To counter anti-Leo propaganda, it’s time for Leo Personality Truths.
From an early age, Leos hear a voice in their head saying something along the lines of “who the hell do you think you are?” Sure, it could be their father. Many Leos have fathers who serve more like stumbling blocks and karmic obstructionists than anything else. But it’s also their inner voice, zapping them into champion mode. The desire to be Somebody is hardwired into the Leo psyche.
They have a deeply felt duty to lighten dark or dreary places. It can be irritating if a Leo deems your wardrobe or your relationship to be that dingy place in need of their enlightenment. But a Leo in full regalia sailing into a depressing government office/hospital/energy vampire populated party is always a welcome sight. At their best, they are the embodiment of it being better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Leos hear a symphony in their head. Or maybe it’s a three-part hip-hop musical, space opera, doof-doof – whatever. The point is that the Leo personality comes equipped with a sound-track. Music has magical effects on Leos, sustaining vibe and resonating with every fiber of their being. They also have a cinematic consciousness, seeing things as if from a director’s cut point of view. They’re the protagonist and everyone else is part of the cast in this epic production. If you’re trying to work/live with a Leo, don’t worry about direct cut-through communication unless it’s well-lit and designed, with snappy lines.
It would be more advantageous to figure out what role the Leo has cast you in and play it to the hilt.
The Leo Personality Comes With A Soundtrack
They’re creative and it needs an outlet. A Leo without artistic expression declines into a Dark Sun Leo, a black hole of hollow ego and posturing. They need to do everything creatively. Not everyone appreciates it. They want raw intimacy and emotional connection rather than encountering Performance Leo in Bed. Or they misunderstand Leo’s obsessive fashion edit of a dramatic outfit in which to attend a funeral.
Must every meal be an occasion? Are all disagreements automatically upgraded into scenes? “Why all the fuss?” can be a constant refrain of Leo family and partners. There are Leos who will take “let me talk to the manager” as an opportunity to try on a different accent FFS. But if you try and alter that aspect of Leo, they take it as an existential threat.
Leos don’t have vanity – they’re into extreme self-care. They can’t be Performance Leo without it.
And they don’t have delusions of grandeur. They have aspirations of grandeur.
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