Aries-a Sign of FIRSTS
Aries.................SIGN of FIRSTS............
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. In fact, this sign can aptly be described as a sign of firsts. It is the first cardinal sign in that this is a sign which loves to initiates and be active in the life process. It is a sign that does not sit back and merely be a spectator. It is a very proactive participator in life. It is not a sign who sits still and waits for things to happen. One can opportunely state that Aries wants to be in the driver's seat. It contends that it is a life mission to make things occur. If it cannot make things happen, then life is a futile endeavor. In essence, it LIVES to start things and to be continuously engaged in and/or interacting with life.
In addition to being the first cardinal sign, Aries is the first fire sign in the zodiac. This is the sign who has a reputation of being fearless, even fierce. To the average Aries, life belongs to the bold and the risk takers. He/she argues that risks are what makes life worthwhile and interesting. He/she is of the school that life is and/or should be one big exciting adventure after another. To him/her, if life is not adventurous and exciting then one just merely exists instead of really living.
To the Aries, life is to be lived at the highest, most optimal level possible. He/she asserts that one should never be afraid of life and that life is meant to be fully savored. He/she contends that fear is the anathema to a full life. He/she further believe that life should be faced head on or not at all. He/she approaches life as a dare. He/she maintains that life MUST be daring in order for it to be deemed significant. To say that Aries is daring is the understatement of the year, if not the millennium. He/she is nothing if not daring. Aries has the capacity to take daring to another level called fierceness. Fierceness is quite synonymous with the Aries persona. To be out there is second nature to him/her.
Being the sign of firsts is totally imbued in the Aries consciousness, mindset, persona, and/or psychology. Aries has the reputation of being pioneers and trailblazers. He/she is unafraid to test the waters and to try new things that no one have tried before. Aries MUST be first. If he/she is not first, then why bother at all. He/she will try things and experiences that others are often too timorous to attempt, let alone try. Newness is an elixir to the Aries. He/she contend that each and every endeavor that someone has done was once untried and new. It is their argument that if there were no firsts, humankind would not have evolved beyond the primeval stages of civilization and development. With this need to be the first, he/she refuses to wait and ask for permission to go on different, untried roads and adventures. He/she asserts that history belongs to those who dare, not to those who wait and play by the rules.
Aries is quite the dynamic, bold, and qualitatively fierce sign. In fact, the aforementioned description is doing this sign a gross injustice. Aries is all that and so much more. In this hub, I will state the 10 best psychological qualities of the Aries person.
1. Aries is SUPREMELY Self-Confident
The Aries person is self-confident. It can be aptly stated that he/she possesses self-confidence to the infinite degree. He/she is not shy regarding knowing and expressing what his/her qualities are. He/she exemplifies the mantra if one has it, flaunt it. He/she contends that it is highly defeating, even toxic, to be humble about one's qualities. It is natural for him/her to broadcast and be eloquent regarding his/her particular attributes, qualities, and/or talents. He/she insists that it is unwise to downplay or minimalize one's attributes, qualities, and/or talents. He/she reasons if one is smart, simply state it.
Some people contend that broadcasting one's attributes, qualities, and/or talents is a sign of arrogance even conceit. However to the Aries person, this is a healthy,normative part of life. He/she attests that one of the worst thing a person could be is not self-confident. He/she considers self-confidence as the ultimate sign of self-respect. He/she is of the opinion that people respect those who possess and/or exhibit self-confidence. He/she further emphasizes that self-confidence is a sign of strength. He/she reasons that if one does not have self-confidence, one really does not respect oneself. Based upon that, he/she believes that if one really refuses to respect oneself, others will do likewise.
The Aries person's self-confidence can be quite undaunting. He/she knows his/her capabilities and refuses to permit naysayers tell him/her what he/she cannot do nor achieve. He/she realizes what others believe, perceive and/or say about him/her is no consequence whatever to him/her. He/she is going to achieve and do as intended. He/she does not believe that anyone is authoritative and thus the judge of assessing his/her abilities and capabilities. He/she strongly asserts that he/she is the ultimate authority/judge as far as his/her abilities and capabilities go.
The greatest mortal transgression according to the Aries person is to downplay his/her attributes, qualities, and talents. He/she assesses that if he/she does not broadcast his/her specific attributes, qualities, and talents, how are others going to notice them. He/she is not the type of person who hopes and/or wishes by osmosis that people will notice his/her particular talents. He/she is of the school that such has not been nor will be realistic. He/she maintains that it is those who toots his/her own horn will get noticed while those who wait for others to notice them will be overlooked and passed by.
Living Life at FULL Throttle
2. Aries is...............DARING
The Aries person is nothing if not daring. He/she believes in living life to its fullest. There is no risk nor adventure that he/she is loathe to undertake. He/she is of the school that nothing ventured is nothing gained. He/she maintains that life should be an adventure and if not, then one is merely existing if that.
The Aries person maintains that the majority of people lead fearful and monotonous lives where they are just automatons going through the motions of life instead of being fully engaged in life. He/she simply refuses to exist like the majority of people and to live. He/she believes that the world is his/her oyster to explore and savor. He/she is not afraid of try to things out of the ordinary and to do things that others have not done. He/she contends that life should be exciting and that each day should contain a new and different experience.
The Aries person is unafraid of challenges. In fact, he/she thrives on challenges. Even if he/she fails, he/she believes that a lesson was learned. The word failure is not in his/her vocabulary. He/she contends that it is far better to try something and fail than never to try at all. He/she of the school that there is more to be learned from failure than success. He/she exhorts that history was made by those who tried and failed. He/she argues that if one fails, one should simply dust oneself off and try again-after all, that is an integral part of life.
Being a PARTICIPATOR, Never a Spectator
3. Aries is................PROACTIVE
The Aries person believes in making life and things happen. He/she is not about to wait for opportunities and events to come knocking at his/her door. He/she is of the opinion that one creates his/her circumstances and outcomes for either positive or negative. He/she elucidates that while one cannot control his/her particular circumstances during his/her childhood, he/she can control and make the outcomes of his/her adolescent and adult circumstances and outcomes.
The Aries person absolutely refuses to permit negative situations e.g. abuse, disability, or poverty determine how and where he/she will be in life. He/she has an inner confidence that such situations will not determine who he/she is nor preclude him/her from being what he/she intends to be in life. He/she maintains that these situations are merely circumstantial and refuse to let the former rule his/her life. To him/her, the past merely serves the function of a lesson builder and learned.
The Aries person believes in action and doing. It is his/her intention and purpose to make a significant mark in life. He/she refuses to be a mere spectator in life, he/she aims to be a participator. He/she understands that life is too exciting to be on the sidelines. He/she asserts that one should be always engaged and involved in the process of life. He/she feels that being a spectator denotes passivity and thereby is a waste of human potential.
Yes I CAN
4. Aries..................a CAN DO Attitude
The Aries person possess a can do attitude. In fact, he/she exemplifies the can do spirit. The words cannot and impossible are unheard of in his/her paradigm. He/she views such words as weak excuses. He/she is of the school that what one believes and thinks eventually becomes an actuality. He/she practices the law of attraction but in a more active fashion. He/she feels that one can achieve if one stops making excuses and deals with the task at hand.
The Aries person contends that circumstances, situations, and life in general are what one makes of them. He/she refuses to see the negativity and downside of circumstances, situations, and life. He/she is quite adept at the art of creating reality from dreams and seeing the positive out of the most abysmal of situations. While other people see impossibilities, he/she sees possibilities. He/she can see a thriving business out of a store that went out of business a decade ago or a genius out of a child who reads at a substandard level.
The Aries person feels that he/she can do and achieve anything. He/she refuses to believe that he/she cannot achieve and/or do something because of some artificial and/or social constructs. He/she knows that he/she possesses the intelligence and talent to do what he/she desires to do. He/she does not wish to be relegated into designated categories because of his/her particular educational, gender, racial/ethnic, or socioeconomic background. He/she strongly affirms that such constructs are inconsequential, bearing no relationship as to his/her specific goals.
LEADER Par Excellence
5. Aries is.......................a LEADER
Aries is known as a sign of leadership. After all, it is the first sign of the zodiac. It is quite natural for the Aries person to be number 1. He/she craves to be number 1 and is quite comfortable in that position. He/she is more comfortable being a leader than a follower. Leadership suits him/her well because of his/her self-confidence, risk-taking/daring personality, and basic assertiveness.
The Aries person has the innate personality and qualities to be a leader. He/she is unafraid of tackling difficult situations. He/she is unafraid to go into the unknown, unfamiliar, and unchartered. People see how calm he/she facing and interfacing with unfamiliar territory, making them comfortable and having the confidence to follow him/her since in their minds, he/she knows what he/she is doing. He/she has the ability to instill confidence in his/her followers and/or subordinates.
The Aries person is unafraid to tackle the more difficult, unpleasant aspects or parts of an assignment or task. He/she sees this as a necessary part of leadership. He/she believes in doing what is right, not what is expedient nor easy. This may not make him/her popular in the eyes of his/her followers or subordinates but people will respect, even subsequently liking him/her for his/her basic, sincere, and/or integral integrity.
The SELF-Actualized Individualist
6. Aries is............INDIVIDUALISTIC
The Aries person has a very strong sense of self. He/she also possesses a very healthy self consciousness. He/she is an acute individualist. He/she will not do things because everyone else does it. He/she finds such a concept to be totally ludicrous and an example of the herd mentality. Having a herd mentality is antithetical to the Aries persona. He/she intends to be an individual who makes his/her particular mark or die trying.
The most important thing that an Aries person can be is an individual who is totally aware of his/her emotional, mental, psychological, and even psychic being. Another category of this is the self-actualized person. To him/her, it is of paramount importance that he/she uses the utmost of his/her human potential and to be the best person. He/she refuses to be less than he/she is supposed to be. He/she maintains that if he/she is not self-actualized, he/she is not living his/her individual life but a falsified, inauthentic life.
The Aries believes in being his/her true, authentic self whether or not others approve of him/her. The approval of others are inconsequential to him/her. What is important to him/her is doing what he/she believes to be right. He/she is not afraid to stand or be alone because of his/her beliefs and/or opinions. He/she is not afraid to do things that others have not nor will not do. He/she contends that history was created by those who embrace being different from the crowd. If he/she is the only one who does something, so be it. He/she would rather be alone and be aligned to his/her individual essence than to be unhappy because his/her identity is submerged in the crowd.
Rule Breaker, MAKES His/Her Own Rules
7. Aries Lives by........HIS/HER Own Rules
As the trailblazer of the zodiac, Aries really do not believe in living by others' rules. He/she contends that rules, especially rules which he/she considers to be illogical, are made to be broken. He/she even further illustrates that rules are social constructs made by others to control, even disempower the masses. He/she argues that no human being has the right to dictate how others should live and/or believe. He/she also knows that it is a dangerous slippery slope which is antithetical to the innate freedom and power of humankind. He/she is the master of his/her life.
Aries is a staunch advocate of living life according to his/her own rules. He/she sees the folly of answering to others. He/she is an avid proponent of owning his/her life. He/she refuses to live others' script. He/she refuses to live a pretentious, even hypocritical existence mindlessly according to the man made constructs. He/she feels that this demonstrates the essence of total inanity to the utmost degree. He/she insists that no one is about to tell him/her what to do as far as his/her life goes. He/she is the ultimate arbiter of how his/her life should be, not anyone else.
Aries believes that artificial constructs are beyond archaic. He/she reasons that no human being is capable of designating and/or categorizing anyone. He/she sees such rules and practices to be preposterous. He/she asserts that people are individuals beyond such baseless constructs. He/she for one refuses to be pigeonholed by these constructs. He/she is beyond such immature and stereotypical constructs.
There is Always..............BETTER
8. Aries is.....................Optimistic
Aries has an indomitable spirit. He/she knows how to see the good out of a bad situation. He/she insists that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel and all is not lost. He/she refuses to let any sort of negativity overshadow his/her life. He/she maintains that it is far better to be positive than to be negative. He/she furthermore reveals that negativity is quite destructive and even immobilizing. In addition to that, he/she considers negativity to be a total exercise in futility.
Aries approach life in a positive matter. No matter what obstacles and difficulties are present and/or occur, he/she is of the faith that he/she will surmount such obstacles and become stronger and wiser for it. He/she believes that life gives out examinations for the purpose of testing his/her mantle. He/she welcomes such lessons for he/she knows that they are for his/her overall and/or ultimate benefit as a human being.
Aries believes that life is never static, it is constantly dynamic, forever evolving and metamorphosing into something new each day. He/she figures with the ever present newness of life, there is always a reason to be optimistic. He/she reasons what ever occurs in life, there is always something good always happens. He/she is of the philosophy that no one is that knowledgeable to be ever pessimistic or negative about life. He/she contends that the time spent being negative can be constructively channeled into more positive activities and outlooks.
Doing & Saying What NEEDS to be Done & Said
9. Aries is....................ASSERTIVE
Aries is known for being assertive. At opportune and appropriate times, he/she can be downright aggressive. He/she is furthermore has the capacity to do what needs to be done. He/she believes that the world belongs to those who are not afraid to come to action when it is necessary and when the time is right. He/she exemplifies the mantra that action far surpasses mere idle, futile words. He/she is not above exerting force, especially if such desires a beneficial and desired outcome.
Aries has the gift of saying what others are afraid of saying. He/she is known to be forthright and/or straightforward in speech. He/she refuses to dilute and/or sugarcoat the truth. He/she has the propensity of saying what needs to be said and if one cannot handle the bare truth, well that person needs to grown and/or toughen up. He/she contends that it is not his/her problem that others do not have the fortitude to endure the truth. He/she feels that it is quite puzzling that people are uncomfortable with the truth. He/she argues that being forthright and honest means that a person is trustworthy and can be counted on. He/she says exactly what he/she means and maintains that others should do accordingly.
Aries is not hesitant to act on behalf those who are powerless and/or voiceless. He/she believes that one should work and/or act on behalf of those who are unable to do so. He/she oftentimes work in order to implement steps to empower people who are powerless, voiceless, otherwise disadvantaged and/or disenfranchised. He/she feels that life is purposeless if he/she does not exert his/her power for the betterment of those who are powerless.
Living, Loving, Engaged.....& INVOLVED
10. Aries is.............PASSIONATE
Aries is fully engaged in life. He/she believes in fully there whether it is a job, a relationship, parenting, cooking, and/or other activities. He/she feels that being totally involved in life has its rewards. He/she maintain that if a person finds life dull and monotonous, then that person is lacking in passion and engagement. He/she sees living as full as intricate nuances. He/she views life is a continuous, non-stop love affair.
Aries believes that passion keeps things fresh, alive, and exciting. H/she asserts that excitement and passion are the key ingredients to a well-lived life. H/she relates that passion is the key to remaining youthful in attitude and mindset. H/she contends that being fully involved and engaged in life shows a true appreciation for the gift that is life. H/she feels that to fail to be engaged and involved with life is being ungrateful and akin to blasphemy.
In relation to passion, Aries avidly explores and samples everything that life has to offer. He/she proclaims that there is nothing too strange, weird, and forbidden to discover. He/she feels that if one does not explore life's myriad avenues, the latter will stagnate, even atrophy emotionally, mentally, psychologically, and even psychically. He/she are of the opinion that there is a strict correlation between being passionate and being healthy. He/she asserts that the more passionate and engaged a person is, the more alert and in better condition he/she is.
There are innumerable positive qualities about Aries. Such qualities include a sense of adventurousness, the ability to take risks, and the ability to make positives out of negatives. The Aries symbolizes assertiveness and a very strong sense of individualism. It further exemplifies passion and engagement. Aries people are pillars of strength and embodies the attitude that there is always something better and greater over the horizon.
© 2015 Grace Marguerite Williams
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on August 31, 2015:
Yes, Aries are quick people-physically and mentally. They absolutely have no patience with slowness in any form. They want to get the job done quickly. They also don't understand why some people take all day to do a simple task. They get it and believe that others should get it also! They have no patience with the socialities so to speak. They ARE what THEY ARE!
Mary Wickison from Brazil on August 31, 2015:
I too am an Aries and yes those traits do sum me up.
I really have issues with people who can't make a quick decision. By the time they organize a committee meeting to see how something should be done I have the job completed!
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on April 19, 2015:
O.......kay, thank you for stopping and for your response. You are not stubborn but have a fierceness in you that tolerates no nonsense. You are straightforward and KNOW it!
peachy from Home Sweet Home on April 19, 2015:
one more thing, Aries is a stubborn goat too. I am one !
Grace Marguerite Williams (author) from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York on April 14, 2015:
Yes, she certainly was. She is a FIERCE woman!
Al Wordlaw from Chicago on April 14, 2015:
Hey, was Chaka Khan an Aries?