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Aries Traits and Personality

Patricia Lantz C.Ht.
Contributor: Jacqueline Dautaj
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Aries is known for a bevy of personality traits, and many of those characteristics are truly unique to this sign. They come from Aries placement as the first sign of the zodiac. In fact, Aries' placement as the first sign of the zodiac is the reason for an Aries' "me-now-mine" exuberance about life.

Typical and Notable Aries Traits

Some typical Aries traits you're likely to encounter when dealing with an Aries include the following.

A Me First Attitude

There's no denying it, an Aries definitely has a me-first attitude. This is not a person that pauses to see how his mate is doing. It's not that they won't ask, it's just that they typically don't listen long enough to hear the answer. Aries is not doing this to be rude, in fact, they actually try to be nice, but it's just not the way they're built and they simply can't help it.

No Nonsense

For the most part, an Aries is honest and tells it like it is. If you want to know the truth about something, there is a very good chance that Aries will give it to you straight. Additionally, they don't like to hear excuses, so unless you are dealing with extraordinary circumstances, don't even bother mentioning "why" to them.

Aggressive and Feisty

An Aries is known for being the fighter of the zodiac and for good reason. It's true, an Aries never gives up, in fact, only a Scorpio rival an Aries in terms of determination. No matter how dire the straits of a situation may be, you can definitely count on an Aries when the chips are down.


It may seem strange in the face of all their feistiness, but an Aries is very romantic. In fact, they love being in love and they are not averse to partnering up with someone for a lifetime. If it was up to an Aries, people would always meet their one true love and ride off with them into the sunset.

Aries Erogenous Zone

When it comes to body parts, the head and face are an Aries most sensitive erogenous zones.

  • Massage their heads
  • Caress their face and neck
  • Nibble on their ears
  • Play with their hair

If you want to spark an Aries passion take their face in your hands, look them in the eye and passionately kiss them.

Passionate and Enthusiastic

It's almost impossible not to smile in the face of an Aries' optimistic outlook on life. An Aries is enthusiastic and up for just about anything. Even better is the fact that they're sexy and passionate. An Aries doesn't even try to hide their feelings. If an Aries tells you they love you, you can believe what they are saying.

Quick to Move On

As romantic as an Aries is if someone dumps them they tend to move on very quickly. It's rare that they'll mop long about an ex. An Aries is all about new beginnings, so the prospects of finding a new love interest is exciting.

Slightly Childlike

Like a Gemini, an Aries never really grows up or loses their boyish and girlish charm. Much of their innocence comes from the fact that every day is truly a new day and a fresh start for them. Whether they're seven or seventy, they greet each day with unbridled excitement. In fact, one of an Aries' best traits is that they rarely become jaded. If you ever need a quick pick me up, hang out with an Aries for a while and learn from their perspective. It will help you appreciate life with a fresh set of eyes.

The Deeper Meaning of an Aries Sun

Those with an Aries Sun live in the here and now. They renew themselves by constantly experiencing the invigorating challenge of new beginnings and inspired activities. Courage and the willingness to pioneer, come what may and regardless of who they might trample on, is the very essence of an Aries' being. An Aries is not born to build or maintain, or even to be nice, they are born to instigate and inspire, and then to instigate and inspire again, and again.

Not-So-Typical Aries

If these Aries traits don't ring true for you or the Aries you know, keep in mind the placements of the other planets in the chart. Each planet in the astrological chart holds sway over the various areas of life and if a planet in another sign is strongly aspecting an Aries Sun, these typical Aries traits might not show themselves as readily. Even so, all Aries show these generic Aries' traits to a greater or lesser degree.

Aries Traits and Personality