Exactly how true are these stereotypes, and what do they reveal about your personality? Is it something a little deeper? Oh, yes! Stereotypes don’t have to be bad, but they are, very often, completely misunderstood. So, let’s explore what really lies beneath your stereotypical zodiac traits and what they secretly reveal about your personality:
The Aries Stereotype:
Your Zodiac’s Stereotype: You’re confrontational and always ready for a fight.
What This Reveals About You: The truth is, you are quite assertive and don’t hesitate to confront an issue if you need to. You believe in honesty and truth, and you hate beating around the bush. You’d prefer if everyone was authentic with each other, as you hate fakeness.
You're also the Warrior sign, so how can you not fight for something you believe in? Sure, you may be a little quick to react, so that is definitely something that you can work on so that you don’t get the reputation for being the most aggressive kid on the block.
The Taurus Stereotype:
Your Zodiac’s Stereotype: You’re stubborn and inflexible
What this Reveals About You: Being a fixed earth sign, you tend to be consistent, reliable and loyal to the death. You can be counted on in any situation, and honor your commitments. This is a strength of yours that too few people fail to appreciate.
Of course, this consistency does translate into stubbornness, or let’s be more real here – you're scared of change. Safety and security and a predictable routine make you feel safe in the world. in fact, you can be quite insecure, which is why you dig your heels in so deeply.
The Gemini Stereotype:
Your Zodiac’s Stereotype: You’re Two-Faced and Fickle
What this Reveals About You: This is probably one of your most misunderstood stereotypes around. So many put your zodiac sign down because of a quality that is completely skewed and misperceived.
The truth is, you are incredibly adaptable and versatile, and you’ll happily change to fit whatever situation you find yourself in. You love to wear different roles, which makes you have all those “multiple personalities” that people speak of. Unfortunately, some people don’t understand someone who’s as flexible as you are, earning you the stereotype of “two-faced”. Sigh.
The Cancer Stereotype:
Your Zodiac’s Stereotype: You’re Sulky And Defensive
What this Reveals About You: Being a water sign, you certainly are very moody and sensitive. But think about this for a moment: your symbol is the crab, right? Crabs have a hard, strong, external shell and sharp pincers. When you feel attacked, well, these pincers come out and pinch!
But the truth is, if you peel your hard exterior away beneath the perceived sulky defensiveness, you’ll find an extremely soft underbelly. You’re just trying to protect yourself from getting hurt, that’s all. When people learn that about you, they’ll realize they had it all wrong.
The Leo Stereotype:
Your Zodiac’s Stereotype: You’re Self-Centered
What this Reveals About You: Let’s get real here for a moment: the Sun is strongest in your zodiac sign, the sign of Leo. Of course you’re going to shine brightly! Of course you're going to be confident, creative and warm. And yes, you are going to focus on yourself and building your skills and talents – it’s what you were born to do.
Haters will always hate. People get uncomfortable when confronted with someone so self-assured and easy in their own skin. And really, you do need praise and validation to feel so confident, which is what most people don’t realize. And when you’re given this praise, your generosity and loyalty towards those you love is endless.
The Virgo Stereotype:
Your Zodiac’s Stereotype: You’re a Control Freak
What this Reveals About You: You only control everything because you’re afraid that, if you don’t plan down to the last detail, things will all fall apart. You're so busy trying to fix problems and save the world, to be helpful and useful, that it certainly can come across as controlling.
Yet, those who know you, know that you have a heart of pure gold and that your anxiety drives you to make sure that things are absolutely perfect. Besides, who else has an eye like you? Who else can take care of details the way you do? We don’t know what we’d do without you.
The Libra Stereotype:
Your Zodiac’s Stereotype: You’re just a shallow flirt
What this Reveals About You: Libra is the sign of relationships. It’s also the sign of compromise, negotiation and justice. You value connecting to other people on a one-on-one level, and most who know you will say you’re a wonderful, kind-hearted friend or partner who always puts their needs first and bends over backward to make them happy.
Besides, you are gorgeous and charming, and most people are just jealous of you. People can’t help falling in love with you because you're just so nice and can talk about anything, which might seem shallow to some. But actually, it’s a great life skill to have.
The Scorpio Stereotype:
Your Zodiac’s Stereotype: You’re vengeful and evil
What this Reveals About You: Your zodiac sign, aside from Gemini, is likely the most misinterpreted of them all. Yes, you have a dark side, but that’s usually indulged by watching murder series and crime investigation documentaries. And yes, if you are betrayed, that person may as well be dead to you. But it’s not like you’re keying cars and trashing your ex’s house, even if you do dream about it.
You’re actually a total teddy bear, and those who know you, know how soft your heart is and how essential it is that you protect yourself. Which can come off as scary and intense.
The Sagittarius Stereotype:
Your Zodiac’s Stereotype: You’re irresponsible and can’t commit
What this Reveals About You: Life is one huge adventure for you, and no matter what you do or who you’re with, you need constant growth and expansion, you need life to be exciting and fun. So yes, when a relationship can’t provide that for you, or a job clips your wings, you’ll look for something more suited to you. Isn’t that what we all do? People are often just jealous of your free spirit, so don’t mind them.
And, truthful, when you find someone or something you truly love, you’ll be loyal until death do you part.
The Capricorn Stereotype:
Your Zodiac’s Stereotype: You’re a boring workaholic.
What this Reveals About You: What mainstream astrology doesn’t say is that half of you is the boring workaholic, true, but the other half is the magical mystic, the fun creative, the hilarious teacher. You have a lot of depth to you, and so what if you work hard and like to make money? So what if you like your routines and want to provide for those you love?
People who really know you know there’s a whole other side to you that can outdance, outlast, outplay. Work hard, play hard, that’s your motto. Never mind your very often overlooked musical and spiritual gifts.
The Aquarius Stereotype:
Your Zodiac’s Stereotype: You're cold and dead inside
What this Reveals About You: This is absolutely not true. You're an air sign, so all you do all day long is analyze everything, to the point where you’re so frazzled with anxiety that you have to detach and seem like you’ve got it all under control. But you’re actually very sensitive, sometimes quite insecure and often feel alone.
You’re also amazing, fun and friendly, it’s not like you walk around in a cloud of worry. But you do have feelings, and it’s just hard for you to trust anyone enough to open up – vulnerability scares you, because you’re not quite sure how to handle it. You’ll learn.
The Pisces Stereotype:
Your Zodiac’s Stereotype: You’re a wishy-washy addict
What this Reveals About You: Pisces has some of the most depth out of all the zodiac signs. After all, you are a water sign, and you don’t swim in the shallow end! But you do have a habit of avoiding difficulty and swimming away from anything that seems too hard or overwhelming. This is just because you don’t have great boundaries to say “no”, hence it’s easier to escape. However, this can make you seem wishy-washy, especially to the more confrontational types (ahem, fire signs).
As for addiction, there’s a great many of you who aren’t at all addicts. You know, deep down, that you would lose yourself if you dabbled with danger. Although, you do have to be careful of other “safe” addictions, such as TV, love or rescuing people. You have a strong desire to merge, but when you find a spiritual or creative outlet, you do just fine.