20 Best And Worst Virgo Personality Traits

The most positive and negative traits of the Virgo Sun sign, according to astrology.

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People whose birthdays fall under the Virgo zodiac sign are complicated creatures with complex personality traits and characteristics.

These Earth signs are known for their giving nature and unquenchable desire to love and be loved.

Born between the dates of August 23 - September 22, Virgos are known for their nurturing traits and rule-abiding behavior.

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Virgos, the sixth sign in astrology, are often thought of in relation to their symbol, the Virgin, and are seen as the purest of all the signs of the Zodiac.

This ideal that the rest of the world has for them sometimes puts added pressure on how they feel they should view themselves. Their goal is to be perfect in everything that they do, and they get frustrated when they see that that is not possible.

They are supportive of the people in their lives and are often the first ones to give even people they don’t know the benefit of the doubt.

Virgos also have one of the best memories of all zodiac signs.


Virgos have many positive personality traits, but sometimes their tendency to take things too far can cause these characteristics to turn negative.

Some negative Virgo tendencies include the need to over-analyze situations and hold an extremely critical eye on themselves along with everyone else in their life. Their critical eye is the reason behind their easy frustration and sometimes very short temper.

Virgos are unique in their own essence, and they will never do anything halfway. Their modesty and humility are what draws people to them, ultimately uncovering the beauty that is the Virgo.

10 Positive Virgo Personality Traits

The most enviable Virgo traits reveal that this zodiac sign is definitely one that you want in your circle. Grounded by the earth element, Virgos are known for their practical approach to life, which manifests in these personality traits.


1. Logical

Virgo will go through all possible elements of thinking before making a decision. They do not like to mess up, which is why they will look at all sides before giving a solution to a problem.

2. Hardworking

Virgo knows that good things come to those who earn it, which is why they will work their tails off to get everything they want. They will often have sleepless nights to get all of their work done in a timely manner.

Their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed, and many admire the dedication a Virgo possesses.

3. Artistic

Virgo’s creativity is always flowing. They use art as an escape to their problems. They like to express themselves through music, dance, acting, and even drawing.


If you're ever unsure of how a Virgo feels, just look at their artwork.

4. Observant

Virgo has an amazing memory. They can remember and bring up things that happened from early childhood that most people would not remember.

They are constantly bringing up old memories that made them feel good, making others smile as a result.

5. Faithful

If you have a place in a Virgo’s life romantically, they will show you that they are one of the most faithful signs there are. They will never let you down and only have eyes for one person romantically.

You can say jump and they will say how high without a doubt. Their love is endless and they will always remain faithful.


6. Kind

Virgos are one of the sweetest signs in astrology. They are filled with love and affection. Their hearts remain kind and humble, as they are always trying to help anyone and everyone in their life.

7. Patient

Virgos are highly favored for the patience they have with others. They are constantly trying to find the good in people and will often give good friends and the people in their life the benefit of the doubt.

While there is usually a limit to how long they are willing to wait, that's usually a long time, which gives people around them enough time to fix up their act if need be.

8. Responsible

If you give a Virgo instructions, they will most likely pay attention to detail and follow the instructions to a T. They enjoy being left in charge of situations and do not want to let anyone down.


They just want the person who gave them the instructions to be proud of them.

9. Reliable

Most Virgos strive to be reliable. They want everyone to know that they are always there to help them no matter what.

A Virgo will be the first to answer your call and the last to leave a situation when you are in need.

10. Modest

Virgos tend to be modest and are often naturally humble. They enjoy that people see them as down-to-earth beings. They are always putting others before themselves.

They are proud of their accomplishments but never overly cocky.

Virgo personality traits


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10 Negative Virgo Personality Traits

Of course, like with all star signs, not everything about a Virgo is peachy.

1. Hyper-observant

While their memory can serve as an excellent tool for them, it also is the reason for their anxiety.

Sadly, they may think of an incident that happened to them years ago and cringe at the fact that they let it happen. They will worry so much that their worrying gets the best of them in many situations.

2. Critical

They may be good at critical thinking, but they are also known for how critically they view others.

Without even really taking into consideration how judgmental they are, sometimes they feel like people aren’t trying hard enough or as hard as they are.


3. Stubborn

Once a Virgo has a vision of what they want, no one can tell them otherwise.

Even if someone has an idea to guide a Virgo in a better direction, the Virgo will most likely shut down and not listen to them. Virgos are very defiant.

4. Uptight

Sometimes Virgos need to learn how to chill. They overwork and worry themselves very easily and are the queens of not letting go.

Virgo's friends are key in helping them learn to loosen up.

5. Overly solicitous

Virgos are people pleasers. Virgos love making sure everyone around them is always happy.


This leads them to push themselves to the back of their mind. They can forget to take care of themselves and their need to please everyone becomes very unhealthy.

6. Easily frustrated

Being perfectionists, Virgos are really hard on themselves. They do not want to be anything less than the ideal image they have for themselves in their heads.

They will literally trash a whole project if they feel that it wasn't perfect in the first place.

7. Ruminative

Virgos love to overthink. They will constantly think about things that they did wrong in the past and let it bother them until no end. They even drive their friends crazy with the amount they overthink.


The only thing that calms it down is going to sleep, but even that doesn’t last too long.

8. Overly independent

Virgos enjoy doing things on their own, even if they really need the help. They would rather try every way they know before asking for help.

This is because they are very self-reliant, and they don’t like to bother people.

9. Easily annoyed

It is never on purpose, but they just can't help it, especially if they're in the zone and someone comes and disturbs their peace. When that happens, they will retaliate with slight anger.

10. Picky

Virgos like to be precise in their decisions and have a specific image for almost everything, whether it be men, food, or even types of TV shows they'll watch. Their pickiness stops them from going with the flow of life.


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Lani Akingbade is a writer and frequent contributor to YourTango whose work focuses on lifestyle and entertainment news.