Most Summaries Of Leo Personality Traits Leave Out The Most Important One
Any rundown of Leo personality traits will mention their creative psyche, love of glamor and fully-primed ego. But few descriptions feature their Self-Limiting Syndrome, although it is probably the primary challenge for people with Leo Sun, Moon or Rising sign to overcome. Think also Venus or Mars in Leo people.
Nobody begrudges Leo their love of dramatic entrances or high emotions around music and cinema. And if they want to delusionally identify with a celebrity, so what? Their A-Lister spending on a D-Lister budget? If anyone can use expensive tastes to motivate a technically impossible career trajectory, it will be a Leo type personality.
They don’t need to be taught creative visualization; they know it from birth. Leos have impeccable style instincts and authentically adore culture. Every move they make comes from a creative impulse and even their aura is telegenic. They make scenes, hog stages and only keep touching their hair so they can adjust that invisible crown or tiara.
They Only Keep Touching Their Hair To Adjust Their Invisible Crown
These Leo personality traits are not usually a problem. The world is full of people happy to cast Leos as their leading lady or man. Or to be cast as the love interest/villain/best friend in a soap-operatic Leonine rom-com.
But the Self-Limiting Syndrome will clobber them if they don’t vigorously combat it at all turns. What is it? Essentially, when the Leo Sun, Rising or Moon sign person sets a goal, they subliminally feel that their innate chutzpah should be enough. That it is their rightful realm or due.
And that they won’t attempt something if they are not already demonstrably good at it. Exaggerating to make the point, they don’t want to show up at the local council meeting because they’re not Angelina at the U.N. or convening a trial at the Hague. Or they’re not Wimbledon ranked so screw that friendly tennis match. They want to act but don’t want to list themselves on a casting site because, well, name recognition should circumvent that sort of thing.
Leo Self-Limiting Syndrome doesn’t come from lack of courage or belief in themselves; it happens because to be Leo is to be perpetually haunted by the best in and of everything.
But luckily, they are immune to Phantom Deficit Syndrome because they are, at least, inner-directed.
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