Your Brutal Revenge Style, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Revenge can be a powerful motivator — it makes people do things that they normally wouldn’t consider doing. When wrongs are done or injuries inflicted, some people feel compelled to retaliate, to inflict hurt or harm on the person or persons who caused the initial harm.

Think of how many stories have the theme of revenge: everything from the show Revenge to the movie The Princess Bride. There are characters who can’t rest until the perpetrator has suffered because of something they did.

If you’re consumed by thoughts of revenge, you probably are doing yourself more harm than what you’re doing to someone else.

Revenge is at the height of negativity and almost always has long-reaching negative consequences to all involved. Soap operas would have a lot fewer storylines if there wasn’t any revenge.

How you act with vengeance depends on the individual. For some people, revenge is best when you’re up close and personal, while others don’t want the consequences of revenge being traced back to them.

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Revenge can be as big or little as one chooses, but like a small fire, it can grow out-of-control very easily. The need for payback isn’t rational and sometimes doesn’t even make sense.

If your boyfriend cheats on you, who is the object of your revenge: Him or the person he cheated on? Or, do you channel your vengeance on the friend that knew about your boyfriend’s unfaithfulness but didn’t tell you? Revenge is complicated and messy, and often, not the first step in any kind of healing.

If you are somebody who takes revenge seriously, what type of revenge do you favor? Something without emotion or something that isn’t that serious and causes a sting rather than complete obliteration?

The stars know your hidden desire for revenge and how you enact it. Here's how the zodiac signs get revenge.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
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You become ultra-competitive with the person whom you're placing your need for vengeance on. You make everything a competition and that you win big, publicly, and that everyone knows it. You get so focused on payback that any fun or positive emotion that you could get from winning is lost. It's all about rubbing their nose in your win and making them feel like a loser.


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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)
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You play the long game when it comes to revenge and you don't care how long it takes, just that it involves complete annihilation. By the time justice (in your mind) is served, you appear completely detached and unemotional, but underneath you feel satisfaction.


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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)
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When you're bent on revenge, you destroy the object of your vengeance with words. You talk smack about them, you share things about them that they don't want to be revealed, and you spread innuendos and rumors. Basically, you start a smear campaign and do what you can to ruin their reputation and their name.


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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)
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You tend to hurt yourself much more than the person who wronged you. You want to get back at them for hurting you, but in your heart, you know it won't stop the pain and that if you hurt them, you'll probably feel even worse. You tend to internalize the hurt and you go over their wrongdoing in your head, trying (and failing) to make some sense out of it. 


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LEO (July 23 - August 22)
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When someone has done you wrong, the first thing you do is immediately ostracize them from your social circle and let it be known that they're dead to you. From then on, you encourage people to ignore, shun, spurn and reject them. Giving them the cold-shoulder isn't enough; you want them to feel completely alone and to be filled with regret that they ever crossed you.


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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
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You don't go for revenge much as you're too afraid it will come back and harm you, but if you're absolutely infuriated, you would do something more covert like sending a virus to mess up their computer or putting a hole in their tire. Nothing that would cause bodily harm, just something that would be annoying and troublesome.


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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)
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You destroy via social media. If someone hurt you to the point where you wanted revenge, you'd take up with their ex or you'd call them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. You'd set up fake accounts so you could troll them and make them feel like crap with your comments.


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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)
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You are the most vengeful of all the signs and you take it very seriously. You never forget and no matter what kind of revenge plan you set forth, it's never enough and you're never satisfied. It's best to avoid pissing you off and getting on your sh*t list. You don't break any laws but your sense of justice is severe and intense.


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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
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You'd rather forget about revenge plans and move on, but if you're not on an airplane getting the hell away from the person who injured you, you'll do things that are more like practical jokes and pranks than scary revenge. You've been known to egg someone's car or send three pizzas to their house. It's silly stuff, but once you can laugh about something, you feel much better.


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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)
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If someone hurts you and you want to get back out them, you go for the most humiliating way possible. You want to strip them of their dignity and make them pay for causing you pain. If it's at work, you may make it so that they make a major mistake that causes them to be reprimanded, or if it's not a co-worker, you may set it up so they make a fool of themselves in front of a large crowd. You're not as scary as Scorpio when it comes to revenge but you can be just as determined.


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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
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You shame them into doing charitable acts — you may sign them up to help at an event and if they don't go through with it, they look like a jerk; you may shame them into donating money or instigate their competitive spirit to do a run/walk for a good cause like the AIDS or Breast Cancer. You manage to do good with your need for satisfaction.


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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
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You write fiction about them that's so transparent that everyone knows it's them, or you use them as inspiration for a song or rap. By using your anger towards them as creative fuel, you're able to get rid of your negative feelings and have a piece of art in its place.


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