Zodiac Signs Most To Least Likely To Become Possessive In Their Relationships

From clingy to non-committal.

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For some zodiac signs, being possessive is as natural as being in love. In fact, some might even think that possessiveness shows their partner that they love them so much.



If you ask me, being possessive in relationships can lead to a lot heap of problems, but not everyone feels the same way.

Ask yourself this: do you want to be known as the boyfriend or girlfriend who is SO clingy and jealous that your partner can’t even text their friends without you getting mad?

Because let me tell you, partners who feel controlled never stick around for long.

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You’ll probably end up being the crazy ex everyone tries to stay away from  — which is no way to live.

I’m not trying to say that a zodiac sign who is possessive of their partners is crazy or insane, but really, is your man (or woman) worth it if you have to rein them in constantly?


If there was even a thought that my boyfriend was going to cheat on me or do something to betray me, I wouldn’t get possessive and try to lock him down so that all he wants is me.

I would get rid of his ass because no relationship is worth constantly worrying about.

Listen, I have enough troubles and stresses in life, like you probably do, too.


Don’t get possessive, get someone better; someone who makes you want to slow down and enjoy the relationship instead of wondering what he’s doing when you’re not there.

Of course, my zodiac sign is one that doesn’t really see the need for jealousy or clinginess because I tend to be a little more emotionally unattached than other signs.

So, really, anyone whose horoscope says the same about them probably doesn’t understand as well as other signs that being possessive is sometimes necessary… if you believe that.

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For those who tend to be more possessive than others in their relationships, it’s usually because they like being in control or having rules to follow.


Others are just so loyal and in love that they can sometimes take it too far without even knowing that they’re acting possessive.

So, you’re not a bad person for being possessive. You just have to make sure that it’s not going to ruin your relationship.

You might already know whether you’re a possessive partner or not, but do you know what it is that makes you possessive (or not)?


Keep reading to find out which signs are most to least likely to be possessive in relationships, based on astrology.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus, you crave security and stability in your relationships, which you feel should be easy enough to come by, but only if it’s on your terms.

You tend to be most possessive when you’re just beginning a relationship, but it isn’t uncommon in long-term relationships, either. You might try to convince yourself (and others) that your possessive behavior is out of the goodness of your heart, but you’re still being possessive.


You tend to be most possessive when you want to ensure that your partner isn’t going anywhere and you often become jealous when you feel like your relationship isn’t perfect.

It’s understandable that you would want your relationship to last and be full of love, but your possessiveness just makes you unbearable to deal with. The only person you can control is yourself, so stop trying to control your partner, too.

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, your possessive behavior tends to come out in a dominating kind of way. You love being in control and, while that may sound sexy when you’re in the bedroom, any other time you seem overbearing.


Your possessive, dominating personality can make your relationship suffer a lot. There’s no reason for you to act like a dictator, but you do anyway.

You also sometimes get jealous when it feels like your partner isn’t giving all of their love to you and only you, which can ratchet your possessive behavior up a few notches.

You might try to act more like the boss when it comes to making plans or who your partner can talk to. But all this really does is push your partner away.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, you hold everyone and everything in your life very close to you. When you love someone or want someone, you can become possessive and clingy.


Your love of being the center of attention is one thing, but when it concerns your relationship, you want it to be all about you or not at all. You expect any and all of your partners to just understand that without you needing to explain yourself.

You rarely get jealous, but you will be the type of person who takes everything too far into unsafe, overbearing territory. You are a very loyal friend and partner, but there is a difference between sticking by your partner’s side through thick and thin and being selfish and possessive.

One thing you need to learn is how to share, even if that mean’s sharing your partner’s attention.

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CAPRICORN (December 20 - January 19)

Capricorn, you believe that there is a right way and a wrong way to be in a relationship. While you know how to stay controlled when you’re dealing with a lot of emotions during the tough times in a relationship, you can also be very controlling.

You’re not so much a “he’s mine” type of person, but you can exhibit possessive behavior in other ways. To you, if things don’t go your way, or if your partner doesn’t act the way you want them to, you can get very upset.

In reality, you know that other people can’t be controlled, but you try anyway. You get so caught up in how your partner should be and how your lives should grow as you continue to date that you don’t realize you’re just trying to restrict your partner from ever doing anything you deem wrong.


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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer, you need constant support and encouragement in a relationship in order to make you feel like you’re doing this whole dating thing correctly.

Of course, what you can’t wrap your head around is that everyone’s relationships are different, and someone else’s dynamic might work only for that couple, not you and your partner.


When you feel insecure about your relationship, you can revert to a clingy person who needs to have reassurance from your partner that everything is good.

This can imitate possessiveness, even if you aren’t technically being possessive. You keep tabs on your partner whenever you can to make sure your worst fears aren’t coming true, but you try to convince yourself that you’re just really in love, not clingy or suspicious.

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ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries, you are a very dominant person, both in relationships and in general. You try to be someone who cares deeply for their partner and would do anything for them, but the way you throw yourself into relationships can be seen as overbearing at times.


You like jumping both feet first into a relationship without taking the time to know what’s comfortable for the other person and what’s too much. You don’t really ever get jealous, but you do expect your partner to have as much respect for you as you do for them — naturally.

The only problem is, if you continue to butt into your partner’s life as forcefully as you do, the relationship will be in trouble. And unfortunately, you feel the need to control your relationship when things don’t go your way (like the threat of a breakup). This in itself can make you seem possessive.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, you greatly love being in control of every situation possible – hey, it’s your life, you’re in charge!  You don’t really see the need to get possessive.


You know that if things are out of your reach (control-wise) that it probably isn’t worth your time. You might get annoyed that your partner isn’t performing up to your standards as a loving and caring person, but you do as much as you can before letting go.

When it comes to being controlling, your mindset is that everything should follow a set of rules and formula, including your relationship.

When things don’t go your way, you always try to steer your partner back in the right direction… also known as the Virgo direction.

Of course, you hate the thought of being clingy or possessive, so if your partner still refuses, you take that as your cue that things will never change.


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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces, you love hard and you have a lot of affection to give, but you also know that you would hate it if your partner was clingy, so you try not to do things you would find annoying to them.

Instead, you tend to focus more on your own happiness in a relationship, which can often be seen as detachment or like you don’t care. When it seems to your partner like you don’t care about the relationship (even if you do), it can lead them to think they can get away with things a normally-invested person would shut down right away.


Being the timid person you are sometimes, it can be hard for you to speak up and let your partner know that you do in fact care and don’t want to be seen as clingy. Your tolerance in relationships can be both good and bad.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, you don’t care about being possessive in relationships. In fact, if the relationship isn’t easy or require minimum effort, then you’re not interested at all. In other words, you can straight up emotionally detached.


This is great for people who want to date someone who won’t be breathing down their back every time they text or hang out with someone, but it also seems like you don’t care about anything.

You are a very independent person, but you have to remember that a relationship is between two people. It’s not just you. Once you get the hang of it, you can be a really great partner because you tend to focus all of your love on your partner without being overbearing or jealous.

To you, the perfect relationship is one where you can both be independent, yet still in a solid partnership.


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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 19)

Sagittarius, your main goal in life is to find people who always keep your life exciting. So, when it comes to relationships, all you care about is fun and happiness.

This means that, like your friendships, if there is any reason to suspect that your partner isn’t into you any more or is just plain boring, you’re out of there fast; there’s no reason for you to stick around and try to be someone you’re not in a relationship.


You’re also a fan of relationships that are non-committal — meaning you don’t have to worry about being possessive because there are no strings attached.

You tend to get bored easily in relationships, so a little sharing the love is probably better than being clingy. Plus, you know that if your partner told you that you couldn’t talk to other people because they were jealous, you’d hate it, so you try not to be possessive on principle.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius, you are very non-committal when it comes to relationships, which can be confusing to those who know that you do in fact have a lot of love to give.


You are one of the few people who can be in a serious relationship with someone and not actually be very involved. To you, a solid relationship is one that is based on a lot of flexibility and understanding from both parties. You hate not being on the same page as someone.

Being possessive in your relationship is unheard of for you. I mean, how can someone who isn’t really emotionally attached to a relationship be clingy and overbearing anyway, right?

You don’t have time to invest emotion and effort into something you don’t care a lot about, and being jealous and possessive just isn’t something you ever feel. You just focus on showing love by being your partner’s best friend.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

If anyone is as anti-possessive as they come, Libra, it’s you. Not only do you just not see the point in being the jealous, clingy partner everyone fears, but you aren’t really that into deep connections anyway.


You tend to be more superficial when it comes to relationships, unless you really care about someone, which can be rare for you.

When people call you superficial, it’s usually because you prefer being in casual relationships over more serious ones — mainly because you find them more fun and you don’t actually have to get to know the other person too well.

But even if you do find that special someone you want to get serious with, you know how to stay objective without being emotional. That means possessiveness never really crosses your mind… like, ever.

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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.