Scorpio Male: Strengths and Weaknesses

Updated on April 26, 2019

It has been a long time since I wrote something on astrology, though I do not claim to know much of it. Today, I am writing about some of the Scorpio strengths and weaknesses you may want to know. From my other two popular hubs, I received quite a few comments regarding Scorpio men, our behavior, and our traits and so on. I also received few comments asking whether I could tell them what the strengths and weaknesses of a Scorpio male are. Hence, today I chose to list down all the Scorpio strengths and weaknesses I am aware of.

Though these strengths and weaknesses are not much different from Scorpio traits, I thought that it would be a good idea to classify some of them under our strengths and weaknesses.

Scorpio strengths

1) Passionate

This is one of the common characteristics of a Scorpio you would have ever heard of. Scorpios are indeed the most passionate people in the zodiac. While Scorpios are the most passionate lovers, the passion is not limited to romance and sex. Most of the things we do, we do it with passion, may it be our job or hobbies or even romance.

2) Mysterious and Charming

This is another common trait a Scorpio male is famous for. Scorpio men are not called the James Bond of the zodiac without a reason. He may not be as handsome as George Clooney or Brad Pitt in the traditional sense. However, his silent nature combined with his all penetrating gaze (haven’t you heard about our penetrating gaze that can make almost any woman feel stripped?) makes us not only mysterious and charming, but also hard to resist.

3) Determined

Scorpio men are not known to be very good with words when it comes to getting a job done. However, what they lack in words and probably luck, they compensate it through determination. Once a Scorpio has made up his mind about getting something, he will do whatever it takes to get it. And he can go on for a long time (sometimes even years) to get what he thinks rightfully belongs to him. His motto in life is “I never give up”!!

4) Loyal and trustworthy

Scorpio men have a bad reputation for being flirts. While this is true to some extent, a Scorpio man is rarely found to venture into adultery. In fact, if they truly love something (may be a cause) or someone, they will stand by them till the end. He may flirt with a hundred women, but he will always stand and fight for his woman. He is committed to one woman at a time.

5) Warm and Friendly

Many people may not be aware of this trait. While Scorpio men have a reputation of being loners or vengeful, being warm hearted is also their strength. He may appear extremely silent and private, but if you approach him, he actually treats you in a very friendly way. He can be the best friend you can find, of course unless you cross him.

6) Non-trusting

This may not look like much of strength. However, when it comes to separating the real from the fake, he can easily separate them due to this nature. Unlike certain other zodiac signs, flattery does nothing to him. He can easily see through others’ pretenses. It takes an acid test for the person to become his friend. Only the genuine make it to his inner circle. Fakes and superficial people need not apply.

Scorpio weaknesses

1) Vengeful

Now, here comes the scary part. If someone told you that a Scorpio male is the most vengeful person you can find, it is indeed true. No other zodiac sign can be as vengeful as him. He can be your best friend, but if you choose to cross him or betray his trust, he can be merciless in getting his vengeance. Some Scorpio people may instantly cut off all ties with you as if you never existed. There are other Scorpios who can take an oath to make your life hell till the end of your (or his) life.

2) Controlling

Scorpio men are known to be highly controlling and overbearing. Ask any woman involved with a Scorpio and she can vouch for it. Scorpio men like to be in control of their surroundings. This means, being in control of everything around them. They are also known to have very high standards and expect the same standards from others. Unfortunately, most people find it extremely difficult to consistently match up to these standards. This is what gives them a feeling of a Scorpio being overbearing.

3) Jealous

Another weakness of a Scorpio is his jealous nature. This happens especially when it comes to relationships. While every man is known to have a bit of jealousy when involved in a relationship, a Scorpio’s jealousy can sometimes cross the limit. It may at times border on the lines of suffocation for a woman. Any woman involved with a Scorpio should be careful about provoking a Scorpio’s jealousy.

4) Stubborn

Being a fixed sign, Scorpio men are known to be extremely stubborn about their beliefs. Unlike certain other zodiac signs, they do not easily waiver in their nature. This may actually occur as a negative side of being determined. Naturally, it may not be easy to convince a Scorpio about something if he believes otherwise.

5) Manipulative

Scorpio men can be quite manipulative. Though this may not be a common trait in all Scorpios at all times, it still is a trait you may find once or twice in a Scorpio. They can be master manipulators if they find it necessary, in order to get their job done. And they can indeed go to any extent in manipulating things and people around them. Remember, they like to be in control?

This should give you a better picture of some of the Scorpio strengths and weaknesses. So, if you are dealing with a Scorpio, make sure that you are in his good books. Otherwise, you may be in for a hell of a ride (or a ride to hell!!).

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This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

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        Pisces lover 

        15 months ago

        I'm a Pisces female, my man is a Scorpio. I do me, but show I care at the same. I don't stress him. I keep my text messages short and sweet. It actually confused him. I deal with his hot and cold accordingly. Trust is big with them, I don't lie cause he could see right through it. Scorpio man wants the attention in moderation. They like their space like pisces. Along with TRUST, they like a confident female. Always look busy, even if your not. Never, never try To get him jealous, or great competition, 98% you'll lose him.

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        23 months ago

        For all i know scorpio men cannot be trusted. They lie one too many times. Want people to be honest with them but they always lie and cheat. Can say sarcastic and hurt people feelings but when other people treat them back they can't accept it. Weakest of the zodiac sign. Not passionate and cannot keep their words and promises. Never trust a scorpio and their temper are just so lame. Ego so high and never admit their mistake and fault. Best solution for them is just to ignore and don't bother. Cause karma will always come around. Their revenge are just bullshit. Never trust a scorpio. Let them play their mind games and two timing with their lover.

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        Sanjay Toppo 

        2 years ago

        Problem with Scorpio is he is his worst enemy

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        2 years ago

        i am a scorpio

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        scorpio woman 

        2 years ago

        I am not a game player. All my cards are on the table. I don't play hard to get or act uninterested. In fact I don't act at all. I am not an actress. If by not playing stupid games caused me to lose out on a scorpio man, how dreadful. They are the most amazing men on earth. None can compare with him. I don't want another scorpio man in the future. I will be on my own because I can't settle for less than the best. And Scorpio men are the very best!

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        3 years ago

        a scorpio doesnt like submissive one, they like something deep, the very intense one,

        act like you dont like them and just act like you playing around and hard to get, they will run after you, when you do it dont forget to see through their eyes, he can read your intention, but you act otherwise,,whohoooo,,, curiousity will itch their bones

        if you are just (over)submissive, they will just leave, eventhough they like (maybe love) you..

        act like you are mean, the kind of dangerous creature that they want to pet, its so interesting to them,

        trust me, me myself is scorpio LOL

        we love challenge :)

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        4 years ago

        My brother is a Scorpio, my roommate was a Scorpio, my so called best friend was a scorpio, my neighbor is a Scorpio. With all these people, I MUST be more than careful, patient, non confrontational, easy going and NEVER, tell them what I truly think. Those are just my experiences.

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        4 years ago

        Seems fairly accurate.

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        4 years ago

        Hello, I have been messing around with a scorpio for about a year. I've been wondering why this man has not ask me to be his girl and also he hasn't got me any gift. But we spend the night together every other day etc.

        what kind of plan does he have.

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        Karthik Kashyap 

        5 years ago from India

        Libra Princess: I think that having a straight conversation (albeit in a gentle way) is the best way to deal with it. Explain him the situation, tell him what things are happening around you guys, what he feels about it and what you feel about it. And then, try to strike a middle ground. Hope that helps.

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        Libra Princess 

        5 years ago

        Hello and happy holidays, all. : )

        To Karthikkash: I want to ask you if and how is it possible for a Scorpio male's "target" to peacefully "call off the chase" without impacting existing friendship or professional relationships?

        For the past two years, I've been involved in a close working relationship with a dear family friend who happens to be a Scorpio male. We are both very passionate about the work we do together. I admire and respect him very much.

        Surprisingly, we share very potent chemistry. This may be due to our eastern astrological compatibility (he's a Tiger, I'm a Dog.) We're very comfortable together.

        The problem: in the past year or so, I've experienced some of my mentor's more "Scorpio-esque" tendencies. He limits my contact with other male employees and clients. He's manipulative, albeit quite gentlemanly, with me. He expressed astonishment and hurt when he believed I changed my phone number without informing him and was only slightly mollified when I explained I'd upgraded my phone without changing my number. He also "went off" when he couldn't open my locked office door (I was changing clothes at the time.)

        Co-workers take it for granted we're a romantic item. We're not. I've been rationalizing his behavior as "him just being Scorpio -- possessive/protective" but it's getting harder and harder for me to convince myself that's all that's happening here. The chemistry between us is intense and sometimes I'm downright afraid of him. I've never experienced anything like this with another person.

        The truth is, I love this man, but I'm very happy with things as they are. I don't want to complicate a happy, successful working relationship and a solid friendship. There are social complications as well (one of us is married). I'd like to fix this, but I don't know how. Grateful to you for any insights or advice, thanks.

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        Angel Cally 

        6 years ago

        i am the same Angel Cally just last 3 months ago:-)

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        angel cally 

        6 years ago

        hello, here i am, from April 20 i do message my scorpio man, but no replies at all, sometime in June (23rd) he said he has also problem......then i still explain by sms...then just yesterday he replied to me....cause i said, Pls hear me....he answered me, I ALWAYS HEARD YOU BUT AS I SAID THESE ARE TESTING TIMES SO LET'S BE STRONG AND FOCUSED TAKE CARE GOD BLESS YOU..... what this means? i am sorry....i am really confused.....its means to me as, our relationship is under testing right now and its like cool off? but friend said, my bf just testing me for past months....thanks

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        Karthik Kashyap 

        6 years ago from India

        Staci: Long distance relationships are extremely tricky. I wouldn't really take his word for it. Trust is extremely important in LDRs and trust itself is a thin line to walk upon. See if you can find out what the reality is. At the same time, do not be submissive. Scorpio men do not like submissive women. We like them to be strong :)

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        6 years ago


        I am a Taurus with a Scorpio partner. We have a 3 month old baby after a whirl wind coutship. however, Due to unforeseen circumstances he decided to leave the country. I have heard rumours he has been with someone else -something he denies. He keeps sayin he loves us and will miss us. My worry is he might not come back to us and am too submissive. Should I take his word or should I accept relation ship has ended

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        Karthik Kashyap 

        6 years ago from India

        Thanks a lot Jean.. Rightly said. Thanks for dropping by :)

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        Jean Bakula 

        6 years ago from New Jersey


        You left such a nice comment on my Scorpio Mercury Hub, I thought I would stop by. You did a very good job! Of course, it takes one to know one. My Scorpio model is my adult son, he was very hard to raise, but is so kind he will give anyone the shirt off his back. He has Sun, Moon and Mercury in the sign. All Scorpios are compassionate, they just show it more privately. As for my frugal one rebuilding the house, Scorpios know exactly what they want, and won't settle for less. You also hit the nail on the head with the passion for interests, the karate dojo was "stolen" from his life, his own Sensei is training him to take over now that he is in his 70's. I've always been surrounded by Scorpios, and think they are misunderstood. They need quiet time too, it's not that they don't want to be with you, they get so intense about everything, it must exhaust them! Take care.

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        6 years ago

        Hi Karth

        My Scorpio guy and I were together for 2 years, spending almost every day together, engaged, planning our wedding etc. A few months ago he ended it, we had been having conflict regarding family/temper issues and other stuff, he hurt me bad physically during a fight, we were working through this then he ended it suddenly(3 weeks after the bad fight), saying he had met someone new and I should move on!. I tried to contact him for a few weeks with messages and calls but no response, then just as I was beginning to settle with my pain of the break up and no contact for over a month he sends me a late night text on the weekend asking if I was ok? I replied and told him I wasn't doing so well :/, I said that I still loved him and miss him. He didn't reply to my message. Do you think his message was just an inquiry as he hadn't heard from me for a while or is he looking to reconnect? He is very impulsive and he may regret ending it so suddenly? Any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks

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        Karthik Kashyap 

        6 years ago from India

        ANGELcally: I think you should just leave him to be on his own. If he is genuine, he will understand.

        Confussed42: I think you are putting too much thought. Scorpios are hot and cold. So you just got to deal with that.

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        6 years ago


        I met a Scorpio male over a month ago we hit it off great. We went out once to twice a week, he would call me when he got back into town from work, we then would plans to go out. He is in his late forties and I'm in my early forties. I'm almost through my divorce, he was married for a long period of time however his wife passed away.

        We have not gotten into an argument nor a fight. He was going out of town for almost a week and we would not be able to see each other so we had back to back dates with in 4 days. Everything went well. I texted him but received no answer then he called me 3 days later, he got back into town for one day, He had to spend the with his brother ,dad and sister, then he went out of town again for work. He stated he would call me later I have not called him or texted him. Is this the pulling away test that Scorpio men do?

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        6 years ago

        hello, my scorpio man said leave him alone he needs some peace...because i told him why he lied to me of having a separated and a son. then he doesn't even talk to me even i told him that i understand him and accept his past....pls give me explanation and how to handle this thing. thanks


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