Each of us has two very different, very distinct sides to our personality. On one hand, the side that most people choose to embrace is the positive side. These are the traits that draw other people to us and make them want to be in our lives. Maybe you are incredibly passionate, you have a great sense of humor, or you exude confidence.

Whatever your positive traits may be, these are the parts of who you are that you will often credit for helping you to succeed in life – allowing you to dominate in the workplace, connect with others and build long-lasting relationships.

There is, however, another side to your personality that is often overlooked, a darker side. These are the traits that are often associated with evil, hatred or an inability to get along with others. The truth is that while these traits do carry potential challenges, they can also be beneficial in some situations. For example, being seen as stubborn may result in missing opportunities to learn from others and grow as an individual, leaving you trapped in a less than ideal situation. However, being stubborn when the time is right will allow you to stick to your guns against all odds.

The first step in your ability to harness your dark side, avoiding any negative ramifications and using these skills to your advantage is to recognize which traits you possess. Your Zodiac sign reveals a lot about who you are and how you think – providing insight into your love life, your future success and the way that your mind works. But that raises an important question…

What does your Zodiac Sign reveal about your dark side?

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Known for being incredibly immature, you will often make highly childish decisions in life which may annoy the people around you. For example, if you are disagreeing with someone at work try to resist the urge to call them names or exchange immature insults. The ability to view things from an unbiased, childish point of view may provide you with a very important and unique outlook that can help you to stand out from the crowd.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

If there is one thing that you are known for Taurus, it is that you are as stubborn as they come! Combine this with the fact that you are highly possessive and can be incredibly materialistic, you may find that you fail to see past your self-indulgent needs. Try not to forget about the others in your life. Your stubbornness can be a great asset so long as you are sure to reserve it for specific times rather than being stuck on every last detail.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Geminis are incredibly diverse individuals, interested in topics of all areas and walks of life. This can, if left unchecked, lead you to be extremely unfocused – masters of everything and yet nothing at the same time as you have spread yourself far too thin. You are also masters of conversation, able to talk your way into and out of anything. While it won’t be easy as it goes against your natural tendencies, if you allow yourself to focus, your social skills can help you to succeed.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Highly sensitive and emotional, if anyone is looking for someone to ‘understand’ their struggles they don’t have to look any further than you Cancer. The problem, however, is that you can allow these emotions to take over entirely, causing you to be moody and easily offended. Try to keep your emotions focused on helping others and the positive aspects of each situation rather than being overwhelmed by the negativity in your life.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Highly confident and lovable, there is no one that is more skilled at charming others than you Leo. You can win over anyone in any situation, dominating the room and commanding the attention of everyone nearby. While your ability to win over everyone in this way can make you a great leader, try not to become so charming that you forget about your mission, simply falling in love with yourself.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

You know what you want in life Virgo, and you aren’t about to settle for anything less. This isn’t necessarily a bad trait. After all, your perfectionist tendencies and high standards can be the key to ultimate success. The only struggle will be learning how to keep these traits under control enough to maintain some level of realism. Life is never going to be perfect, so you need to learn to be a little more flexible than you are used to.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

There is no choice in your life that was made without first studying, analyzing, preparing and planning. A master planner, you don’t overlook even the smallest of details while you are weighing your options. While this personality trait ensures that you make highly organized and well thought out decisions, it can cause you to take FOREVER to actually reach the decision.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Incredibly passionate and full of fire, you don’t ever ‘half-ass’ anything that you do in life. You are all in, determined to do whatever it takes to reach your wildest goals and dreams. This passion can take you great places, but you need to learn to keep that temper in check! All it usually takes is for someone to disagree with you to see the full power of your anger in play and that often gets you into big trouble.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

If there is one thing that you can be certain of when you are around a Sagittarius, it is that you will always know exactly where you stand. Blunt and straightforward, you are far from subtle when you are making your point known and you never stoop as low as sugar coating the message that you are trying to convey. This can empower you to be incredibly successful in all that you set out to do, however, you need to make an effort to remember that those around you have feelings and emotions.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

You need to have control over everything that you do in this life, from your own thoughts and actions to those of the people in your life. Unfortunately, that’s not a realistic goal. There are always going to be things in your life that are out of your hands and the sooner you accept this, the sooner you can start to focus on those things that are within your realm of influence.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Living a life of logic and reason, you spend much of your life wrapped up in your own thoughts and judgments. You have an incredible level of knowledge and are more than willing to impart that knowledge to the people around you, however, you lack the ability to do so without coming across as judgmental and condescending. If you are able to maintain a more open mind when dealing with others, you really do give great advice.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

The dreamers and inventors of the world, Pisces live a life of imagination, discovery, and adventure. You often spend your time with your head in the clouds, dreaming about what could be and where you would someday like to go. This ability to dream can provide you with incredible insight and a fresh way of looking at problems that plague others for ages. The trick is going to be keeping your feet on the ground long enough to put these thoughts to use.

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