Scorpio has the snake and scorpion as spirit animals, so you may already have an idea of how dangerous they can be. Scorpios might not look it, but they have a large sting.
Scorpios do everything intensely, they love and hate fiercely, so they can go to great lengths to fight for what they love or destroy what they hate. But are they really as toxic as they say?
Like other zodiac signs, Scorpios do indeed have some toxic traits, maybe even a few more than others. For example, they’re easily misunderstood because they never reveal too much about themselves, and they can get too competitive.
Instead of blindly accepting Scorpio’s toxicity, let’s dive deep into some toxic traits they display and the underlying causes of these traits.
Scorpio’s Toxic Personality Traits
Revenge, jealousy, and trust issues are one too many toxic traits already, but there’s more. Here are Scorpio’s toxic traits.
Scorpio’s intense personality makes them feel possessive or threatened in certain situations. They take some time to open up to their love interests, so they don’t want anyone coming in between them and their romance.
Hence they feel insecure about perceived competition, and this leads to jealousy. They express their jealousy by asking their partner uncomfortable questions about their whereabouts and even trying to limit their partner’s interactions with the person they feel threatened by.
Everyone mistakes Scorpio for a fire sign because they bury most of their water signs traits deep down and mostly display their fiery, passionate side.
Scorpios tend to keep their thoughts and feelings to themselves, and they’re usually defensive when it comes to sharing personal information.
This stems from a need to be in control of their lives and everything else around them. They feel like if someone knows too much about them, they’ve relinquished control, and that person now has the key to their emotions.
However, as a water sign, they’re intuitive and know how to read every emotion of other people. Their empathetic nature helps them know how to ask the right questions to dig out other people’s secrets, it’s a shame the same tactics can’t work on them.
Scorpios might forgive, but they never forget, sometimes, they don’t forgive at all, they strongly believe in instant karma, so they don’t leave the universe to do a half-done job of obliterating their foes when they can execute it perfectly themselves.
Scorpios enjoy revenge, they want to hurt you as much as you hurt them and might go to any length to achieve this. Their inability to let things slide is one of the reasons people label Scorpios as toxic.
Scorpios are known for their strong will and determination, which make them resistant to change. They hold on to their opinions or ideas even when presented with evidence to the contrary.
In their relationships, Scorpios are bad at compromise, they want it their way most of the time and rarely pay attention to their partner’s ideas. Their partners understand them, so they go with the flow until they can’t anymore. If Scorpios can compromise more, their relationships will be so much better.
They Have Trust Issues
Scorpios want you to open up your heart to them and express your deepest, darkest secrets, but they can’t do the same. They’re very selective about who they let into their world, and this takes a toll on their relationships.
As a water sign, Scorpios often have a deep emotional awareness and sensitivity that can lead them to be overly cautious and distrusting of others. Additionally, Scorpios are very passionate and loyal people, so if they feel betrayed or taken advantage of, it can be hard for them to trust again.
They’re Too Competitive
A little competition never hurts anyone, but Scorpios have a habit of taking things too far. In general, Scorpios tend to be very competitive and goal-oriented, so they may be disappointed or frustrated when they don’t reach their goals.
In their relationships, they can be competitive with their partners, although this varies from Scorpio to Scorpio.
They Blame Others
Scorpios can be anything but culpable. They blame others because they tend to be possessive and controlling in their relationships. They can feel threatened by people who challenge them or their ideas and may resort to blame in order to maintain their sense of control.
Scorpios have difficulty dealing with criticism or disappointment, and their intense emotions can lead them to lash out and blame those around them for their own misfortunes.
Tips for Dealing With a Toxic Scorpio
- Remain Calm: Scorpios can be very confrontational and intense when feeling threatened. It is important to remain calm and not retaliate or respond with aggression. Being able to control your emotions and maintain a level head is key to defusing a toxic situation.
- Listen: Scorpios will often react if they feel unheard or misunderstood. Take the time to listen to what they are saying and try to understand their point of view. This can help to diffuse the situation and prevent it from escalating.
- Respect Boundaries: Scorpios often have very well-defined boundaries that they do not want to be crossed. Respect their boundaries and do not try to push them into doing something they are not comfortable with.
- Offer Solutions: Scorpios can often be difficult to reason with and can be set in their ways. If you find yourself in a toxic situation with a Scorpio, try to offer solutions instead of arguments. This can help to resolve the issue more quickly.
It’s slightly different for each Scorpio, but Scorpios generally have more toxic traits than most signs. Although they mostly think of themselves, they mean well most of the time and want the best for others.