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7 Zodiac Signs Who Fear Being Vulnerable And Hide Their Weaknesses From The World

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We know vulnerability is good as it allows people to get a glimpse of who we really are. And yet, it can be extremely frightening because it makes people feel defenseless, exposed, and wide open.

Though not all zodiac signs feel this way, there are some who have a fear of vulnerability and are afraid to be open with those around them, lest they risk being open to attack. A horoscope can only encourage you so much, and it may seem like a better idea to hide your true self from the world.

But when you’re more open and vulnerable, you’re also more present. The result of putting up walls and trying to be someone you’re not is that it takes your attention away from your goals and your life.

There are people who will do anything to appear invulnerable and tough. The thought of being so open is terrifying to them, and they subconscious adopt a whole strategy for avoiding being vulnerable. Still, no matter how much closed off and thick-skinned you may be, there will still be times when your vulnerability will shine through. 

Here are the zodiac signs who absolutely hate to be vulnerable and exposed.

1. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians don't like to share their emotions anyway, so it's not too surprising that they hate to be vulnerable. They're hoping if they're always on the move, and never sitting still, you won't notice that there's a wall up.

If one is constantly busy, they can actually deny having feelings of insecurity, sadness, anger, and grief. Aquarius would rather keep someone at a distance than let them see their vulnerabilities and flaws.

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2. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Betrayal is closely tied to vulnerability for Scorpios. If they can keep their secrets to themselves and be somewhat closed off, then they feel protected.

Scorpios prefer playing the strong one that people can come to when they need help. If Scorpio needs help, they'd rather help themselves than reach out to someone else and expose what they perceive as their weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

Scorpios are great at deflecting the focus away from themselves and onto someone else.

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3. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

For Virgos, their perfectionism is a way to not be vulnerable. If they always appear to be perfectly put together and seem to have all the answers, then it's less likely that other people will see they are just as human and weak as anybody.

Their perfectionism acts as a shield against feeling too accessible or unsafe. However much Virgos may appear to have it together, their vulnerability is still clear.

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4. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis hate to seem vulnerable, so instead, they adapt their personalities to the people they are around. Geminis want people to think of them the way they want them to; they tend to be different things to different people.

If they show various sides of themselves, then no one will know who they really are. Some Geminis seem like they're connecting with people on a deeper level, but it's really just a facade.

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5. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus uses their strong opinions and stubbornness as a way to hide their vulnerability. When it appears as if your opinion is the only one that counts, it can push people back. They can become scared off or feel as if they're walking on eggshells around you.

Taurus may hate to show how sensitive they really are, but the fact is that being vulnerable is being strong, and Taurus are known for their strength.

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6. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras want to appear easy-going, laid back, and chill but they're just as vulnerable as anybody else. They'd prefer not to burden someone else or be indebted to them, so they try to handle their problems on their own.

However, eventually Libra's vulnerabilities will become known and they need to get comfortable with being vulnerable if they're to have a healthy relationship. Trusting someone goes a long way in helping Libra to become more open with how they're really feeling.

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7. LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leos often have people looking to them for guidance. They're Leos and they feel a certain responsibility to appear strong and invulnerable. They might not realize that showing they're human and have weaknesses makes people relate to them even more.

You can set a good example and still be vulnerable and open to people. Leos want to be known as someone who is very positive and upbeat, but when it comes to human nature, people relate better to those whose vulnerability we see.

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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.