Leo Men: Key Traits and Characteristics

leo man personalityLEO MEN REVEALED

Are you hunting for information on Leo men? Trying to figure out their personality and compatibility? Are you hoping to find out if the Leo guy you are like is good at dating and relationships? Finally, are you curious about what Leo men are like in bed?

If you are answering yes to this question, you wouldn’t be alone. Lots of people are curious about Leo men and actively seek out whatever information they can find.

If you are frequent visitor of this blog, you know that I enjoy writing about topics that are considered off the wall. Of particular interest to me are psycho-spiritual issues, like astrology and zodiac signs. Let’s be honest – who among us doesn’t occasionally glance at our horoscope online or in the daily paper?

I’ve always been fascinated with Leos. There’s just something about them that draws people near. Maybe that’s why I decided to pen this article; to give you a detailed walk-through of Leo men so that you can better understand who they are.

Much of what follows is based on hours of research, coupled with interviews that I’ve personally conducted with Leo guys. While you may read about this sign elsewhere, much of what you’ll see is not based on astronomy, astrology or ancient spiritual teachings.

And to be clear, I’m not an astrologer. My goal isn’t to get you to spend money on a “reading” on Leo men or read your tarot cards. In truth, I genuinely enjoy writing about these topics for reasons that I don’t fully understand.


Leo is the fifth house of the zodiac. That may not mean much to you but in the world of astrology, it’s kind of a big deal.

You see each of the 12 zodiac signs has its own home, dispersed throughout the astrological universe. Within each “house” are various traits and magical powers. In the case of Leo men, we see the gifts of pleasure and creativity.

If you are Leo (man or woman), it is important to know that your sign is somewhat rare. Although the numbers are somewhat scattered, we think that only 7% of the world’s population is Leo. There are more men born under the Leo sign than woman for reasons we do not fully understand.

Later in this article, I’m going to give you a detailed breakdown of Leo symbols with key information about this Zodiac sign you may not know. The material has been infused with wisdom from the ancients, using various spirit animals to highlight key traits.

At this end of this post, Ive included a poll that asks you to identify your experience with Leo men.

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Leo Symbols


First, you need to know that I am not a Leo but instead, a Scorpio. So you may be wondering what qualifies me to write about Leo? Well, in a nutshell, water signs (like Scorpio) hold certain abilities that allow us to intuit psycho-spiritual information.

I’m sharing this with you because you have the right to know who is writing this material and by extension, what their star sign is. If you want to know more about Scorpio and other water signs, click the link below.

More: Do Cancer and Scorpio match?

As an aside, I am mentioning my sign not because Scorpio’s are “better” than Leo (or any other sign). Instead, the disclosure is meant as a way of creating transparency so that when material is offered on Leo men – you know it came from a genuine place.

Think about it – don’t you want someone other than a Leo to write up these traits? Because all of us tend to be bias towards our own signs, it’s far better to have a neutral party here.

OK, let’s move on now to Leo characteristics and traits!

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Leo Men: Quick Snapshot


Leo Sign: July 23 – August 22

Positive Traits

  • Warm and gentle
  • Kind hearted
  • Charming (big time)
  • Cheerful
  • Passionate
  • Highly creative
  • Generous
  • Artistic at times
  • Resourceful

Negative Traits

  • Sometimes arrogant
  • Lazy streak
  • Difficulty with change
  • Inflexible
  • Accused of being self-centered
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Leo men are ruled by the sun


Leo is a fixed Fire sign ruled by the sun, which happens to be at the center of our solar system – approximately 92.96 million miles from earth.

It is for this reason that Leo men command such power. Not only is the sun the brightest object in our solar system, it also happens to be the largest celestial body in our star system.

Leo men personalities are much like the sun. They are big, bold and naturally attract attention. Unlike other signs who at times struggle with revealing who they are (aka water signs), Leo guys have no problem in this area.

It is the enormous power of the sun, which the Greeks referred to as Helios, that gives men born under the Leo symbol such magnetism. And this makes sense when you consider that our sun has one of the biggest magnets known to mankind.

As mentioned earlier, Leo is a Fire sign, joining Sagittarius and Aries. By definition, Fire signs are filled with passion, intuition and spontaneity. They also can be impulsive.

Leo is also a fixed sign. In a nutshell, fixed signs are generally stable and can be resistant to change. There are only four fixed signs; Leo, Scorpio, Taurus and Aquarius, respectively.

Let’s walk through the special gifts of Leo men and then move on to the five Leo symbols.

Leo Man Personality Traits

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It is no coincidence that Leo is a sign that begins towards the end of July – around the same time that the sun’s heat is most intense for most of earth’s upper hemisphere. In scientific terms, this is a period known as the summer solstice.

Empowered by sheer energy, Leo men have the ability to hypnotically make others fall in love with them by merely being in their presence. This may seem like hyperbole and over the top but it also happens to be true.

All of this goes back to Leo’s ruler, the sun, which is all about magnetism and “pull”. And because Leo is a fixed sign that is resistant to change, those born under this Zodiac know exactly what they want. These are not “wishy washy” people.

Once a Leo man commits to you in a relationship, he’s going to be extremely loyal and fiercely protective. However, because Leo men crave attention, they also can push boundaries by being overly flirtatious. If you are a possessive sign, such as Scorpio or Cancer, it’s important to keep this in mind.


Leo men, for better or worse, happen to be a very sexual in the physical and spiritual sense. Based on my research and interviews, they make for passionate lovers and enjoy pleasing their partners.

Being intimate with a Leo man is as much about being in a “show” as it is an experience. That’s because Leo guys gravitate towards exhibitionism, making themselves the locus of attention.

But Leo men also are eager to please and will hone in on your erogenous zones, going in for “the kill” – similar to how a lion might chase after its prey.


Leo men like stability and are attracted towards careers that offer longevity. This point is particularly true later in life, where financial security is critical to survival.

Generally speaking, Leo males are strong leaders. As such, you will often find them in command positions. These include business, finance, politics and entertainment.

If given their druthers, Leo males prefer to be their own boss. It’s not that they don’t like working for others. Instead, because of a passionate entrepreneurial spirit, they like doing for themselves.

Lastly on this point – Leos men are good with money. While they are sometimes accused of spending lavishly, the truth is most Leo males much prefer to sock away money for a rainy day. In this way, they are similar to Capricorn men.

Again, this is a fixed sign that is resistant to change. Financial insecurity isn’t part of the Leo repertoire.


Many wonder about the compatibility of Leo men. Well, the truth is this sign generally does well with other fire signs; meaning Aries and Sagittarius.

There are a number of reasons for this but the big one relates to their intuitive understanding of one another.

I’ll break down the different areas of compatibility, according to relationship type.

Leo men compatibility romantic love:

  • Aries
  • Sagittarius
  • Leo

Leo men compatibility sex:

  • Pisces
  • Scorpio
  • Taurus

Leo men compatibility business:

  • Pisces
  • Taurus
  • Aries

You may be wondering why Pisces was listed as a good sexual partner for Leo guys? Without going into too much detail, Pisces is a zodiac sign that is all about pleasure and service. It’s just a natural fit for Leo people.



Related: Pisces men revealed


Now that you have a general overview of Leo men, it’s time to take a look at the five symbols associated with sign. There are five in total with one of them likely familiar to you.

With each symbol, which are spirit animals (aka life animals), you will also find additional Leo traits and characteristics.

Be sure to review them carefully. If you feel that you gravitate towards one symbol more than another, you should call upon that animal spirit to help guide you on your path.

At the end, you’ll find a poll that allows you to vote for which Leo symbol most resonates with you.

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Leo Sign Symbol: Phoenix

1. Phoenix

The mythical sexual powers of Leo are legendary. Because a phoenix is known to rise towards the sun, it channels sexual energy in the process. Many Leo’s “soar” in an effort to sexually please their mates.

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Leo Sign Symbol: Lion

2. Lion

Perhaps the sign most connected to Leo. Lions are skilled hunters and fiercely protective of family. They also are very intuitive. Finally, Lions are called “kings” for a reason – they like to rule.

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Leo Sign Symbol: Owl

3. Owl

When you consider that owls have been historically tied to wisdom, it makes sense that one of the five Leo symbols would be an owl. In fact, wisdom, gained through experience, is a major trait of Leo.

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Leo Sign Symbol: Seal

4. Seal

Seals are all about fun. But they are also vulnerable. In many ways, that’s how Leos can be, combining playfulness with openness as part of their personality.

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Leo Symbol: Dog

5. Dog

Dogs are thought of for their ability to act as good companions. This is true of Leo signs, who like their canine friends tend to be loyal and focused. To a lesser or greater degree, dogs also can be empathic.


If you want to invite any of the Leo symbols into your awareness, you will need to be open to the meditative process and certain aspects of dream interpretation.

Each of these animals have their own special message; something you can only receive from them on an alternative channel of consciousness. The book,

Animal Speak by Ted Andrews, is a great one to pick up if you are new to the world of spirit animals.


If you would like to learn more about the Leo symbol and its origins, be sure to check out the video above that goes into deep detail.


The Leo men poll below is designed to let you identify your personal experience with this sign. While not designed to be scientific, the results may help you to better understand how your fellow Leos see themselves.


There are many myths attached to Leos males and most all of them are false. Still, people buy into these misnomers because they’ve read something from an astrologer that’s not grounded in fact.

Here are a few of the “biggies”:

  • Leo men aren’t loyal
  • Leo men are bad in bed
  • Leo males make for bad business leaders
  • Leo guys are sexually lazy
  • Leo men are always a good match for other air signs
  • Leo males are sexually frustrated


If you are interested in learning more about Leo men and other signs, I encourage you to pick up a copy of the book: Astrology Made Simple. It’s a great resource for beginners and for folks who are just interested in learning more about their zodiac.

What’s great about this read are the insights related to how signs like Leo relate to the world. You should be able to download this directly onto your portable device.

Famous Leo Men:

  • Ben Affleck
  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Christian Slater
  • Barrack Obama
  • Tony Bennett
  • Sean Penn
  • John Stamos
  • Magic Johnson

That’s it on Leo men. I hope you found this article helpful!

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Dr. John Moore is a counselor and educator. He writes about men's interest topics, including mental health, self-esteem, science, and research. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Northcentral University and a MBA from Indiana Tech. Click on: BIO to learn more. Be sure to follow Guy Counseling on Twitter