We all have a few annoying traits associated with our zodiac sign. And usually, it’s these very things our friends and partners love most about us.
“Understanding where our weaknesses lie helps us develop compassion for ourselves and for others and gives us a direction to work toward in our own personal development,” .
While each sign might have a few traits others can see as annoying, it’s important to keep in mind that we all have habits that will rub others the wrong way, and it’s always possible to find a happy balance, and get along better with others. Because while you can’t win ’em all, you can certainly strive to have healthier, more balanced relationships.
Here are the two most “annoying” traits for each zodiac sign.
1. Aries (March 21 – April 19): Competitive & Impulsive
Aries can be a highly competitive sign, which certainly helps them get ahead in life. But if they aren’t careful, this tendency can cause others to feel like they’re being bowled over as Aries pursues their dreams — and that’s not always the most well-received quality.
As for their impulsiveness, Aries might want to try to go against their desire for instant gratification, and learn to slow down.
2. Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Unmotivated & Self-Indulgent
As the sign of the bull, Taurus often has a tendency to come off as a bit unmotivated, and sometimes even a tad self-indulgent, if they aren’t careful. They’re all about comfort, and can easily give into stubbornness. But it’s a trait they can work on, if they so choose.
3. Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Superficial & Indecisive
As the the sign of the twins, it’s easy for Gemini to come off as slightly superficial and indecisive. , “It’s easy for Gemini to get lost in their thoughts and in doing so they can easily gloss over other people’s feelings.”
4. Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Insecure & Indirect
Cancer is all about creating a sense of security, so they’re easily rattled whenever life feels unsure. When that happens, “the solution for Cancer is to focus their attention on something they know they are good at,” .
“Even in a new situation, there is always something [they can] bring into it that [they] can feel secure about, [such as] kindness, willingness to learn, patience, etc.”
5. Leo (July 23 – August 22): Arrogant & Hard On Themselves
Leo is often in the spotlight, since they enjoy being the star of the show. But it might be easy for them to come off as arrogant, as a result.
They also often give off a vibe that they’re tough on themselves. “Leo has a very specific conundrum of [potentially] being both egotistical and yet completely aware of this trait,” Tucker says.
6. Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Critical & Complaining
A Virgo’s perfectionistic tendencies might rub others the wrong way, and make them seem a bit annoying. “They have a critical eye for detail that can make them great, but also be their short coming when they use that exacting eye on picking others apart,” .
7. Libra (September 23 – October 22): Codependent & Self-Neglectful
Libra has a tendency to rely on others for their happiness, to a potentially unhealthy degree. And that can lead to others viewing them as codependent. “They are so committed to relationships and partnerships that they start identifying as that unit, rather than as the self,” .
8. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Intense & Secretive
If there’s an intense sign, Scorpio is known to be it. And while their intensity is what makes them interesting, Scorpio has to be careful that they don’t go overboard and rub people the wrong way.
“Intensity can lead to extremes,” and extremes can be difficult for some to deal with,.
9. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Careless & Distracted
As a light-hearted sign, Sagittarius at their best “can be a lot of fun,” but at their worst “can be … careless.” This can get them into trouble in their relationships, because they can come off as cold and distracted — even though they’re really just masters of moving on.
10. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Unyielding & Hard-Headed
“Capricorns really think that their way is the right way, and in many cases they are right,” . “Unfortunately, this does not mean [they’re always] right — but their lack of willingness to see another’s point of view can cause real friction in their lives.”
11. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Detached & Overly-Logical
For shy Aquarius, it’s easy for them to seem detached and fixed in their personality. “Aquarius is one of the most logical signs of the zodiac, and because [they are] always looking to make logical connections, problem solving, or understand the inner-workings, [they] can become overly-detached from [their] feelings,”.
12. Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Overly-Sensitive & Delusional
Pisces is known for being quite a dreamy, head-in-the-clouds type sign. And that’s a beautiful thing. But they can come off as a bit delusional and overly-sensitive, if they aren’t careful.