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Personality Traits of a Scorpio

By: Libby Pelham BA - Updated: 17 Jul 2019 | comments*Discuss
 
Scorpio Scorpios Intense Driven Sexual

Scorpio (October 24th-November 22nd) is the eighth sign of the zodiac and represented by the scorpion. Scorpios are truly the contradicting sign. They can be the best and worst of both worlds – independent and clingy, loving and cold, authoritative and weak. Above all else, they are intense about almost everything.

Scorpios are often mysterious people because their true feelings run so deep and they keep their emotions hidden. They also like to uncover things under the surface of others and are very intuitive. Combined with a determination and loyalty, Scorpios often make great spiritual leaders, scientist, and doctors. They are very adaptable, often changing careers and going down new paths.

They can be strong willed and determined, almost to the point of being stubborn. This makes them great competitors, even if they are able to hide this desire to win from you. This also makes Scorpios very dominant, controlling and passionate. When they do not have a positive outlet for self-expression, they often turn inwards and become destructive.

When wronged, they do not easily forgive. It is almost as if the Scorpio sign invented the word "revenge". However, they just as easily never forget an act of kindness and are always ready to repay it. Scorpios are very loyal friends, but can be possessive. Scorpios are also conservative when it comes to money but when they do spend it; they know the right investments to make.

Brilliant Minds

Scorpios have a native understanding of humans and often show psychic tendencies. They are often interested in the mind and its potential powers. Scorpio is the sign of many of life's mysteries: birth, sex, death, and regeneration. They are willing to explore things others are afraid to look into, such as different religions and the occult.

Intense

Scorpios are often a force to be reckoned with. They are passionate, committed and in the same turn, if you are an enemy, they can be just as intensely ruthless. Scorpios are so intense, there are few challenges they are not willing to meet. They will use any information at hand to beat competitors and do not hesitate to move in for the kill.

Weaknesses

Because of their intensity, Scorpios can be jealous, possessive, and controlling. When mistreated, they will make it their objective to get revenge, even if it takes years. They like to keep their true emotions hidden from others, which causes people to perceive them as cold and uncaring.

Parts of the Body Ruled by Scorpio

The genitals – because the genitals rule them, Scorpios are susceptible to venereal disease and urinary infections. They may also suffer from fatigue and bad health due to their explosive emotions.

Famous Scorpios

Actors/Entertainers
  • Henry Winkler
  • Will Rogers
  • Roy Rogers
  • Richard Burton
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Demi Moore
  • Rodney Dangerfield
Musicians/Singers
  • Paul Simon
  • Art Garfunkel
  • John P. Sousa
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Mahalia Jackson
Scientists
  • Jonas Salk
  • Marie Curie
  • Carl Sagan
Artists/Writers
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Voltaire
  • Dylan Thomas
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Truman Capote
  • Claude Monet
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Kurt Vonnegut
Politicians/Leaders
  • Prince Charles
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Bill Gates
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Michael Dukakis
  • Rev. Billy Graham
  • Indira Gandhi
  • Robert Kennedy
  • Gen. George Patton
  • Martin Luther
  • James Garfield
Scorpios can be your best friend or worst enemy. They are loving and passionate, even if they seem cold on the surface. They are often driven by their intensity and are determined to do whatever they set their mind to.

Love Life

Read our article Scorpio In Love to discover which star signs are a best love match for the Scorpio.

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So grate so relatable to me born the 21’st of November, cannot relate more it’s really scary and fact is I’m great in bed
BigDocksux9 - 17-Jul-19 @ 12:04 PM
This is somewhat scary, because it is EXTREMELY accurate. I myself as a Scorpio, and knowing many other Scorpio's have often been known to build walls around themselves, often to protect themselves from being hurt or even from being loved! Reading this article was very inspirational, and helped me understand myself better. However, some parts of the article I will not discuss how accurate and terrifying it is BECAUSE it's accurate...
Bella - 4-Jun-19 @ 4:58 AM
I just want to say I was born on November 1
Ga - 28-May-19 @ 1:41 AM
I was born on November 1st and I am in EVERY way exactly what this article says about my sign,
Miley J - 11-May-19 @ 4:42 PM
I really learned that the way I am is true to be I am all of the things I was reading and it was crazy to me.Thanks for the info now I know why I am the way I am and it's great. Maybe not to others but to me yes it is
Mimi - 1-May-19 @ 3:22 PM
@ß0k Zodiac stuff isn't very reliable or accurate. My personality is literally the exact opposite of my sign, and I wasn't born on a cusp. I'm more of a Scorpio/Ophiuchus/Libra.
Anonymous - 24-Apr-19 @ 7:35 PM
I was born 7lbs 7oz in 1977 in birthing room7. On 10 29 1977 i wouldnt want to be anything other then a scorpio . All the sign empros and cons and horoscopes are 110% spot on with me
N/a - 15-Apr-19 @ 5:33 AM
I need a minute of silence to express how much of a gift it is to be a Scorpio. The Spritual blessing, the magic, the emotions and the honour. I was born early on 8th of November i should have been a Saggitarius i thank the heaven for such a blessing. The love of my life was a Scorpio 26th October. Love and light to you all scorpios your not distant friends your all family
occultist girl - 14-Apr-19 @ 10:39 PM
@Moonbeam a intense scorpion will never make a comment like that
ß0k - 29-Mar-19 @ 5:44 PM
Im so happy to be a scorpio. scorpio rules
juju - 19-Mar-19 @ 4:54 PM
Men, i can't believe this, i was born 10th, November! but for real this is amazing. you know' my ex-girl friend was born 4th,November!it was so fine but i did not really know what changed everything about. we loved each other like so crazy bt every changed...bt i can't get over that.
Abdullah - 15-Mar-19 @ 6:19 PM
Born 16 November I'm so proud of being a Scorpio #scorpios possess royal bloodP
Sanamiter - 28-Jan-19 @ 2:41 PM
Born 10-29. And loving everything about being a Scorpio.
Lynn - 27-Dec-18 @ 5:53 AM
My birthday date is 1st of November And i m proud to be a scorpion
Amir - 11-Nov-18 @ 5:30 AM
Wow this makes me realized a lot about myself, I was born Nov 4 which has a lot of meaning. I am a real Scorpio. Every character here is all I exhibit.
Pretty T - 5-Oct-18 @ 4:13 PM
you described me!!! but i am not weak, i am strong
Ali - 3-Oct-18 @ 6:41 PM
This is so true... I exhibit every character here... I'm proudly Scorpio?
Air-lah - 23-Sep-18 @ 9:11 AM
This does amaze me how true and accurate this all is. People do seem to always say they cant work me out but i dont understand that as i wear my heart on my sleeve and say everything how it is. I do struggle to show emotions i guess but reading all this and the comments becsuse im bored makes me seem less unique about myself but weird thing is iv never met another scorpio.
Lil - 23-Sep-18 @ 2:35 AM
I am a scirpio all the way. My birthday has many meanings i was birn November 11th At 11:11 am. They say being born the 11th day of the 11th month at 11:11 makes the scorpio in you so very intense and im here to say its true. Love this this site
Moonbeam - 22-Sep-18 @ 11:47 AM
Also, my birthday is the 27th of October.
Rowan Colorne - 19-Sep-18 @ 2:15 PM
Reading This Helped Me Realize A Lot About Myself. I Didn’t See & Recognize A Lot Of Traits About My True Self.
Dresha - 18-Sep-18 @ 3:30 PM
Even thoughI believe you need to be older than in your older teens to establish your real traits, when life comes lashing over u, I think that these traits have shown in me well already. I’d class myself as secretly possessive, getting easily jealous once someone has broke my trust. I enjoy revenge, I enjoy people begging me to stay in their lives - makes me feel powerful. Then there’s the delicate side, that will always put other people first. I don’t like getting involved in drama and I like being liked so not all the points have been proven, yet.
Wiki - 18-Sep-18 @ 10:51 AM
R scorpios most desicive or indesicive??
Hi pls ans - 16-Sep-18 @ 2:07 PM
So true about us Scorpios. Just broke up with my (Leo) boyfriend. He was the total opposite of me. I'm very emotional, secretive, loyal and vindictive. This right here hits the spot. Loving this website.
Granty - 15-Apr-18 @ 3:36 AM
Yes, it is true that I am very intense. I always think hardcore all the time and always motivate my self when things go worse. At the same time, I always like to be honest and loyal those who are loyal to me and always curious in finding out the truth. I have never give up untill now and have always helped my friends sacrificing myself in bad times. And I don't like people boasting about me too much makes me think they are flattering. Even though failing many times in life, I never have given up. I always try to make my life meaningful. Sometimes, people around me which I think is not the way they th8nk. I believe in humanity to be honest. And I am proud to be scorpion and will do things that's best. And thank you for sharing the views. It really motivates that you can always do if you can.
Rexxe - 3-Apr-18 @ 6:19 AM
None of these are really true for me, although I'm a Scorpio and I was born Nov 2nd 2006, I don't really consider myself even close to these traits. Mabey I don't realize it. I I'm a kindhearted person and I never seem to be too stubborn or rude,im big into art and a lot of kids at my school consider me as a asrtist, I always thank them and I never brag about it or anything , for the most part I'm usually embarrassed ofmy drawings because I think they are bad but I listen to the people who say the things like " I love your drawing they are so good" " you should become an artist someday!" . I hear those words and I'm happy that people enjoy my art and they don't use it to discourage me. I always make sure to give the respect back.
Rachel - 30-Mar-18 @ 6:52 PM
I’m 31 years old and I am a musical artist who’sgoing to have a CDs album called Scorpio and I do know some of my Scorpio personality as a mean but sometimes nice and sweet person. After I have read so many articles about my weird moods like disrespect with others sometimes and I didn’t know that. I do know that I’m a secretive person who hides something from everybody like my emotional. I used to be jealous and not anymore I got out of it. I am a soulmate to my Pisces man and it capability of something with Pisces person. So I am glad to be Scorpio. When people say something that I don’t want to hear I just ignore the conversation. Again I’m glad to be Scorpio.
Dmhaggard - 13-Dec-17 @ 9:17 AM
Yo, this is legit.These are totally all me.This PERFECTLY describes Scorpios. I had to screenshot some of these.I know that I AM very stubborn and I DO get quite jealous, and I am very instense sometimes.the part about Scorpios liking time away from everyone else sometimes is definitely me.
Archer011 - 11-Dec-17 @ 1:42 AM
this explains me!!!xD literally I feel like I can go into peoples minds and not read what they're thinking, but feel what they're feeling. also, i feel like I can tell people's home life by their scent. I'm an actual cat xD some things in this article i just want to send to my friends so bad! 11/21/2005
Em - 7-Dec-17 @ 4:07 AM
This is me all over. My partner says pretty much all of these things about me aswell ?? always saying I'm cold hearted etc and stubborn! I get so jealous and I love being in control. Lol lol lol 100% accurate! Born 15th November
Sara Morgan - 10-Nov-17 @ 10:59 AM
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