5 Critical Things Everybody Gets Wrong About Aries

Aries season has officially arrived.

From March 21 to April 19, this fire sign will enjoy its time basking in the glow of the zodiac.

To celebrate the sign's moment into the spotlight, we're breaking down five misconceptions everyone has about Aries. Scroll below to discover what they are!

1. They're Too Competitive for Their Own Good

Being the first sign of the zodiac, Aries is dead set on being No. 1 in just about everything they do. This definitely makes them competitive creatures, but they're not as horrible as others expect. They're much tougher on themselves when they lose than anyone else, and are pretty gracious winners. They're not ones to gloat or rub their achievements in your face because it's really not about you.

Monica dressed up as Catwoman on Friends

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2. They're Selfish

While Aries do tend to care for themselves more than others, they care deeply about their loved ones. They will put themselves first, but that's really something we all should be doing. After all, we're stuck with ourselves for the rest of our lives, so why shouldn't our needs be our top priority?

The other reason Aries seem so selfish is because they fight for what they want. Once they set their sights on something, they do everything they can to achieve their desires. But they also do this for their friends. If they notice someone in their life really wants something to happen, they help them as best they can.


3. They Don't Take Responsibility for Their Actions

Aries will act before they think. They don't waste a single second dilly-dallying because they know every moment is precious. Because they don't always think about the repercussions of their actions, it is difficult for them to apologize for any damage they've caused. However, that doesn't mean that they won't eventually come to their senses and take responsibility for their actions. They will, but it definitely takes a little bit of time for them to realize their mistakes and make amends with those they wronged.

Diane Johnson in Black-ish

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4. They're All the Best Athletes

Yes, Aries are known for their energy and interest in physically enduring endeavors, but that doesn't mean they're all wildly athletic. Most of them are, but there are plenty of Aries out there who don't find participating in sports at all exciting. They may watch sports, but they probably partake in something else that pushes them to be the very best.


5. They're Always Angry

Aries are hotheads. They're aggressive, impulsive and short-tempered, which causes many to believe they're always upset about something. This is partially true, seeing as Aries are pretty moody fairly often, but they're not angry on a continual basis. They're a pretty laid-back sign once you really get to know them. For the most part, they know how to deal with their rage in a civilized manner.

Grumpy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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