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Zodiac Signs Who Hide Their Feelings — And The Ones Who Find Strength In Vulnerability

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Zodiac Signs Hide Your Emotions Strength In Vulnerability

Sharing my feelings with people is not really one of my strong suits. Spoiler alert, my zodiac sign is towards the top of this list (I’m an Aquarius), but really, I don’t know if it’s ALL my fault I don’t know how to express myself or if it really does have to do with my horoscope.

Sure, astrology calls me friendly and stuff like that, but my zodiac sign can also be kind of cold.

That could just be when I’m around people I don’t know very well, but who knows? I learn something new about my sign all the time.

Including the fact that hiding my emotions seems to be someone I always do, whether I’m aware of it or not.

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Let me put it this way: If someone asks me how I’ve been after not talking to me for a while, my first instinct is to ask them, “Why? Have you heard something about me that I don’t know yet?”

One of my biggest (irrational) fears is that someone will know almost as much about me as I know about myself. Silly, right? Maybe that’s why I don’t like sharing my feelings or truest personality with others; I like being an enigma.

Of course, all of that nonsense goes out the window if you’re my best friend or sister – and I already have both, so no one get any ideas here about trying to fill that role and get to know me better.

I tell them everything. And when I say everything, I mean everything.

Which is why, understandably, they see me as someone who is honest about her emotions and whose face is an open book. Well… to them, at least.

Maybe it’s because my best friend is a Libra and we tend to be a lot more similar than people realize, or because my sister was born on the cusp of Pisces and Aquarius so she gets me better than anyone else, but whatever the reason is, they are the only ones I feel comfortable opening up to.

I know some zodiac signs feel the same way. Others find strength in vulnerability.

Don’t ask me why, I don’t see the point (only kidding). For those signs who know the value of being honest and vulnerable, I applaud you.

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You are the people others who don’t know how to let themselves be exposed feel most comfortable around. I know, I know, it sounds like baloney, but it’s true.

Just because someone isn’t always expressing each emotion as they come which is the healthy way to do it, by the way, that doesn’t mean seeing someone else do it is annoying or childish to them.

I know that while I might not be as open as others, I admire my friends and family who are able to speak up about how they feel instead of burying it down and hoping it goes away.

In other words, these are the zodiac signs you should be learning from because there is strength in vulnerability, even if it’s hard to get to that mindset at first.

Here are the zodiac signs that hide their true feelings and the ones who see strength in vulnerability, according to astrology.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio’s deepest emotions are like a steel trap. There’s no way anyone can ever get even close to knowing how he really feels. Not only that, but his poker face never reveals his true feelings, which means getting to know the real him is an impossible feat.

There may be a ton of reasons why he hides his feelings, but the most common one seems to be because he feels weak whenever he exposes his emotions.

To Scorpio, the toughest you can be is when you hide the most vulnerable parts of yourself. And if you do share your vulnerable parts, you’re really just a weak person (not actually true, by the way).

But since he isn’t known to trust just anyone, the chances of you ever seeing this more exposed side of him is slim to none. So, by that logic, it’s just easier for him to keep it all locked up tight.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini doesn’t like opening up and sharing his feelings because he believes that true emotions should be private, rather than shared with anyone and everyone.

Despite Gemini’s interest in sharing opinions, pictures, and everything in between on social media, this is not his real personality, meaning even if you think you know him based on his Twitter feed, you probably don’t.

Gemini is really good at hiding how he really feels and will often show a side of him that fits a situation best. This means that if he is upset with someone a family member or friend has said, it isn’t uncommon for him to pretend he doesn’t care.

This type of behavior is especially true when Gemini is around people he doesn’t know as well as others.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is a pro at hiding his emotions unless there’s a good reason for him to (which isn’t very often). He would much rather keep his feelings to himself rather than bring his personal life into other people’s business.

It’s not so much that he feels like people won’t listen to him or care when he is being open about his emotions, but rather that he’s too busy to care.

Virgo will open up to others if he feels it is absolutely necessary, but by Virgo standards, that could mean only in the direst of situations. He has a busy life and more important things to do than share his emotions.

He tends to put them on the backburner until he can work them out on his own. To him, this is the easiest way to deal with vulnerability.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra’s outer personality and inner personality are two very different sides of the same coin. He is often mistaken as being unfeeling or expressionless because he isn’t one to be vulnerable with anyone he doesn’t trust completely.

Even then, he can be cautious to open up to you until he gets comfortable enough to be himself fully.

Even though Libra is very nonchalant and a little cold on the outside, in reality, there is a storm brewing on the inside. This “storm” isn’t necessarily made up of negative emotions, but there are a lot of unresolved emotions inside of him.

Libra tends to do a lot of overthinking and overanalyzing in his head that it would be better for him to just let himself be vulnerable instead of cooping it all up.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius has a twisted sense of who he trusts enough to share his real emotions with and who is never going to see that side of him.

What makes it so twisted is that if you run into Aquarius pretty much any time of any day, he will be friendly and sociable.

He might even want to hang out with you. But only people who are closest with him will ever see his real emotions.

My point is, it’s incredibly hard to know if you’re in his inner circle because while he may be super friendly with you, he’s also willing to open up about certain things, even if you aren’t that close to each other.

With Aquarius, when it comes to sharing these hidden emotions with you, you have to go by the phrase” when you know, you know” because to the untrained eye, it looks like he’s honest with everyone, which isn’t true.

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CAPRICORN (December 20 - January 19)

Capricorn’s patience plays a big role in whether or not he will share his emotions with you (or anyone). For him, acting on his emotions before he realizes where they are coming from or if they are genuine is a rookie move.

It makes him look immature and unable to control basic feelings, in his opinion, at least. When he’s patient, he can dig through what he’s feeling and then express himself as he sees fit.

But even when Capricorn understands how and why he feels what he’s feeling, he isn’t one to jump straight into expressing these emotions or sharing them with you.

Sometimes, like arguments, Capricorn feels the need to pick his battles when it comes to showing his emotions. In other words, some situations require him to be more open and honest than others.

If you do try to provoke him into expressing his emotions, he will only comply if he feels like he can keep himself under control while sharing.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus’ stubbornness often gets in the way of a lot of things in his life, but his emotions are definitely in the top five. If you know Taurus at all, then you know that he wears his emotions on his sleeve, but he will almost never own up to them.

This might seem like a kind of self-control to him, but to everyone else, he just looks a little silly. Taurus doesn’t always like to share his emotions with people, but you can always tell when something is affecting him enough that his stubbornness is starting to waver.

He may not be happy with himself later, especially if all of his emotions tumble out of him at once, but there are times when he just can’t hold it in any longer and needs to vent, yell, or cry.

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ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries knows how to control his emotions very well, but he also isn’t afraid to let them out when he feels like it will help his case or make a bigger impact.

Of course, he isn’t going to go around yelling or crying or saying whatever he feels, whenever he feels it, but you get my point. It is pretty hard to ignore Aries in general, but when he really wants you to listen to him, he’ll get emotional.

Aries likes to be as honest as possible when it comes to his personality and true self, so expressing emotions in the right doses at the right times seem to help him achieve this.

Of course, there will be times when he’s just too angry or excited to cool it after a while, but those times are pretty few and far between. He just likes you to know that he will express himself fully if need be.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces and emotions are a complex pair together. Pisces is fairly good at controlling his own emotions – especially when the situation is mellow or not worth the attention, but there will be times when he needs to express himself.

These times usually have to deal with anything that makes him feel uncomfortable, sad, or upset. Any other situation he tends to keep his emotions on lock.

That said, when it comes to the emotions of others, Pisces is not as in control. He is a sign that is more connected to people than others signs, and he often uses his intuitive mature to make strong bonds with family and friends.

So, when it comes to helping others cope with or express their emotions, he tends to be a lot more vulnerable and open – more so than he is when dealing with his own emotions.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 19)

Sagittarius can be scary to some when expressing his emotions (being the fiery, intimidating personality that he is), but really, he’s just being his authentic self — feelings and all.

Sagittarius doesn’t see the point in lying about what he feels or when he feels it because chances are, if he doesn’t share his emotions now, they will come out ten times worse later on.

In addition to that, Sagittarius believes that being vulnerable makes him stronger, not weaker. He knows that it can be scary to open up to others, especially if you don’t know the other person that well, but he also knows that everyone is strangers until they’re friends.

And expressing his emotions and true self is always easier when he’s around friends, so he takes his chances and opens up whenever possible.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo doesn’t believe in hiding his emotions, either, but not because he hopes to make friends that way. Leo will do what he wants, when he wants, whether people around him like it or not.

\So, when it comes to expressing himself in the most authentic way possible, Leo is all for it. He doesn’t get embarrassed or ashamed, and he doesn’t think that being vulnerable will do that to him.

Plus, Leo knows that to be successful and empowered, you can’t hide the truest parts of yourself and hope that’ll be okay. He knows that if he learns to let himself be exposed and honest early on that nothing can stand in his way in the future.

Also, Leo loves rocking the boat from time to time, which means he sometimes likes expressing his emotions just for the heck of it.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer does not hide his emotions – and anyone who knows him isn’t 100 percent certain he can hide them, even if he wanted to. He wears his emotions on his face and even if he tries denying them at first, you can always tell he’s lying based on the expression on his face.

As for controlling his emotions, Cancer could probably use a few pointers in that area, especially when he’s sad or angry.

For the most part, though, Cancer embraces his emotions and vulnerability. He feels like he can take on the world when he’s his truest self and if there are no friends or family around to support him in who he is, he knows he can be his own support.

People might not always like him or be able to handle his emotions, but Cancer knows that being vulnerable and honest with himself is the best way to find your true tribe — and strength.

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a book in the future.