Pisces Characteristics, Traits and Personality

What are the Pisces characteristics?

The twelfth astrological sign in the Zodiac is Pisces; this sign is generally attributed to anyone born between February 20th and March 20th. Pisces individuals often exhibit characteristics illustrated by their sign, which is of two fish joined by a string but swimming in opposite directions. This points to their conflicting desire at once to do great humanitarian exploits versus retreating completely from the world to find safer harbors.


This maybe one of the reasons Pisces do so much better with a strong role model in their corner. They have a propensity to wander off into an imaginary happy place when they are not rooted and grounded by someone close to them. This imaginative side of Pisces characteristics is not all bad because when they are inspired by life events this imagination and creativity comes shining through with spectacular results.

The dreamer side of the Pisces personality makes them an awesome friend to have; they are sensitive and loyal to a fault. In fact, they are so sensitive they often internalize the grief or pain that a friend is experiencing and will suffer right along with you. This Pisces characteristics can be good in small doses, however if you are a friend of this sign be aware that they will take your problems upon themselves to fix and in the process lose their own identity.

As you would imagine the Pisces characteristics are more suited to artistic endeavors such as poetry, writing or film. A position of leadership is generally not in the cards because of their overwhelming sensitivity and empathy for others. This does not mean a Pisces cannot achieve greatness they most assuredly can, if they can overcome their self-confidence and discipline issues. Consider for instance a few of the more famous Pisces from history:

  • Pierre Renoir
  • Sidney Portier
  • Edward Kennedy
  • George Harrison
  • Peter Fonda

As you can see with the exception of Edward Kennedy who was a senator most famous Pisces have found their way into the annals of history through an art form, whether it is music, acting or painting.

Being that Pisces is the last of the Zodiac signs and this seems to have placed them in the unique position of being the most intuitive and spiritual of all the signs. Often times Pisces, people are referred to as old souls and they are constantly searching for personal growth and spiritual knowledge.

Their intuitiveness holds them in good stead when it comes to prosperity. This ability leaves the Pisces flexible and able to adapt to their surroundings and succeed, if they can overcome the self-discipline issues mentioned earlier.

If you are a Pisces then many of the characteristics spoke of are not news to you. You have lived them your entire life but may not have known they were tied to your birthday! If you have a Pisces, in your circle of friends or loved ones, you should know that the inclination to wear their heart on their sleeve is simply part of Pisces characteristics and there is little you can do to change them or their soft heart.

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