THE BRIGHT SIDE This aspect of Leo is very bright indeed， for this is a personality very much attuned to the vital life-giving qualities of the Sun.
The typical Leo personality is flamboyant and generous with tremendous charm and magnanimity of spirit which draws people close. The fixed quality of the sign， meanwhile， helps to restrain the Fire element\'s tendency to over-exuberance. Leos are also loyal， full of self-assurance and hard-working， being excellent organizers （so long as they are the boss）。 Leo\'s ability to play hard and the value placed on pleasure makes for an excellent companion.
THE DARKER SIDE This aspect of the Leo personality usually emerges when Leo is being ignored， which may result in sulking， or when inferior mortals challenge the divine right to rule. Leos can be very self-opinionated and consequently bombastic and overbearing. One of Leo\'s most characteristic traits is pride， and there is a tendency， too， towards pomposity and snobbery.
It can be difficult to spot when Leo is hurt （and this sign is surprisingly touchy）： but the sudden drop in temperature as Leo retreats back into regal dignity provides a clue. In long-term disagreements， Leo can also prove to be something of a formidable enemy.
Leos are warm， sunny and outgoing but just love to be adored and looked up to. Those who fail to recognize a Leo\'s innate need to be superior may find themselves on the receiving end of a right royal snub， or the victims of typically aristocratic wrath.