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6 Zodiac Signs Who Suck-Up And Manipulate To Get Their Way

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Are you a world-class suck-up? Famous TV apple-polishers, butt-kissers, and suck-ups include Weyland Smithers from The Simpsons, Amy Santiago from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Dwight Schrute from The Office.

There’s one in every class, every office, and practically every group: the suck-up. The person who brown-noses as a way to get ahead. They complement, flatter, and manipulate people to ingratiate themselves.

Some people respond very well to the suck-ups and reward them, while others aren’t fooled and take everything the suck-up says with a grain of salt. When you are constantly telling people what you think they want to hear, you’re not being truthful and it can end up being more dangerous than helpful.

Sucking-up can be harmless and innocuous. But things can go from kind of sweet to hugely problematic when flattery and sucking up is part of a con. If your focus is on someone complimenting you, you might not be aware of how they’re using you or stealing from you.

However, some people just kiss a lot of ass so they can get what they want without having to work for it. We all like to be praised and complimented when it's from the heart. But without some shred of truth behind their words, the rhetoric that suck-ups use to manipulate and control are dangerous.

As with most thing, we can look to astrology and even check our horoscope when we're seeking answers. And here are the zodiac signs who are suck-ups and use manipulation to get what they want.

1. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are skilled in how to get on someone's good side by praising them. They always know the right thing to say and the amount needed to get what they want. They don't overdo their brown-nosing so that it's apparent to anyone witnessing it.

It can be difficult to decipher if they're sycophantic or just enjoy giving compliments. Geminis can talk a good game, especially if it gets them what they want.

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2. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras want everybody to be happy and for there to be no strife. The best way to do this is to watch what you say (never anything that will lead to conflict if they can help it) and always try to keep things harmonious and positive.

The good thing is they really try to focus on the positive, so not everything they say is untrue. They'd rather get ahead by being pleasant and pleasing than actually have to do extra work.

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3. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces would rather follow than lead and they try to be careful with their words. Being a leader takes so much work and if a few pleasantries will help Pisces get a leg up on the competition, so much the better.

They love to get positive reinforcement themselves, so they understand the many properties that being free with compliments has. When you praise someone, you make them notice you and you make them feel better about themselves — so much so they'll want to keep you around.

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4. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

When Scorpio is a suck-up, it's because they have their eye on a bigger prize. Their brown-nosing is a means to an end, whether it's ingratiating themselves with a superior like a teacher or officer, or getting on the good side of the parents of their partner.

Scorpios can be manipulative, so they use their sucking-up skills to make people do what they want, not the other way around. Scorpios can be sneaky, so be careful not to buy everything they're selling.

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5. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarians don't think of themselves as suck-ups, but as charming explorers of the world. They may try to use charm to haggle the prize of an Airbnb or get an opportunity that a regular traveler might not get, such as a moonlight tour of a cathedral.

Sagittarius individuals don't use their skills out of malice; they just enjoy the game of getting things for free or experiencing things that other people might not be fortunate enough to experience. 

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6. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns tend to be the kid in grade school who ate lunch with the teacher. They always want to stand out from the pack and will do whatever they can to shine.

Capricorns want to be the employee of the month every month, and to be the one who not only turned the project in early but made sure everyone remembered the boss's birthday. Sure, Capricorns are apple-polishers, but their intentions aren't bad, they just really care what their supervisors think about 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.