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Personality Traits of a Libra

By: Libby Pelham BA - Updated: 3 Oct 2018 | comments*Discuss
Libra Libras Charm Empathy Sensitivity

Libra (Sept 24th-Oct 23th)is the seventh sign of the zodiac and is represented by the scales. Libra is the only sign that is not represented by a human or animal, but the scales signify the Libra's need for balance, order, and equality. Many astrologers view Libra as the most enviable sign because it occurs during the peak of the year when the rewards of hard work are harvested.

Libras are very easy to like because of their charming ways. They are capable of making anyone feel interesting and important. They are great listeners, but they also expect you to listen to them in return. They have great observation skills and very good perception. They strive to bond with others and Libras are at their best when in personal relationships.

Appreciators of Beauty

Because Venus, the goddess of love, rules Libras, they appreciate beauty in anything, whether it is a person, art, or music. Because Libras love and appreciate beauty, their homes are often filled with exquisite and attractive items. They enjoy owning the best money can buy and take pride in their good taste. Because of their affection for beauty, Libras make great designers, artists, and musicians.


Libras are very charming, but part of their charm is in their sensitivity to others. They are great at seeing and delivering what other people need to pick them up. They dislike cruelty, nastiness, and vulgarity, as they are naturally gentle and loving people. Born diplomats, they often try to settle conflicts between people as this upsets them to see clashes occur. Libras themselves try to cooperate and compromise with everyone around them to help create a tranquil atmosphere.

The sensitivity Libras possess helps them be aware of not only their position on a subject, but also that of others. This along with their listening skills and willingness to compromise makes for great relationships. Even if a Libra does fight with a mate, their charisma and kindness always helps smooth things over. Because Libra is the most empathetic of all signs, the spouse of a Libra will always feel like his or her feelings are understood.


With all their caring and kind ways, it may be hard to imagine Libras as having negative aspects to their personality, but as with all other signs, they can. Libras do not handle criticism very well, which often makes them seem insecure. But one of their biggest faults is the need for admiration. They like to be the centre of attention and be praised for things they do, so some may see them as self-centred.

Because a Libra values beauty so much, they may sometimes become too focused on outward beauty and forget to look deeper into a person's full character.

Because they are so understanding of other's feelings, they may be seen as indecisive or unable to make up their minds. Any sign as blessed with charm as Libras are can always be seen as flirtatious.

Parts of the Body Ruled by Libra

Lower back, buttocks, and kidneys - Libras may suffer from problems in the lumbar area and may be prone to kidney infections and kidney stones.

Famous Librans

  • Michael Douglas
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Angela Lansbury
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Matt Damon


  • Sting
  • John Lennon
  • Chuck Berry
  • Luciano Pavarotti


  • T.S. Elliot
  • Truman Copote
  • E.E. Cummings
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jesse Jackson
  • Margaret Thatcher
  • Dwight Eisenhower
  • David Cameron

Libras are one of the most admired signs in the zodiac because of their kindness and compassion towards others. They make wonderful friends and great lovers who make you feel loved and appreciated. Find out what a Libran is like when in love!

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Oscar Wilde should be at the top Artists/Writers list. Appreciation for Art and Beauty.
DG - 3-Oct-18 @ 7:40 PM
Ithink "center of attraction" is NOT the appropriateword. ... we love to stand out and make statements in our littlecorner. ......... eg. Sense of fashion. ....
tilapia - 5-Sep-18 @ 8:50 PM
THIS DESCRIBED ME SO WELL. I felt like I connected so well with this. Now that I know these things about myself I'll never be the same
Professor Zim - 20-Sep-17 @ 1:48 PM
sounds like Mimi has some misdirected animosity issues.
shan28 - 29-Nov-16 @ 6:37 AM
Yes I know a Libran exactly like that too!
MrsF - 13-Sep-16 @ 9:55 AM
cannot believe you have they are the most empathetic?mine must have some seriously poor angles to somewhere else in his chart then - "I only treat people the way they treat me"so if someone has a bad day there's no understanding, kindness - he then also gets quiet/grumpy whatever and instead of trying to balance the partnership through his 'empathy' of picking up someone else's feelings he just succumbs, zelig-like, to whatever's around .. unless HE is the initial grumpy one, then he doesn't respond to any attempt to make his day sunnier just wants to bring everyone else down with him ...
Mimi - 11-Sep-16 @ 1:44 AM
it really suits me.love this article but i just wanna share that i am a too bit of just in choosing people which led to my status as single till now......
beauty - 28-May-16 @ 3:07 PM
was this article written by a Libra? : )) question posed by a sun sign aquarian Libra fault blind to their own faults :))))) true for more than 1 I know
no - 14-Mar-16 @ 1:58 PM
Don't forget. We are the nicest people in the zodiac until you cross us.
Libraman - 18-Jun-15 @ 1:29 PM
@zena - sooo right! I live with two Libras and they both wantto be the centre of attention!
squabble - 23-Jan-15 @ 9:43 AM
This description... It fits me perfectly... :O
Eli - 27-May-14 @ 11:37 PM
their homes are often filled with exquisite and attractive items. They enjoy owning the best money can buy and take pride in their good taste. Because of their affection for beauty, Libras make great designers, artists, and musicians. Nope not me but I am a good designer. also charming
some random libra - 21-Mar-14 @ 7:36 PM
Mostly accurate, although personally I feels this... "Because a Libra values beauty so much, they may sometimes become too focused on outward beauty and forget to look deeper into a person's full character." Is inaccurate, and you forgot to mention how strongly we feel about justice. i was going to mention something about the fact that i would rather people told me something straight up than criticise me about it but then i stopped and realised, thats me not liking the criticism !!
Maria - 9-Feb-13 @ 11:44 AM
This is surprisingly accurate!
LaraCroft - 24-Jan-13 @ 7:49 PM
even if i try to deny this ,everything described above is exactly how i am, not even a single mistake ,t seems like the person who wrote this knows me, anyway i love being a libra and hope that in future pple dnt see us as clingy lovers but rather pple with a much "unique" taste of love!!!! #Libra the best#
tmyst - 17-Jan-13 @ 5:31 AM
I love my zodiac sign i am a libra an most definetiley i love beautiful peolpe and things, and i wouldnt't trade my sign for nothing in the world
tessie - 18-Dec-12 @ 4:39 AM
While these traits (talking in reality here), seem fantastic, can be infuriating to others as I cannot stand indecisiveness just something to be considered when "deliberating". But other than that 'tis a great personality, one I am entirely opposite of, but do appreciate. I'm actually kind of surprised at how accurate mine is though, (Aries). In Astronomy class we learned there was another birth sign left out so your actual zodiac sign is probably not what you think it is. It's pretty cool to read about.
Kat - 15-Sep-12 @ 3:39 AM
As a Libra, Ihate to mention that my sign has another trait: narcissism.
bec - 23-Aug-12 @ 2:08 PM
I'm proud to be a libra,coz' we are the iron hand of Justice.
yan - 27-May-12 @ 3:55 PM
To-Tall-Tay - 30-Nov-11 @ 1:26 AM
oh my god !!!!! i toally m libran because all things writtwn are totally true about and am charming so its totally true even in the negative parts i always wanna b centre of atrraction
alli - 12-Jul-11 @ 4:07 PM
pliz help aanswer a question i have of my astro chart,sun in tautus ,ascendant cancer,moon libra,venus gemini and mars aquarius.hw do they influence my personality traits?
caliber - 28-Jun-11 @ 9:36 AM
Unbelievable!I'm in total shock, can't believe how accurate this descibes me, all but the self centered (maybe a little) but never want to be centre of attention( I'm a shy libra.)
Dee - 18-Apr-11 @ 5:17 AM
learning my main sign made me cry as I love beautiful things in life mostly the experiences we share together with people they really help you see who you are deep inside. When I remember the past it's these memories we shared together and each one paints more to your portrait of life. And it keeps growing and changing as we grow what I gift to see the world in a peaceful way instead of through conflict and war. I see why Libra is adored to me it's like living in heaven itself and having those you most care about with you every step of the way. I'm so thankful to be a libra.
zac pizzy - 13-Apr-11 @ 9:21 PM
I am a libran and all the traits are true. Thank you.
em - 2-Apr-11 @ 3:15 AM
I think personality of a Libra is amazing and true. I just finished reading it and I know it's true because I am a Libra. I'm also happy to be one because our personality is fantasic!
lovez - 26-Mar-11 @ 2:12 PM
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