Zodiac Signs Who Are Highly Sensitive, Ranked From Most To Least

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Does almost anything make you cry?

Do you consider yourself a highly sensitive person? Are you overly concerned at how other people will react to the things you do and say? Do you worry so much about making mistakes and inadvertently hurting others that it sometimes prevents you from just going out and doing things?

When you’re a highly sensitive person all or none of those things could be true. You might assume that all sensitive people are introverts, but that’s not true; there are plenty of outgoing, social people who are sensitive. They may be more empathetic or emotionally reactive than other extroverts, but they’re still outgoing.

Generally, highly sensitive people have above-average manners, are highly conscientious, and process things on a deeper level. They’re detail-oriented, can be overstimulated by too much activity, and may use certain tactics like people-pleasing to avoid criticism.

What highly sensitive people aren’t are emotional messes, babies, or weak. They process the world around them differently than those who aren’t especially sensitive, but that doesn’t mean that they’re defective or lacking in any way. And even their horoscope is proof of that. They may cry more often than other people but that just indicates how in touch with their emotions that they are.

These people are more likely to have anxiety and depression if they have a history of negative experiences. Since they feel things more deeply than others, it stands to reason that they would internalize many of the negative feelings associated with bad experiences and that, eventually, those feelings would affect their mental health.

When you’re sensitive, intuitive, and empathetic, you’re vulnerable, which is a wonderful trait to have. And according to astrology, these are the highly sensitive zodiac signs, ranked from most to least sensitive.

1. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces individuals are highly sensitive as they tend to process things on a very deep level. They're also extremely intuitive and compassionate — they care passionately about other people and always wish to do their best by them.

It's been said that Pisces are so over-sensitive that it's practically impossible for them not to get overly emotional.


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2. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers are like one big ball of emotions — and not just their own emotions. They're more emotionally reactive than almost any other zodiac sign and tend to worry about how other people will react when faced with challenges or negative events.

Cancers are extremely empathetic and feel the pain of others very deeply.


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3. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

One of the hallmark traits of highly sensitive people is their inability to make decisions quickly — and that's Libra. It takes them longer to make a decision because they must weight every possible outcome.

Libras tend to get even more upset when they make a decision and it turns out to be a bad decision. A wrong decision can haunt a Libra for a very long time.


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4. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis tend to take things personally. If someone isn't having a good time at a party that a Gemini individual is hosting, then the Gemini will feel that it's their fault.

Geminis tend to have a lack of decision-making ability and a lack of direction as they get overwhelmed by the possibilities of things. A Gemini is always highly aware of other people's feelings and would never want to do anything that would upset them.


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5. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Another trait of highly sensitive people is being detail-oriented, which is a huge Virgo characteristic. Virgos will notice when someone just got their haircut or if you moved the small figurine on their desk. They're highly aware of their surroundings and sometimes feel as if their one big exposed nerve.

They may see negativity where there is none and they do tend to take things personally. They are a twisty, tangled configuration of emotions and you never know when you might set them off.


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6. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios may not seem hypersensitive, but they are very affected by chaos and noise. They tend to be easily overwhelmed and overstimulated by too much activity around them.

They do better using their laser-like focus on one task, rather than multi-tasking. They're so intuitive that it can seem as if they're mind readers.


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7. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taureans don't like to show their sensitive side, so they tend to keep it hidden. But make no mistake, they have a huge sensitive underbelly. They are very empathetic and compassionate until they think they're being targeted, and then their fierceness comes out.

Taurus individuals will help those in need because they can feel what they're going through.


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8. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns want to be liked and to be thought well of, which makes them very sensitive to what other people think about them. If they embarrass themselves or say the wrong thing at a party, Capricorn will beat themselves up about it long after the event is over.

Because Capricorns are conscientious, they work well with others and are always an admirable employee, but they don't like being criticized and often times will strive for perfection to avoid any kind of criticism.


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9. LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leos are more sensitive than they appear. If they're into someone, they care deeply about what they think and can get wounded very easily if it isn't positive.

However, if Leo doesn't give a crap about someone, they don't care at all what that person says or does. Leos flip easily between sensitive and insensitive, so it's hard to categorize them as either.


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10. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Yeah, Sagittarius not that sensitive. They don't really consider the consequences of telling that joke at someone else's expense or revealing that secret that will affect someone else's life.

It's not that they're mean, just kind of thoughtless. They don't care if other people think of them as harsh, they're just telling it like it is, and if someone can't take a joke, that's on them.


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11. ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Highly sensitive people tend to get overstimulated by too much activity, but Aries thrive on it. They love having things to do, new challenges, and competitions. They're not known for being especially concerned with other people's feelings, especially when it comes to holding back on being confrontational.

If an Aries wants to say something, they're going to say it, even if it hurts the other person. Aries are impulsive and don't put a lot of energy into thinking about the ramifications of their actions.


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12. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians aren't especially sensitive, especially where other people are concerned. They're not empathetic and don't have the talent for putting themselves in someone else's shoes.

They really don't want to have anything to do with someone else's emotions and will do whatever they can to avoid any kind of emotional upset.


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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and teacher who loves writing and performing personal narratives. She's had pieces in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman's Day, Purple Clover, Bustle, and is a regular contributor to Ravishly and YourTango. Check out her website or her Facebook page.