Why You're a Bad Texter, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Though we're practically all on our phones 24/7, none of us are immune to making plenty of communication mistakes.

As much as we'd like to believe we're all amazing texters, we're not. We leave people on read, call others out for their grammar mistakes and never know when to let the conversation die.

We're sure you've committed plenty of texting sins yourself, and we think we know what makes you a poor communicator every now and then. Keep scrolling to discover why you're a bad texter, based on your zodiac sign!

Aries (March 20 – April 19): Your Texts Are Consistently in All Caps

You're a rather aggressive sign, Aries. Because of your incredibly competitive nature, the smallest things will set you off. One minute everything is fine, and the next, you're screaming at the top of your lungs for who knows what. It's the same when texting. But because you can't yell, you prefer to express your anger in all caps. You practically type in caps lock, so even when you aren't upset, others are still convinced you are. Maybe tone it down a bit the next time you want to have a convo with anyone?

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): You're Super Detailed

Being a rather detail-oriented sign, it's the little things that matter to you. That sweet inflection in someone's hello or the coy way they smiled at you while walking through the hallways, you notice stuff like that more than anyone. And while that's all sorts of grand and romantic, being so detail-focused doesn't help you at all with texting. You're one of those people who will literally type a novel when responding to someone who simply questioned how you were doing. Let's be honest, not everyone is fully reading these texts. That might make you upset, but we hope it gets you to tone down the effort put into them. They are just simple little messages, after all.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): You Go Off on Tangents

Sharp and inquisitive, you have so many questions that need to be answered on the regular. Not a day goes by where you haven't wondered why cars park in driveways, how planes fly, why purple is a royal color and so on. Most people find this quite charming, except for when you get to texting and start answering your own questions, thus turning the convo into something completely different than was intended. It really is amazing how you and your bestie will be chatting about what you should do this Friday, and before you both know it, you've taken the convo hostage and are trying to unpack the theory of relativity. There's a time and a place for those questions, but they're not in group chats.

Sierra texting Jamey in Sierra Burgess Is a Loser

(Sierra Burgess Is a Loser via Netflix)


Cancer (June 21 – July 22): You Always Assume Someone Is Mad at You

Cancer, we feel your pain. You're a sensitive little creature who just wants the world to understand this. You act tough, because you're terrified of getting hurt. And though you can dish it out, you simply can't take it—even during times there is nothing to be taken. We're talking about how you literally always assume someone is mad at you whenever you start a convo with anyone. You might say something snarky and they'll respond a little bit off, which throws you for a loop and has you apologizing profusely for something so trivial. Newsflash: Not everyone is upset with you 24/7. Sure, people can take a minor offense to the things you say, but they're not going to cut you out of their lives completely for it.


Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): You Only Talk About Yourself

You're a straight up star, Leo. You have just about everything going for you—stellar grades, flawless complexion, amazing clothes, winning personality, etc. This tends to draw in quite the crowd, but you don't mind, because being the center of attention is where you feel most at home. But sometimes this can lead you to be a bit self-centered.

In texting, you somehow always find a way to focus the conversation on you. Whether your BFF is asking for homework help or your sister needs advice on the perfect date night outfit, you'll flip the script and get lost detailing how incredible you are. We're urging you to start listening (er, reading) what other people are saying to you, before you respond with another "inspiring" life story.


Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): You Call Out Every Grammar Mistake

Perfection is your middle name, which is why you're quick to note when someone makes an unforeseen error doing just about anything. What really annoys others most is when you call them out for the smallest grammar mistakes when texting. We don't just mean using the wrong form of there, their or they're, but noting they used the wrong punctuation or have an errant comma in their message. We understand you're just trying to help, but this is texting. It's not an English essay for your AP class.

Spencer's evil twin on the phone in Pretty Little Liars

(Pretty Little Liars via Freeform)


Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): You Use Too Many Emojis

You're a fun and fluttery sign who's always involved in about a million different text convos all at the same time. This makes it difficult to spend time crafting the perfect response, which is why you opt to use emojis more often than you should. You could easily have a full text exchange solely using the little icons and without ever saying a single word. While it can be fun and definitely has its place in texting, messaging someone is all about having an actual conversation.


Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): You Only Give One-Word Responses

As mysterious as they come, no one will ever be able to figure you out. And you fully intend on keeping things that way. Because of this, you tend to not do that much talking (or texting, in this instance). You prefer to let everyone else do the work, which is why you've been known to get through a convo only using one-word responses. Sometimes those are called for, but not on a constant basis. You don't have to dish out the dirty details about your entire life story, but it'd be nice to give whoever you're texting something to work with.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): You Tack a 'Hahah' to the End of Every Text

As the eternal optimist of the zodiac, you radiate positivity like no other. You're basically a walking ball of sunshine, constantly cracking jokes and bringing a smile to everyone's face. It's very rare you ever experience a serious moment, even when it comes to texting. You could mention that you failed a test or your goldfish passed away, yet you'd still be sure to add on a "haha" or "lol" before pressing send. We get you don't want to come off as too sarcastic or dark, but they lose their meaning when they're used too often. So why not retire them in your next couple of texts?

Jess with her phone New Girl

(New Girl via Fox)


Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): You're a Debbie Downer

Practical and responsible, you're essentially the mom of the zodiac signs. You keep everyone in line when no one else can step up to the plate. Because you hold yourself to such an incredibly high standard, you tend to expect the worst more often than not. You don't exactly hide it well either. Whenever your BFFs mention their excitement over a party or your S.O. reveals how stoked they are about a new TV show, you tend to respond rather cynically. Just because you don't celebrate life's small victories, doesn't mean you shouldn't let others do just that.


Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): You Never Respond

Texting is not your strong suit, Aquarius. While you're a fun person to be around, you crave your alone time more than any other sign. Loner isn't entirely the best way to describe you (because if you had it your way, you'd be living off the grid), but it does the job in this instance. Clearly, your downfall is that you seldom ever respond to messages. Even when someone expresses how urgent a response is, you won't hit them up until a few days after they needed to hear from you. That's just the way you roll, Aquarius.


Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 19): You Don't Know When to Let a Conversation End

Conversing with your loved ones, either by texts, calls or in person, is what keeps you going. You're a fairly social sign who just wants their friends and family members to know they're there for them all the time. So once you start texting someone, you never stop. You just keep going and going, because you fear they'll think you abandoned them if you let the convo die. Sometimes text exchanges simply fade out on their own, it happens. When it does, don't force it to keep going. When the time is right, they'll reach out again.

Leigh-Anne of Little Mix on her phone in their music video for "Hair"

("Hair" via Syco Music)


Now that we've exposed your flaws, let's discuss your overall texting habits. THIS is the type of texter you are, based on your zodiac sign.