Aries traits and everything else you need to know

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Photo credit: Cosmopolitan UK
Photo credit: Cosmopolitan UK

The star sign Aries, born between March 21st and April 20th, are loud, proud, strong and brave. They are the ~baby~ of the zodiac, only in that they are the first sign and therefore the most ~raw~ with their needs, demands and emotions. They can, tbf, be pretty needy. Aries command your total attention, loyalty and capacity to entertain them… They get bored REAL fast.

Aries have a very warm and passionate nature. Their Mars ruler makes them competitive and full-on too. They have a big presence, they can light up a room. And, mostly, they’re lovely to be around because they genuinely care about other people. Just don’t get into a competition with them, because we all know how that will end up.

To get an idea of the classic Aries personality traits and types, we need only to look to some of the most famous rams (the sign’s animal): Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mariah Carey and Chance the Rapper to name a few.

This lot likes winning, getting attention and being on top.

Typical Aries personality traits

Photo credit: Cosmopolitan UK
Photo credit: Cosmopolitan UK

Courageous (read: reckless)

Most Aries bods spent a fair amount of their lives in A&E departments as a result of some dare or escapade to demonstrate their bravery. They act first and think later, and have little to no personal anxiety about their safety or ability to do dangerous things.

Competitive (read: insecure)

Steer away from the mini golf, Monopoly, playing cards or even that harmless little pub quiz machine because whatever is presented as a challenge to an Aries immediately becomes a battle. Underneath this hard-wired competitive streak lies a really vulnerable achilles heel: insecurity. Deep DEEP down, all Aries wonder if they’re really, truly good enough.

Photo credit: Pool/Getty
Photo credit: Pool/Getty

Honest (read: tactless)

The most guileless, innocent and trusting of the signs - maybe because they are the zodiac’s baby i.e. the first sign. Ask them anything and they’ll tell you what they think, like, ANYTHING. But there’s no malice, snideness or bad intentions in their outspokenness. They just wear their heart on their sleeve.

Driven (read: pressurised)

All Aries want to succeed, get to the top, to ‘win’ at life and, as such, they’re usually all grafters and ambitious go-getters. But, remember that secret insecurity? It’s there, always, nagging at them, and this can make for a lot of internalised stress and pressure - all self-inflicted. Aries needs to learn to chill out and be nicer to themselves sometimes.

Generous (read: overbearing)

Aries are all giving, warm and generous people. They love making others smile and be happy... But they kinda see that as a competition too and, before you know it, they’re showing up to share their well-meaning (but uninvited) gifts and advice (always, the advice…)

Energetic (read: exhausting)

Aries would happily bounce and flounce around from dawn 'til dusk, when it comes to their never-ending energy levels.

What are Aries into?

Sports. If they’re not playing it, they’re watching it or (a typical vice…) betting on it. Bookie shops are often full of Aries.

Volunteering. Their natural generosity, interest in other people and helping make them happier draws many Aries people into charity, campaigning and mentoring work.

Big out-out weekends. Have you seen The Hangover? That would be classed as a *chill sesh* to many Aries, who love to go big and, er, hard.

Showbiz. Being the centre of attention is their cat nip, and they love receiving applause and basking in the limelight.

Home improvement. For such an outgoing, social sign, they do take a great deal of pride in their homes. King and Queen of the Castle, thank you very much. DIY is, also, like a competition with tools.

Aries attractive traits

Aries people demand to be noticed. They are physical, funny, warm, sexy and dynamic, and when they enter a room all eyes turn to them because of the force of their personality and humour. They tend to have dramatic brows and an intense gaze, fixing their object of attention with all their charisma and warmth. Aries are attractive because:

  • They have big, genuine smiles which light up their face when they see people they love and like.

  • They are adventurous, passionate and spontaneous, and being around them means adventures are likely to happen.

  • They stand out from the crowd and get noticed the MOMENT they enter a room (especially if they’re wearing red or diamonds!)

Who gets on best with Aries?

Kind of everyone, because they’re so friendly and open. However, like all elemental groups, the Fire sign trio (Aries, Sagittarius and Leo) all get on well with each other. They're all bright, bubbly, outgoing and action-orientated. It’s like a sexy, high octane sporting event, with spangles and glitter balls. It’s loud and brash.

The hot tip for sex for Aries is to find a Libra lover. They’re actually quite opposite characters and in that difference there’s fascination. Libra’s tact and serenity is like oil on the stormy waters of Aries self-focussed passions and outspokenness. Libra is a giver, and Aries can be a taker. Together, they fit each other’s gaps to make a nice shape.

Aries turn ons

  • High octane, thrill-seeking, hair-raising escapades (in or outside of the bedroom) that get your heart racing and your blood pumping.

  • Physical contact. Yup, plain and simple. Aries is an alpha Fire sign, ruled by Mars, fuelled by passion, and you like to get hands on with people you want to get close to. Hugs, play fights, sex, foreplay, kissing, even wrestling... You like being skin-on-skin.

  • Winning. That Mars ruler of yours makes you super competitive, and it means every situation becomes a ~battle royale~. You love the pure feeling of being victorious, even if it’s just over a game of cards.

Aries turn offs

  • Sitting still. I know it sounds OTT but Aries is made from a combo of itching powder and rocket fuel and you HAVE to move. You need people around you who are energetic and on-the-go too, and while you can watch the sunset or a film for half an hour, you want to get going again quickly.

  • Disloyalty. You expect a ~ride or die~ attitude from those you let get close to you and you take any kind of slight or inattention super personally. It’s that Mars ruler again, it makes you expect a lot from people in terms of their ~obedience~ and admiration. This can be a problem, especially if you’re not returning the same level of respect or affection.

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