Aries's Biggest Personality Traits, Explained
Your astrological birth chart can reveal a lot about your love life, identity, motivations, and special quirks. If you celebrate your birthday between March 21 and April 19, your zodiac sign is the trendsetting spitfire Aries. These fire signs are passionate, gutsy, spontaneous, competitive, and seize any opportunity to prove themselves. While they can be impulsive and confrontational, you can count on Aries to be honest and speak from the heart — even when it's not easy.
How much do you identify with Aries's gutsy attitude and quick wit? POPSUGAR spoke with professional astrologer Tamerri Ater-Ntonni to get to the bottom of the zodiac sign's personality traits.
Aries Traits: They're Leaders
Aries zodiac signs thrive as captains. They have a headstrong, confident mentality and passionate heart that makes them equipped to lead their team to victory — although they may not always be a team player. "As the first sign of the western zodiac that kicks off each new astrological year, many Aries like to be 'first' and ahead of the pack," Ater-Ntonni says. "From home to the workplace, Aries would rather be the boss than be bossed around."
Aries Traits: They're Daring
Aries are passionate, brave, and headstrong. Even in the midst of conflict or upheaval, Aries zodiac signs stand their ground. "Aries is symbolized by the ram — the fast, horned male sheep that's not afraid to go head to head with an opponent," Ater-Ntonni says. "With stellar balance and hooves made for rough mountain terrain, they're not afraid to do what it takes to get to the top."
Aries Traits: They're Impulsive
In terms of emotions, Aries are often seen as being reactive and having a temper. When it comes to decision-making, Aries zodiac signs tend to respond hastily. If they have an objective or goal, they're prone to having tunnel vision and making decisions without weighing the pros and cons first.
"Aries is a cardinal fire sign, meaning they like to start rather than finish and can have a short fuse," Ater-Ntonni says. "They're not known for their patience and would rather get things moving — even without the proper planning."
Aries Traits: They're Competitive
As a fire sign, Aries are fueled by intensity. They love to challenge others to friendly competition and jump at the chance to come in first place. "Aries's planetary ruler is Mars, named after the Roman god of war. Mars represents vigor and action, so many Aries have a natural drive to win at all costs," Ater-Ntonni says.