Neediest Zodiac Signs, Ranked From Most To Least

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Where do you fall between super clingy and fiercely independent?

One of the greatest differences between the zodiac signs is how clingy they are versus how independent. Some people can’t stand to be alone because when they’re alone, they worry, and think of reasons of why they’re alone in the first place.

Of course, there are many states of being between clingy and independence, and for the most part, we all have a little of both. You can be fiercely independent but are at the beginning of a relationship, so you can’t bear being away from your partner. Or, you could be very needy and still need your alone time. There’s no set way to be, even if your horoscope tells you otherwise.

Also, the degree of neediness or independence that you’re feeling can change from moment to moment depending on other factors. 

If you’re having feelings of loneliness, you might feel that you really need to be around someone you love, causing feelings of neediness. Or, maybe you feel that it’s a good idea to distance yourself from someone because you’ve spent too much time with them.

Some people seem to come alive when they’re with other people so they tend to be very social. If they break down when people leave, that’s needy, but if they can work a party very independently, then they’re capable of being on their own.

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How we feel physically can affect our neediness levels. Sometimes we just want to left alone with our cold medicine, while other times we want constant care.

Because astrology has a lot of influence on our personalities, it can help determine the neediest zodiac signs and if we’re generally a needy or an independent person. It doesn’t suggest that a Leo is always this way or a Scorpio is always the other way; the stars merely suggest that each of the signs tend to be clingy or independent or somewhere in between.

Here are the neediest zodiac signs, ranked from most to least.

1. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers need contact at all times. If their partner or loved one is in the same physical space with them, there's going to be lots of affectionate touching such as an arm around them, head resting on their partner's shoulder, and spontaneous back rubs. If they aren't in the same place, there's going to be a lot of calls, texts, and messaging. If they're very far away from their partner, you can bet there'll be a lot of Skyping going on.

If a Cancer doesn't hear from their boo, they're going to need to be reassured and fast or they're going to get very worried. Cancers can go from feeling fine about their relationship to sure that they're being dumped very quickly. 

Read: The 5 Brutal Truths About Loving A Cancer, As Written By One

2. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras hate being alone and if that means they're clingy and needy, they're okay with that — just don't make them spend time by themselves. They do try to cover their neediness with a veneer of charm but that's not fooling anybody. They can wait to watch the season finale of Game of Thrones with you or wait to try the new Thai place when you're available.

If their partner is going away, they'll ask if they can come too; they don't care if it's a boring business convention as long as they don't have to sleep alone. Okay, they're pretty needy, but luckily, they're quite wonderful to have around.

Read: 11 Brutal Truths About Loving A Libra, As Written By One

3. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Once someone has captured Pisces' heart, their neediness goes way up. They're so selfless that they'll do almost anything for anyone and if you screw them over, they'll give you a second or third chance, just don't cut them out of your life. They need to have someone to love, someone to make them feel loved, and someone to share their art with.

They don't like to do things solo except for when they're creating. They're very sensitive and if they sense that their partner is losing interest, they'll amp up the attention and love. Their neediness makes them extremely vulnerable and it's easy to take advantage of them.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Pisces, As Written By One

4. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

A Taurus individual is patient and calm, so you might not be able to see their neediness boiling under the surface. They need to be right, they need to be loved, and they need to be admired. They want to trust people but it takes them a long time to develop trust, but that doesn't mean that they're very independent; it means they're selective with who they're vulnerable with.

They can be very possessive of people and their personal possessions which is because they need these things to feel confident and strong. Taurus has many needs, they just don't share them with the world.

Read: The TRUTH About Being A Taurus — The Most Stubborn Sign Of The Zodiac

5. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos don't seem that needy but they definitely have their needy moments. They can be extremely self-reliant but they're terrified that they're not good enough for their partner and that their partner will stop loving them.

So, Virgos will do whatever they can to make their partner happy and they'll adjust their behavior to suit their partner's needs. If their partner needs attention, the Virgo individual with shower them with affection and praise, and if their partner needs space, Virgo will find a project that needs doing. 

Read: Complete Virgo Compatibility Guide: Understanding Love, Sex, And Relationships

6. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Most of the time, Scorpios aren't that needy, but if they get very invested in another person and that person doesn't return their affection, Scorpio can get a little obsessed. When a Scorpio is the only one invested in a relationship, they get extremely needy and this neediness can come out in very inappropriate ways.

Scorpio just wants their love returned but they can come off as stalkerish. They don't think of themselves as needy but as someone who goes after what they want and gets it. Sometimes their intense focus works and other times they just scare off the objection of their affection.

Read: 14 Brutal Truths About Loving A Scorpio, As Written By One

7. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are a mix of need and independence — maybe because of the duality of their sign? They don't want to be tied down, but on the other hand, they don't want to be ignored. They want to be loved and assured that everything will be alright.

They can do things solo but they'd much rather be around people. They have an intense need to communicate with other people and to be heard. Sometimes they'll bite off more than they can chew which will make them anxious and they'll need someone to calm them down and put them at ease.

Read: The 13 Brutal Truths About Loving A Gemini, As Written By One

8. LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leos think that they're super independent; however, they're entirely dependent on attention and compliments. They need to be the leader, the person that everyone looks up to, and the star. If their partner doesn't give them what they need, they'll go with someone else.

Leos aren't alone much and they don't enjoy being on their own. It may look like they're perfectly capable of being on their own, and they are, as long as they're on their own AND admired by a bunch of people.

Read: Characteristics Of The Leo Horoscope Sign That Makes Astrology's Lion The RULER Of The Zodiac

9. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns are fine on their own but when they make a commitment to someone they can get needier. It's as if they need to be certain that if they show how much they need and want someone, that person won't run away or betray them.

They can be guarded until they feel comfortable. Family is very important to them but they're not going to make a hasty decision just to start the process of building a life with someone; they're going to be careful and make small steps until they know that they're safe to trust someone.

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Capricorn, As Written By One

10. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius is independence personified. They love doing things by themselves such as traveling, hiking, or camping. They keep their emotions to themselves and try to never burden someone else with their problems. Independence, self-sufficiency and being autonomous are qualities that they prize in themselves. 

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aquarius, As Written By One

11. ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries are too busy and too independent to be needy. If they need something, they can do it for themselves. They don't want to be tied to just one person, so they tend to guard their heart a little bit. They don't want to have to depend on anyone else and they don't want to have to change their plans because of somebody else's feelings or fears. Thank you, but Aries doesn't need your help. 

Read: The 13 Brutal Truths About Loving An Aries, As Written By One

12. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarians thrive on doing for themselves — they don't need anyone or anything. When they do settle down with one person, they need to be trained on how it's sometimes nice to let another person do something for you or how when you confide in your partner, you become even closer. 

Read: 7 Brutal Truths About Loving A Sagittarius, As Written By One


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