What You Need Most in a Friendship, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Finding good friends can be a little challenging.
After wading through numerous toxic relationships and flaky pals, it can start to feel like you'll never find a group you truly click with.
However, it's possible you might be stuck in bad friendships simply because you're not sure what you need from your pals. And we might be able to help.
Keep scrolling for what you need most in a friendship, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Honesty
Confident and energetic as you are, Aries, you're known for having quite the booming social life. In fact, you like to keep your circle large, as you genuinely value different opinions and unique points of view. However, the only way to truly take advantage of this diversity is to find pals who are honest with you no matter what. You're incredibly direct, Aries, and you need friends who can match your candid approach. Honesty is what you need most in a friendship, not only because truthful friends will be able to appreciate your bluntness, but also because you could use some straightforward guidance so you don't steamroll the people around you.
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Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Consistency
You're known for your reliable nature, Taurus. You're devoted and responsible, meaning you'll always follow through on your decisions. Flaky friends are not going to cut it for you. You need time and patience to build a real connection with someone, so if you already feel like you can't trust them to be there for you you'll never get past the very shallow first stages of your relationship. Consistency is key for you, Taurus, as it's the only way you can get past your distrusting nature and build a genuine friendship with someone.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Good Conversation
You're one of the most social signs in all the zodiac, Gemini. You love meeting new people, so you're constantly surrounded by both friends and acquaintances that are drawn to your outgoing energy. However, you're not at all familiar with the phrase "comfortable silence." You're a communicative sign, which means you need a constant flow of good conversation in all your interactions, especially your friendships. If the discussion doesn't flow easily, you're bound to get bored and hunt for other people who can meet your endless need to chat.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Sensitivity
As you know full well, you're an incredibly emotional sign, Cancer. It doesn't take much to get you all up in your feels, and sometimes the logic behind your emotional responses isn't that easy to comprehend. You need friends who are sensitive to your fragile nature. Sarcastic comments and friendly jokes can easily upset you, so pals who understand your emotional nature and monitor their actions accordingly are an absolute necessity if you want to have a healthy and bustling social life.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Respect
Although you're used to being the center of attention, Leo, you're actually a very generous and giving friend. You'll do anything you can to help the people around you, and you're very accepting of contrasting viewpoints and perspectives. You innately understand that people have their own beliefs and you're still a loyal friend regardless of how your opinions might differ from your pals. All you ask is that your friends show this same respect in return. As long as people give you the courtesy of respecting your right to your own viewpoints, you can bond with almost anyone.
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Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Helpfulness
Ah, analytical Virgo—you're known by your methodical and critical nature. You take a very practical approach to your everyday life, which means that you're always looking to problem-solve for the people you care about, even if they don't have any issues that need resolving. Your helpful nature is just how you show love to people, and you really need the same out of your friends. Nothing makes you feel closer to your pals than allowing them to lend a hand during a tough situation. You're not one to ask for assistance, so friends that can be helpful simply because they recognize that you need it are pals you know you need to keep around.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): Patience
Peaceful and fair-minded are two of the qualities that describe you best, Libra. Although you struggle to take initiative in your friendships, you're always pushing your pals to succeed. If there's one thing you can't stand, however, it's conflict. Hot-tempered friends who struggle to manage their emotions won't work for you. You'll always be worried that they'll pop off and create a nightmare scenario for your peace-loving self. Instead, you need friends who are patient enough to deal with situations calmly. With these pals you can truly put your cooperative viewpoint to work, often helping them to see the other side and change their own feelings about a situation. Patience is crucial in your friendships, Libra, as you can only really bond with calm and tolerant people.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Trustworthiness
You're an incredibly complicated sign, Scorpio. You're very emotional, but you prefer to put on a calm and cool appearance rather than open yourself up to pain and explain how you're feeling. You're also very suspicious of people, which makes it hard for you to bond with anyone. When you do open up to someone, trustworthiness is of the utmost importance to you. You only need to be betrayed once and you'll never be able to look at someone the same again. Without trust, there's no relationship for you, making it your most needed friendship quality by far.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Fun
Honestly, Sagittarius? You just want to have fun. You're definitely an extrovert and you're enthusiastic about life in general, so you don't really take things too seriously. You don't need to have deep, intense bonds with your pals. Instead, you just want friends that you can enjoy life with. With your friendly and idealistic personality, fun, carefree people are your only friendship necessity.
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Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Loyalty
Oh, Capricorn—friends are very important to you, mostly because you don't have too many. It's not because people don't like you, it's because you dislike almost everyone and everything to some extent. You don't feel the need to have a booming social life, especially if you only kind of like your pals. You can be a bit difficult sometimes, Cap, so loyalty is your most necessary friendship quality. You need pals who will stand by you when you're open, reliable and warm-hearted, and won't walk away when some of your unforgiving and condescending traits start to show. You give loyalty unquestionably, but you also need it in return. Otherwise, your friendships just won't last.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Intellect
It might make you sound shallow, Aquarius, but you need a strong intellect in your friendships. You're a progressive and deep-thinking Air sign, so you need constant mental stimulation. If something isn't making your brain work, you get bored and pull back into yourself, rather than allow yourself to open up and expand the relationship. However, it's also not about well-read or extremely educated pals, as you recognize that people can be smart in all kinds of different ways. You simply need someone that can make you think twice about things and challenge your strongly-established viewpoints. As long as you have that, your friendship is guaranteed to soar.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Openness
You're known for your compassionate and empathetic nature, Pisces. You're an incredibly selfless individual who just wants to help the people around you, especially your friends. However, in order to help someone, you need to understand what's going on, making openness of the utmost important in your friendships. Expressive and emotional as you are, you need people to share everything with you before you feel that you can truly understand them. You'll never get close someone you don't truly connect with, so vulnerability is an absolute must-have among your friends.
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