Turning a negative into a positive.
It’s not always such a positive thing, but stereotyping is a quick and easy way to describe someone. For the most part, though, it can be considered pretty negative, especially when we use these stereotypes to degrade others (totally uncool, by the way).
That said, it is very rare that stereotypes can be considered positive and not just positive, but true, as well. Take your zodiac sign, for example.
If you are an Aquarius like me, you are probably in the weird, quirky stereotype where people just assume you don’t like them before you even have a chance to talk to them… okay, sometimes this is true. Sorry not sorry.
If you’re a Taurus, people might think all you ever do is eat and lay on the couch watching Netflix. They could be right, but no one has to say it out loud, right?
While your sign’s stereotypes aren’t always positive or aren't always true, believe it or not, they can actually shed some light onto your BEST qualities. So, while it might not be true that a Taurus is always eating, one of your biggest strengths might be that you can make an awesome homemade pizza (suck it, Dominos!).
More than lifting yourself and your friends up by highlighting each other’s best personality traits, it is also important not to let the stereotypical traits of each sign negatively color how you see people, especially in friendships and relationships.
You should ALWAYS embrace the good with the bad in life, and instead of letting negative labels make you feel bad about yourself, read below to see how your positive personality makes your sign that much more bad-ass. If that’s even possible.
You’ll never meet a stronger sign than an Aries. No, I don’t mean she’s physically strong, I mean she’s a tough-as-nails kind of girl who doesn’t take shit from anyone.
Aries is the one you go to when you’re having a hard time with boys, friends, or life in general, and you just need someone to tell you to shape up.
People always say Aires doesn’t have time for nonsense and that is totally true. I guarantee you will never see this sign wasting her time when she could be out partying or getting paid.
Inside and out, Taurus proves that she is the most attractive one of the signs. This attractiveness is usually accompanied by a distinctive trait, like a contagious laugh or a dazzling smile, which makes her stand out from everyone else.
That said, this beauty does NOT go unnoticed to a Taurus. In fact, it wouldn’t really be Taurus if she wasn’t aware of her attractiveness. This is probably why she is such a flirt; she knows people flock to her beauty so she embraces it.
Another amazing Taurus trait: she’s never conceited about her alluring features.
Gemini’s communication skills are off the chart, which makes her that much more intelligent. Not only is she a serious smarty-pants, but she also knows how to work through all kinds of problems with friends and in relationships. If she can’t, she will most definitely ask for help.
Don’t think that a Gemini’s intelligence isn’t just good for helping solve a crossword puzzle or keeping up with the contestants on Jeopardy. You will never meet a Gemini who would rather just not talk about something touchy or not want to get to the bottom of a problem.
How does this make her so intelligent? She knows what it takes to be an adult and keep her relationships strong.
If you were to look up the definition of “selfless” in the dictionary, you would see a picture of your favorite Cancer right next to it. Cancer isn’t selfless because she likes the way it makes her look to others, she does it because she genuinely enjoys helping the people she loves – think of it as her way of telling you she cares for you (aww).
When it comes to a Cancer, though, don’t ever mistake her selflessness for her being a pushover.
The second you start taking advantage of this sign, she is out of your life for GOOD. Cancer appreciates those who are able to return the favor when she’s in need because she knows good relationships are the ones who have equal amounts of give and take.
A lot of people assume that Leo loves being the center of attention, which is why she acts all “high and mighty” all the time – totally NOT the case. Leo is a very confident being and it isn’t because she likes when people envy her (okay, maybe a little).
Rather, she simply knows she’s the bomb.com and works what she’s got.
Instead of getting jealous or annoyed, take a page straight from the Book of Leo and follow her lead. Life is way too short to go around not being yourself, which is what makes Leo so confident; she truly doesn’t care about what anyone thinks of her.
No one is sexier than a Virgo because she is the only one who can make just about anything look good. Being an analytical, all work and no play kind of girl can sometimes put her into a box, but man, does she know how to make these traits look sexy.
Some people see Virgo’s behavior as a little closed off at times, but that’s just not true. In fact, what makes her so sexy is that she can easily get into her sexy, smart mode that has everyone wanting more.
When you need a serious friend who you can confide in about anything (and yes, I mean anything), Libra is your girl. Not only will she always been there for you when you need her, but she will take your secrets to her grave, no questions asked.
Libra is the type of person to make awesome BFFs because she is crazy reliable, no matter how big or small the situation. She loves being able to do things to make her friends happy without wanting anything in return.
The best part? She NEVER makes herself look like a martyr just for being a nice person.
Scorpio sometimes gets labeled as passionate or aggressive, and while these things may be true, what people often forget is that she is the most loyal person you’ll meet. This goes for both relationships and friendships because Scorpio takes pride in being consistent with her personality; you won’t find any fakeness with this sign.
When things get a little sticky in life, Scorpio will always be the one who stays strong and doesn’t freak out (seriously, how does nothing bother you?!).
She’s a triple threat with her knack for being an awesome role model, friend, and lover – jackpot!
Whether it’s her eyes, how she flirts, or just the way she holds herself, Sagittarius is mind-blowingly irresistible. She’s the type of girl who is always surrounded by friends and always has at least five phone numbers in her bag by the end of the night.
So what makes this sign so desirable?! Simply the fact that she knows how to have fun and she’s awesome at making friends.
The best part? She loves to share, which means she’ll include her BFFs in the fun no matter what; you’ll never catch a Sagittarius snubbing her friends for a new guy or a better party.
Capricorn carries a lot of different roles in life, which makes her an all-around exceptional person. Whether she’s being a leader, a good friend, or an amazing girlfriend, Capricorn takes pride in her multi-faceted personality.
Capricorn sometimes gets pegged as someone who only cares about herself, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, Capricorn is one of the more creative signs and is constantly flexing those creative muscles in everything she does.
She can sometimes get into the “my way or the highway” mindset, but that’s only because she has big ideas she wants to share; never underestimate a Capricorn’s ability to impress you.
Don’t let Aquarius’ quirkiness fool you into thinking she’s weird or in her own little world. If you are looking for someone to try new things with or if you’re just looking for a good time, she should be the first phone number in your favorites.
Aquarius’ main goal is to lead an exciting life and she does a pretty good job of it! Meeting new people, trying that exotic restaurant; you name it, she’s done it.
Best of all, Aquarius might want to do some things on her own, but if she knows her friends will like something, she will definitely ask you to join her.
No one does love and romance quite like a Pisces. She is all about the sappy movies and songs, which of course, means her life is just FULL of the lovey-dovey stuff.
She makes an awesome girlfriend because she will always shower you in kisses and gifts, and an even better BFF because she loves to take care of those close to her.
If you ever need advice on how to plan the best first date or how to celebrate your anniversary, Pisces is the girl to go to. She might get her inspiration from movies and books, but her ideas are always one of a kind and unforgettable (just like her!).