Aries Personality Traits Revealed

Published June 8, 2022
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The strength of the Aries personality comes from its placement as the first sign of the zodiac. In fact, Aries' placement as number one is the reason for Aries's strongest personality traits.

Aries Traits and Personality

Those with an Aries sun were born between approximately March 21st and April 19th. They are generally strong individuals emotionally, mentally, and often physically. Aries's strongest traits and characteristics allow them to move forward, face new challenges, and go where others dare not go. They are motivators who have a natural self-confidence that can attract and inspire others. However, if these strong Aries traits are taken to the extreme, they can become Aries's weaknesses.

Aries Traits and Characteristics

Aries Strengths

Aries' strongest traits and characteristics give them the ability to move forward, face new challenges, and go where others dare not go. They are motivators who have a natural self-confidence that can attract and inspire others. However, if these strong Aries traits are taken to the extreme, they can become Aries' weaknesses.

  • Courage and independence
  • Ability to overcome challenges
  • Honesty
  • Powerful sense of justice
  • Charm
  • Passion
  • Enthusiasm
  • Romantic

Aries Weaknesses

Being the first sign of the zodiac, you could think of negative Aries traits as being like an aggressive child who knows no boundaries or limits, is mouthy, has contempt for authority, and has wild, angry tantrums when held back. Aries' bad traits can be toxic and scary! It often takes age and experience to grow into the higher expression of Aries. Still, Aries is uniquely resistant to "growing up."

  • Aggressive
  • Antagonistic
  • Hot-tempered
  • Combative
  • Argumentative
  • Demanding
  • Bullying
  • Egotistical
  • Impatient
  • Insensitive

The Physical Characteristics of Aries

Aries zodiac sign

Aries Sun sign individuals come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, so when trying to spot the distinguishing physical characteristics of Aries, you should begin with the body part that Aries rules: the head.

An Aries' Head

An Aries' head is usually quite prominent, either because the Aries walks with their head slightly forward or because the structure of the face is finely formed and distinctive. Sometimes, it's a combination of both. Headaches and migraines are also common for an Aries.

An Aries' Hair

The hair on the head is usually quite thick; many Aries men tend to keep all or most of their hair well into advanced age. Additionally, their hair can be dark or light, but it almost always has a slight reddish cast that's particularly evident when they're in the sun.

An Aries' Eyes

Another distinctive Arian trait is the eyebrows. A male Aries' eyebrows tend to be quite thick, while the females typically enjoy a more arched eyebrow. An Aries' eyes are usually sharp, alert, and often almond-shaped. Eye strain can be common.

An Aries Nose

An Aries' nose is typically distinctive and even occasionally large or prominent on the face. If you ask an Aries, the odds are extremely good that the nose has actually been broken a time or two.

An Aries Lips

Aries' lips are typically quite sensual, and either their top or the bottom lip will stick out. However, the top lip will be well-curved and is usually thinner in appearance.

An Arie's Face

An Aries' face tends to flush. Aries men and women typically flush red when they feel:

  • Excited: When Aries hears good news, the color will flood their face.
  • Angry: You can always tell when rams are truly angry because they will turn quite red.
  • Embarrassed or hot: Aries also flushes when they are embarrassed or overexert themselves, such as when exercising.

The Aries Body

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Aries tend to enjoy very robust health; the physical body of Aries is powerful, even muscular, and they have incredible recuperative powers. However, they can suffer from fevers, skin rashes, and insect bites. In fact, most Aries have very sensitive skin, so they should be careful to avoid harsh chemicals while keeping a close eye on allergic reactions to both food and products.

Additionally, an Aries is often accident prone and needs to be wary of:

  • Trauma and accidents to the head
  • Burns to the face
  • Sharp objects, such as knives, since these individuals frequently get cut
  • Falls, scrapes, and other general bruises

These are usually caused by Aries moving too fast and not paying attention to their surroundings. If you're an Aries, or love one, you've probably already noticed that they suffer from an excessive amount of accidents and close health calls.

You're More Than Your Aries Sun

Most astrologers will tell you that your rising sign is much more representative of your physical appearance and health than your Sun sign. The Rising sign often describes two-thirds, while your Sun sign describes approximately one-third. Of course, if you have 3 or 4 out of the 5 personal planets (the Moon through Mars) in another astrological sign, you'll partially take on its physical and temperamental characteristics. Defining physical characteristics using the Sun sign only can be a bit tricky and misleading.

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