Lord, we live in an age where we are more capable than ever of discovering our true selves and expressing our personality. So when was the last time you took a step back and thought seriously about yourself, to find out who you really are at the bottom?
We often find ourselves trying to change our personality to meet society’s expectations, hiding the whims that make us unique. However, experts agree that your personality quirks may be the key to success rather than weakness.
As Alice G. Walton, Ph.D. wrote in an article for Forbes, “While personal growth and working on our flaws are certainly helpful, there are ways we shouldn’t try too hard to eliminate our quirks – rather, we must learn to live peacefully with them. What personality traits and quirks will help you stand out from others? What makes you “YOU”?
Need help getting started? Find out what your zodiac sign reveals about the type of woman you are:
Aries (March 21 – April 19):
You were born with a fire and a determination that guides you. These traits give you an incredible level of power, however, with great power comes great responsibility. By recognizing this, you resist the temptation to use that power over others in many situations, choosing instead to maintain a low level of respect for those around you.
However, you also have an incredible temperament. If someone presses your buttons, be careful! Your mood will take control and no one wants to be on your side if they know what’s best for them.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20):
When you focus on something, nothing stops you. You know what you want and you are not afraid to get your hands dirty and get there. You are faithful to a fault and you will move heaven and earth for those you love.
You love the luxury that life can offer, but you also recognize that nothing good is free. You work hard, but when the time comes, you will also benefit from the rewards of your efforts. Get it girl!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20):
You are the life of the party, instantly bringing a smile to everyone in the room as soon as you walk in. The combination of your magnetic personality, your extraordinary smile and your “chat gift” means everyone wants to be your friend.
You like, after all, being surrounded by people is your “happy place”. Be careful though. Your desire to always have fun and make everyone smile can prevent you from being serious when needed. As much as you want life to be just rainbows and puppies, it’s just unrealistic.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22):
Live your life with your heart on your sleeve, so you are considered such a sensitive and compassionate woman. You are probably the “mother” of your group of friends, making sure everyone is taken care of wherever you go.
This is a responsibility that you don’t take lightly because you want nothing but the best for the one you love. Just make sure you take the time to take care of yourself along the way. You cannot pour into an empty cup.
Leo (July 23 – August 22):
Powerful, confident and motivated, you know what you want in life and you won’t let anyone or anything get in the way. As a natural leader, you will do whatever it takes to be successful in everything you do, and in doing so, you will inspire others around you to do the same.
You are happy to be the center of attention and to provide guidance, but be careful not to go too far. After all, letting your ego take over can cause a lot of problems.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22):
Whether you choose to see it as a strength or a weakness, you are an incredible perfectionist. You set extremely high expectations for yourself and others and refuse to settle for less. This can be extremely stressful. After all, the fact that you’ve set these expectations doesn’t make it easy for you.
You really want the best for others, that’s why you keep them at such a high level and you will do everything in your power to try and help them succeed, even if you are hurt in the process.
Libra (September 23 – October 22):
You have established a life of balance and harmony, and your top priority is to make sure you keep it despite the chaos and confusion of the world around you. This includes not only your life but also the life balance of those you meet along the way.
This is achieved by having a very high level of self-awareness, you know who you are and how you feel and, in doing so, you allow yourself to make intelligent and thoughtful decisions.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21):
There is no greater passion than that found in the heart of a Scorpio woman, but be careful. Your passion is your greatest driving force, but it can also blind you, making it your greatest weakness. When you love, you love hard and you never give less than 110% of yourself.
You are incredibly honest, some may even say a mistake by telling your truth without apologizing. You are “too much” for some people, but rest assured, those who should be in your life will see the incredible heart you have.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21):
Very optimistic, you can find a silver lining in any situation, which is as often an attraction for you as a moth for a flame. You refuse to live a mundane or boring life, instead trying to find adventure and excitement in everything you do.
This can sometimes lead to impulsive or risky decisions, rushing ahead without first considering the potential consequences. Make sure you take the time to step back and assess the situation before taking action.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19):
By refusing to be influenced by something as “stupid” as your emotions, you strive to make all the decisions in your life based on logic and facts. This has led you to be considered a highly logical and intellectual individual, qualities that your loved ones admire.
However, trying to ignore your emotions in this way can also be a weak point as it prevents you from getting close to the people you meet along the way. If you want to establish a real, friendly, or romantic relationship, you must first allow yourself to be as vulnerable as possible as scary as possible.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18):
You are a “character”, your uniqueness and your individuality make you stand out from the rest of the world. This is something you consider extremely important, valuing the importance of being “you” in a world that tries to force you to conform.
This will give you the edge in many situations, because you can see the world from a different perspective, seeing solutions that others may ignore. At the same time, however, it can make other people’s connection with you incredibly different.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20):
A true dreamer, you have a vision of the beauty and majesty of the world and truly believe we have the power to make this vision a reality if only everyone could open their heart and mind to the possibility. You are incredibly sensitive and easily hurt, which can be difficult at times in a world filled with hatred and violence.
Just watching the news can really break your heart and make you tremble. Try to focus on the love and kindness that still exists around you, even if it’s hard to find at the moment. This will restore your faith in humanity and allow you to continue your efforts to make the world a better place.