As someone who has been raising a Virgo for almost 14 years, you might think I have all the answers. Spoiler alert: I don’t. I have some insight and some experience for sure, but I wouldn’t say I have all the answers. In my experience, raising a Virgo has been quite pleasant overall. As a baby, he was always very happy and relaxed. As a toddler, he was super helpful with his younger brother. In school, he’s always done very well and not just because it comes easy to him, but because he WANTS to do well in school. He’s always had a very calm and patient personality too. Now, that’s not to say he doesn’t lose his temper and get angry. He does. But that might be more of a redhead thing than a Virgo thing…

While diving deeper into all the typical Virgo traits, I nodded along with a lot of them. If you’re currently raising a Virgo, you might find yourself doing the same while you’re reading this. So, what can you expect in the years to come? Let’s see what all the experts say! First, we’ll start with the basics of the Virgo sign.

Birthdate – August 23 – September 22   

Element – Earth Sign

Symbol – The Virgin or Maiden

Now, I don’t want to give you the impression that raising a Virgo is a walk in the park. We have had our battles over the years. In comparison to his brother though, his personality is just so much more laid back. The personality traits traditionally associated with Virgos are spot-on with him. Below are just a few of those positive and negative personality traits.  (You can find the whole list here)

Positive Traits

Kindness – Although they aren’t known for expressing very much emotion to people, Virgos are very humble and kind to everyone they meet without exception.

Reliability – If you need someone you can always count on, find a Virgo. They are known for always keeping their word and they will never leave someone in a difficult situation.

Helpfulness – Virgos love to feel needed, and they love receiving gratitude from others. They love to assist people in any way they can, and they are very willing to be volunteers.

Excellent Memory – I can 100% verify that Virgos, at least the Virgo in my house, have incredible memories. My oldest remembers EVERYTHING. Whenever we can’t remember something, we ask him, and he always has an answer. The ability to remember events, names, etc. comes easily to Virgos and it helps them grow professionally quite rapidly.

Intelligence – Virgos are also known for being very intelligent. Their excellent memory and responsibility contribute to their intellectual growth, so they’re always learning.

Negative Traits

People Pleaser – Virgos naturally wants to make everyone happy. If you have a little Virgo in your house, you may have noticed this. As they get older, make sure they understand that they can’t make everyone happy all the time and their own happiness is important too.

Perfectionism – They want everything to be just right, which often makes them hard on themselves. They are the most careful sign of the zodiac, so their methodical approach to pretty much everything ensures that they don’t leave anything to chance.

Judgmental – Virgos are known for being judgmental of others. They often compare people and will never miss an opportunity to judge others on their point of view – which may cause conflict.

Now that we know all about the personality of typical Virgos, let’s move on to their likes and dislikes. Now, these might not be true for all Virgos, but it gives you an idea of the types of things your child might be interested in and naturally drawn to.


Animals – When I read that animals were #1 on the list of likes for Virgos, I just smiled. Our Virgo has been drawn to animals since he was very small. He loves all kinds of animals and he’s even leaning towards becoming a veterinarian. You’ll likely notice your little Virgo is drawn to animals too.

Books – If you have a Virgo in your house, be sure to have some books laying around for them to explore. They love to read, so you’ll likely find them with their nose in a book quite often!

Cleanliness – If you look in the bedrooms of our two boys, you will know right away which room our Virgo lives in. Even as a baby, he didn’t like getting dirty and he was always hesitant before diving into a meal that looked a little messy. You can look forward to a neat and tidy room in those teenage years! (Fingers crossed, right?)


Rudeness – I mean, I don’t think anyone is a big fan of people being rude, but Virgos REALLY don’t like it.

Asking for Help – It’s true. They refuse to ask anyone for help. I’ve always told our oldest that he’s allowed to ask for help, and his response is usually shrugging his shoulders.

Raising kids is never easy, regardless of their astrological sign. Raising a Virgo though, might just be a bit more relaxed than you originally thought. Not a bad thing, right? If you’re like me and have a Virgo at home, tell us all about it in the comments below!

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Linsey is a happily married mother of two living in Plainfield, ON. When she’s not busy chasing her two crazy boys, she’s running her own freelance writing company, Little Miss Creative. In her downtime, she enjoys tea, backyard BBQs, watching Friends reruns, and hanging out with her family and friends. Oh, and candy.

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