10 Things You Need To Know About The Libra Woman

by Alexia LaFata

We Libra women are all about balance.

Our symbol, the scale, reflects our constant desire to seek harmony and peace. If one part of our life feels unbalanced or unstable, we're quick to correct it, stopping at nothing short of our idea of perfection.

We strive to be liked and respected by the people around us.

If all of this sounds like you -- fair, accommodating and a pleasure to be around -- then you, my friend, are a Libra. Be proud.

Here are 10 more things to know about the Libra woman.

1. We want to do what's best for everyone.

Since Libras value harmony, we're very focused on our surroundings, constantly making sure we're cooperating with others and understanding their point of view.

Our uncanny ability to understand every side of every situation confuses people because we're seemingly incapable of making a definite decision about anything.

In reality, though, we just want to ensure everything is as fair and balanced as possible.

Sometimes, in our quest to spread ourselves as evenly as possible, we try to be everything to everyone.

2. We work well with other people.

People are naturally drawn to us, and we thrive off other people's energy. We love self-disclosure. We achieve reinforcement and strength through our connections with those around us, both in work and in our personal life.

At work, we're natural leaders and team organizers. We spearhead teams, and we get jobs done with very little conflict or error to spare.

In our personal life, we work well with love interests. We're great in relationships in which we can bring out the best in someone and in which we can be our fully energetic, loyal and romantic selves.

We have idealized notions of love and are always willing to try something new to make relationships work.

3. We don't like confrontation.

Because we constantly try to maintain harmony, we avoid conflict and hesitate to ever rock the boat. We'll do anything we can to maintain a peaceful environment.

Understanding every side of every equation is a skill we'll utilize when we're trying to keep the peace. We never jump to rash responses. We mull everything over in our heads before speaking in a calm, rational tone of voice.

4. We're good at making other people feel comfortable.

We love nothing more than the opportunity to learn about people in our surroundings and become experts on their lives.

We're also very sympathetic -- we're constantly aware of other people's needs, and desires and are always asking ourselves how we can make something fair for others.

All of this means we know exactly how to put people at ease and make them feel comfortable and accepted.

5. We're intellectual.

Libras are associated with the air element, so we constantly strive to reach higher levels, specifically with our minds.

Because of this, we enjoy putting our minds to good use -- we'll always find a way to rationalize, to think deeply and to intellectualize a situation.

We never operate in extremes or absolutes. In fact, any kind of extreme opinion or point of view makes us uncomfortable.

6. We're social.

Knowledge about our environment and the people who inhabit it is our main priority, so we're always down for great conversation, and we thrive at any kind of social gathering, whether it's at the theater or at the bar.

We love communicating our thoughts to other people and hearing other people's thoughts in return.

7. We're charming.

Because of our excellent social skills, we're quite charming. We always know the right thing to say. We're attractive, flirty and fun to be around. People are naturally drawn to us.

Our charm takes us quite far. It makes us persuasive -- we can generally get people to do what we want, however, we're too nice to be purposefully manipulative.

8. We're civilized and refined.

We value tact, diplomacy and compromise. Since we're great communicators, we prefer to talk things through in the face of conflict instead of lashing out.

When we're presented with an opposing point, we don't jump to respond impulsively. Instead, in the name of fairness, we take a moment to consider it and understand where the person is coming from. This makes us good at crafting fair, rational arguments.

We're natural lawyers.

9. We love beautiful things.

We're very cultured. We appreciate our surroundings so much that it's in our nature to be well-read, well-informed and stylish. We can appreciate both a colorful sunset and an enlightening conversation.

10. We're idealists.

We're always looking for the best, most perfect, most harmonious way to live our lives. In our ideal world, everything would be balanced and fair; there would be no confrontation, and justice would be served when necessary.

But all of this is unrealistic, so sometimes, we get disappointed.

In our quest to achieve perfection, we get lost in this kind of long-term thinking about how to make things better. It can remove us from enjoying the moment -- no matter how imperfect it might be.