The Libra Employee - Personality and Characteristics

As the seventh sign in the Zodiac calendar, Libra includes all those born from 23rd September to 23rd October. Balance and harmony rank among the highest ideals for Librans which is only to be expected in a Zodiac that bears the symbol of the Scales. So here is what you can expect if you have a Libran working for you.

An equable temperament

Librans are well known for their calm and equable temperament. Much like the symbolic Scales which maintain a perfect equilibrium, Libra men and women are not easily swayed between extremes of love and hate. They possess neither the intense passions of a Scorpio nor the teary sentimentality of a Cancer. This trait in Librans makes them ideal for appointments which require a cool, collected head to deal with fussy clients or irate creditors. You can trust your Libra receptionist to stay unruffled even on the busiest working day at the salon or to remain even-tempered when the managing director has been booked into the wrong suite. With their calm demeanor and pleasant manner, a Libran employee is capable of soothing the angriest of tempers.

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One important consequence of their equable temperament is that Librans are a huge hit in appointments which thrive on inter-personal dealings. 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. Perhaps this is why Librans make great public relations officers and event managers. So don’t be surprised to find your Libran employee figure as a regular on the guest list of the best parties and gatherings in town. However if you are particularly partial to this person and are hope for a kind of allegiance from him or her, you might be in for a disappointment. This is because they rarely cultivate favorites and prefer being nice and friendly towards everybody.

A love of balance

One of the most distinguishing characteristics of the Libra personality is their love of harmony. Whether at home, at the workplace or even away on a vacation, a Libra always seeks to surround him/herself with beauty and elegance - 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. Perhaps this is why some of the most successful Librans can be found in the fields of fashion, design, interiors, landscaping and other artistic pursuits. A Libra will shrink back from anything that is overpowering and smothering, rather he/she will be drawn to a beauty that conveys a harmonious mingling of qualities. This aesthetic sensibility is completely different from the Leo’s love of the flamboyant and luxurious as well as from the Virgo’s partiality towards the prim and proper even though both signs are equally known for their discriminating taste. A Libra on the other hand is attracted to the subtle and sophisticated. If you place your Libran employee in the midst of jarring noises and shabby furnishings, he/she will most likely head for a nervous breakdown. Rather make sure that they have a clean place to work in with perhaps a nice view of the park from the window and your Libran will happily get going to transform the space into an oasis of refinement. This is not to imply that a Libran employee can be a liability but that in order to get the best out of them, they need to work in a space where they feel comfortable. And once your Libran can feel their aesthetic sensibilities in harmony, he/she will sweep you with their innate charm and surprise you with the excellent quality of their output.

Vulnerable to stress

The downside of a Libran’s refined and social nature is that stressful environment can get him/her into a fink. An errand boy with a tendency to swear, a co-worker dripping with sarcasm or a team leader given to harassing others is enough to sap the creative and productive juices of a Libra employee. While an Aries would disdainfully brush away any hurtful remark or a Scorpio would meet it with some venom of his own, mean and petty behavior at the workplace can make it downright impossible for a Libran to give his/her best. Your Libran might not give way to a flood of tears like a Cancer employee but he/she will become depressed and so unlike his/her sparkling, charming self that you may be forced to ask what is the matter. On the whole a Libran can maintain an airy distance from an emotional situation, thanks to Air being the ruling element of this zodiac. But when consistently facing hurtful and abrasive surroundings at the workplace, he/she can get toostressed to work at their optimum level.

A knack for diplomacy

Suitably appropriate for a sign which bears the symbol of Scales, a Libran cares deeply about fairplay and justice. If you wish to earn the respect of your Libra employee, make sure that he/she never sees you acting in an unjust and dishonest manner. This very sense of fairplay in Libra also makes them a good diplomats and conciliators. This is because when faced with a problem, they would tend to mentally weigh both sides of an affair and then arrive at a decision. So you can trust your Libran with situations which demand collaboration and co-operation rather than confrontation. If any worker is least likely to be hot-heated, violent and hasty in dealing with a conflict, perhaps it is a Libran. At the same time, their innate sense of fairplay will immediately oppose any visible instance of unjust or unfair treatment. This coupled with a willingness to take the initiative makes a Libra man a natural choice in resolving conflicts and opening deadlocks.

Unfortunately a tendency to caution also makes for a vacillating and undecided nature. A Libran may take too long in coming to a decision or veer from one extreme to another before making up their minds about an issue. So while your Libra employee may make for an effective peacemaker, he/she might not be the right person to cope with an emergency or a crisis which needs immediate measures. On the whole however, Librans with their pleasing manners, aesthetic temperament and great sense of justice are an asset to any organization and undeniably charming presence at the office.