Leo is stubborn and has a big ego.
Though they'll tell you it's determination and high self-esteem, make no mistake, Leo thinks highly of themselves and will have trouble saying yes to things they don't want to do or changing their ways in any meaningful way.
Leo doesn't put up with any BS.
Leo has an incredible bullshit detector. They don't have any time for bullshitters and brown noses. Don't play games. Drop your act and be yourself around them.
Leo is playful as a cat.
Leo loves poking fun and teasing in gentle ways. It's all in good, harmless fun, don't worry. They can take it too, but don't rib them too hard. The ego gets bruised easily.
Leo is rough and tumble.
Leo doesn't have time to deal with wimps. They enjoy tough, quick-witted people. They're funny, social, and want someone who can keep them on their toes. Don't be too needy or clingy. Don't try to see validation from them.
They need space.
Leo women in particular need their space more so than their male counterparts. They want a mate, but they need a partner who will give them the space they require in order to be happy.