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Personality Traits of a Scorpio

By: Libby Pelham BA - Updated: 6 Aug 2021 | 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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Well...it is just that Scorpios are really complicated (my brother and my sister both are Scorpio) and I am leo...but I really enjoy spending time with them and with many other Scorpios I've seen in my life. I had crush on one Scorpio!and I had a Scorpio bf. I don't know if its because I spent too much time speaking to my siblings and I always tried to understand them(they like to talk about their issues with a trustworthy person and others should respect them because they deserve it) or it is just normal that I fall for Scorpios more than any other signs :)) the thing I know for sure is that I don't know why but they have problem communicating with their classmates and coworkers because they just can't trust people easily.
Dandelion - 6-Aug-21 @ 2:37 PM
I love Scorpio because my favorite star is Scorpio
Waiting - 18-Oct-20 @ 7:52 PM
I think Scorpio is kindness to everyone who is realand not acting like good person and just be real
Waiting - 18-Oct-20 @ 7:50 PM
Well For a Fact People Have ignored Me and I actually Dont Give a F i am pretty sure for 3 years in school other than answering the teachers i havent talked to anyone in class i didnt have the best marks as i was not interested in studies at all and also people pick on my and i took my sweet time to prepare to humiliate them and to the point where they had to quit the school and i didnt give much f as they picked with me when i Was Ignoring what everyone told about me and also the teachers also called my parents telling im not talking to anyone at all and is isolating myself from everyone for a lot of reason its cuz the time i spoke after a long time was to a girl and that was cuz she was interesting she was the topper and i was like the below average and the topper mostly never spoke to me and the below average had other ideas of pron or something and average had just something els so i felt bored and then she of all the people talked to me i got interested and i was happy for a change i had happiness after 3 or 4 wait nvm i was being bullied from 1st grade and after like 8 years i finally had a person who understood me and then what i had to change schools as i couldnt handle and wanted to do what i want and people keep calling me a loser but i have planned how to take my revenge to 9 people and that wont be small all the way from 1st grade to 8 i hate 9 people and thoes 9 betrayed me and thats it scorpio arent like that much attractive they are ignored by the community and also the society and also thus i can prove as no one came and talked to me my family never understands me nor does anyone els i fix myself i learn myself and i do everything myself and the things that keep me from kms is the thing that i need to take my sweet revenge and find a person that will understand me and i can finally give my shoulder to them and feel warmth of a person and not the coldness in which im being treated in
Dawn - 28-Jul-20 @ 3:30 PM
Always always read from your ascendant sign, because that will always make more sense.
Alma - 7-May-20 @ 8:59 PM
I’m a Scorpio born on the 5th of Nov. I’m kinda complicated and don’t loosen up most times. I’m bold n not scared of anything. Buh just do have issues with my relationships and I hope someday will set it right.
Harder - 23-Apr-20 @ 4:07 PM
I was born on October 26, 1991 at 11:40pm of a Scorpio I love being a Scorpio that's my only zodiac sign to the fullest I was 6Ibs, 12oz when I was born being a October Scorpio is cool cause those who are October Scorpios just like I am born in the end of October is Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sylvia Plath, Henry Winkler, Mahalia Jackson, Bill Gates which is cool those are my October Scorpios born in the same birth month October its awesome I love mysel
lAMAR - 25-Jan-20 @ 12:52 AM
I'm a Leo woman and I like a Scorpio man. Is it possible for us to have a lasting relationship?
Doody - 24-Jan-20 @ 11:08 AM
I'm a Scorpio of October 31,2007 an my crush is a Scorpio and I wanted to know if a Scorpio and Scorpio are a good match and stuff. She's so dang HAWT and cuwe, smart, intelligent. Her birthday is November 21,2007 and i'm just confused on if she likes me and i'm just nervous but I also have anxiety, anger issues and autophobia. I'm not sure how to do this but ima get through it in anyway and even it gets hard. If you see this please wish me luck!! Have a nice day( I'm usually not this nice or stern :l)
Jayleigh - 12-Jan-20 @ 7:04 AM
Ima Gemini & my crush is a Scorpio she’s so mean & controlling & very demanding. She only act like that when she’s around me. She said that she liked me but i dont think she do because she’s so mean lol i like it ?? but at the same time i dont. ??????? I wish she could loosen up & put her wall down ??. I really like her & i really want to “try” to pursue a “relationship” with her but sometimes i change my mind because i do like my own space and time to myself. Im so confused. Im kinda losing interest but i know that i like her. I dont want to waste my time or her time. I really hope we get to work something out soon
Spiffey - 12-Dec-19 @ 2:38 AM
I have always wondered why am so complicated as most people describe me. Now it all makes sense though am glad and scared at the same time that all these scorpio personalities defined above are exactly mirror reflecting me. Scorpion born Nov 9th
Bough - 6-Dec-19 @ 4:38 PM
I'm a October Scorpio my birthday is October 26 I'm born in the end of October I share the same birthday with Hillary Rodham Clinton it's a good thing know about my birth sign as a Scorpio it's good feeling cause I was born at 11:40pm.
Deonte Merritt - 2-Dec-19 @ 7:03 PM
I am a scorpio born on Nov 1 and reading about the zodiac helps me very much.Since scorpios are said to be misterious I sometimes don't understand my self (>;<)
Nino - 29-Nov-19 @ 8:39 AM
This is a shout out to every Nov 4th Scorpio.
Butterflzkis - 14-Nov-19 @ 9:53 PM
Why do we fall for the week that dont want help
Canadian - 10-Nov-19 @ 2:16 AM
IWAS BORN ON november 4th . im the greatest scorpion to ever walk this planet. AND I BACK THAT UP........
THE GREATEST - 1-Nov-19 @ 10:00 PM
Sometimes I've wondered where I get this intensity from but after reading this quote associated with Scorpios "go big or go home" is mainly how I view every project I address. I still remain skeptical but being born on November 22 I do feel like I get intense at night when at home like a scorpio watching shows about the occult, supernatural, and murder mysteries but in the day time feeling positively open-minded like a Saggitarius.
Pam - 26-Oct-19 @ 7:56 AM
I am a Scorpio who finds interest in learning about my zodiac sign more to know my characteristics. I find that most of my actions align with what is written. It's kind of a better understanding of myself since I'm still learning about myself.
Lee - 21-Oct-19 @ 11:51 AM
Uuhhhh couldn't agree moree its acutally scaryyy its so much relatabl too mee...m scorpion born at 1 nov
Sheni - 19-Oct-19 @ 7:11 PM
I thought something was wrong with menice to know tjat tjis is who im meant to be
Tae - 20-Sep-19 @ 5:11 AM
100% accurate. I met my twin-flame on January 1, 2018. Our unification happened in a mysterious mountain in front of every of Rah symbol. He is Virgo and an artist. Our love story is very unique.
Illumina - 13-Aug-19 @ 2:40 PM
Its scary, because it's true. Don't get on my bad side.
FTW... :) - 5-Aug-19 @ 7:16 PM
I like this. Talk to me (as an honest person) or get the **** away from me. Or keep talking, it's going to be Hilarious, and not by my doing.
Jenna - 28-Jul-19 @ 12:19 AM
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
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