Your Worst Relationship Habit, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
When it comes to relationships, no one is the perfect partner.
We all have baggage, biases and general shortcomings that cause disagreements when we attempt to merge our lives with another person. Thankfully, knowing what you're bad at is the first step on the road towards fixing it, and the stars might be able to help.
Keep scrolling to see your worst relationship habit, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 20 – April 19): Your Explosive Temper
Fiery Aries—you're determined, confident and passionate, but you're also impatient and short-tempered, and those qualities definitely show in your romantic relationships. You're quite volatile in all your romances, often erupting into angry, hotheaded rants as soon as your partner upsets you. Your explosive temper is a terrible habit, and it often leads to intense and emotional disagreements that do nothing to help you and your partner find a solution to a problem. You would rather lash out than work together, and continuing to embrace your reckless fury will only mean the end of many of your romantic relationships.
(Inside Out via Pixar Animation Studios)
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Your Fear What Other People Think
You're reliable and practical, Taurus, but you're also an Earth sign, meaning you care quite a bit about what other people think. You can be materialistic at times, and your desire for people to see you in the best possible light often finds its way into your relationships. You have a tendency to care too much about what other people think of your partners, at times allowing the expectations of your family and friends to guide your romantic decisions. Because of the desire to please the people around you, you often limit yourself to one type of romantic partner, usually ensuring that they tick all your boxes before even considering how you might feel about them. Remember it's your love life, Taurus—don't close yourself off to important emotional experiences because you're scared of how the people around you might react.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Your Moodiness
Oh, Gemini—is it any surprise that your moodiness is your worst relationship habit? Your romantic partners never know what to expect from you. One minute you're proclaiming your deep care and affection for them, and the next you're frustrated and irritable, talking about how your relationship will never last. It's not that you don't have deep emotions—it's simply that you can fall out of love as quickly as you fell into it, making you a very unstable and frustrating partner. You can't help your two-sided nature, but you can be more careful about what you express to your partners. Don't allow people to get attached to you unless you can confirm that you won't let them down. Otherwise, people will never be able to trust your affections and will steer clear of you in an effort to save themselves from pain.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Your Low Expectations
You're all about your feelings, Cancer. You totally allow your emotions to rule your relationships, opening up to people too easily and getting hurt too often. You're compassionate, caring and always willing to put your partner first, sometimes to an unhealthy degree. You make all kinds of harmful compromises in an effort to keep your relationship together, often allowing your partner to take advantage of your giving nature. You might think you're making the necessary sacrifices to have a long-lasting relationship, but you only end up with an uneven balance of power in your romance, which can never turn into a healthy partnership. Set standards for yourself and stick to them, Cancer—it's the only way to find a relationship that will truly last a lifetime.
(Grown-ish via Freeform)
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Your Inflexibility
Ah, Leo. You're ruled by the Sun and you share so may of its qualities. You consider yourself the center of the galaxy, unable to bend or change your will for anything or anyone, including your romantic partner. You're a loving and warmhearted partner, but you tend to seize control in your relationships, often sticking your nose places it doesn't belong and refusing to comply when your partner asks you to compromise. Your inflexibility is a key element of your endless self-confidence, but that doesn't mean it's a positive force in your relationship. You have to learn to listen to what your partner wants, instead of taking charge and steam-rolling over their needs.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): Your Perfectionism
You're hardworking and practical, Virgo, with a strict attention to detail that basically rules your life. You desperately want everything to be perfect, without ever understanding that nothing will live up to your high expectations, including your relationships. Your perfectionism plays a negative role in your relationship in two ways. First, it causes you to take on too much, as you truly believe that if you just do everything then you have a higher chance of achieving perfection. Second, it causes you to be overly critical and judgmental of your partners. Perfection is impossible, Virgo, and continuing to strive for it is only pushing the people around you away and causing you unnecessary frustration. Loosen the reins a bit before you allow your obsession with detail ruin your romances.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): Your Peace-Keeping
Peaceful Libra, you're cooperative, diplomatic and incessantly obsessed with harmony. In fact, you'll do almost anything to avoid conflict, which isn't actually a positive quality in a romantic relationship. Although keeping the peace between you and your partner might create a healthy relationship on the surface, it keeps you from voicing what you actually need. You're afraid of starting a fight, so you often keep silent when something bothers you, or you turn to passive-aggressive behaviors and manipulation. You need to learn to ask for what you need, Libra. No relationship can exist without clear communication, so don't allow your desire for calmness to supersede your ability to be honest.
(Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 via Marvel Studios)
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Your Aloofness
Mysterious little Scorpio, no one ever understands exactly what's going on with you. When it comes to relationships, you feel in extremes, often oscillating between deep love and affection to deep distrust and jealousy, but you keep all these emotions buried under the surface. When it comes to actually interacting with your partner, you're rather cold and detached. It's not healthy to keep your feelings hidden, Scorpio. Not only does it prevent your partner from understanding who you truly are, it also blocks you from expressing and subsequently managing your emotions. Aloofness might keep your sensitive core safe, Scorpio, but it won't make for a healthy relationship.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): Your Naiveté
Sagittarius, you're such a kind and open person that you find it hard to believe when other people aren't. You're optimistic and enthusiastic to a fault, often causing you to give your trust away to people who don't deserve it. You unquestioningly believe in the ultimate goodness of human beings, so you'll blindly believe whatever your partner tells you, even when all the evidence says the exact opposite. You shouldn't lose your child-like love for life, Sagittarius, but it's okay to be a little guarded. In fact, it's an important step in determining if someone is right for you long-term or if they simply fulfill your short-term desires.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Your Lack of Compassion
You're all about responsibility and discipline, Capricorn. Emotions have little place in your mind, especially in comparison to logic and reason. You want to finish the race rather than enjoy the journey, which can make it very difficult for you to be compassionate and caring towards your romantic partners. Since you're able to set your feelings aside in the name of accomplishing your goals, you can't understand why your partner might not be able to. However, self-control and responsible behavior don't equate to a deep emotional connection, which is the only way to build a lasting relationship. Emotions aren't a bad thing, Capricorn. Take time to understand where your partner is coming from and you're sure to see a huge improvement in the health of your relationship.
(Gossip Girl via The CW)
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Your Shifting Temperament
You're definitely one-of-a-kind, Aquarius. Eccentric and energetic, you deeply value your independence. While you will love your partner without question as long as you're free to be yourself, your relationships are often inhibited by your own fears. You worry about losing who you are in a relationship, causing your moods to change abruptly and leaving your partner confused about your real feelings. You don't mean to send mixed signals, but you're also unwilling to compromise who you are for anyone and feel the need to make that clear, even when your partners haven't asked you to change. Give people the benefit of the doubt, Aquarius—not everyone is trying to steal your freedom.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 19): Their Hopeless Romanticism
Oh, Pisces—you're absolutely the hopeless romantic of the zodiac sign. You want a rom-com level of romance out of every relationship you enter, and you cling to the idea of grand romantic gestures and uncontrollable feelings of love. However, while you're so excited to fall in love, you're not very good at staying in love. You fail to understand that life isn't a movie, and as soon as a relationship doesn't meet your high expectations you're on the hunt for your next great romance. Love will never look picture-perfect, Pisces. If you're searching for a romance that carries all the drama and passion of a movie, you're always going to end up unfulfilled and alone.
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