6 Zodiac Signs Who Have The Patience Of A Saint

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Patient people know how to endure.

Patience is an elusive quality; not everyone has it and it can often be overlooked. Since patience is one of those traits that isn’t that exciting, having it is a very admirable trait. If the world was filled with only impulsive and impatient people, there would be even more conflict and danger.

The loose definition of patience is being able to stand up to provocation, annoyance, or negative situations without complaint. Patient people have the ability to handle it when things are delayed. They persevere under the most trying circumstances, and probably take what their horoscope says with a grain of salt.

Patient people are diligent and are able to take enough time to do things properly. Since they’re not impatient, their finished projects are well-done and meticulously crafted. When they have a setback, they’re able to handle it and find another direction in which to go.

When patience is one of your personality traits, you don’t interrupt when someone else is speaking because you can’t wait for them to finish their story. There’s a certain amount of zen that someone who is patient has, and they can go to a quiet place instead of causing a scene or reacting negatively.

Here are the 6 most patient zodiac signs who don't let the small things get them down.

1. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

On the outside, Taurus may seem like the life-of-the-party type, but on the inside, Taurus are careful, quiet, and patient. Their high level of patience allows them to fully vet someone before starting a relationship with them or giving them their trust.

Taurus aren't quick to anger or to have any emotion, it has to build. They will go the distance no matter how long it may take. They're stubborn and if it comes down to who can hold out the longest, they are going to win every time. Their patience allows them to be persistent and tenacious — they just won't stop for any reason.


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2. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

No one understands that everything takes time better than a Capricorn. They'd rather take their time than rush something and screw it up. They don't like making mistakes, especially mistakes that could have been avoided by just having some patience. They're cautious in that way, and definitely not impulsive.

They'd rather wait for a hot show to come around again than fork out a ton of money to see it now. They can wait. The Capricorn individual will wait until they have their finances in order and they've met the right person before they even consider a long-term relationship. They want everything to be in place as much as possible before they act. 


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3. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras would rather wait than make someone feel uncomfortable or cause a conflict. Libra is the person who gets stuck in a conversation with an elderly person because they think it would be unkind or rude to cut them off.

Libras hate unnecessary conflict and if that means sucking up their annoyance or irritation, that's okay. Their graciousness and decency springs from their ability to be patient. A Libra will take the time to listen to both points of view in an argument, which is why they're also extremely diplomatic.


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4. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

One of the reasons that Virgos are so patient is because they tend to be perfectionists. Perfection doesn't happen immediately and if one strives for it, they have to be able to take the time needed.

Virgos do what they have to do to achieve their goals, and usually, that includes research and doing the work needed. If they weren't patient, they would get too frustrated to find a solution and it's not in their nature to quit. 


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5. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios are good at playing the waiting game and that takes a ginormous amount of patience. Scorpios are good plotters and planners, especially when it comes to payback. Imagine that a Scorpio is like a predator waiting to pounce on their prey and you get a good idea of the scope of their patience.

It might not seem as if having patience could be intense or unsettling, but it is when it comes to a Scorpio and revenge. They won't make a move on anything until they've figured it all out and have decided to wait until everything is in its place when they strike.


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6. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Listening is key for Cancer and it's their patience that makes them such good listeners. When it comes to love, Cancers are willing to wait for the perfect person to appear in their lives. Or, if it's an ex they're waiting for, they'll wait for their ex to come to their senses and realize the Cancer individual is the person for them.

A Cancer person would rather retreat into their shell and wait for the pain to go away than to strike out at somebody and hurt them. 


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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.