5 Reasons Aries Is The Ultimate Badass Of The Zodiac

by Valerie Mesa
20th Century Fox

Aries is ruled by the fiery and rambunctious planet that is Mars. Interestingly enough, the key phrase for Aries is “I am.” It is the first sign in the zodiac and, well, it wants to be first at pretty much everything.

Consistent with the theme of their passionate ruling planet, an Aries never gives up without a fight. Their drive is an unstoppable thing, and that is just one of the many reasons why they were born to succeed.

Here are five reasons why an Aries is always a boss:

1. They ooze assertiveness.

Ever wonder how your Aries colleague gets twice the work done in half the time? Or why they always volunteer to take on a challenging project? The answer is simple: They are confident.

The mind of an Aries is determined and aggressive. They're impatient, and never dwell on the “what ifs?” Just like the ram, they go in head first, and they're never afraid of a challenge.

Thrill seekers at heart, their brave and impulsive personality makes it easy for them to fearlessly tackle all obstacles that occur throughout their lifetime. There is no stopping these spitfires.

2. They're charismatic.

It's not difficult for an Aries to make an entrance. Everyone breaks neck the minute they walk into the room. In addition to their bold, over-the-top wardrobe and smoldering hot looks, these feisty rams have the words “force to be reckoned with” written across their foreheads. They mean serious business.

People love being around Aries. Mingling with them is an adrenaline-fueled experience. Sometimes you're much too intimidated to get a word in, but most times you're quietly in awe, enthralled by their powerhouse presence.

Aries go through life with such enthusiasm; it's legitimately entertaining to get a glimpse of them in action. It's no wonder they have so many friends when their positive energy transfers onto those around them.

3. They're in it to win it.

Anything you could do, I could do better. I can do anything better than you!

Remember that kid who was top of their class, captain of the basketball team and president of the French club? Once an Aries sets their mind on something, they have razor-sharp focus and determination. Failure is not an option.

In the words of Andrew Clark, also known as "Sporto" in the classic 1985 comedy "The Breakfast Club," “Andrew! You've got to be number one! I won't tolerate any losers in this family! Your intensity is for sh*t! Win! Win! Win!”

4. They're born to be leaders.

Aries weren't meant to be part of the crowd; they're born to lead the crowd. They're outgoing, enthusiastic and independent. They do not like taking direction from others, and although this could come off a little on the cocky side, people admire their courage nonetheless.

Aries may not start as the leader of a project, but eventually, that is where you will find them. Letting someone else take charge is not on Aries' to-do list. They are the real trendsetters.

5. They're zealous.

Aries Reese Witherspoon has made an uber successful career out of playing headstrong, passionate women. She made it known that women who are “too blonde” could graduate law school in "Legally Blonde," and she reassured us that it's OK to turn down a soaking wet Ryan Phillipe in "Cruel Intentions."

I remember watching my Aries childhood friend argue with her mother. “You're not going,” said her mother. My Aries friend looked right at me when her mother left the room and whispered, “I am going.”

Once an Aries has focused on something in their mind, there is little anyone can do to change it.