Leos are bold, confident and super social. They love attention, demand it in fact and are most comfortable center stage. But Leos aren’t just the self-esteem Olympians of the zodiac; they’re also among the trickiest members of the extended astrological family.
In our experience, Leos are almost always found in large groups; they love to party and be the life of any party.
They’re natural performers who revel in being on show, but it’s precisely when you least expect that they strike like a hidden trap door spider waiting for its prey to come within range.
Leos are masters at convincing you that their interests align perfectly with yours, while at the same time covertly undermining your presence at every opportunity.
In this article we break down exactly why Leos can be so annoying, so you know what to expect from them and how to handle them if you ever find yourself in their company again.
They’re loud and proud.
Leos love a good show, and this extends to their choice of attire too. Leos are huge fans of loud and garish outfits, and they’re not the kind of people who prefer to stick to a subdued ‘black tie’ dress code. They like to make a statement, and they’re not shy about letting the world know exactly who they are.
If they’re attending an event where there are likely to be cameras, you can bet they’ve already Googled to see what the dress code is and then gone out of their way to dress in a way that sticks out like a sore thumb. Leos also love red and gold.
They’re the two colors that most commonly feature on the outfits of famous Leo celebrities like Beyoncé, Madonna and Kim Kardashian. They’re also the two most prominent colors on the American flag, which just goes to show that Leos aren’t afraid to make their awesomely patriotic presence known.
They want all the attention.
Leos love getting attention, but what they love even more is being the ones who give the attention. They crave the spotlight and are always on the lookout for ways to draw attention to themselves. They love being the center of attention and loathe being overlooked or ignored.
If you’re a Leo, you’ll have almost certainly experienced this feeling of frustration at some point in your life. A feeling of being overlooked or downplayed, especially by your family or loved ones, is not uncommon among Leos.
If you’re a Leo, you’ll have almost certainly experienced this feeling of frustration at some point in your life. A feeling of being overlooked or downplayed, especially by your family or loved ones, is not uncommon among Leos. Leo is the most prominent sign in the zodiac, which means that the majority of us were born under the sign of the lion.
This means that we’re all born with a Leo sun sign, which means that we all have a natural inclination to crave attention. As a Leo you’ll likely have experienced this feeling of frustration at some point in your life. A feeling of being overlooked or downplayed, especially by your family or loved ones, is not uncommon among Leos.
They feel entitled to special treatment.
Leos are natural rulers and expect others to treat them as such. They feel in their very core that they’re special, and they expect to be treated as such by everyone they meet.
As a result, they resent any form of subservience or effort being put into them; they want everything given to them on a silver platter. Leos genuinely believe that everyone should be grateful for their presence in the room, even if they’ve done nothing to deserve it.
This idea extends beyond the workplace and into social situations too. Leos are the kind of people who will insist on being treated like royalty.
This might mean that they expect the best seat in the house, or it could mean that they expect to be waited on hand and foot. They’re not the kind of people who are happy to wait in line or do things like change a flat tire or fix a broken light bulb.
They’d rather pay someone else to do it for them so they can sit back, relax and enjoy the show. It’s not uncommon to find Leos at the head of the line at events or concerts either.
It’s not that they’re eager to get in there; they just feel that they should be given priority access to the front because they’re special. They’re also likely to brag about their VIP status, just to make sure everyone is aware of the preferential treatment they’re receiving.
They’re shameless self-promoters.
Leos are natural salespeople. They love to network and promote themselves, and it’s unlikely you’ll ever meet a Leo who doesn’t have a business card or some form of self-promotional material on them.
Leos know that they’re awesome and that there are plenty of people out there who would love to be associated with them, so they actively seek to sell themselves to people they meet.
This typically takes the form of constant name-dropping and shamelessly plugging their latest products or services. They’re the kind of people who will happily start a conversation with you and then shamelessly plug their latest products or services without even asking your permission first.
They don’t care what you do for a living, or if you’re actually in the market for what they’re selling. They just genuinely want to let you know about their latest brilliant idea, even if you’re clearly not interested.
They’re secretly envious of you.
Leos are fiercely competitive, which means that they love to win but are also deeply resentful of losing. They’re people who are always out to prove that they’re the best at everything they do, and they’re not afraid to drag others down to improve their own standing.
This means that they can be very jealous of the achievements of others and are likely to undermine your success at every possible opportunity. They’re the kind of people who will trash-talk you behind your back and even go out of their way to undermine your achievements.
They’re likely to do this in a very subtle way, as they don’t want to be caught out by their competition. They’re also the kind of people who will celebrate when you fail, and then shamelessly try to take the credit for it. You don’t win by yourself, and the only way to climb up the ladder is to bring others down with you.
A final word: Don’t take it personally!
If you’ve ever met a Leo, you’ll know that they can be super annoying, but before taking what we’ve said in this article too personally, it’s important to remember that like all other signs, Leos have their own set of strengths and weaknesses too.
You may not have much in common with them, but they’re people too, and they deserve to be treated with the same amount of kindness, respect and compassion as all the other signs in the zodiac. Leos love to be the center of attention and will do just about anything to get there, but you can’t take it personally.
You can’t control how other people act, and you can’t control the way other people feel. You can only control your own actions and reactions, so be kind to yourself and others around you, and remember that nobody’s perfect!