The Secret Mean Streak You Have, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Girl, your mean streak is showing.

How big is your mean streak? We all have one that's a little (or big) part of our personality, one that’s unkind, malicious, spiteful, cruel or hateful.

We can’t all be nice all the time. For some people, their mean streak is practically non-existent, while others have a huge mean streak that affects their entire personality in negative ways.


No matter how you try to be a good person and do the right thing, there are times when you can be provoked into expressing your mean streak.

What if someone is deliberately trying to bring you down after they’ve broken you, and you decide that you’ve had enough and that you’re going to focus on revenge? You may work out a plan that’s nasty in the worst way, vindictive, and cold-blooded. You normally wouldn’t be so cruel but they forced you into this state, and either you react in a big way and teach them a lesson or you go on having to bear their sadistic ways.

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If you didn’t have at least a small part of you that was mean, you'd be boring and a victim. No one is advocating that you always react in ways that are vengeful or mean, but sometimes you must do something drastic for it have an effect. You certainly shouldn’t let your mean streak control you in such a way that people are truly hurt and criminal charges are brought up.

You don’t have to indulge in your mean streak; in fact, if you’re aware of it, you can learn how to control and how not to give free license to wreck your world. Being mean can be damaging — not just to the person you direct it towards but also to yourself.


We all lose it sometimes and our mean streak comes, like when you’re fighting with someone and, for whatever reason, you say some things that you can’t take back. So, what's your mean streak like? Let's take a look at what the zodiac signs have to say.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
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Sometimes when you're being brutally honest it comes from a place of love or even a place of obliviousness, but there are times when you're being more mean than helpful. You don't have to constantly tell someone the harsh truth if it's only going to hurt them. It's okay to occasionally hold back.


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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)
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You sometimes hurt someone without meaning to, but the bigger problem here is how you will not, under any circumstances, say that you're sorry. Not only is it mean to hurt people, it's doubly so when you won't admit you made a mistake and apologize. 


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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)
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You express your mean side by talking crap about people and then not coming clean when you're caught. Malicious gossip isn't cool nor is trying to pretend that all is well when it's clear not.


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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)
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When you've invested your heart and soul in someone and they don't feel the same way, you can get over-emotional and get mean. You feel horrible when you're being unkind and mean, but you tend to lash out when you're hurt and you can't control it.


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LEO (July 23 - August 22)
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Your sense of humor can be mean-spirited. You have no problem embarrassing and belittling people if it gets you a laugh. You shine at comic roasts — anything that uses humor to put down others and makes you shine.


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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
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You make people pick sides when you're having a problem with someone. If you and your partner are breaking up, you need your friends to stop talking and hanging out with them. You don't think of it as mean, you think it's a practical solution and something that will probably happen naturally anyway.


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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)
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You fight dirty and it's mean. You'd prefer not to be in any kind of fight as you detest confrontation, but clashes and conflicts are going to happen no matter how you might try to avoid them. However, if you find yourself cornered, you're going to hit well below the belt and express all those things that you thought you had buried. 


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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)
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You ghost your friends. One minute, you and your friend are super-tight and the next they're dead to you. They don't know what they did and you won't talk to them. It's extremely hurtful and demonstrates the great length of your mean streak. You hold on to grudges as if they doubled in value over time.


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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
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You'll be purposely mean to someone just to get some kind of reaction from them. You'd rather get positive, loving attention, but when you can get that, you'll strike out in negative and hurtful ways.


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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)
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You like to push people's buttons, and even when they beg you to stop, you continue until they're way beyond upset. It's uncanny the way you know exactly what will hurt them the most and how it gives you a feel of having the ability to really mess someone up.


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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
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You try hard not to be mean as it's an emotion you'd rather not deal with. You're actually more cold and aloof but it can come off as mean. If you want to teach a lesson to someone, you know how to use your brilliance in the most upsetting way.


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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
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You don't directly express your mean side; you do it more passive-aggressively. You're more likely to write a mean song or paint someone in an unflattering light than be mean to their face. Once your fit of meanness has passed, you feel horribly guilty about it and your self-punishment will be far worse than your meanness.


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