Dark Side Of A Leo Man (10 Negative Traits Of A Leo Man)

by Anna Kovach, relationship astrologer
The sexy Leo man often appears as though he’s a real dreamboat type of guy. Keep reading to learn the Leo man negative traits.

So you’ve found yourself falling for a Leo man, and he seems to be quite dreamy, but there have to be some negative traits about him, right? The dark side of a Leo man in relationships sometimes comes as a surprise…

Hello there, my lovely ladies! I hope you are all doing amazingly well and that your Leo men aren’t driving you too crazy. I know all about these guys; they are charming, charismatic, and full of confidence.

It is no wonder why they make so many women weak in the knees. There is just something about them that draws women in like moths to a flame. Who wouldn’t want to be with a sexy and bold man like Leo?

I totally get the appeal! And to top it all off, these guys tend to be incredibly romantic and passionate, showering their partners with love and affection. What is not to love?

Well, before you get too overly involved with a Leo man, it is good to be aware of all his negative traits… It is important to fully understand his negative traits before you make up your mind about him.

Keep on reading to find out all the Leo man negative traits and what I think I need to warn you about! But I promise you, it is not all bad, so let’s dive into the dark side of a Leo man.

Leo Man Negative Traits

The negative traits of Leo men can sometimes come as a surprise, here are 4 things you need to look out for:

He Is Egotistical

Ruled by the Sun in Astrology, Leo men can have a tendency to be egotistical. They literally think that they are the Sun illuminating the world and that everything revolves around them.

The egotistical nature of a Leo man can be quite overwhelming at times. It’s not just confidence; it’s an overwhelming need for attention and validation. They often expect to be the centre of attention in any room and can become sulky or moody if they feel ignored. 

This constant need for validation can be exhausting for their partners, as they may find themselves constantly reassuring the Leo man of their worth and talents.

He Is Stubborn & Obstinate

As a Fixed sign, Leo men tend to get very stuck in their ways and become incredibly immovable in their lives. Once they have made up their mind about something, they will stick to it, no matter what. 

Therefore, a Leo man’s stubbornness can also be a significant negative trait. Once a Leo man has made up his mind about something, it can be challenging to sway him. He may refuse to consider other perspectives or alternatives, leading to conflicts in decision-making and an unwillingness to compromise. 

It is pretty impossible to convince him otherwise as he is convinced that his way is always the right way.

If you struggle with how to handle a Leo man and find the right words to make him feel special, I strongly suggest getting my Leo Man Love Language guide. It will help you finally speak the same love language as him and make your bond so much stronger.

He Can Be Arrogant And Domineering

Because a Leo man really thinks he is the centre of the Universe, he can come across as arrogant and domineering. This arrogance can manifest in various ways, such as talking over others, dismissing their opinions, or expecting to be in control of every situation. 

He wants everyone to recognize his greatness and may belittle or dominate those around him to assert his superiority. He needs to be the one in control and in charge of things, which can make it difficult for his lady to have her voice heard or feel respected in the relationship. 

His arrogance can create power imbalances and make it challenging for others to express themselves freely or feel valued in the relationship.

He Can Be Inconsiderate Of Others

A Leo man’s egocentric nature can make him insensitive and inconsiderate of others. He may prioritize his own needs and desires without considering how they may affect those around him. He can be quite obsessive about the things he wants and will stop at nothing to achieve them, even if it means trampling over the feelings or needs of others. 

A Leo man has very high aspirations and may become so consumed with his own goals that he neglects the needs and emotions of those close to him. It can be quite frustrating to be his partner as he may often overlook or disregard your feelings and prioritize his own wants and needs. 

He might be blinded by his own need for success that he fails to empathize with the struggles or needs of others.

Dark Side Of A Leo Man In A Relationship (3 More Toxic Traits In Love)

You didn’t think that was it, did you? Here are 3 more toxic traits of a Leo man in a relationship:

He Can Be Possessive And Controlling

A Leo man can display possessive and controlling behaviours in a relationship. This is because many Leo men actually really struggle badly with feelings of insecurity and fear of losing their partner or being abandoned. 

They will stop at nothing to ensure that their partner remains devoted and loyal to them. But sometimes this can lead to really unhealthy behaviour such as jealousy, possessiveness, and controlling tendencies. 

He might try to govern who you spend time with, where you go, and even what you wear. Just be mindful of not losing yourself in the process of trying to appease his insecurities and demands.

He Lacks Patience

Leo men have very high standards and expectations, which can make them impatient in a relationship. They want certain things to be just perfect and may become frustrated or annoyed if their partner doesn’t meet those expectations immediately. 

They can be quick to criticize or become irritated if things don’t go exactly as they envision, which can create tension and dissatisfaction in the relationship. He wants to project an image of success, and when things don’t go according to plan, he may struggle to handle setbacks or delays with patience and understanding.

He Is Needy For Attention

One thing you need to strongly remember about a Leo man is that he needs validation and a lot of it! He thrives on attention and admiration from others, but especially his romantic partner. If he feels neglected or unnoticed, it can be a source of insecurity and dissatisfaction for him. 

He will do all kinds of things to try and get your attention and validation, which can sometimes become overwhelming and exhausting for his partner. So, be prepared for your Leo man to become quite needy when he feels like you haven’t given him enough attention.

You may also want to readHow To Compliment A Leo Man — What A Leo Man Likes To Hear?

How To Deal With A Leo Man’s Bad Traits

When your Leo man exhibits some of these bad traits, it is important to realize that we all have a negative side, and sometimes he needs you to cut him some slack. No one is perfect. However, it’s important to set boundaries and communicate openly about your feelings. 

Let him know how his behavior makes you feel and express the need for mutual respect and trust in the relationship. Additionally, it can be helpful to encourage your Leo man to work on his self-confidence and validate him when he displays positive behaviors. 

When he is needy, it is just a sign of his own insecurities and that he lacks in self-love, this is why he is constantly looking for it through you or others. Try to work through these challenges together as a team, offering support and understanding while also maintaining your own emotional well-being. 

You can’t carry this all on your own, so make sure that he is picking up the slack and taking responsibility for his own actions and emotions.

Read also: How To Deal With A Leo Man In An Argument

3 Leo Man Red Flags To Look Out For

And if this list wasn’t comprehensive enough, here are 3 more Leo man red flags to look out for:

He Is A Massive Flirt

Leo men are known for their charismatic and outgoing nature, but sometimes this can manifest as excessive flirting. This man sure loves his attention and may not always know where to draw the line. He will do whatever he can to get the validation he needs, and this may include flirting with others even when he’s in a committed relationship. 

While it may seem harmless or even flattering at first, constant flirting can be a red flag that your Leo man has a wandering eye and may not be faithful in the long run. Just keep your eyes on this one…

He Is Prideful

Leo men are notorious for their pride and ego. Although there is nothing wrong with being proud of your achievements, sometimes a Leo man can take it a little bit too far… Allowing their pride to overshadow humility and empathy. It can be very difficult for him to be humble and get back down to earth again. 

This definitely isn’t the most attractive trait, as it can lead to arrogance and a lack of consideration for others. You might become a little tired hearing about how great he is all of the time, it may even make you wonder if he notices you at all.

He Can Be Greedy

Leo men certainly love indulgence and excess, but sometimes they definitely take it too far. They can have a tendency to be greedy, always wanting more and never being satisfied. It is like he has a never-ending pit of desire that can never be filled. Leo men can be materialistic and constantly crave luxury and extravagance. 

This greed for possessions and wealth can lead to selfish behavior, as he may prioritize his own desires over the needs of others. It is okay to want things now and then, but he really needs to learn the importance of balance and contentment.

Normal Dating Advice Can Backfire With A Leo Man…

Over the years, I’ve had a lot of my clients send me advice they got from dating coaches. They wanted to know if it would work with their Leo man.

And I literally wanted to scream with frustration.


Because most dating advice definitely will NOT work if you use it with a Leo.

You see, Leo men are VERY different than men of other signs. And if you use standard dating advice with a Leo, it can backfire. He might disappear forever and you’ll never hear from him again.

I don’t want that to happen to you.

Especially when it is SO easy to draw him to you and get him to connect deeply with your heart.

You just need to know the specific phrases to tell him…

So he’ll NEVER want to lose you.

He’ll be wrapped around your finger… And it won’t take him long to put a ring on that finger either.

These phrases are the EXACT thing you need to turn everything around with him.

So… for heaven’s sake… DON’T listen to normal dating coaches! They give out the same advice for ALL men… which is absolutely insane.

Because your wonderful Leo is NOT like other men… at ALL.

So go here now to find out the specific things your Leo man needs to hear to melt his heart.

Wishing you so much love and happiness.

Your friend and Relationship Astrologer,

Anna Kovach

About Author

Hi, this is Anna Kovach. I am a professional Relationship Astrologer and author of dozens of bestselling books and programs. For over a decade I’ve been advising commitment-seeking women like you and helping them understand, attract and keep the man of their dreams using the astonishing power of astrology. Join over 250K subscribers on my newsletter or follow me on social media! Learn more about me and how I can help you here.

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