Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac circle and are known for two fishes swimming in the reverse direction. Pisces traits can get labeled as everything from total genius to a downright nutcase.
They possess great imagination, a sharp sense of intuition along with deep empathy coming from their ruling planet Neptune. Sometimes Pisces can seem as though they’re living on another planet, but have you ever stopped wondering what exactly makes Pisces so unique?
In this article, let’s explore more about Pisces characteristics & personality and dive into the positive and negative traits of this Water sign.
Pisces Strengths And Positive Traits
Pisces-born is compassionate and sympathetic and always there when anyone needs them. They are loyal and honest to their friends and family, putting their sakes before their own.
Although Pisces traits have some negative traits coming from their impractical dream, this imaginative personality gives them lively creativity and different ideas.
Pisces Positive Traits: Compassionate and Empathy
Jupiter – the ruler of Pisces in ancient astrology will expand Pisces traits of spiritual, generous, intuitive perception, and empathetic, tolerant, and emotional understanding which brings them unconditional love for all people through activities such as society, volunteering, and healing others.
That is why these astrological signs are the ones who bypass their self-interest for the benefit of others more than any other signs.
If you have a true Pisces in your friend cycle, please be assured that they will give you listening ears when you have any problem disturbing yourself; even they help you wash away troubles and deal with them for you.
All this they can do derive from Pisceans carry within them the first language of the Water sign: nurture and empathy. They are the most accepting of people existing on the surface of the earth.
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Despite appearance, habits, personality, past, situation, or anything else, they are always understanding, never judgmental, and accept them just as they are. They find perfections in imperfections. Therefore, they are also known to be the most tolerant of all the zodiac signs.
Moreover, they are receptive to the feelings of others and are drawn toward them like a magnet. They get sucked into someone else’s emotions to the point of ending up taking them on to them.
If you are their loved ones in any relationship, they make sure they go out of their way to help and safeguard you against any such difficulties in life. Kindness helps them find happiness!
Pisces Positive Traits: Imagination
Pisces is one of the dual zodiac signs, so they often have two opposing streams of thought, reflecting a spiritual soul struggle within the physical body. Even there are times when Pisces can be torn between fantasy and reality.
Yet along with the rule of Neptune, the planet of inspiration and imagination, Pisceans are one of the most deeply creative and artistic signs of the zodiac, with enhanced intuitive abilities.
Pisces traits possess exceptionally gifted artistically and boundless imagination. Their imagination is so beautiful to the point of no canvas can represent it.
With this great imaginative mind, they are more of a creative person than a routine materialistic. Three of the greatest minds of all time, Albert Einstein, Michelangelo, and Steve Jobs, were all Pisces!
Instead of logic and rationality, Pisces traits rely highly on their intuition and imagination to understand things. Even they really need to escape from reality from time to time.
The mutable water, Pisces possess adaptability that allows them to roll with the punches and open quickly to new ideas, people, and surroundings. And when they do, people around them think that they’re just “dreamers,” and no one can really make sense of it.
They’re never in the present. They’ve probably even had an imaginary friend when young. Pisces think this world can never be enough to sustain their interest.
No matter what’s going on around them, their mind is weaving a story of their own – all the freakin’ time. Even though they’re always lost in a fantasy world, they tend to observe details a normal person would overlook. It really takes a lot to surprise a Pisces.
To choose a gift for your Pisces, Be as creative as possible. Every gift you choose for your Pisces should be creative and romantic, and you should always spend some time thinking about the ideas they might cherish most.
Pisces Positive Traits: Psychic and Intuitive
Their intuition and the sixth sense are so much awake that, at times, Pisces people come across as Psychics. Their heart and mind predict if something good or bad is to occur, even though most decisions are made by following instincts rather than analyzing pros and cons.
If you assume Pisces to be ignorant just cause of their drifting nature, you are seriously mistaken! With just one look, they can observe you like an X-Ray machine; even the tiniest change in your look would not go unnoticed.
They notice it all. It is almost impossible to hide your mood swings; they can notice pain or anger behind the unspoken words within a few seconds. A red flag will often go up on the Pisces’ minds because they can pick up on body language and other subtle clues when somebody has less than superficial intentions.
Pisces traits also have a knack for reading a person’s true intentions and even sometimes being shocked at how accurately they can read people. Pisces can often pick up on a person’s true motives and intentions, and their instincts turn out to be dead on.
Therefore, this can also cause annoyance but a mixed blessing because they can always tell when someone isn’t being truthful or dishonest. This could be why they often prefer to be alone than with people who are not worth their time.
Pisceans are a unique combination of both an extrovert and introverts; they rely on their internal instincts to make decisions and form beliefs. Thus, try to listen when they give you advice about that shady friend or boyfriend because their sixth sense is always on point.
Pisces Positive Traits: Giving and Generous nature
Pisces truly has the most giving and generous soul because they give too much to others even when they have nothing left, and it’s very much in their nature to want to share their good fortunes with others.
They are givers of gifts, attention, time, and love. If you are in any relationship with Pisces, be prepared to shower with love and kindness.
They are known for being a genuine friend to everyone in their social circles. They value human relations the most and put their loved ones above everything else.
The generosity of Pisces often gets in the way of their personal needs and priorities, as Pisces’ often charitable behavior leads them to put the needs of others ahead of their own. to the point that behavior is the overwhelming majority of lost souls will take advantage of the gentle Pisces nature.
However, even if others ridicule and think that Pisces is really stupid to put so much trust in others. But they have a kind thought: “Those who deceive others are really the poor losers.”
Pisces Positive Traits: Loyal
Another gift that Pisces traits are bestowed is loyalty. They are perhaps one of the most loyal signs in the zodiac when always putting others’ well-being before their own.
Like other signs such as Scorpio or Virgo, Pisces finds it easy to show extreme loyalty to people in their lives. This trait applies to friendships, relationships, romance, or even marriage. The gentle people born under Pisces become some of the best friends there are.
Pisces understands that loyalty is the foundation of all relationships in life, and without loyalty, things in life tend to go badly. Because of their inner sensitivity, they need to know that others are also on their side.
For Pisces, loyalty is a must. They feel things deeply, so if they even get a whiff that someone’s not trustworthy, they’re usually out the door before they have a chance to hurt them.
Emotionally, they can’t take the chance. The people they let into their life are the ones who’ve proven their loyalty on some level. You need to jump through a few hoops to get close to Pisces. But it’s always worth it for all the help and loving care you bestow on others.
Thanks to incredible emotional instincts, Pisces can usually go pretty fast and will rush to their aid when one of their friends or loved ones is feeling down. They are very comforting and consoling friends who always seem to know the right thing to say to make someone feel better.
Pisces Challenge And Negative Traits
Those born under Pisces zodiac signs have selfless behavior, kindness, and unconditional listening. However, Pisces traits are emotionally sensitive; even they tend to detach when facing difficulties. Read more if you want to dissect detailedly bad and confusing Pisces traits.
Pisces Negative Traits: Oversensitive
When things don’t go well, emotions rush in, and at that time, Pisces always thinks that the whole world is against them. They have no defense mechanisms to protect them from their senses, so their only survival method takes a detachment that few possess.
Because true Pisces extremely hate the uncomfortable emotion of direct confrontation, they choose to live closed life as a way of self-protection instead.
Being overly sensitive is at the core of Pisces traits, which is lucky for all their family, friends, and lovers since they make the best friends and partners. But, it’s unfortunate when these Pisces are affected by energy and the environment around them, like a shift in the current or in the tide.
This is not always good, they instinctively get in touch with their feeling and soak up the feeling of others like sponges and foster a negative comment from so-and-so.
Not just with their feelings or emotions, Pisces is over-sensitive to the extent of analyzing every word a person says, even about the actions and thoughts of others. Then they spin a yarn about what the person feels about them.
Because of their oversensitivity, Pisces traits sometimes cause self-harm; even they can shatter their pride and confidence by careless words spoken by a friend or loved one.
When someone carelessly hurts them, Pisces have no way to handle it but suffer to the point of allowing their emotions to overflow until they crack under pressure.
Because of these reasons, Pisces is the most susceptible to mental disorders in the zodiac. Only when Pisceans learn to protect the energy will they be fine.
Pisces Negative Traits: Unrealistic and Impracticable
“Head in the clouds,” as people often say, and this maxim certainly applies to those born under Pisces. This astrological sign is famous for Daydreamers, who generally would rather immerse their inner world of thoughts and desires than throw themselves at the challenges of the real world.
These traits can give Pisces traits vivid imaginations and powerful creative ability. But they get easily lost in fantasies, and it is hard for Pisces to recognize fact-checks or distinguish them from fiction. For these Fishes, the mystical world is more attractive than the real one.
Wandering mind allows Pisceans to get out of self-imposed limits, and daydreaming has a positive effect on their happiness when differences in perception lead to unusual ideas. But under a dark aspect, there are some negative consequences, both intellectual and emotional sides.
That dreamy nature can drag down Pisces’ productivity level. They might indeed get caught up in their imaginations at times, following impracticable notions rather than settling down to focus on the more usual duties that need to be performed.
These Pisces should remember that when the fog is dense on the water, the horizon is obscured, and there is no distinction between the sea and the sky. Thus, they must be watchful of illusions and avoid wearing rose-colored glasses to deal with problems, even in romantic relationships.
This water sign probably builds up a romantic motif with a little fairy flavor and is full of sweet romance in their head when they like someone.
Even they can imagine about future with them before they really make the acquaintance of him/her. Sometimes this unrealistic dating approach makes them ignore any red flags others tell you.
Pisces Negative Traits: Pessimistic and Escapist
Sensitivity is considered Pisces’ dark trait because it magnifies not only joy but also pessimism. These creatures, led by hearts, seem unable to lay aside their sorrow; instead, they let the pain gnaw at their heart and huddle further into their coat.
Furthermore, these Fishes are trustworthy and giving; they trust others easily and follow everyone without making second-thought. That is why they might be taken advantage of and manipulated, making it difficult for them to recover after being mistreated.
Therefore, after all, hurt and exhaustion, Pisceans tend to escape reality and lock themselves off as self-protection when repeatedly injured. They need to get out of touch to take a breather from the chaos of life.
Those close to them shouldn’t worry if they suddenly disappear from them because they need to find a balance between alone time and social one.
No matter how close Pisces are to those around them, they are still detached souls deep inside. You will be surprised to see how quiet they can get after seeing them be the life of the party. A Pisces can go from empathy deeply to being very detached easily.
That’s the introverted side of Pisces. If they see you after a long day, they might be all irritable and not want to talk. After all, Pisces wouldn’t exist without their relationships but wouldn’t function properly without solitude.
Consequently, Pisces enjoys “Me Time” the most, leading them to wander in their dreams and fantasies, recharge their batteries, and get their thoughts in order.
Instead of avoiding facing obstacles, when things get bad, they launch into self-preservation mode and withdraw back into their dream world until they feel it’s safe to come out.
But this underwater sign should remember that swimming far away cannot solve the problem and it is famous as one of the bad traits of a Pisces.
Pisces Negative Traits: Indecisive
Possessing unbelievably intuition, Pisces sees both sides of every situation. Sometimes this can make it difficult to make a decision, and they’re seen as incredibly indecisive or wishy-washy, which makes them struggle with balancing logic and emotion, or stress over every choice for fear of making the incorrect decision.
More often than not, Pisceans end up making no decision or taking no action. Sometimes they can drive their friends and loved ones nuts with their consideration, even getting a bad reputation for being lazy and inactive, but they can’t help it really sometimes; life just has too many choices!
In making the same decision, Aries tends to decide hastily without weighing the pros and cons; however, Pisces would think of up to 10 consequences because they really worry too much.
To make it simple, Pisces would think of the different effects that could be caused by the ‘situation,’ whether or not it will cause misunderstandings, etc. Because of this, they constantly revisit their decisions in search of an equilibrium between the two.
But please be sympathetic to people born under the Pisces zodiac; they are fishes that can sink or swim. Because of their adaptable nature, they may aimlessly drift around for a while.
To some Pisces, they may appear lost or distracted, with their heads in the clouds, and a tendency to change their mind is the reason that makes it hard to be decisive. Sometimes it takes them a while to focus on orienting through life and finding the right direction.
Like archetypal astrologer, Rebecca M. Farrar said, “When everything seems possible, deciding on just one reality of a decision can be nearly impossible.”
Moreover, even if Pisces choose the exact opposite of what they want, they are completely happy with it. Why? Because of being the child of the Water sign, Pisces almost puts others’ needs before them and tries to please others without letting them upset.
If any conversation seems difficult, they’ll constantly treat themselves unselfishly to prove they’re unselfish. That’s indecision, isn’t it?
Pisces Negative Traits: Lazy
Pisces traits are always ready to sacrifice themselves and help those around them when they need; at the same time, they unconsciously avoid burdensome responsibilities or are full of difficulties.
Just make themselves comfortable; these Pisceans are ready to leave everything to go out. That is s fun to survive in this world of Pisces. Even if the material life is not too rich, as long as it is not too tiring and has time, Pisces will give up everything to follow what they are passionate about.
Meanwhile, they don’t like to overwork and avoid every task until the last minute. You might find them looking for inspiration from glorious sunset across the river or immerse a familiar, soothing melody to make an effort for a creative burst.
It’s normal when Pisces works alone but can cause inconvenience to their co-worker if they work in teams. Laziness helps Pisces; when they feel tired and don’t want to pursue something anymore, they will let go. But these fishes never accept themselves as lazy but only blame the situation.