Scorpio Personality Traits Revealed

Published June 8, 2022
Astrology Dice with zodiac symbol of Scorpio

The physical characteristics of a Scorpio are pretty easy to spot since several factors make this sign quite distinctive. Learn some legendary Scorpio traits and characteristics in their physical appearance and personality that are hard to miss.

A Scorpio's Physical Characteristics

Scorpios tend to come in two body types. If they have a small frame, their features will be quite small, even a bit dainty. If large, the features will be equally prominent. To begin, the Scorpio nose is often a standout feature. On the females, it's usually quite straight but does not have the "ski-jump" or upturn at the end. Instead, it will gently taper down to its finish.

Scorpio in Profile

When in profile, Scorpio's face truly stands out. Again, the nose is distinctive, and both the males and females of this sign will have a prominent nose. When in profile, the nose quite literally seems to point almost as if drawing your attention to something. This can be thought of as an ode to one of the sign's symbols, the eagle.

Female Scorpio Eyes

No matter the color of the eyes, Scorpios are compelling and very distinctive. The key is that the eyes should look like glass. This protects Scorpio's thoughts so that others are clueless about what she is thinking.

Male Scorpio Eyes

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The males of this sign share the glass-like finish of the eyes with the females. When you look into Scorpio's eyes, it should feel as if you are peering into yourself, not the native. Even so, these eyes will compel you to linger and stare a bit longer as you try in vain to discover the sign's secret thoughts.

Favorite Colors: Black

Scorpios love the color black, and they will often dress in black from head to toe. Black is often called the "no-color" color in the fashion world, and donning it helps bring out Scorpio's x-ray vision. People of this sign often prefer to dress in black because it helps them to appear invisible. These natives also have a fondness for the color purple.

More Color Favorites: Red

Red is another favorite color of Scorpios, although it's not a color they will wear often. Mars is the co-ruler of Scorpio, so when Scorpios are ready to get active, they will often wear red. Additionally, a Scorpio's smile, when they choose to smile, is usually broad and quite welcoming.

Common Scorpio Traits

Scorpio Traits and Characteristics

Intense, penetrating, secretive, jealous, introspective, passionate, strong-willed, possessive, and probing are words commonly used to describe Scorpio's character. However, a Scorpio is also full of contradictions, including:

  • They love their independence but can suffocate others with their possessiveness.
  • They keep their real motivations, agendas, and feelings hidden, yet delve into others' secrets.
  • They won't be controlled or dominated yet want control and domination.
  • They are committed to relationships, but becoming their friend or lover is challenging.
  • They love to tease others but are often offended when the tables are turned.

The Upside to Scorpio Traits

When it comes to Scorpio's pros and cons, it's best to start with the positive. The upside of a Scorpio is their passion. Their passion for someone, something, or some idea is the catalyst for most of Scorpios' better traits. They also have a few other enduring traits to enjoy.

  • Loyal, trustworthy, and faithful
  • Focused and determined
  • Ambitious and heroic
  • Bravely handle failure
  • An inner knowing

The Downside of Scorpio

The downside of Scorpio appears when their passion is taken too far, and they can become so obsessed with someone, something, or some idea that they become fanatical, suspicious, cunning, and manipulative. They can also show a few of these less desirable traits.

  • Suspicious and distrustful
  • Fanatic and stubborn
  • Cunning and manipulative

Interesting Scorpio Traits to Further Explore

Scorpio zodiac sign

Scorpio's traits are legendary. People even get a bit shaky when they learn the person they're crushing on is a Scorpio. Dive into a few interesting Scorpio characteristics.

Getting and Staying Active

This is a competitive sign that enjoys pushing themselves to the extreme. It may sound like an undesirable characteristic, but in fact, it's very healthy for Scorpio to do just that. Scorpios have so much emotion that they need to push themselves to the brink to feel healthy. If they don't, psychological blockages can occur.

Too Hot to Handle

Scorpios are sexy and intense. Even when they are not trying to be sexy, these natives have a magnetic pull that just oozes sexuality. The other key factor is that they often appear dangerous in some way and are quite attracted to danger in general.

Investigative and Inquisitive

You can always spot a Scorpio because they will either be staring at something, intensely researching a new topic, or writing or painting furiously. Many of these natives work in law enforcement or the emergency management services because they are pretty comfortable with the darker side of life.

Scorpio Humor

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Are Scorpios funny? Scorpio humor is usually conversational, but some Scorpios are acerbic and witty while others are acerbic and dark, raunchy, and sarcastic. Whether a Scorpio is witty or raunchy, there's always a prickly barb of truth or mockery in Scorpio humor.

Inspiration for Scorpios and the People Who Love Them

If you are a Scorpio, or know one, and want to know what makes a Scorpio unique, their very best trait is their ability to transform their lives radically and to deeply and profoundly change the lives of others. Remember that transformation is a process that completely changes the nature of a thing, but does it so that its very essence remains. Transformation is a Scorpio's special gift.

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Scorpio Personality Traits Revealed