Leos are some of the best people on this planet, so befriending one is definitely something to be happy about.
Born between July 23 and August 22, Leos are a fire sign who bring a lot to the table. Charismatic, proud, and passionate, they’re natural born leaders who have a lot of love to give.
However, they often think the world revolves around them and can be impatient, territorial, and jealous at times. Don’t let it deter you though, Leos are more than worth it; give them a chance and you’ll have made a loyal friend.
Here are five things to know about being friends with the Leo:
You need enough patience for the two of you
Leos sometimes lack the normal patience that most people have, so it’s definitely a plus when you can muster up enough for the both of you.
If you’re fine with hearing the occasional roar of discontent because something is taking too long or not going fast enough, your Leo friend will appreciate you for it.
They’re loyal to the end
One of the Leo’s most admirable qualities is their deep conviction for loyalty. They will always support your dreams and goals, and have your back should things go south quickly.
People are naturally drawn to the Leo because of this, meaning a lot of people will probably be jealous that you’ve got such a good friend or partner.
They’re genuine and generous
Leos love to take care of their friends and family, which means they have no trouble buying gifts and spending money on fun when it is financially sound for them to be doing so.
And they usually do, because their ambition and leadership skills often see them gainfully employed. Don’t be afraid to ask if you need help, because your Leo friend will be the first to give it to you.
They’re not ones to lie
Beating around the bush is a practice Leos don’t participate in. They prefer to be straightforward and somewhat blunt with the people in their lives.
Don’t take it the wrong way, as many people often do, because the Leo is being honest with you for your own sake. If you ever need legitimate feedback or advice on a situation, your Leo friend should be the first person you go to.
You’ll have a chance to return the favor too, because Leos expect the same from their friends. They want honesty above all else, so do your best not to betray the mutual trust.
They can be a bit territorial
While you might endear your Leo friend for their tiny bouts of jealousy over the other people in your life, do your best not to let the Leo take up every second of your time.
You need to hang out with other people just as they do, which can be hard to explain to them when all they want is to hang out with you. Just be kind when you tell them you need a bit of space.
Also be sure to recognize that the Leo doesn’t hang out with just anyone, either. If they’ve picked you, it’s because they value you enough to bring you into the inner circle of their closest friends. And that’s something to be happy about.