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Aries Toxic Traits to Watch Out For: Navigating Aries’ Dark Side

April 7, 2023

Although I don’t have many Aries friends, several of my family members are Aries. So, I am well aware of Aries’ toxic personality traits. But, as a typical Capricorn, I find Fire signs difficult to get along with. They are a little too emotional and energetic for me. 

After all, reserved Cappys don’t encourage excitement or fun. But, as Aries would agree, this isn’t about me. Aries people will tell you they own many positive traits.

As the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries is a natural leader. Aries’ personality is one of raw bravery and courage. These lone wolves explore their surroundings like an inquisitive baby leaping into the unknown.

Aries is a Cardinal Fire sign. Cardinals act, using their initiative to start a project. With all fires, you need a spark of inspiration. You’ll find that many leaders belong to Aries’ zodiac sign.

However, all the zodiac signs possess toxic traits and Aries is no different. So, let’s start. Remember, it helps to be aware of the toxic traits of any zodiac sign. 

Aries Man Negative Traits

Psychoanalyst Carl Jung believed everyone should know their bad traits. Negative traits are part of one’s shadow self. So, if you are about to date Aries, here’s all you need to know about Aries’ toxic traits.

1. Egotistical 

Sitting at number one of Aries' bad traits is their egocentric nature. It helps to think of Aries symbolically in astrology as the newborn. Taurus depicts the toddler, Leo the teenager, and so on until we get to wise old Piscean souls. 

Aries arrives, kicking and screaming; born into an unknown world. Just like the helpless baby, Aries focuses on satisfying his needs. He learns that crying or fussing brings him what he wants. 

These radical self-lovers need constant gratification, but you can’t blame him; you wouldn’t chide a baby for being hungry.

2. Arrogant

arrogant

My second toxic trait is arrogance. Aries men and women make confident, natural leaders. They go where nobody has gone before. Confidence is a good quality. However, when it tips over into arrogance, we must be careful. 

Aries is renowned for action, for getting things started, and for getting on with it. But this doesn’t mean they are always right. Nor that they have received all the information. It is hubris to think you are blessed with all the answers.

3. Reckless 

Of all Aries’ bad traits, this one I can understand the most. As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries, exploded into the world with bravery. Aided by his ruling planet, Mars, this intrepid explorer knows no fear. Why? Because he has never experienced it. 

His caregivers shield Aries from the world. As a result, Aries has blind faith in his actions. However, this can lead to rash behavior. Not knowing the consequences of your actions gives you false courage. Aries men would do well to listen to those with experience.

4. Cruel 

Aries natives do not think of the consequences of their actions. He also cannot recognize that words have consequences, too. Aries is brutally honest. 

They “tell it to you straight” because they are being their true selves. But wiser souls know this is not always the best way to impart information. A touch of tact and diplomacy are necessary for certain situations. In other words, comforting words go a long way. 

5. Impulsiveness

Aries people are impatient. There’s no such thing as a mellow Aries. These are not laid-back Librans or reserved Capricorns. If Aries has something to do, they want to start immediately. 

There’s no mañana or procrastinating with this star sign. Remember that demanding baby? When a newborn cries, you don’t leave him for hours. Aries can become restless and irritable; unable to relax.

Aries Toxic Traits Female

1. Bossy 

Are Aries women toxic? Aries men are also bossy, but we do not see this as a toxic trait in guys. In a competitive setting, when men take control, it’s viewed in slightly more positive terms. We call that ‘confidence’ or ‘being the boss’. In women, it’s seen as a toxic trait. 

Both Aries men and women have a competitive nature. Aries women take decisive action and this can rub up people the wrong way. Aries people are either autocrats or lone wolves. However, there is a subtle way of ordering people around. If there’s one thing Aries isn’t, it’s subtle.

2. Fear of abandonment 

fear of abandonment

One of the lesser known Aries' bad traits is fear of abandonment. This zodiac sign places great importance on love and being loved. For Aries, love means life itself. They know, more than any other sign, that a baby can receive sustenance. However, without love, it withers away. 

You only have to look at institutionalized orphans, rocking back and forth to comfort themselves. You wouldn’t think it from this courageous fire sign, but abandonment is Aries’ greatest fear. And this fear produces clingy behavior.

3. Interfering 

In Aries’ mind, nobody does it better than them. It’s that competitive mentality again. They are confident they are the best. So, they become exasperated seeing someone make a mistake, or not do something the way they always do. 

You can spot Aries workers; they’re the ones telling the newbies how the office runs. It’s a cliché, but think of the interfering mother-in-law telling you how to raise your children. Or the sister who takes over your kitchen during Thanksgiving. My advice? Tell them to mind their own business. 

4. Naïve

One of the more surprising negative traits of Aries women is their childlike innocence. You wouldn’t think that these narcissistic jerks can be naïve in the wider world. Remember what Aries represents–the newborn, coddled, warm, fed and watered on demand. 

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This gives it an unrealistic sense of security. The baby has not yet encountered pain, loss, deception, cruelty, or neglect. Cushioned from a harsh world, Aries women are naturally trusting with childlike innocence. They can be vulnerable to romance scams or love-bombing by manipulative partners.

5. Demanding 

Just as the astrological newborn expects love, Aries women demand total devotion. Aries' competitiveness means they rarely compromise, and this extends to any type of relationship. However, they don’t know how to reciprocate this love. 

This failure fuels their selfish and egotistical reputation. It’s not that Aries women are incapable of responding. They’ve never needed to. Aries has always been the focus of doting carers. As a result, they are used to being spoiled.

Aries Toxic Match – Zodiac Signs to Avoid

As far as toxic signs go, Aries needs to watch out for earth and water signs. They dampen this fire sign’s spirit. Aries is most compatible with other fire and air signs.

Taurus 

Aries' most toxic match is Taurus. Why are Aries and Taurus toxic? Taurus is laid-back, stubborn, and positively lethargic. For fiery, passionate, bossy Aries, this is a nightmare. Aries takes charge and Taurus digs in their heels. 

These two will butt heads all day long without reaching a consensus. Aries finds Taurus too slow, too chilled; where’s the get-up-and-go? Taurus gets exhausted just watching Aries whizz around. Sit down, they say, have some wine, good food and chill out.

Virgo 

If there is a motto that sums up Virgo, it is ‘Everything in its place and a place for everything.’ Virgo is an organized worrier. While Aries is busy being dynamic and flamboyant, Virgo has grown up. 

Virgo is the astrological equivalent of the young adult. For the first time, when the soul enters Virgo, it understands that childhood is over. Now it faces work and responsibility. These ideals clash with impulsive Aries. Virgo values a methodical and analytical approach; Aries just jumps on in.

Pisces 

pisces

Are Aries and Pisces toxic? Absolutely. This intuitive, sensitive and fragile water sign is no match for the overtly sexual Aries. In bed, the differences between these two zodiac signs are stark. For hot and heavy fire sign Aries, sex is about pleasure; usually their own. 

For this intuitive and spiritual zodiac sign, making love allows them a deeper connection to their partner. Pisceans believe sex makes them vulnerable, which is necessary to forge an inseparable bond. 

Aries equate sex with lust, so Pisceans are the wrong person for them. It is common for Pisceans to reject Aries’ advance. 

Capricorn 

Responsible, wise and dutiful Capricorn finds Aries’ gung-ho attitude tiresome after a while. Capricorns don’t need to make scenes or demand attention. 

Aries is the ultimate test for Cappys. Aries breaks the rules, challenges established ideas, wreaking havoc along the way. 

Capricorn may look at Aries with benevolence at first. Cappys tolerate this sign much like grandparents tolerate a screaming baby. But goats are far too serious to put up with Aries’ brash behavior for too long.

FAQs

What are the negative traits of Aries?

Aries is selfish, hot-tempered, aggressive, and reckless. They can also be cruel and tactless, with no thought of how they affect other people’s feelings. This is an egotistical sign. renowned for its self-serving and demanding behavior.

Aries act on impulse without understanding potential risks. Aries panics at the thought of being abandoned, but then takes other people for granted.

Even though Aries is brilliant at starting projects, they are not so good at finishing them, leaving a long list of things to do.

What are the most toxic matches for Aries?

Taurus is Aries’ most toxic relationship match by far. These two are equally stubborn, but for different reasons. Aries takes on a natural leadership role and enjoys bossing everyone around. Aries believes they are always right.

However, once Taurus has decided on a course of action, they never change their minds. This infuriates Aries who reacts explosively. All this drama is way too much for a chilled-out Taurus. 
Pisces is a close second; Aries’ lack of tact upsets their sensitive souls. Finally, Capricorn and Virgo are far too grown up for the childlike Aries.

Conclusion

Knowing the toxic traits of Aries allows an understanding of this exciting zodiac sign. The Aries’ personality is dynamic and courageous with a childlike wonder. They are exciting to be around, encouraging their partners to try new endeavors. 

Matched with the wrong person, they can be a nightmare. But whatever you think of the Aries personality, you can’t ignore this passionate fire sign.

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