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Personality Traits of a Scorpio

By: Libby Pelham BA - Updated: 13 Dec 2017 | 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.


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.


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

  • Henry Winkler
  • Will Rogers
  • Roy Rogers
  • Richard Burton
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Demi Moore
  • Rodney Dangerfield
  • Paul Simon
  • Art Garfunkel
  • John P. Sousa
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Mahalia Jackson
  • Jonas Salk
  • Marie Curie
  • Carl Sagan
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Voltaire
  • Dylan Thomas
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Truman Capote
  • Claude Monet
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • 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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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
THIS IS SO TRUE IM SO STUBBORN! I have a porked up dark mind and into blood death and scary storys and I keep l lo ts of feelings in.. and I will always have my revenge on others and its taken years but I stil get it. And im gonna be a scientist later. Im also very smart with money :)this is all true and I love being a Scorpio.
Zeon - 26-Oct-17 @ 4:26 AM
It's absolutely true. I born 18 Nov.. very stubborn never give up anything in my life. Proud to be scorpio!
Vid - 6-Oct-17 @ 10:22 PM
My godd..ds s jus amazing.. I jus read myself now!! Not even a word s missing about myself.. proud scorpion..
Sumi - 27-Sep-17 @ 8:09 AM
Definitely all tru!!! I'm a Scorpio as well. 11/11/80! I definitely hide my feelings to an extent. I hate to lose. I shut people out quickly, my guard is always up.I'm always told that I'm cold hearted.. Scorpionation!!!!
Sweet T - 26-Sep-17 @ 8:08 PM
I was born on November 1, and I was reading this article and it is sooo acurate. Five minutes ago I was crying, then I was laughing, then I was thinking about how we could be like characters in a tv shoe and even more in like five minutes... Us Scorpios are so contradictory and the rest was so true. Seriously, people at my school think I'm like a demon or something... yea um... rip
.Rinnie. - 17-Sep-17 @ 6:39 AM
Some of these traits scare me It's like exactly like men
Mememeallme - 6-Sep-17 @ 12:57 AM
I'm 37 I was born on the 29th October 1979 Sometimes my traits sac are myself
Krazy kate - 6-Sep-17 @ 12:53 AM
I m Virgo,My Friend is Scorpio, when start Business I have earn, my poor friend is Scorpio i help him, but He is not share any matter with me, when come customer his eyes rolling Scorpion, i ignore and when my absence unnecessary against spoken me other market peoples,day by day my business back , after 15 year I know but he is jealous me.and i back and scorpion Friend start Business.
smith - 19-Aug-17 @ 2:00 PM
Damn! I've never been superstitious but after reading this article I have to admit I know this person, it's me. I have been accused of all of these thing including being a mind reader. It's funny that my ex wife sent me this article too, lol.
III - 28-Jul-17 @ 11:43 PM
I don't believe in these generalizations so I never pay attention to the characteristics of Scorpios. However, I've never been so accurately described as I did when this site came as my (online) search
Scorpini - 23-Jul-17 @ 10:46 PM
Born on October 30th 1980 and I think that it is amazing how much mind opening this is for me and how much it is all true..
Ivansio - 16-Jul-17 @ 1:56 PM
So true about the anger deal I am a Scorpio November 17 and when I get yelled at I am like please back off but when they fight I'll be ready to come back lol being a Scorpio has its ups and downs for being a nice person I feel like people use me because I am so nice. Anyway. # LIVIN THE LIFE OF the SCORPIO!! ????????????????????????????
Austin B - 10-Jul-17 @ 3:14 AM
I under stamd. All of.the. Scorpio people cause. Im.A Scorpio too.
Becky. Ann - 25-Jun-17 @ 2:29 PM
Crazy how it all is right huge heart in me care for people but everyone tells me im.so intense and I don't mean it. And I always was the best at everything I did I just wanted to be better crazy.
Bret - 24-Jun-17 @ 1:56 PM
I am a Scorpio born on October 31st, and I am the exact definition of one. Loyal yet possessive, and very contradictory. I feel things very intensely, and can often go from one side of a feeling to the exact opposite very quickly. My mother and daughter are both Scorpios also. Lord help us all! I love them both to death, but sometimes they drive me nuts. Probably because they exhibit the same personality quirks I do ;)
Farrahann34 - 18-Jun-17 @ 11:07 PM
I take full responsibility for all of my Scorpio-ness!! I am not a jealous person in the sense of jealous of people and what they have. I am extremely jealous of who I love. If me and my boyfriend go through something and we are not speaking, I am out of my mind with jealousy for who is talking to him. It doesn't matter who it is, i am jealous of his mother or his boss, because they spoke to him today, and I didn't! Yes, i am that kind of jealous! Crazy AF, and don't mind it. So you don't have to take everything literally ( I have never had a STD either ) but I am ruled by my sex, and I don't mind that either.
Tabulous - 3-May-17 @ 7:23 PM
i am a scorpio and in terms of feelings, i show the positive side of me and no one will know that i am broken deep inside. i am also authorative and people often describe me as a control freak. i am also ruthless and a masochist.. so almost all of it sums me up as an individual.
Gel - 28-Apr-17 @ 6:20 AM
True all the way. Especially Intense. For me, intense part for most Scorpio are eyes and intuition. I think scorpio is not a fully secretive. We just tend to hide something. And tell things we think they can manage
Anony - 20-Apr-17 @ 4:33 AM
I am a Scorpio/Sagitarius Cusp. Born on the 22 day of November. I can tell when i am Scorpio, and when i am Sagitarius. So can my partner. Lucky me when i am the Scorpion, unlucky for those that misstep. When i am the Archer, i am a little more empathitic. Lucky for those who mistep with the Archer.
Mimi - 1-Apr-17 @ 6:20 AM
undeniably true... im so much possessive with regards to my husband and very protective with my daughters. i can be nice and loyal but once i feel betrayed and mistreated, better run and hide because i can be their worst nightmare.
mrs.JQ - 10-Mar-17 @ 11:15 PM
I'm a scorpio and I enjoy being a scorpio. It's true that people think I'm cold and distant. I guess being a scorpio, it's kinda in my nature of hide my feelings, it's never been unfamiliar territory tof me in my entire life. And it' unfair too. Nobody asks. Nobody makes sure. Theyou always believe whatever font I put on. It'seems sad. And in the end us scorpios are the cold ones who don't care.
Angel - 2-Mar-17 @ 3:00 PM
I'm a scorpio to and I never knew that we are mysterious people it pretty much nailed it for me to except for the disease thing other than that it's me all the way
crissy - 2-Mar-17 @ 5:00 AM
Can anyone help I am a pisces and head over heals in love with Mr Scorpio(although i never told him how i felt)We used to chat all the time on social media and were good friends.He was having problems and one day he just blew me out and i dont know why Now he just ignores me.I am hurting and reallymiss him Help anyone ?
Kate - 23-Feb-17 @ 5:30 PM
this is me down to the ground - oh except the disease bit - but I get the sexual intensity bit!! i love this sign except being highly strung and looking into everything!! but the passion!! second to none :-) :-) smashed it
lisa :-) - 23-Feb-17 @ 1:49 PM
I am a Scorpio, and it nails it all the way around.
Nell - 12-Feb-17 @ 12:30 AM
A lot of this is true. I do hide a lot from people and people think I'm cold hearted and rude.
Butterfly - 12-Jan-17 @ 9:09 PM
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