The Libra Boss - Traits and Characteristics

As the seventh sign in the Zodiac calendar, Libra includes all those born from 23rd September to 23rd October. Librans are almost always sociable, fair-minded and great believers in the principle of harmony, qualities which you are likely to notice and appreciate in your Libran boss.

A balanced temperament

The point which you are probably first to notice about your Libran boss is his/her balanced and equable temperament. Here is a person who does not easily get ruffled or express what is going on inside their minds. You are almost always likely to see your boss smiling but more importantly have the same smile for everyone. While it is pleasant to be working for a boss who is not given into outbursts of temper unlike an Aries perhaps, it is also difficult to understand what he/she really thinks about your work which the Ram with his/her forthrightness is wont to do. The equanimity of a Libran is amply indicated by the symbol of the Scales which rests at a perfect balance and is at its most productive in that state of peace.

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A sense of fair-play

Yet another way the zodiac sign of the Scales is relevant for a Libra is in his/her sense of justice and fair-mindedness. Your Libra boss is unlikely to cultivate favoritism at the workplace and this can come as a relief after having tried your best to get into the circle of admirers while working for a Leo boss maybe. A Libra boss will have the same words of praise or criticism for everyone and far from willing to take sides in case of a dispute among his/her employees. It is this sense of fair-play that makes a Libra boss hugely popular among those working for him. You can trust a Libran to look at a dispute with from both sides and reach for an honest and just decision. But just you experience the benefits of a fair-minded boss, make sure you display the same quality in your dealings at the workplace. A sureshot way to fall in your Libran boss’s graces will be to shortchange an employee who is subordinate to you or display a mean attitude to the errand boy. A Libra not only lives by the principles of justice and honesty in his/her own life but likes to see them around him/her too.

Exceedingly social

Because of their equanimity, Librans are huge hit in social situations and you can find this trait in your Libran boss too. They are positive, friendly and easy to get along with. Those born under this sign will always be ready with the right thing to say and always know how to make someone comfortable. This is especially heartening for a new recruit or apprentice who is being exposed to the workplace environment for the first time. Even when you are an experienced professional, you can still marvel at the fact that your boss will enjoy a coffee break with the employees – unlike a Virgo boss who may be too moody to socialize or a Capricorn boss who may think it beneath him/her to mingle with employees.

Knack for diplomacy

A balanced temperament and an innate sense of fair-mindedness also make Librans master diplomats and efficient conciliators. More than once you can witness your Libra boss solving a dispute among employees or brokering negotiations with difficult clients with apparently effortless ease. In all probability the senior management of your company has your boss marked out as their right-hand person for situations which demand collaboration and co-operation rather than confrontation. This is because a Libran has an innate ability to mentally weigh both sides of an affair before arriving at a decision. This is an invaluable trait in a leader since at times of crisis, you know that he/she will take a deep breath, consider all options as well as aspects of the problem and then go ahead with a spirit of co-operation. If any person is least likely to be hot-heated, violent and hasty in taking a stance, perhaps it is a Libran. At the same time, their innate sense of fair-play will immediately oppose any visible instance of unjust or unfair treatment. This coupled with a willingness to take the initiative makes a Libra boss a natural choice in resolving conflicts and opening deadlocks.

The flip side of a Libran’s balanced personality is however a vacillating and undecided nature. He/she may take too long in coming to a decision or veer from one extreme to another before finding equilibrium in a situation. This may be particularly trying when after already having discussed with you on how to go about a project, your boss changes his/her mind probably as the result of getting inputs from other sources – read, your competitor for the promotion.

Love of harmony

One of the most distinct characteristics of the Libra personality is their penchant for the harmonious and elegant. They like being surrounded by beauty, hardly surprising for a sign that is ruled by the planet Venus who in classical mythology was the reigning goddess of love, sexuality and beauty. So if you wish to impress your Libra boss, adopt pleasing manners and turn up in soft neutral colors at the workplace. Avoid anything that is too loud or jarring to the senses, whether in your behavior or appearance.

Libra is by nature the peacemaker and is known for those dimpled smiles and charm! With Libra bosses, you'll find them very rarely losing their cool if at all. Don't underestimate what goes on below the surface. Still waters run deep and Libra is capable of intensity and passion in everything from love and romance to career!