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Personality Traits of a Sagittarius

By: Libby Pelham BA - Updated: 26 Feb 2017 | comments*Discuss
Sagittarius Sagittarius's Curious Honest

Sagittarius (Nov 23rd-Dec 21st) is the ninth sign of the zodiac and its sign is the archer. Sagittarians are lucky by nature, so they usually display a cheerful and optimistic disposition. Their inherent curiosity keeps them more interested in what will happen tomorrow rather than focuses on the mistakes of today. A state of constant change is a delight for them. Sagittarians are extremely independent, truly free spirits and yet, they are the nicest of all the zodiac signs. Sagittarians are kind, openhearted souls who do not expect anything in return when helping a friend. There are no hidden secrets to a Sagittarius - what you see is what you get. Creative, clever, straightforward, congenial - all these traits describe Sagittarius.


Sagittarians are usually up for any adventure and love travelling to exotic destinations. That is because they are so curious about the world around them. Like Gemini's, they want to know about everything, but whereas a Gemini might learn a little about something and drop it, the Sagittarius can remain interested until the end. A Sagittarius's restlessness and disdain for the mundane however, may be damaging to relationships.

In addition to being curious, Sagittarians are also the great philosophers of the zodiac. Broad-minded and inquisitive, part of Sagittarius's inquisitiveness includes pondering the great questions of all time such as the meaning of life and religious issues. Their clear thinking means they have no problem seeing the "big picture."

A Great Friend

Sagittarians are very social people. They give off a charm that draws people to them. The friendliest of all signs, Sagittarians are kind to all and always doing favours for which they expect nothing in return. They are not jealous or possessive because they would not want anyone else to be jealous or possessive of them. They also do not tell you how to live your life or what you should do - they do not stick their nose in your business, only help when it is needed.

Sagittarians make great entertainers because of their creativeness and outgoing personalities. They have a great sense of humour and, like their opposite sign, Gemini, are great conversationalists and magnificent storytellers.


Sagittarians can often be seen as too talkative and pushy because of their extrovert ways. Sometimes their frankness is seen as being too blunt or impatient. Because of their desire for change, Sagittarians may have a hard time committing to a relationship for very long. A Sagittarian's carefree nature may also lead them to be careless.

Parts of the Body Ruled By Sagittarius

The liver, hips, and thighs - Sagittarians have a sensitive liver and may be susceptible to alcohol abuse and hepatitis. However, their love of the outdoors helps them keep healthy.

Famous Sagittarius

Actors/ Entertainers
  • Walt Disney
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Jane Fonda
  • Woody Allen
  • Bruce Lee
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • Samuel L. Jackson
Musicians/ Singers
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Britney Spears
  • Tina Turner
  • Jim Morrison
  • Louisa M. Alcott
  • Mark Twain
  • Emily Dickenson
  • John Milton
Leaders/ Politicians
  • Josef Stalin
  • Pope John XXIII
  • John F. Kennedy Jr.
  • Francisco Franco
  • Strom Thurmond
  • Ed Koch
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Joe DiMaggio
  • Katarina Witt
  • Ty Cobb

The friendliest of all signs, a Sagittarius can be your best friend, but their roaming nature may not make them a good lover. They are however, fun loving, charming, and honest. Their creative minds will amaze you and keep you thoroughly entertained.

More About Sagittarius

Now you know all about a Sagittarian's personality why not find out what they're like when it comes to love by reading our article Sagittarius in Love.

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Hey! I am a sag! I am exactly like that! I swear to God this could not be more Relatable! I have been misunderstood to be blunt and too honest... But it's just me being... Me! Don't EVER tell a sag how to live their life... Or to chill. They Will BLOW UP AND HURT YOU. We sags know how to hurt you. And trust me... When we do. It's gonna hurt c:
Happy - 26-Feb-17 @ 6:51 PM
Im a sagittarius and im quite disappointed this sign says nothing about being a leader cause i actually like to lead
Sammy96 - 24-Feb-17 @ 12:37 PM
i am a sag. and i am not happy with this star !!!
someone - 16-Jan-17 @ 11:07 AM
Yeah .. I'm a lucky one ??????
Fox - 20-Dec-16 @ 10:39 AM
At the heart of this constellation is a supermassive black hole that tears apart and absorbs anything that ventures too close.Could be relevant.
Just Sayin' - 21-Nov-16 @ 5:38 PM
Im not much of the outdoors guy but, most of these traits are true.
Prof. Cas$ - 29-Sep-16 @ 4:16 PM
NASA has just altered the dates. First time they've been altered in 2000 yrs or so. I am no longer a miserable Capricorn but a fun loving Sagittarius. Bring it on.Having said that I guess the stars are applicable to your actual date of birth so in reality I'm still a fekin Capricorn :-(
Ray - 20-Sep-16 @ 12:47 PM
I am a Sag and I was blamed for speaking harshly. But after few months those who blamed came back to me and said, "Oh. I should have listened to you". Sag's are instinct based creatures. Sometimes our instinct can tell even the future. Many called me asarrogant and yet they just could not digest the fact that I love animals very much and I am a vegan. And one more fact about Sag, Sags can be easily fooled and a Sag person can forgive and forget anything but If you betray (A Traitor) a Sag, You can never ever gain Sag's trust again. Sag's are usually very good to other people but if they are in a bad mood, please run away, Because we Sags know exactly how to hurt you.
KRK - 12-Sep-16 @ 10:36 PM
Ok Just What I needed to See...!!! Now I see why I end up with conversations with total strangers,any age, All Genders. I have always love my neighbor as I also love myself.My Character proved it.
DJ - 19-Jun-16 @ 11:58 AM
I think it's really funny, because this is how I would describe myself. I'm not the nicest person ever to exist though. :)
Bella - 29-Mar-16 @ 5:29 AM
I am a sag and I get really jealous when it comes to attention. I like being right in the middle of anyone's thoughts. I'm a little nosy but I think of it as helping.
Jolie - 27-Mar-16 @ 8:33 PM
This is really true! im a sag and I can say that my friends know how to get on my bad side! But I don't really maintain relationships a lot if you don't include that I've been friends with someone for 5 whole years! :P But really I go with chestnut about the thing that you stop liking someone after a while.. Hehits really funny I like someone for a while and stop liking them after my friend starts liking them or they just seem different . Its true that I don't think of taking something else if I give someone something its just not what I learned or my nature.
Jazz - 13-Mar-16 @ 10:49 PM
I think the part about jealous needs to be rewritten. As a Sag, I get jealous very easily. Not in a possessive "Back off my man!" type of way but more of a "Why are you laughing at her jokes? Am I not funny enough for you? I'm the funniest person you know! Come back and pay attention to me!". Like Marie said, I think we Sags treat affection like a competition. We want to be number one in our loved one's lives (usually because we treat them as number one) and we feel like we're not getting the proper attention and devotion, we're prone to jealousy.
sousaphone93 - 18-Jan-16 @ 4:55 AM
Also, I think Sag men(my refrences) are very childish & often inconsiderate. Sorry to say, but that's my experience with them.
Marie - 17-Jan-16 @ 6:36 AM
Oh that jealousy part is so not entirely true. And it's about the attention they're jealous, not of the person you give the attention to. Also Sags are very competitive. They don't see this as a bad thing, they see it as healthy competition and they'll compete in conversation with their parter, daughter, anyone in the inner circle. All good & well until they lose the battle or they feel like someone has stepped on their pride by proving to know more about the subject or so. So although all the above may be true, this is a 100% sure thing they can add. Also are Sags going to be alone forever I wonder? Because it seems like they just can't express love. If've sometimes see them end up with someone who's equally doing their own thing, more like roommates, two ships sailing past eachother with an (very) ocasional kiss. Anyways speaking as a daughter of a Sag and (unfortunately) an ex-girlfriend of a Sag guy.
Marie - 17-Jan-16 @ 6:33 AM
Some of the nicest people I know belong to this sign...but you wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of them!
Mystic Mel - 7-Aug-15 @ 10:24 AM
WOW!This is amazingly accurate!I'm a survivalist, so I love the outdoors.I'm also a philosopher, martial artist, acolyte (priest-in-training), and bodybuilder.I've had to show everyone how this is.Now to study the rest of the zodiac signs on here. :-)
Xardas - 6-Aug-15 @ 3:47 PM
Wow Susy, it's like you were in my head speaking my mind. Freaking awesome. As a Sag i live clearly as a live and let live. I have met adversity with a grain of salt and waste no time moving forward. If you don't like me i care less cuz if i had to ponder why you live with hate and judge others then i might miss a great moment of fun. Tomorrow is promised to no one so live each as if there is none and brush away any and all that just can't get that. Sagittarius people live to laugh and love and love to laugh. Keep on trucking baby... the road is paved so that we can travel as far as our hoofs can take us.
frankie - 16-Jun-15 @ 3:57 AM
Geez, I had wondered why I lose interest in a guy after a couple weeks. I thought that if I can keep them in the friend-zone, then I can have all the attention I desire without ever having to lose interest. But guys don't agree, so I lose as many friends as I make. It's hard to keep pets around.. Lol, I wish I could have them sterilized so they wouldn't feel the need to hump my leg. I'm not ashamed to say that I think of men as toys. I don't want you, I just like the attention, lol. As much as there are good traits, there are a lot of downsides to being a Sagittarius, but you don't have to let everyone know that! Lol, I wanted to keep up the facade that I'm anything but. After reading all this about myself, I wonder if the stars can really tell you the truth about a person.
Chestnut - 14-May-15 @ 6:09 AM
I am a Sagitarius.I love the cool, sunny and breezy life outdoors and camping beside the seaside.I love to live in the best practical and yet comfortable hut or a small cottageto suit my natural being. God made me who I am.He loves Sagis because they are big- hearted, sexy and exudes quiet charm...left alone.phylosophical and an arbitrator for others in thename of freedom.
michiyo - 17-Feb-15 @ 10:25 AM
Well I'm a Sagitarius and a lot of what is said is relevant to my personality. As a child I was quite the adventurer - climbing trees, playing in sewers, getting into mischief, etc. As an adult I remain to be a good friend, tend to be very opinionated, hate to be tied down except that I am in a marriage for twenty eight years, I was married very young and you know how that goes.
Noni - 7-Dec-13 @ 7:16 AM
Im a sag...abt money matter i believe money grows on the tree...i started a export company with only 200 usd that was my high school savings now we i'm makingthousands. Hw it happen it was a mirracle my company is Edens Green Grocers exporters ltd you can google
Tit - 9-May-13 @ 2:57 PM
i am a sagitarius too .i love excietment
iqra - 4-Mar-13 @ 1:17 PM
my younger brother is sagittarius.he just love animals n i just love him.they are just nice people.
zahra - 23-Feb-13 @ 9:54 AM
I am a Sagittarian and proud to be :P
Leaf - 12-Nov-12 @ 6:53 PM
Amazing! Most of this describes me.It's only that 'relationship' part where I defer, I tend to hold on to r/ships for far too long.
Coke - 26-Jul-12 @ 11:47 AM
I find it funny. Im a therapist. I find it true im eternally optimistic and go about the world wide eyed and bushy taled. I dont expect anything in return for anything I do, a spade is a spade. I have a live and let live attitude and detest it if anyone tries to stifle me and will walk out if im not understood. I rarely take things personally unless you attack my moral fiber. All in all If you can take us with a pinch of salt your in for a real adventure.
susy - 27-May-12 @ 3:53 AM
Lol all this is what am about plus, i don't like relationship wit borin people. i'm most active in sports and intelectual matters and i'm not desperate in matters that involves money
Face - 23-Nov-11 @ 12:03 PM
I'm a sagittarius as well and its definitely true I go on like that so much I'm outgoing and just love being outside challenging new things im always making jokes about things and sometimes my insecures!! this completley describes and the relationship part isn't all there I only like properly would be commited to someone if I really loved them not someone I wasn't and someone who would chase after me I'd get creeped out.
ollliie - 9-Aug-11 @ 7:32 PM
I think the majority of the above is true. I believe we are VERY! free spirits. The only part that, I mean I couldn't agree with was the relationship part. I've held a steady relationship for 5 years which has been nothing but amazing. But over all I love this! Where's the like button?
GolaGolactic - 3-Aug-11 @ 2:19 PM
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