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These Are The Worst Qualities Of The 12 Zodiac Signs

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Our zodiac signs promise to reveal what the universe has in store for us, but the truth is not always pretty.

Each of the 12 zodiac signs are known for certain qualities - Virgos are perfectionists, while Sagittarius are optimistic - but there are downsides to each sign too.

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Whether or not you admit it, ever sign has an annoying trait or two. These are the worst qualities of the 12 signs:

1. Aries (March 20-April 20) - Leaping Before Looking

Aries have a strong inner drive, which can sometimes get them into trouble.

They invest too much time and energy into small problems, and chase after things only to realize they don't actually want them.

The same applies to their personal relationships - Aries are known for flying off the handle and losing a friend, only to realize they were upset over nothing.

Take time to reflect and think things through. Pick your battles and know when to take things as they are.

2. Taurus (April 20-May 21) - My Way Or The Highway

Stubborn doesn't even begin to describe a Taurus once they set their mind on something.

It's not just about insisting that everyone plays by their rules - a Taurus also values their time, money, and energy above everyone else's.

Their self-centered personality can even make them lazy, because they put their own wants before their needs.

Find balance by forcing yourself to do something selfless, and taking time out every day to recognize the people around you.

3. Gemini (May 21-June 21) - Leaving People Hanging

Gemini - represented by the twins - have a reputation for being of two minds about everthing.

It's much easier for them to avoid making a decision at all than to deal with the consequences of their choices.

Until, that is, the people they've been ignoring show up looking for answers.

Gemini actually have strong interpersonal skills, they just need to harness them. Start by setting hard end-of-the-day deadlines for important decisions, and a firm "no ghosting" policy for your friends.

4. Cancer (June 21-July 22) - Talking Down To Yourself

We all feel insecure sometimes, but Cancers are especially prone to self-doubt.

They get convinced that the problems in their life will never go away. That could be true, but only because they spend more time worrying about these issues than facing them.

You need to confront the negative emotions swirling in your head, which are keeping you from reaching your potential.

Start by talking back to your negative feelings, and notice how much more confident it makes you.

5. Leo (July 22-August 23) - Stroking Your Ego

Arrogant, self-centered, not a team player. Does this sound like anyone you know?

Probably not, because Leos love to brag, and list all their best qualities for anyone who will listen.

But they don't always have the skills to back up their big talk.

Confidence is not a bad thing, but too much can turn people off and make them take you less seriously.

Put in the hard work to show off your skills instead of beating your own drum. And don't assume from the start that you have all the answers.

6. Virgo (August 23-September 23) - Doubting Your Own Potential

More than any other zodiac sign, Virgos are known for being perfectionists, who worry over every little detail until things are just right.

But their obsessive habits could hold them back.

A long time ago, most Virgos realized they couldn't get exactly what they wanted, and started settling for less to avoid disappointment.

Don't be afraid to chase your dreams - you have all of the willpower and drive you need to see them through!

Start by focusing on getting things done instead of doing a perfect job.

7. Libra (September 23-October 23) - Bottling Up Your Emotions

Libras are considered natural diplomats, as fair and balanced as the scales that represent their sign.

To avoid confrontation, they're willing to put themselves at the center of arguments between other people - which is so stressful.

If you never speak out or pick a side, you'll only make the confrontation worse as you try to juggle your relationships.

At some point, you need to speak out, pick a side, and stand up for your own feelings.

Don't let other people drag all of their problems to you, unless they're willing to listen to yours.

8. Scorpio (October 23-November 22) - Flying Off The Handle

No one will stand up for their friends and family as fiercely as a Scorpio.

They wear their emotions on their sleeves, which is not always a good thing. Scorpios have a bad habit of erupting at the drop of a hat.

This is especially worrying in romantic relationships, where Scorpios are known for being jealous and suspicious.

Work hard at building trust with the people closest to you, but remember that it's a two-way street. You can't be secretive and expect people to open up to you.

9. Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) - Taking Others For Granted

If you have a friend who has "no filter," odds are they're a Sagittarius.

Speaking their mind is just part of a Sagittarius' direct and straightforward nature, but it's not always taken that way.

They don't mean to upset people by being blunt, but this sign does - a lot. It's normally just awkward, but can seriously hurt relationships when a Sagittarius doesn't show gratitude.

Be sure to recognize when people go out of their way to help you, and take pains to pay them back. That should be easy, because generosity is your strong suit.

10. Capricorn (December 21-January 20) - Withholding Trust

People often mistake thoughtful Capricorns for annoying know-it-alls, but to be fair, they do act that way sometimes.

Capricorns are just slow to let other people into their lives, even though that distrustful nature hurts them the most.

It's common for Capricorns to pile work and pressure on themselves, instead of relying on friends and family.

This extra pressure will only make you resentful towards the people you should be trusting.

Relax, let go, and let yourself ask for help when you need it.

11. Aquarius (January 20-February 18) - Taking Everything Lightly

We all have trouble expressing ourselves sometimes, but Aquariuses are chronically separated from their emotions - which actually makes them seem moody.

They've earned a reputation for being unpredictable and hard to read. In fact, even an Aquarius isn't always sure what's going on inside their head.

The trouble is they get caught up in their own minds, obsessing over small problems while real life flashes before their eyes.

Snap out of this cycle by adding routine to your life. Set a schedule, pick goals, and remind yourself to think things through.

12. Pisces (February 18-March 20) - Getting Lost In Thought

Naturally creative, the Pisces sign is home to dreamers and wandering souls - exactly the type of person you don't want on a team project.

Pisces can sometimes confuse impressions in their mind with reality, and regularly escape from their problems inside their own mind.

Try to channel your creativity into something productive, instead of letting your worst habits consume you.

Look at your problems from a new angle, and let your inspired mind shine.

Does your sign's worst quality fit you?

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