Aries Traits and Characteristics

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Aries traits are revealed in this special Aries personality report looking at the four most negative traits of the Aries man. These personality profiles always generate a lot of debate amongst my readers. Some people recognize the characteristics of the personality I am describing whilst others feel very offended.

If you are an Aries male or if you know an Aries man I want you to leave a comment, and like and share this report. Let’s get a real conversation going about the main characteristics and traits of the Aries man – the good and the bad!

If you or someone you know is born under the sign of Aries, you would know that just like everybody else, you have a good side and a bad side. That’s how most humans are. There is no such thing as a perfect person. We are all a work in progress. While we do tend to have our tendencies or our propensities, we have a lot more control regarding what we become than we care to admit.

Just like other signs in the horoscope (such as the Aries woman traits), Aries traits for men have positive and negative sides.

Some of the most common Aries traits for men are a tendency to be intolerant of others, self-seeking and wanting attention, being envious, and often times, being fixed in his ways. It is not uncommon for an Aries to get called stubborn and hard headed.

After all, the Aries is a male sheep and a male sheep can get quite hard headed. Here are my in-depth thoughts on the 4 worst personality traits of the Aries male:

Aries Negative Traits

This may come as a surprise, but the world doesn’t revolve around you Aries. Unfortunately, most Aries males haven’t gotten the memo that there is a larger world out there outside of themselves. Aries males and their traits like to be the focus of their own attention. This can cause big issues for Aries signs.

In other words, Aries male personalities tend to look at the world purely from their own perspective. While many Aries have traits that come off as a caring, compassionate, team players, and overall good guys, deep down there is a strong strain of self-seeking. It is not uncommon for Aries men, at some level or other, to always ask “What’s in it for me?”

However, just like any other sign in the horoscope, Aries males may be born with this self-seeking impulse, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are going to die with this exact same raw impulse.

Aries traits tend to evolve over time.

Just like with other signs of the horoscope, life is really is a journey of starting with a raw personality trait and developing that into something more useful, something more balanced, and ultimately, something more fulfilling.

While it’s very easy to say the self-seeking aspect of Aries men is completely negative, we should resist that temptation.

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The truth is, what can be negative in one context and time, can actually be positive in another place, time, and context. Aries men start out as self-seeking, but often times the more they seek themselves, the more they realize that they have to serve others. The harder they try to seek and serve themselves, the better of a job they do in serving others.

The highest form of this otherwise negative personality trait is realizing that if you want to help yourself, you have to help others. It’s no wonder that some Aries men become very wealthy or successful because they figured this out. It’s not necessarily bad to seek yourself as long as you help other people on the way. Eventually, Aries men leave behind the idea that life is all about them and see themselves as part of a greater context.

Aries men tend to get called hard headed and stubborn a lot. Once they get an idea in their head, they tend to be quite intolerant of facts that fall outside of these neat, little boxes they’ve put their larger reality in. If you think such a guy sounds like a jerk, the truth is we all tend to do this at some level or other.

The only thing is Aries men are more obvious about it. This can get quite annoying, especially if you get in a debate with Aries male regarding religion, politics, and other heavy subjects. Aries men tend to look at the world in a very fixed way.

A lot of this has to do with the fact that they don’t want to be wrong. Most people don’t like to be wrong, however, Aries men tend to take it to a whole new other level. They don’t like to admit that their wrong. They consider it as a form of humiliation. The worst part about this is that it can often stop the Aries from opening his eyes and seeing the opportunities to be lucky.

However, as Aries men get out in the world and see that it is what it is. The world is diverse. There are a lot of truths in the world. There are a lot of painful compromises in the world. The world cannot be reduced in a simple black and white equation. Oftentimes, the world can get quite dirty. This realization is just part of living in an imperfect world.

Aries guys who have been around blocking how it works, actually, come to the conclusion that this is the way the world is. While I’m still going to have my specific preferences, I can be at peace with the way the world is.

Once Aries males reach this stage of self-realization, they become less combative. In other words, they become more open minded and people don’t think they are as hard to get along with as before.

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Don’t get me wrong, Aries men can be a lot of fun to be with. They can be great friends. The problem is just don’t butt heads with them on certain topics. However, as your Aries guy friend matures and evolves, he will eventually become at peace at the way the world works. But, a mature and level headed Aries male personality is actually very mellow and can get along with most people.

Aries Traits that People Hate

One of the dirty little secrets of Aries men personality types is the fact many of them are quite envious. There is a big difference from being jealous and being envious. Jealous is when somebody who belongs to somebody else, or whose loyalty to somebody else, devotes his or her attention to a third party.

In that particular context, the person where loyalty and attention is owed, has the right to be jealous. Jealousy is all about claiming what is rightfully yours. A lot of people confuse jealousy with envy.

Envy on the other hand, involves a person trying to claim attention when that person does not have the right to that attention. A closely related definition is when a person who doesn’t own something, wishes he or she owned that thing that he or she is desiring. In other words, you are hoping and wishing that what somebody else is yours even though you did not work for it and you did not deserve it.

Envy is the worst form of self-esteem because when you are envious, you are basically admitting that you do not have what it takes to earn rightfully that thing that somebody else has that you’re envying them about. This could be a car, a beautiful wife, a big house, a great job, an awesome education, whatever.

Envy is all about indirectly admitting that you do not have what it takes. Aries men hate to admit it. This is why this is one of their dirtiest, little secrets, but they are very envious.

As tough as they try to make themselves out to be to the general public, there’s a big hole in their heart. This is a key trait of the Aries male personality in 2014.

At some level or other day, they regret the fact that they aren’t richer, they aren’t more accomplished, they don’t have more women, whatever it is, they spend a lot of time being envious. But just like the other traits above, as the Aries men evolve with time, he realizes that envy is the most honest admission of low self-esteem.

Truly developed Aries men do something about it. They don’t work to make the envy go away, but they work at making the root cause of the envy go away. They put in the work, the time, and the focus to: get that high paying job, get that high status position in society, or get that promotion.

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Whatever it is that they are envying, they put in the work to do it. This is one of the more positive traits of Aries men.

Once they fill in that hole, then the psychological baggage and harmful mental coping mechanism goes away or at least, it is modified to something more acceptable. The truth is, as an Aries male becomes more accomplished and more mellow with age, his propensity to be envious goes away. This is one of the key reasons that I believe that Aries and Leo are such a compatible match in 2014.

Dealing with Aries Traits and Characteristics

The truth is, life is really like walking a tightrope. We have many different drives and impulses that try to push us one way or the other. That’s part of what makes life scary and fun. Sadly, most Aries males try to look at the world in a very black and white manner. They think that solutions are simple. The truth is, there’s no one easy solution. There is no cookie cutter, one size fits all solution to life. At any given time, life is solved one solution at a time.

This Aries trait of inflexibility is what makes many Aries men deep down insecure, combative, and petty. Thankfully, as they grow up and experience many different things and really realize that life is a tightrope and that it’s okay to throw away the pole and let things proceed on their own, they become more flexible. Aries traits tend to develop over time if you give them long enough.

Walking through life is really a walk of faith. You can’t control everything but trying to imagine things to be simpler than what they are or to imagine things in a way that they aren’t. You cannot dream and wish your reality away. Aries men that realize this show a greater flexibility. CompatibleAstrology.com does a good job of describing this trait, however the fact remains that they are still uncomfortable with the fact that life is like this, but their greater flexibility gives them a greater sense of confidence. This allows them to be more pleasant to hang around with.

Just like with other signs of the horoscope, the Aries male has a good side and a bad side to his personality traits. However, just like with other houses of the horoscope, even the worst personality traits aren’t really as bad as they seem.

It all depends on context, time, and specific situations. Moreover, as Aries men get older and more mature, a lot of these bad personality traits get modified or totally transform in to other more acceptable traits.

Does this analysis of the Aries male personality and characteristics ring true for you? Do you know an Aries man that matches this profile?

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