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7 Zodiac Signs Who Internalize Their Emotions

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zodiac signs who aren't comfortable with emotions

Are you someone who has easy access to your emotions, and are you comfortable expressing them? For some people, being open with how they’re feeling is something that doesn't come easily,

Some of the zodiac signs seem to have an especially difficult time with their emotions. They internalize their feelings and hope that if they ignore them they’ll go away. However, emotions rarely disappear; they may stay buried for a time, but eventually, they’ll bubble up to the surface and cause all kinds of havoc.

Emotions can be scary and can make us feel as if we’re out of control. While there are those who have no control over their emotions, they’ve learned to live with exposing their feelings openly; for others, to be that vulnerable is frightening and makes them feel powerless.

There are times when it’s very important to hold back your emotions, like when you read a seriously depressing horoscope, while other times, you have no choice and must express them. As with anything, a balance is needed.

Here are the 7 zodiac signs who aren't comfortable with emotions and internalize them as a result.

1. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos may be sensitive, but they rarely let people see their emotions and will only do so when they're desperate. Virgos tend to retreat to a safe space when they're having feelings.

While a Virgo may not demonstrate that they're in an emotional state, their eyes will give it away every time. If a Virgo is upset or in emotional turmoil, the last thing they want or need is someone's help. Virgos need to figure things out for themselves and will reject help even if it's clear they need it.

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2. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras sometimes come off as being apathetic, as if nothing affects them emotionally. The truth is that Libras tend to repress their emotions which almost always backfires on them.

Libras would rather seem indifferent than put their emotions out there for the world to see. They feel that if they act calm and collected, things will stay harmonious around them and people will like them. Libras care deeply for others and would never want to bring anyone down because of their emotions, so they hide them.

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3. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Since business and work is a big part of Capricorn's life, they don't think emotions are a very business-like thing to express. It's better to be stoic and unfeeling than constantly express how you feel. Capricorns tend to go inward and push down their feelings. If Capricorn's emotions should come up to the surface, Capricorn will squelch them down again.

When they have a rare moment to contemplate their feelings, they'll overanalyze them. It takes a lot for Capricorn individuals to validate their emotions and take them seriously.

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4. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians don't do emotions — they don't want any part of someone else's display of emotions (they're not going to offer their shoulder to cry on if they can avoid it) and they generally can't handle when their own emotions get the best of them. They'd rather look at things subjectively and with a clear head.

If possible, an Aquarian will try to channel any emotional energy into something they're working on. An Aquarius individual would rather stay busy and ignore how they're feeling than waste time dealing with it.

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5. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus are very strong and they like to appear that way as well. They secretly fear that when you show your emotions, you're revealing your weak spot, so if they're feeling something, they'll disappear. They need alone time to process their feelings.

If something affects them emotionally when they're with a crowd of people, Taurus will do what they can to hold off dealing with it until they're alone. If someone pesters a Taurus trying to get them to share their feelings, they will stubbornly refuse to divulge. 

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6. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces have a lot of emotions which they tend to bottle up until they explode. They'd rather express their feelings in a work of art or a creative project rather than talk about them. Since Pisces are so empathetic, they'd rather talk about how someone else is feeling rather than their own emotions.

In fact, they're so in tune with other people's feelings that they'll be sadder or angrier when someone is feeling those emotions than when Pisces themselves is feeling them. You may never know how a Pisces is really feeling, but you'll know how much they empathize with somebody else.

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7. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are okay dealing with their positive feelings, it's their negative ones that they can't handle. They try to have a "get over it" attitude which makes them come off as unfeeling or harsh. They would rather talk about feelings and pick them apart than feeling them deeply.

Geminis have a disconnect when it comes to emotions. But you can't force yourself to only feel the happy emotions, and if you do, you'll end up feeling off-balance. Only allowing one kind of emotion is as bad as not allowing yourself to feel any.

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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.