You *think* you know them, but you have no idea.
Pisces is the little sibling of the zodiac family. Like younger siblings in every family, they can feel underappreciated and misunderstood. They are the most fluidic and dynamic personalities around.
This constant diversity of energy and intention makes it hard for them to build strong, long lasting relationships. They are socially nomadic as well so they frequently aren't around long enough for anyone to pierce through enigmatic aura.
Below, we've dissected the Pisces and explained some of their more baffling traits. Remember that we are talking about generalities in personality here, so these are more guideline than anything else. If nothing else, it will provide a fresh perspective and those are always helpful in connecting with someone.
1. Empathy is a driving force.
Pisces are gifted with stronger empathetic reactions than the other signs. They can clearly tune into the deepest and most subtle parts of even a stranger's mind state. This heightened sense gives them an additional social level to experience and interact with others.
The strength of the reflected emotions can be viewed as the Pisces' real emotions. This can easily cause confusion or give the appearance of mood swings.
2. They can be oversensitive.
Not just with their emotions or feelings, but their pride and confidence can be shattered by careless words spoken by a friend or loved one. They have no defense mechanisms that dull them or protect them from their own sense's. Their survival method takes a commitment few possess.
They turn the other cheek, and call attention to your pain or root problem for this conflict. They use nonviolence, empathy, and compassion to the fullest. When someone carelessly just hurts them, they have no way to handle it but suffer. Choose your words carefully around Pisces.
3. You will be shocked at the range of their personality.
If you get to see Pisces in different environments, you will see radically different versions of them every time. They aren't being superficial; they effortlessly absorb and reflect their surroundings. They can be the life of the party, slinging jokes, making drinks, flirting and recalling fabulous stories. They can be the disciplinarian boss, complete with finger wagging and critical statements.
It takes a lot of energy to be a constant mirror for the people around them. If they come home after a party or long day at work, they may appear to be short-tempered and not very social. When they have spent that much internal energy, give them an hour or so by themselves to recuperate. Pisces bounce back from fatigue and negativity really well.
4. They are often easy to meet, but hard to know.
The constant, dynamic flow of their personal energy makes them really contradictory on certain levels. This can make it hard for them to reach out to a stranger where the person reciprocates the connection. They are wary of potential manipulators and people that would try to profit from their unique spiritual abilities.
People will often only call on a Pisces because they had a bad day or event happen to them. While they are willing to help, they are more than this one ability and crave people who acknowledge them as individuals.
If you want to get to know a Pisces, be genuine from the first moment; they can sense dishonesty. Do your best to not be too serious around them. The first few times you meet, don't make a scene of it, but go out of your way to try and pierce the social energies surrounding them. Talk about them and how they have been.
5. They are extremely accepting of others.
This is the most likely inclination of Pisces to backfire. Their loving and compassionate attitudes can leave them a little naïve or blind to the truth. When taking steps to protect your Pisces, don't phrase it like they are wrong and you are right. Don't get bogged down into whether or not the person is innocent or not.
You can't win that argument. To avoid eternal verbal jousting, phrase it as you are uncomfortable and want to take these safety measures. Explain that it doesn't matter how "good" the person is, it can't be proven either way. As their friend you are asking that they honor your wishes.
6. Reality and fantasy bleed into each other at times.
The planets of emotions and illusions (Jupiter and Neptune, respectively) affected their development. Gifted artists, the intents of their ruling planets, strengthen their abilities and empower their imagination. This can be used to help them achieve the unachievable. They aren't held down by conventional or self-conscious thinking.
7. Their energy levels are a reflection of their environment.
It isn't uncommon to see a completely bedraggled, exhausted Pisces lay down for twenty minutes and get up intensely energized. They have a large capacity for absorbing the energy in a room or coming off people. They can even make their own if left alone for a moment.
Watch out, though. These second and third winds aren't always guaranteed and you may see them crash very quickly. Don't fret; they'll be fine but point out their fatigue as they might understand it yet. Get them food and water or they'll start snapping at the people around them. They aren't often exhausted and they don't handle it well.
8. They are always looking for new experiences and adventures.
Their social life looks like that of a nomadic people. They learn to adapt in the environment they find themselves in. They don't set down deep roots, preferring to move around and chase down life. They live for the unknown. They like having to think on their feet and with limited resources. They appreciate the difference between surviving and thriving.
If your better half is a Pisces, you're going to need to be extremely flexible with your lifestyle. If you don't accompany them on their adventures, you will be viewed as a ball and chain. They will feel stressed and trapped. They want to be with you but they can't be static for long. If you can't adapt, they will leave you, because they can't slow down.
9. They are the last sign.
They are the twelfth and last symbol of the zodiac's circle. They are the youngest astrologically than all the other signs; that's one of the reasons they are so much more vibrant than their family. Their place on the cycle means that most signs feel the urge to look after their little sibling. All the preceding signs have bestowed aspects of themselves and lessons on Pisces.
This article was originally published at Higher Perspective. Reprinted with permission from the author.