Scorpio Personalities & Physical Traits

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Scorpios are born between October 21 and November 21. The astrological water sign, a scorpion, is ruled by the planets Mars and Pluto. Scorpio personality and physical traits set them apart from other signs. They are determined people who will get what they want, but not necessarily in a negative way.

Scorpios are best matched with Pisces and Cancer, easy-going signs,and should stay clear of Taurus and Aries, who are stubborn.


Scorpios are known for their ability to tell the truth and never sugar-coat anything. A Scorpio will tell you the honest answer to a question, so be prepared. They are straightforward and hard workers. Scorpios will work until a job is done and do it well as they are highly intelligent. A Scorpio prefers to be alone much of the time, but enjoys the company of close family and friends. Scorpios put off a tough vibe, but are extremely soft on the inside. The need for control tends makes them appear harder than they really are.


Because of the independence a Scorpio exhibits, people are drawn to them easily. Others are attracted to Scorpio's strength and confidence. Scorpio seems very put together upon first introduction, but when you get past the hard shell, they are highly emotional and prone to extremes of mood. A Scorpio will be happy one minute and furious the next. This makes relationships, friendly or romantic, difficult for some people. Once a Scorpio has let you in, they will be loyal to the end. Scorpios are known for their loyalty and also for their prowess in lovemaking.

Body Type

A Scorpio is typically not described as tall. They have smaller bodies with large builds, some may even call it stocky. Scorpio women have a balanced body shape while men are often muscular. Scorpios have a tendency to put on weight, especially in middle age, but this doesn't affect their attractiveness to others. They will age gracefully and retain the same aura that draws people in, even in elder years.

Facial Features

Scorpio facial features are one of their most charismatic traits. They are most known for having eyes that will make you look twice, deep and mysterious. Their eyes are framed by large or thick eyebrows. A Scorpio may have a high pitched voice or a low husky voice with a rigid mouth. They have broad foreheads and faces that sit on a thick neck. Scorpios are generally described as attractive people.