The 10 Best & Worst Personality Traits Of Aquarius (+ Their Perfect Love Match)

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Astrology Horoscope For Aquarius The Waterbearer Zodiac Sign
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The very best (and absolute worst) of Aquarius.

Chances are there are things about your horoscope that you like, and maybe even love. We all have great personality traits and some awful ones that seem to come out when in a relationship with another zodiac sign.

I love being an Aquarius, but sometimes, it can be hard to deal with.

Sure, I really only have myself to blame for the person I am, but my zodiac sign still plays into that a lot.

For starters, Aquarius is an air horoscope sign, as is Libra and Gemini.

And as an air sign, they tend to be deep thinkers who love to get into the thick of a problem to figure it out.

They are also able to handle abstract problems like a pro because they tend to see the world in a different light; they definitely don't think like every other star sign.

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And as for being different from all the other signs, their individuality and uniqueness is what often makes them seem "weird" and unusual to people.

In other words, if you're not already an air sign, you will probably never really know what's going on inside that head of Aquarius'.

Like air itself, Aquarius tends to be hard to pin down. Even when you think you've got them all figured out, they do or say something that proves you don't know them at all.

But even though it can be hard to really know what truly makes up an Aquarius, you can't deny that their main goal in life is to make a difference and bring good to the world.

And although their hot and cold attitude can drive you totally crazy, there's something about just having an Aquarius in your life that makes everything seem a little better.

Aquarius is ruled by the planet Uranus. Under Uranus, Aquarius gets their penchant for rebellion and the urge to explore new things in life.

The position of this planet also makes it easier to understand why Aquarius is so drawn to being an independent and forward-thinking person; Uranus is the planet of originality and freedom, after all.

And as for the mode of Aquarius (a fancy word for category), Aquarius is a fixed sign, along with Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio.

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This means that they are more likely to be introspective rather than outgoing, and are more stubborn and rooted in their beliefs than other zodiac signs are.

Now, I don't know about you, but learning about the ins and outs of this sign — rather than just the basic personality traits that come with being an Aquarius — has really helped me learn more about the water-bearer (and myself).

Of course, that's not to say that Aquarius' personality traits aren't a major factor in who they are deep down.

But I am saying that these personality traits only scratch the surface of this zodiac sign; there's still so much to learn about Aquarius.

So, keep reading for the best and worst personality traits of the Aquarius zodiac sign, plus their perfect love match, according to astrology.

1. She always sees the best in others.

One of the best qualities of Aquarius is that she is always willing to see the best in you. She’s the type of person to give you the benefit of the doubt in almost every situation because she truly believes that you have the right answers inside of you — even if that means having dig down deep to find them.

Aquarius also believes in second chances, as long as you show her that you deserve one. She can smell BS from a mile away though, so don’t ever take advantage of her kindness. If you do, she’ll make you regret it.

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2. She’s a mystery.

Aquarius being a mystery might sound intriguing to some people, but in reality, it’ll just mess you up. Does she really like you or is she just being nice? Are you still friends after that big fight or does she hate your guts?

You could ask yourself any question you have after an encounter with Aquarius, but I guarantee you won’t get many answers. Aquarius’ aloofness makes it hard to tell if she’s into you or if she wants you do leave her alone because she seems both happy to see you and indifferent to your presence.

And as for situations, good and bad news, and pretty much everything else in her life, it’s impossible to know what she thinks of it all. Confusing, right?

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3. She isn’t afraid to stand up for herself.

Aquarius is a lot of things, but one thing she definitely is NOT is a rug everyone can walk all over. Whether she’s fighting for a cause she believes in or defending herself in an argument, Aquarius is a strong chick who isn’t afraid to stand up for herself.

Sure, she sometimes gets nervous during confrontation just like a lot of us do, but all of her jitters go away when the topic is around something she’s passionate about. Give her a reason to fight and she’ll show you that she never backs down.

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4. She’s an all-or-nothing kind of girl.

It sounds like a good quality to have – being an all-or-nothing kind of person, but when it comes to Aquarius, it’s less about being a ride-or-die chick and more of an extremist.

While it’s true that Aquarius NEVER does anything halfway, she also tends to do and say things to prove a point. For example, she hates being told what to do, but instead of just shrugging off the rules and doing whatever she wants anyway. 

She is known to make a big deal out of rebelling, which often gets her into more trouble than she can handle.

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5. She’s got brains and she knows how to use them.

Aquarius loves to learn and she’s always searching for that new interesting factoid to quench her thirst for knowledge. She also loves teaching her BFF or siblings something new because it’s her way to bond with the people she loves, as well as teach them something new.

But while she always keeps an eye out for classes she can take at the community college near her or a training sesh at work, she isn’t JUST book-smart. Aquarius’ intelligence ranges from inside the classroom to thinking outside the box.

And although it might sounds cheesy, she loves those late-night, deep conversations that last for hours that you can only have with someone you’re really close with.

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6. She’ll never be tied down.

While it’s true Aquarius has a lot of close friends and loves meeting new people, dating, and all that good stuff, you’ll never be able to tie her down for good.

She likes being independent and she needs her freedom to be happy, but that still doesn’t take away from the fact that she’s a lone wolf who will always choose loving herself over loving anyone else.

It’s not a secret that Aquarius is very detached and while it may seem like she’s being cold and doesn’t actually want you around, it’s really just because she likes being on her own. Still hurts sometimes, though!

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7. She sees the world differently.

Aquarius could definitely be labeled as a “right-brained” individual, considering how often she thinks outside of the box. She’s a creative individual, which isn’t just apparent in the work she does, but also in the way she thinks.

You won’t see Aquarius looking at things logically, but you WILL see her trying to turn a problem upside down to solve it. She sees the world differently, which is both inspiring and genius.

Aquarius wants to be known as the person who brings innovation and imagination to everything she’s done in life, and inspired others to make a difference.

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8. She’s got a fiery temper  if you provoke her.

Aquarius doesn’t look like the type of person to lose her cool over nothing because she isn’t the type of person to do that. She doesn’t sweat the small stuff and she tends to just shrug off people who try to make her mad.

Of course, if you keep poking the bear (or water-bearer), you know what will happen, right? The water-bearer will lash out — and it won’t be pretty. When Aquarius is provoked, her secret, yet fiery temper will come out.

And what makes it worse is that she tends to bottle up her anger (hence the shrugging things off) until it’s too late for you and her.

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9. You can always lean on her.

Above everything else, Aquarius is an amazing friend to have. Not only will she be there in a flash the moment you tell her you need a shoulder to cry on and a hand to hold, but she’ll stick with you through thick and thin if she loves you.

Aquarius is an awesome listener, too, so whenever you have a problem or if you just want to talk, she’s always there to lend an ear. And as for needing some direction in life, Aquarius should be your go-to for working through the tough parts of life — she’s great at giving solid advice.

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10. Her thoughtfulness can get her into trouble.

Aquarius is by no means an impulsive person. She tends to be thoughtful in everything she does, which is great of course, but it can also lead to overthinking.

And when Aquarius overthinks things, bad things happen. Even when she has to make a decision about something she’s wanted for a very long time, she still has to weigh the pros and cons before she makes her move.

While this is a good quality to have in some situations, in others, it just means waiting too long and losing her chance. Aquarius is also NO stranger to buyer’s remorse; she needs to learn how to find that happy middle (which we all know is hard for her to do).

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Your Best Love Match: Libra

Both Libra and Aquarius are air signs, which means they tend to think alike and have similar paths and goals in life, which, for an Aquarius, makes this a match made in heaven.

Both signs appreciate having an active social life and love being around people – especially if it means getting to meet someone new and interesting. Libra appreciates that Aquarius is a creative soul, while Aquarius appreciates that Libra understands what’s going on in that brain of hers at all times.

Libra and Aquarius are smart, probing signs who know that relationships are all about communication, affection, and sometimes putting yourself in the other person’s shoes to really relate to them.

While both tend to make decisions based on their emotions and what they feel in their gut, neither are overbearing or irresponsible with their emotions. To some outsiders, this relationship can seem more like a serious partnership, but only Aquarius and Libra know just how deep their love runs for each other.

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a book in the future.