Bad Side Of A Pisces Man — Top 9 Pisces Men Bad Traits

by Anna Kovach Astrologer, relationship astrologer
What are Pisces man down sides? You may want to keep reading for the Pisces man bad traits that are something you should be aware of.

There can be so much toxic energy in Pisces men! These men may have some positive qualities, but Pisces men bad traits and negative behavior drives women crazy. You might want to know what you can expect from your Pisces man when things don’t go smoothly before you get too comfortable dating him.

When you see Pisces man negative traits, you should prepare yourself and know how to deal with it. As a result, you will not be surprised if he becomes erratic and demonstrates Pisces man bad traits in love.

And trust me, Pisces men love disappearing because they hate conflict. You might think that your Pisces man is in it, and then the next thing you don’t hear from him for games, or even ever again.

So, if this might be useful to you in your relationship with your Pisces man, please keep on reading to find out more and how you can handle the Pisces red flags. You’re going to need them if you want to be with a Pisces man!

Bad Side Of A Pisces Man — Why Are Pisces Men Bad?

Pisces men can be really something special when you get to know them. They are incredibly compassionate, intuitive, and sensitive, but they are so hard to understand because of their complex and enigmatic personalities.

Pisces are highly intuitive, deeply emotional, and, above all, private individuals. They do not communicate openly and directly, which makes it hard for the woman to fully understand their language. They are not led by logic and reason like Pisces or Gemini.

A Pisces man is able to see right through your soul and really get to the essence of who you are as a person. It’s intoxicating stuff, I have to agree!

These guys really see the world from a completely different perspective. They are dreamers and really have a beautiful vision for the world around them. No one sees the world quite like a Piscean gentleman.

However, they do have some bad traits that are less than desirable. They can be quite flaky and people-pleasing and run away at any sign of conflict, which is unfortunate because they have so many qualities that make them the perfect romantic partner.

If you’re looking to understand more about these complex creatures and what negative qualities you may come across when dealing with one of them, then please be sure to continue reading.

Not only do I list their negative attributes, but I also explain how to neutralize them for a better outcome for you both in your blossoming relationship.

9 Pisces Man Bad Traits 

1. He Can Be Annoyingly Flaky

This attribute would drive any woman insane, but Pisces men can be totally non-committal, flaky, and really unreliable. These guys really don’t have good boundaries for themselves, but they also don’t know how to respect the boundaries of others.

They just have a problem with being consistent and sticking to a plan. If you tell a Pisces man to be at your house at 7 p.m., you might want to only expect him to arrive at around 8 p.m., or else you might be sorely disappointed.

Of course, he doesn’t understand that his tardiness feels really disrespectful to you because he believes whatever he was doing was somehow going to make the world a better place, while you feel totally annoyed and hurt by his actions.

You might ask yourself, “Am I really this unimportant to him that he can’t make it on time?” And this is when you’re lucky enough to receive a text from him letting you know that he’s running late. Don’t count on this, because this courtesy is unlikely to happen often.

The best thing you can do to neutralize this behavior is to let him know how bad it makes you feel. If there is one thing a Pisces man understands, it is emotions and feelings.

Let him know that his being late or noncommittal hurts your feelings, and he’ll definitely be motivated into taking action by your doing something about it.

If you’re struggling with how to create a strong emotional and physical connection between you, I strongly recommend checking out my 100 Magic Phrases for Pisces Man… It will set you on the right path with your Pisces guy! 

2. There Are Times When He Is Overly Sensitive

Your Pisces man is carrying a lot of weight on his shoulders. He is deeply emotional and has a lot of compassion for the world. But he can often identify too much with his feelings and get caught up in a negative spiral, feeling sorry for himself.

This can make him unmotivated and lazy. He will sit and wallow in his feelings and not do anything about them. There is quite a large chance that he might make himself the victim and see that it is him against the world.

He can be quick to blame others for what is going wrong in his life, often not seeing the big picture or realizing that he too has a role to play in how his life unfolds. He can get really trapped in thinking about past experiences and refuse to heal and move on.

Instead of taking a deeper look into what transpired in the past and dealing with the feelings that make him feel awful, he might choose a route of escapism to deal with his feelings, which can be really negative and do a lot of harm to himself and those around him.

You can help him by trying to encourage him to go on a path of healing or to turn to a more productive pastime when he isn’t coping with something. Instead of going out with his friends, perhaps he can do something creative like painting or writing?

Pisces men have a lot of creativity at their fingertips, and he should really use it to work through some of his emotions. Not only will he feel better, but this will help him heal, feel better about himself, and see that the world isn’t so bad after all!

3. He Might Get Lost In Fantasy & Miss What Is Right In Front Of Him

Your Pisces man is definitely a dreamer, he sees a lot of beauty and potential in the world – but this also means that he can get lost in an illusion and not always be centered in reality. He has the tendency to think the grass is greener on the other side.

He might get swept up with an idea and think that when he reaches this goal or meets this person that his life will instantly be perfect, but this is definitely not the case and then he can get quite disappointed and despondent when fantasy doesn’t meet reality. 

Also, he might get fixated on a dream, and only theorize about it but never jump into action and do something about it. He is always waiting on the perfect opportunity to start, not realizing that the perfect opportunity won’t arrive if he doesn’t do something about it. 

His idealism can be really dreamy and something beautiful to hope for, but there is no point in him having all these fantasies if he just isn’t going to do something about them. He needs to learn to jump into action!

Check here for some surefire signs a Pisces man is leading you on <<

Neutralizing this trait of his can be tricky because you don’t want him to get lost in the fantasy completely, and you also don’t want to stomp on his dreams. The best thing you can do is to encourage him every day to take steps to do something about his fantasies. 

Perhaps you can help him to set up a few goals, make a list and keep on inspiring him to go for the things he wants in his life. There is a side to a Pisces man that is quite shy, introverted, and sometimes lacking in confidence. 

Pisces Man Toxic Traits In Love

4. He Has Mood Swings That Turn Your Head

Truly the Pisces man can make your head spin from how often his mood changes. He’s empathetic which makes him super sensitive to other people’s feelings. If he doesn’t learn how to ground himself or control it, he lets it control him.

Pisces man may be depressed simply because he’s been around other people who are depressed. It’s not him and not his feelings but he cannot tell the difference therefore he’s down in the dumps for no real reason.

It’s very easy for a Pisces man to develop depression, anxiety, or even addiction. He wants to find ways that give him temporary relief which could lead to alcohol, drugs, or sex addictions.

Pisces man has to be very careful or he will lead himself down a dark road he cannot recover from. He may also be prone to suicide if he isn’t watching his own energy levels.

If he allows himself to sink too far into depression, he may not recover. He may find it easier to stay down than to pick himself back up and be well. He may also need help and doesn’t ask.

5. Too Much Daydreaming

When the Pisces man daydreams too much and doesn’t actually take any steps toward his dreams then he’s wasting time and ultimately his partner’s life too. He procrastinates and makes himself look like a flake in his own life.

It can be frustrating to watch a man with such talent and ability do absolutely nothing with his life. He installs security alarms instead of making a career out of his music, writing, or art.

He may also become a cheap skate for the sake of building his own personal collection of whatever it is he likes that he’ll never actually do anything with. This would be like guitars or whatever he’s gifted with.

He’ll buy a bunch of them and then never play them. He has them though and he’s proud of that. However, he’s not taking any steps to do something lucrative that will pay him in dividends with life.

6. Can Be Deeply Intuitive

The Pisces man is one who is empathetic toward other people therefore if he becomes overwhelmed by them, he will probably go inward and go cold. When he’s first into a relationship, he’ll be really excited and enthusiastic.

However, when he starts to learn that his lady isn’t perfect as he thought she was, he’ll start picking up on vibrations in her he doesn’t like. He may also take too much of her energy on without guarding himself then doesn’t know what to do.

If he feels her disappointment or anger toward him from something, he’ll close up and close off. He may even break up because he has no idea how to solve it or how to be better.

He’d rather back off and let her go than to actually figure out what it is that she’s upset about, why, and what he needs to do. It’s almost like he thinks it’s too much effort to figure things out.

He may also fall in love far too quickly and once a Pisces man realizes that he could get hurt eventually, he scares off and decides to shut down. There are other things that cause him to go cold but being overly sensitive is definitely one of the main things.

In fact, he may also take offense very easily to anything someone says to him even if they didn’t mean it the way he took it. He’s touchy and his sensitivity makes him somewhat intolerant of others feelings.

Pisces Man Red Flags That Should Not Be Ignored

7. He Can Be Secretive And Untruthful

Pisces man doesn’t want anyone to totally know who he is. He keeps a mysterious side because he figures he can’t get hurt too badly if people don’t know what he’s really like or things he’s done.

He may be very private which isn’t a crime. However if you’re in a relationship with someone, you probably shouldn’t hide too much. Truth always finds a way to surface and it will bite him in the rear later.

With that said he may not always disclose things that he’s done or is doing. This may include flirting with other women when he’s in a relationship already. It can also include things such as sexting or sending dirty photos with other women.

Pisces men are loyal when they’re totally and completely in love. However if they lose that luster from the beginning, they will start looking at other options. Even if he has no intention of leaving, he will still “look” to see what is out there.

8. He Might Become Hypercritical Of You

When a Pisces man is stressed and everything is going wrong in his life, he might find it easier to blame the people closest to him. He is quite a perfectionist and when things don’t go according to plan, he becomes miserable.

This is when he will lash out and let you know that you might be to blame for his misgivings. This is so unfair and totally uncalled for, of course. It is simply because he cannot accept that he too is capable of making mistakes.

Be warned, he can be quite mean because he has such a sharp tongue on him. He knows how to cut people where it hurts most. You seriously need a thick skin if you’re going to be spending your time in a relationship with a Pisces man.

9. He May Become Unfaithful

The minute he feels that the woman he’s with isn’t “the one”, he will start moving forward in his heart yet not letting her know that’s the case. On that token then he may branch off and be unfaithful.

He may not always tell the truth either if he feels that the truth will paint him in a negative light or make him lose what he has. He will protect his own “truths” even if it’s something that is a game changer.

Not all Pisces men are cheating secretive guys though. If they have a sign in their chart that is dominant and makes him more grounded and forthright then he may actually be a “stand up” type of guy.

However, many Pisces men are odd when it comes to their feelings. Their emotions are all over the place and ultimately they’re seeking happiness. If they at any minute feel it’s not working, they flake out.

How To Deal With Pisces Man Bad Attitude

It might not be enough to know what to expect from a Pisces man and his negative traits, you also need to know what to do about them.

Here are some simple solutions to help you process Pisces man bad behavior:

Give Him Something Positive To Think About

Usually, a Pisces man can become destructive and negative even though he is quite a positive guy. Don’t bother too much about this as this is just one of his moods. To help him snap out of it, make him see that there is so much for him to be grateful for.

To overcome this obstacle, you can plan something enjoyable for the two of you to help him get excited about something. This should definitely get him out of his rut and help him to be his friendly and optimistic self once again.

Talk to each other about important things. Make him feel like he’s in control because if there’s chaos in a situation, Pisces will stay away from it at all costs. Once you have his mind, you will also gain his heart. Keep the conversation alive, don’t sound needy or clingy.

Read next: What Turns A Pisces Man Off? << check out here

Give Him Space

If you notice that your Pisces man is pushing you away because of something that is going on in his life, then don’t fight him on it. Give him his space and realize that he needs a breather from everything.

You don’t want to add to why he is feeling so negatively. He is a highly independent person and he needs to be with a woman who can respect his need for alone time, especially when he’s dealing with some stresses in his life.

Give him enough time to process what’s going on. This time for him will allow you to have your thoughts on the situation too and you can find out what the best plan of action is for this situation.

Support Him By Removing Obstacles

As a loving partner to your Pisces man, you have a lot more power than you might give yourself credit for. If you know something will upset or stress your Pisces man, then help him by dealing with it yourself.

This guy loves to be with an independent woman who can take care of herself. So, stop depending on him to come to your rescue. Realize that you don’t always have to turn to your man to fix things.

Pisces man needs a partner who won’t rush him and who listens without judgment.

FAQ On Pisces Man Negative Characteristics

All this information may have left you with more questions than answers. Are you still trying to decode your Pisces man? Here are some FAQs you might be wondering about:

Are Pisces Men Moody — Do They Get Mood Swings?

Yes, Pisces men are prone to being moody because they are emotionally sensitive. They seem very emotionally detached, like they are living in their own world, not letting anyone in.

It is nothing personal; it is not about you, believe me. So, it is best to accept it as a part of his personality.

Why Are Pisces So Secretive? 

Pisces men tend to be very private, and as such, they can be very secretive. Pisces is a water Zodiac sign, and water is mute, not emotionally or verbally expressive, so they need time to process their feelings before they share them with others.

They can be very vulnerable, but not in the sense that they are exposed to weakness. Pisces men could be secretive but not deceitful.

What Is A Pisces Man Weakness In Love?

When it comes to a Pisces man, his biggest weakness in love is idealization. He tends to over-idealize his partner, dissociating her from any possible flaws she may have—in other words, seeing her as a perfect human being.

The vibe of an illusion is present. He could be intrigued by her and give her more glory than she actually deserves. Once he realizes his expectations were not met, he may become disappointed.

How Do Pisces Men Deal With Depression?

When depressed, Pisces men may seek support from friends and family. Making him realize that you are a compassionate and genuine person may help him a lot to deal with his state of depression.

Pisces men are highly intuitive and receptive to other influences, which can be too much at times. Sometimes he finds comfort in spirituality as a way to calm his mind.

End Anxiety About Your Pisces Man…

It can be SO painful to worry about how to make things work with a Pisces man who won’t commit.

I know. I’ve been there with many of my friends dating Pisces guys. I remember my very close friend crying herself to sleep at night, worried that her man would never commit to her.

She lost sleep, time, and even work hours, all because she couldn’t figure out how to capture his heart and get him to commit.

As a friend, it was hard to watch her go through that.

But I knew how good he was for her, and I didn’t want her to give up on him. Even when our other friends were telling her to move on, I could see that he was the most incredible man she had ever met.

How could she just give up on that?

But it wasn’t easy. It took a LOT of work.

She had to learn how to speak a different language… his love language <<

And it worked!! So if you are ready to sleep like a baby… Knowing your Pisces man is MADLY in love with you… And never feel anxious about him again…

>> Go here now and learn to speak your Pisces man’s love language. 

xoxo, Anna

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7 thoughts on “Bad Side Of A Pisces Man — Top 9 Pisces Men Bad Traits

  1. I have a Pisces man and I am a Pisces woman. We have the best relationship together than either of us have had with anyone else. We understand each other because we go through the same stuff emotionally. And yes we have many of the same interests. We are learning not to be so sensitive among other things.

    1. Hi Robin!

      Great! I’m so happy you wrote in to share this with me. Pisces does for sure understand another Pisces. In fact, any water sign typically gets along wonderfully with another water sign because of what you said… you get each other emotionally. Bravo darling! I’m very happy for you! Many blessings.

    2. My name is alix I am a Pisces man I been with pisces woman some do and some don’t but I feel you I be so hurt and depressed all the time

      1. Hi Alixander!

        Thank you so much for chiming in as a Pisces man. If you feel really hurt and depressed often, you should probably seek out a counselor or someone you can talk to about these things. Perhaps that will help you get it all out and also find new ways of dealing with the things that upset you. Don’t neglect yourself and your needs. Please take care of yourself!

  2. A final word about the fish. Fnally!
    Pisceans have a dual nature just as a coin has 2 sides. Heads: we are sensitive’ empathic, imaginative beyond all credulity and always ready to listen, regardless. For one thing, listening is a LOT easier than arguing. Conflict just does not suit us. Or, one could say that Fish tend to be chickenshit. No argument there. Tails: our innate IQ rates among the highest, and we CAN be industrious, rational, and demonically goal oriented. The thing is, we like to wait around for someone else to direct us. At least we have someone else to blame when everything goes FUBAR. We gamble as easily and often as we breathe. We are the most deceptive members of the Zodiac, by far. We excel at surveillance, espionnage, and interrogation. What can I say, fish tend to be slick & slimy. We are mostly honest, though. OK, somewhat mostly, on occasion, when it suits us. We relax, lounge around, and hang about as if these were lifelong career choices. They are.The entire planet, not just the waters, serves as our personal lounge, beach, and jacuzzi. Always happy to give lessons in The Big Mellow, free of charge. We are also the luckiest of the12 signS. We win regularly & consistently at the casino & we never met a lottery ticket or scratch card we did not like. Our secret, a good one, is we never win huge, ruinous jackpots. Fate keeps saving our asses from temptation. I had recently considered giving up smoking, not for health reasons but the skyrocketing cost. Did not REALLY want to quit, though, so I made a deal with myself: I will keep on puffing away as long as my lottery winnings can pick up the tab. Current evidence suggests I will be smoking long after I am dead & buried. I keep finding loose change on the ground wherever I go and wind gusts periodically blow $5, $10, $20 & $50 bills my way. That was how I payed for my ghetto blaster and LED ZEPPELIN IV CD 43 years ago. I was a sickly & miserable child in Sao Paulo, a real burden and a costly one. My lazy immune system only finally matured in my mid thirties, a full decade behind everyone else,but, I have never been sick or any way ill since. Not once. Despite a career as a sawbones, I have no personal concept of what it is to be ill. I currently have 3 stalkers that I am aware of. Male stalkers are a nuissance and potential threat. Female stalkers are a terrific boost to a fragile’ male ago. I guess they like to check out the freaky fish in the aquarium of life. As long as they stop tapping on the glass so hard, no problem, stalk away. Not everyone is OK with our mellow, laissez-faire way ways. We are occasionally accused of being unambitious, lazy, and shiftless. Fine, if it makes you feel better, just keep up the abuse; just water over our backs and fins.

    1. Hi laszlo!

      Thank you for chiming in and giving me a wealth of information on you as a Pisces man. This is very helpful and I do hope others learn from you as well. Thank you for sharing your story. I wish you so much luck and love in your life!

  3. This is spot on! I’ve been bumping heads with my Pisces boyfriend. I am a leo and you’re right at one point he called me “perfect” and fell for me first. And a Leo loves adoration so I loved the attention and words. I also love how Pisces are dreamy I do have a Pisces in Saturn so we relate so well on so many levels and it’s tricky because I feel like we are opposites at times.

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