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Personality Traits of an Aries

By: Libby Pelham BA - Updated: 8 May 2019 | comments*Discuss
 aries Leaders Activist Activism Energy

Aries (Mar 21st-April 20th) is the first sign of the zodiac as March 21st is the spring equinox. The sign of Aries is the ram. Arians are often pioneers in both thought and action. They do not shy away from challenges but welcome them with open arms. Therefore, Arians are often seen as courageous, responsible leaders. Just like the battling ram, they live life head first with a headstrong nature.

The Leader

Being the first sign of the zodiac seems to make Arians natural leaders. They are lovers of freedom and exploring new ideas. Taking a gamble on something new never fazes an Arian. They are seen as ambitious, exciting, and vibrant individuals who gravitate towards the centre of any action because of these traits. Arians make great leaders because they normally have genuine concern for those they lead. They tend to be frank and candid, which are traits many people look for in a leader.

Arians make good researchers and explorers due to their inquisitive nature. They also make good military leaders and politicians due to their charisma and dynamic personalities. They are direct and may be the true embodiment of the phrase "what you see is what you get."

The Organizer

Arians tend to be very organized and are therefore able to organize others with ease. They are often the activist and doer in the crowd. Because of their enthusiasm and optimism for ideas and plans, they have no trouble drawing other people into becoming involved in a cause. Their "take charge" attitude also helps put others at ease. They love to help out lost causes and to fight for the underdog. Arians are often very determined, which is another good trait in activism.

Arians are full of nonstop energy when working on something they love. They will continue to work tirelessly after all the others have gone home. However, Arians relish in running the whole show and if challenged, may give up and look for another cause to support and rally people around.


Arians love to be the leaders, but do not like to follow someone else's lead. And while they welcome challenges, if they do not see results quickly enough, they may quickly decide to move on. They are also sudden to desert a cause if questioned about their leadership. Arians are very good at starting things, but often may leave tasks unfinished.

The energy and aggressiveness that makes Arians such incredible leaders can also work against them. They can be argumentative and headstrong. Their quick temper may flair up from times to time and if you anger them, they often hold grudges.

Parts of the Body Ruled By Aries

Head, brain, and eyes - Arians can be prone to headaches and injuries to their head. They may have problems with fevers and are vulnerable to stress-related ailments. Because Arians rules the brain, they may fall prey to mental problems, but their determination and energy helps them rebound more successfully than less enthusiastic signs.

Famous Arians

Actors/ Entertainers
  • Jennifer Garner
  • David Letterman
  • Marlon Brando
  • Jackie Chan
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Russell Crowe
  • Harry Houdini
  • Charlie Chaplin
Musicians/ Singers
  • Bette Midler
  • Mariah Carey
  • Elton John
  • Herb Alpert
  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • Leonardo da Vinci
Leaders/ Politicians
  • César Chávez
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Colin Powell
  • George I of England
  • Otto von Bismarck
  • Charlemagne
  • Philip IV, King of Spain and Portugal
  • Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet leader
  • Napoleon III, Emperor of France

If you need a great leader, look for the Arians in the crowd. If given free reign without any criticism, they can lead you to great places, if they don't get sidetracked and move on to something else.

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All that has been said here is true about me. I wish I was able to know these things on time. I will contiously work on my weaknesses
Bigjoe - 8-May-19 @ 7:04 AM
That....is so true.... I'm an Aries and ya I pronly have injuries ib my head??????
Natsu - 5-Dec-18 @ 6:07 AM
I'm an Aries and I know well that I am absolutely full of myself and I love challenges to prove that I am better. I'm very organise but I always forget the most important things; 0;, anyways I guess I'm just a classic Aries even though when something is too hard k give up then maybe come back to it lmao.
Ziwik - 1-Jul-17 @ 11:01 PM
My VBF is Aries/Fire Tigress and I'm a proud Leo/Golden Tiger. We get along quitenicely most of the time, but clashes and such happen. Like once I was chatting with one of her partners in the spa, and remarked that "if I was manager, the first thing I'd do is fire (name withheld)." Well she was relaxing/sleeping in next room and immediately roared "you can't fire me, I quit!" OMG...
Jian Shu - 29-May-17 @ 11:49 AM
I am a aries andI try to neutrielize situations when I'm not trying to tear someone s head off so it goes both ways
joker5150 - 24-May-17 @ 6:40 AM
Bette Midler is not an Aries.She is a Sagittarius.
Aries Male - 20-May-17 @ 3:54 AM
Tomorrow,is my birthday!Thank-you, very much. Reached middle young age. Thank you our heavenly father Easter brought my birthday 2017! This haven't occurred in a long time, ha! Blessed to have had parent and grand parent's whom praised the Lord, kept my beauty, what a wonderful thing to STILL have people, younger and older jeoulous, ha! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO me, Yvonne.
Na - 15-Apr-17 @ 8:35 PM
I didn't even finish reading the article.
Yep - 2-Mar-17 @ 9:18 PM
Well I am also into the Chinese version and along with numerology and I think the combination of those might get closer to who we really are cause we are more than one dimension or complex.
HeWhoHsNoNm - 18-Jan-17 @ 11:56 PM
Some of this site is inaccurate and they need to do their research and edit some stuff. Like Bett Middler is not an Aries.
HeWhoHsNoNm - 18-Jan-17 @ 11:42 PM
I am an Aries female. I am certainly headstrong. I get upset when I do not get my way. People call me bossy. I didn't know they though of me this way. I can do nothing but be truthful and only in a loving manner, somethimes people don't want to hear the truth. I do start task and put 100% in until I get sidetracked or bored. I'm courting a Cancer man and our relationship is TOUGH! I bark he goes into a shell. As an Aries, we are assertive and love attention. Cancers are sensitive and need sweetness. Anywho, we are still together and love one another a lot.
Vee - 22-Dec-16 @ 12:13 AM
I have a twin sister who was born a year and a few days before me and the weirdest thing is we are both Arians. We are both hot-headed and when people make us angry we basically lose all control of ourselves and start doing things that are...inhuman? I guess. Like when I was dating someone and somebody else hit them in the face, I jumped on the person and started strangling them and I didn't realize what I was doing until they almost passed out and their face had turned a blue, almost purple, color. I told them to leave before things got worse and judging from my past experiences with people angering me I knew they would. Just the other day my roommate locked me out of our apartment for 2 hours without knowing I forgot my key and I got so mad that I started furiously punching a tree and the sidewalk which made my knuckles bleed. My sister once threw our older stepsister across the house for trying to hurt our younger stepsister and a girl that was staying with us tackled her and hit her a few times. I will be honest, I have almost killed 2 people in my life one of them I mentioned previously and the other was my sister's boyfriend and he hit her in the face with a trashcan while I was across from them playing on my Xbox 360 Elite, and I quickly darted up and in about 2 seconds I had the guy against our pool table with my pocket knife against his throat and I told him to never hurt my sister again or I would kill him and he probably saw the fire in my eyes because he quickly said that he wouldn't and that he wouldn't come back ever and he never came back but they are still dating. These are examples of how easily angered an Arian normally is, hope this was helpful. Cheers! I'm off to go to cram school.
Light Yagami - 6-Dec-16 @ 12:38 AM
I am pisces but my ex boyfriend was Aries..he is the worst man I have ever been with.so selfish n possessive n am glad I left that relationship cos I cared so much.
chocolate - 27-Nov-16 @ 1:02 AM
Also, I have been with a pieces for seven year's now. I love him so much. Aries and pieces make great compatibility. At least for me it does. My pieces does his best to neutralize situations.
April may - 22-Nov-16 @ 6:54 AM
Right on the dot for me. Aries are high on life.
April may - 22-Nov-16 @ 6:46 AM
I m a Aries with a Gemini I can't stand them
Grannygoose - 16-Oct-16 @ 11:54 PM
I am a Arian who dated another Arian we didn't last because of who was the boss and what not but he was very undecided on who he wanted so I had to leave that slone and now I'm with a Leo and so much happier!!
Kay - 11-Aug-16 @ 2:27 PM
Being an Aries is a blessing and a curse. You feel everything so passionately. Everything feels heightened. Like a high you can't come down from. But the inner us is so complicated. Not knowing what we want ever. We pretend too. But we never actually are sure. Planning is not in our vocabulary. As hard as some of us may try. Lol.
AriesGal - 20-May-16 @ 11:31 AM
I am an arian who is deeply in in love with a cancerian
nhz chelle lover - 2-May-15 @ 7:12 PM
This meant alot to me i just went though it with my dad and realized how alike we are!
Booper - 27-May-11 @ 8:53 PM
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