, don’t even bother speaking.
13. Leos are super playful and love to joke around.
Leos are fun and clever, and once they’ve gotten to know you well enough, they show affection by poking fun at you – in harmless ways, of course. At least, it seems harmless to them. This quality has a tendency of getting Leos into trouble – not everyone can handle their ball breaking sense of humor. Leos are a child at heart and that’s why they’re always looking to have fun. When they’re at their best, they remind everyone around them how fun, simple and magnificent life can be, that’s why they’re pretty much everyone’s favorite person. But, when they’re feeling blue, that darkness spreads like the plague, too.
14. Telling a Leo to calm down is the worst mistake anyone can ever make.
Leos are known to have a temper, but nothing pisses them off as much as someone telling them to calm down or that they’re making a big deal for no reason. Let them unfold their rage and then they’ll be fine, five minutes later. How they manage to do that is still a mystery to them.