20 Best & Worst Traits Of The Sagittarius Zodiac Sign

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Sagittarius is the 9th zodiac sign in astrology and is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of optimism, luck and abundance.

Along with being a Mutable sign, meaning Sagittarius easily adapts to their surroundings, Sagittarius traits including being passionate about new experiences, welcoming change, valuing independence and freedom, and not caring what others think.

What is a Sagittarius?

Those with a Sagittarius Sun sign are born between November 23 and December 21. Represented by the Archer, they are known as the roamers of the Zodiac.

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In Roman mythology, Jupiter (the equivalent of Zeus in Greek mythology) was a god who had many affairs and battles, all in an effort to stay in power in the pantheon. This means the Sagittarius man, in particular, is prone to falling in love quickly.

In mythology, Sagittarius is Chiron, a centaur who was a teacher to gods and heroes, like Achilles. Hercules accidentally shot Chiron with a poisoned arrow while hunting, and since he couldn’t die as he was immortal, Chiron switched places with Prometheus.

For bringing fire to the world, Prometheus was punished with a regenerative liver to be picked at by an eagle. Chiron then died, and his image was placed among the stars: a centaur with a bow and arrow.

The arrow holds significance in terms of Sagittarius’ personality traits. Its upward position represents Sagittarius’ quest for spiritual meaning, confidence, and their optimistic nature. This free-spirited sign is highly motivated to travel and quench their curiosity, wanting to experience every part of the world.

Sagittarius men and women simply want to live life, without being held back. They have an adventurous spirit, and because of this become restless when not in motion.

Their need to explore, as well as their fun-loving and lighthearted attitude, makes them difficult to tie down, which is why they struggle with commitment.

10 Positive Sagittarius Personality Traits

1. Funny

Sagittarius has a great sense of humor. They are a riot at social gatherings, keeping friends and strangers laughing. Whether it's a well timed joke or a rehearsed routine, any time their inner comedian comes out is hilarious fun.

2. Optimistic

The Sagittarius zodiac sign always has a glass that’s half-full, with nothing keeping them down. Even on the darkest days there's light, and they won't let the negativity of the world ruin their adventurous spirit. Believing the best is always on the way is one of their best qualities.

3. Nurturing

Sagittarius are generous of spirit. Their door is always open to those who need help. Whether it’s advice, money, or anything in between, they give what they can freely. Though Sagittarians need to be careful not to overextend themselves, they won’t shy away from lending a helping hand.

4. Idealistic

A dreamer at heart, Sagittarius uses their optimism and passion to strive for perfection, always dreaming big. Their idealistic nature drives others to be their best, without letting unrealistic expectations weigh them down.

5. Energetic

Sagittarians are born to live passionately and enthusiastically. And that energy lights up a room. They know how to rile themselves up and get excited about plans. Constant change means there’s always something to be animated about.

6. Curious

Sagittarius wants to know everything about everything. Constantly wondering, their thirst for knowledge motivates them to find answers to everyday mysteries, big and small.

It may take a long time to quiet that sense of curiosity, but Sagittarians need to learn to never lose it altogether; it can teach them amazing things about life.

7. Passionate

In every sense of the word, Sagittarians are passionate. Their excitement and energy knows no limits. They love love and their constantly evolving projects keep them consistently engaged with life. It’s how they approach every interest or obstacle that comes their way.

8. Friendly

Anyone with Sagittarius friends knows how easy it is for them to meet new people. Talking is their strong point, and it doesn’t take much effort to form new relationships. Their natural charm and way with words keep lovers swooning and friends laughing.

9. Family-oriented

For the Sagittarius woman especially, their heart is with their family. Nothing in the world means more to them. Though they love having adventures, they always keep their loved ones close, drawing strength from their wisdom and care.

10. Travel-loving

Ever the explorer, their happiness stems from our travels. Moving around has never intimidated a Sagittarius; in fact, being a Mutable sign means change is exciting for them, and so are new places. They search for adventure in everyday life to keep monotony at bay.

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10 Negative Sagittarius Personality Traits

11. Impatient

Sagittarians want what they want, and they want it now. Their impatience can get in the way of many things. This sign needs to learn how to wait; it may be hard, but sometimes the journey is better than the destination.

12. Blunt

Just like the other Fire signs Aries and Leo, Sagittarius doesn’t mince words. While not intentional, sometimes their honesty is off-putting. They must try to curb this tendency by putting themselves in the other person's shoes, remembering that their intensity isn’t always perceived by others as kindness.

13. Overly accommodating

Sagittarius has the tendency to say yes too often, sometimes promising more than they can deliver. To help, they should practice saying no every so often so they can devote all of that amazing energy to the task at hand.

14. Disorganized

Details can be boring, and boring doesn't hold their interest. Because of the constant change in their life, boring details are easily lost in the shuffle. If they take some time to write things down, they will find that the answer is in that fine print.

15. Flighty

The need for constant change makes Sagittarius flighty and erratic, leaving a bit to be desired in the commitment category. If they redirect some energy onto important tasks and relationships, there will be plenty of time to explore.

16. Stubborn

A stubborn streak runs deep with Sagittarius, preventing them from reaching their full potential in relationships. If Sagittarius can try keeping a level head, the effort will result in happier, healthier relationships and friendships.

17. Conflict avoidant

Sagittarians struggle with confrontation. They don't like going head-to-head with loved ones, so their conflict resolution skills are a little rusty. But they can overcome this if they think of occasional conflict as an opportunity to build solid connections that will keep them comfortable in relationships in the long run.

18. Unfocused

Sagittarians need help remembering to keep their focus. It can be hard to stick to one task at a time when all they want to do is move around. But in life, they need to treat every task as the most important; then, and only then, will their work ethic improve.

19. Picky

Flirty as they are, they can be picky to a fault, both in and out of their love life. This isn't always a bad thing, but it can limit Sagittarius if they aren't careful. Sagittarius should try to broaden their scope so they can experience all life has to offer.

20. Overly serious

Why would Sagittarius be so serious, even when things are meant to be playful? Well, not everything is fun and games, and this sign knows that.

But should they try taking time for the playful things in life and putting that optimistic nature to use, they can use their strengths to be the best person possible.

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Tips for Relating to a Sagittarius Personality

1. Don’t hold them back.

Sagittarians don’t do well with people who intend on keeping them at home, away from fun events and travel. Because they are so free-spirited, that means doing what they want, without having to answer to authority; to get along with them, don’t be that authority figure.

2. Be curious about life.

Whether it’s a trip across the world or to a new venue in town, Sagittarius will plan an adventure there. It’s important to them that they have a partner or close friend who shares their childlike wonder about new places and experiences.

3. Stay positive.

Sagittarius is an optimist, and they have no room in their life for negative people or talk. To remain on their good side, be sure to keep a cheerful attitude, even if the world seems to be against you. Keep the mood fun and playful, and you’ll see Sagittarius at their best.

Best Sagittarius Compatibility & Relationship Advice for Sagittarius

Sagittarius needs a partner who matches their level of energy, has a positive outlook on life, and can stimulate their intellectual mind. That’s why, when it comes to Sagittarius compatibility, their best matches are fellow Fire zodiac signs and Air signs.

Sagittarius and Aries

These signs share a lot in common, making them a great match. Though Sagittarius is always on the go, the two can make a relationship work because they both are adventurous, curious, energetic, intellectual, push boundaries, and aren’t put off by sensitivity.

Sagittarius and Gemini

Gemini is known for their intellectual mind, which is attractive to Sagittarius. Neither enjoys boredom, so this couple would have plenty of adventures together, trying new things and talking about every subject under the sun.

Sagittarius and Leo

These two are simply magnetic. Fun is of utmost importance to both of them, as is exploring and having a good sense of humor. If they can overcome their imbalance in terms of independence and security, as well as a wandering attention span on Sagittarius’ part, they will find quite a passionate relationship.

Sagittarius and Libra

A relationship between Sagittarius and Libra is full of laughter, new experiences, and generosity. Though they may run into issues with Sagittarius’ brutal honesty and reluctance to commit, their quest for knowledge and wisdom will keep them together.

What are the weaknesses of a Sagittarius?

Always on the go, Sagittarius finds it hard to stay in one place for long. Not only do they wander, but so do their minds.

Restless in nature, they have a huge problem when it comes to waiting, having no patience whatsoever. Since they know what they want, why should they wait around for others to realize it?

Aside from their wanderlust and impatience, Sagittarius has a tendency to be overly blunt and tactless. This makes it highly likely that they will offend people at one time or another.

Who should Sagittarius marry?

Thought Sagittarius gets along well with other Sagittarius signs, a relationship between the two would become boring over time. Because who wants to marry someone exactly like themselves? That’s why Sagittarius will find a successful marriage with Gemini.

Both Gemini and Sagittarius are intellectuals who are consistently curious about the world around them, making for a marriage based on adventure and understanding.

Both are also Mutable signs, making them highly adaptive to their environment. This gives them the ability to easily compromise with one another, one of the strongest values between them; after all, a relationship without compromise is destined to fail.

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Caroline Smith is a writer who covers trending topics, astrology, pop culture, and relationships.