The Totally Stereotypical Way People Judge You, Based On Your Zodiac

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The Truth About The Zodiac Signs And Their Stereotypes.

Don't assume you know someone just because you know their sign.

We all know that stereotyping is harmful. When we stereotype, we can make a bad decision that can have negative consequences. When we rely on stereotypical traits, we don't make our own judgments about a person and we often don't get to know who they really are.

We think we know someone because "that's the way those people are." It doesn't matter if those stereotypical traits were ever true because you're not dealing with someone as an individual.

You don't have to learn about a person if you've already got an image of them set in your mind. Stereotyping justifies ignorance and is a lazy way of dealing with a person or a group.

When it comes to astrology, many people stereotype the zodiac signs. They think if they get a few characteristics right, they can make generalizations about every individual born under that sign.

While certain traits can be true for individuals born under each of the same, not everything is the same for every person. Just like dealing with people in the real world, you shouldn't make assumptions about them on very little information.

No one wants to be put in a box and told, "This is the way you are." We all want to be considered as unique individuals with our own ways of looking and dealing with the world. There's no group where each person is a carbon copy of the other, even in families.

In the show Orphan Black, there are clones. Each one may have shared DNA but they are all different. They may look similar or like twins, but they are still vastly different.

When studying astrology, whether to understand yourself or a loved one better, it's best to use the information as a guide. Yes, each sign may have similar traits, but everyone is still unique. Here's what each zodiac sign is stereotyped as.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)
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Stereotype: They don't care about risks and have a nasty temper.

Reality: Aries are adventurous and courageous without being foolhardy.

Read: The 13 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aries, As Written By One

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
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Stereotype: They are stubborn to the point of insanity. They are also so lazy and love food so much that they spend a lot of their time eating in bed.

Reality: While they can be stubborn, they also can admit when they are wrong. Taurus do love good food, but they love all the comforts of home. When they are working, they are very determined and focused.

Read: The 5 Brutal Truths About Loving A Taurus, As Written By One

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
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Stereotype: They have a split-personality which makes them two-faced and flaky.

Reality: Geminis are excellent at seeing a situation from all sides, which gives them to ability to adapt and thrive in almost every situation.

Read: The 13 Brutal Truths About Loving A Gemini, As Written By One

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
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Stereotype: They are so emotional that they border on the edge of psychologically unstable. 

Reality: Cancers are empathetic and compassionate. They are familiar with all the feels and understand what others are going through.

Read: The 5 Brutal Truths About Loving A Cancer, As Written By One

Leo (July 23 - August 22)
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Stereotype: Leos are stage hogs who have to be the center of attention at all times. Their only concern is for themselves.

Reality: They are actually very generous, warmhearted and caring. They love people, period.

Read: 6 Brutal Truths About Loving A Leo, As Written By One

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
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Stereotype: Virgos are neat freaks who will chew off your head if you drop a crumb on their couch. They'd be annoying... if they had any personality.

Reality: Virgos are really intelligent and love helping people solve problems. Once they feel comfortable with someone, their energy is contagious and inspiring.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Virgo (As Written By A Virgo)

Libra (September 23 - October 22)
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Stereotype: An indecisive and annoying jellyfish, they hate confrontation so much they won't stand up for anybody or anything.

Reality: Libras value truth and justice above all else, and they will fight for those things they believe in. Of course, they'll try to find less contentious solutions if they can; if not, they'll confront a problem head-on. 

Read: 11 Brutal Truths About Loving A Libra, As Written By One

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
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Stereotype: Scorpios are sex fiends who will try anything, no matter how perverse, if it will give them a sexual thrill.

Reality: While Scorpios do love sex, they are also about sensuality and passion. They throw themselves mind, body, and soul into anything they feel passionate about.

Read: 14 Brutal Truths About Loving A Scorpio, As Written By One

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
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Stereotype: Flaky people who can't stay in one place very long, they are unstable, unreliable, and can't form lasting relationships.

Reality: It's not that Sagittarians are commitment-phobes, they just really enjoy meeting new people and going to new places; traveling feeds their soul.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Sagittarius, As Written By One

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
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Stereotype: Capricorns are rigid and unfeeling with a constant stick up their ass.

Reality: Capricorns have many emotions, it's just that they are so busy working and getting things done, expressing what they might be feeling isn't at the top of their list.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Capricorn, As Written By One

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
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Stereotype: They are cold bastards who don't give a damn about anything or anyone.

Reality: Aquarians have huge hearts and will do whatever they can to help somebody out. They are great humanitarians.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aquarius, As Written By One

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
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Stereotype: They are crybabies who are so wrapped up in their own crap that they don't have the bandwidth for anybody else.

Reality: Pisces are surprisingly chill. They are always there when someone needs to vent. Pisces use their emotions as inspiration for creative projects.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Pisces, As Written By One


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