What does it mean to fall on the extreme side of the intensity scale? Intensity is all about being emotionally deep, taking no BS, making your presence and opinions known, or even making people feel uncomfortable. When it comes to being intense, there are three signs that immediately come to mind: Aries, Scorpio, and Sagittarius. This trio of intense zodiac signs knows no limits. With these signs by your side, you’ve probably seen firsthand how intensity can take over the conversation or vibe, for better or worse. While intense personality traits aren’t for everyone, it may be useful to understand how this manifests for different signs and how to better appreciate them.

Read on to discover why these intense zodiac signs couldn’t hide their intensity even if they tried.


Let it be known that Aries (March 21 – April 19) is formidable on a good day, and dominating on others. As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries is thought to give older sibling energy, bringing in Spring and new starts. There is nothing subtle about Aries and their entry into every room they’ve entered in their lives. Both Cardinal and fire, this is one sign that knows how to use their intensity to lead and make decisions. Even if those decisions fall on the impulsive side. 

ICYMI, Aries is ruled by none other than the planet Mars which represents action, drive, and aggression. You could spot Aries’ energy a mile away, just by how extravagant they consistently are. This sign is intense without even meaning to be, and never apologizing for it either. 


Scorpios (October 23 – November 21) are known for having intense personalities, not only because they’re characterized by the big bad Scorpion, but because their affinity for deep feelings exceeds the rest of the zodiac. Ever sat with a Scorpio and felt like they were deeply reading your soul? It’s more than likely that they were. This water sign just can’t help it, Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the ruler of the literal underworld and the signature energy is death, rebirth, destruction, and transformation – all incredibly deep themes.

The intensity extends to romance, sex, focus, success, power, and creativity. For Scorpio placements, it’s typical to feel connected to deep emotions in a way that intimidates or confuses others. It’s light work and a source of power for you though, Scorpio. 


Savage Sag energy is unmistakably intense. Despite being a philosophical soul and sometimes having an insatiable appetite for knowing absolutely everything, Sagittarius’ (November 22 – December 21) personality goes from 0-100 without warning. They mean business no matter what they’re doing. If they’re partying, it had better be hard. If they’re studying, it’s usually an all-nighter to cram info. Of course, if they’re in love, it’s hard and fast. When they’re traveling, it’s moodboard worthy, everytime. This fire sign believes in all or nothing and just like fire, will capture the attention with urgency. 

Sagittarius comes off as intense because they’re usually more fearless than their peers and don’t easily back down. The fact that this zodiac sign is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of abundance and excess, tells you everything you need to know about Sagittarius’ “go big or go home” mentality.