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People with opposite personalities can either complement each other or clash with each other. While the saying “opposites attract” can sometimes ring true, opposites can also repel each other.
People are considered “opposites” when their personalities starkly contrast with each other. For example, someone who is loud and hasty would be the opposite of someone who is quiet and cautious; and someone who is imaginative and idealistic would be the opposite of someone who is practical and grounded.
When two people have opposite personalities, they probably have very little in common with each other. One person might be a cat person and the other might be a dog person. One person might love basketball while the other hates sports.
People with opposite personalities can clash really hard with each other. They may argue frequently and may never be on the same page about anything.
Like the couple that can’t decide where to go for dinner because their tastes are so different. One person might crave sushi while the other person hates seafood. When two people have different tastes, it can be pretty hard to plan dates.
These differences can also cause more serious arguments in a relationship. Like the couple where one partner is attuned to stability and consistency while the other is brash, fickle and too flighty to settle down.
For people who have such strong differences in their interests and desires, being compatible in a relationship can seem nearly impossible.
But surprisingly, for some people, being opposites means that they complement each other in very compatible ways. What one person lacks, the other makes up for.
Opposites, many times, are very attracted to one another — and for good reason. In relationships, it’s important for partners to grow and learn from each other. Having personalities that are not similar allows two people to consider views that are different than their own and allows them to develop themselves in ways they previously would not have considered. And isn’t that what relationships are all about?
So continue reading below to see what the stars have to say about how well you get along with (or how much you hate) your zodiac opposite.
The sign that is the complete opposite of Aries is Cancer. Aries is dynamic and fast-paced while Cancer is cautious and patient.
While this isn’t the worst pairing, Aries and Cancer can get sick of each other over time. Aries will get impatient with Cancer and wonder why he’s so slow to do everything. She will be annoyed at the fact that she has to be the one continually pushing him to be more active.
Aries needs someone who can keep up with her hurried pace, and unfortunately, Cancer is not this person.
The opposite of a powerful and stubborn Taurus is a gentle and shy Pisces.
On the surface, the two seem completely incompatible for each other. An abrasive Taurus might initially find Pisces too timid or sensitive. But over time, Taurus will realize she enjoys the company of a deep and intuitive Pisces.
While she is often focused on material possessions, a Taurus will realize she needs the type of emotional connection that a Pisces knows how to harbor so well.
The two might have a rocky start with each other, but over time, Taurus will find a Pisces man to be a great partner.
A Gemini is curious and loves sharing new ideas. Her opposite would be a Scorpio.
Gemini and Scorpio both have a strong desire to learn, but they differ in their approach to learning. Gemini is open-minded and loves bouncing ideas back and forth. Scorpio is more critical of other’s ideas and prefers hard facts.
Scorpio ALWAYS wants to be right. Gemini will appreciate Scorpio’s knowledge, but over time, she won’t be able to stand his know-it-all personality.
These two don’t clash too hard, but over time, Gemini will grow annoyed at Scorpio’s cocksure opinions.
Cancer’s opposite is Aries. Cancer is sentimental and moody. She can also sometimes be insecure. Aries is hasty and has very little patience for others.
Cancer will find that an Aries man is unsympathetic to her emotions. (He isn’t really; he just doesn’t understand her sometimes). And she will eventually grow resentful of his controlling personality.
The two will disagree with each other on nearly everything, and Cancer will especially find Aries unbearable over time. The two just weren’t meant to be together.
To their friends, Leo and Libra may seem to share many similarities, but the two actually have completely different outlooks on life.
Leo will be drawn to Libra’s social graces and charm. A Leo woman will feel like she’s finally found her match with a Libra man; however, the two will eventually find that their personalities clash with each other.
A boisterous Leo will try to share parts of her personality with a fair and humble Libra, but Libra doesn’t give Leo the attention she wants. A Leo might also find Libra boring with his constant talk about harmony and peace.
Leo needs someone who can appreciate drama and theatrics just as much as she does.
A Virgo is shy, well-mannered and sometimes self-conscious. Her opposite would be an independent and aloof Aquarius.
At first, the two will run into many arguments with each other. Virgo will interpret Aquarius’s aloof personality as disinterest.
She will also be confused as to why Aquarius shies from emotional expression. However, after working through these difficulties, the two will find that they have many things to bond over, such as their love for problem-solving and their interest in intellectual conversations.
A Libra will initially be drawn to Leo’s charismatic personality. At first, the two signs will get along very well. They both know how to gracefully communicate. On the surface they will be the picture perfect couple.
However, as a Libra gets to know Leo, she will realize they are complete opposites.
She will eventually realize that Leo tries too hard to show off and she will find that his personality is too egotistical. As a very principled person, she hates people who brag, and she will grow tired of Leo’s attempts to constantly take center stage.
A Scorpio is passionate and assertive. She lives to experience. Her opposite would be a Gemini.
Over time, she will find that Gemini is just not the right partner for her. Gemini is too indecisive, and a Scorpio will think that he has a passive personality (which she HATES) since it takes him so long to make decisions.
At first, she will appreciate his dynamic personality, but over time she will find that his interests are dull and not nearly exciting enough for her fierce personality.
A Sagittarius’s polar opposite is a Capricorn. On paper, these two seem like TERRIBLE matches for each other.
A Sagittarius is child-like and brash. A Capricorn is self-disciplined and responsible. This pair looks like a recipe for disaster. But surprisingly, they actually make a great couple.
In many ways, they both offer what the other needs the most. Capricorn reminds Sagittarius of her adult responsibilities and inspires her to be more grounded.
Sagittarius enjoys personalities that are different than her own, and she will appreciate Capricorn’s varying points of view.
Capricorn will initially be hesitant to date a Sagittarius. A Capricorn desires stability, and Sagittarius signs are notoriously fickle.
Eventually, she will see that a Sagittarius complements her very well.
A Sagittarius will open her up to the more adventurous aspects of life, and he will help her realize that there is so much that she hasn’t experienced yet.
The two have the potential to form a strong relationship where they constantly grow and learn from each other.
For an Aquarius, dating a Virgo may be a lot of hard work. An Aquarius is standoffish and distant, and she has to constantly reassure her insecure Virgo partner that she likes him.
At first, she will find this very draining. But eventually, she’ll see that dating him is turning her into a better person.
She is slowly learning to be better at emotional communication. She will realize that they get along on many different levels and that their relationship is worth all the hard work to maintain.
Pisces will initially find Taurus intimidating. Since the two personalities have obvious differences, a Pisces will shy away from being involved with a possessive and uncompromising Taurus, but she will eventually find his powerful personality alluring.
When they start dating, they will find that they balance each other in perfect ways. He will make her more grounded and stable while she will open him up emotionally.
With good communication, this pair of opposites will last a long time.