If you're one of those Leos who doesn't fit the usual 'cheery, confident, proud' descriptions that normally characterize this sign, don't worry. You're not abnormal. For every Leo who is upbeat and self-assured, there's another who lacks confidence and is painfully internalized.
One thing can surely be said about you, though, whichever group you belong to: You're exceedingly self-aware! At any moment, you can describe your feelings or your opinion on something. You love feedback and recognition for your work; in fact, you thrive on it. That can be a sore spot for you sometimes, for although you treasure your ability to be autonomous, you are decidedly dependent upon others. You can be quite picky about whom you spend your time with. After all, Leo is the royal sign, and hey, kings and queens are not generally known for their friendliness. But once a person has entered the inner sanctum of your friendship, you'll be loyal for life. Your personality is deeper than others think; it's only by knowing you for some time that anyone can really understand the core fire that burns beneath the dramatic presentation. When you're convinced that something is the right thing to do, you'll do it even at great cost to yourself. Your inner strength, loyalty and fire-in-the-belly make you a diamond in the rough.