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6 Zodiac Signs Who Are Cautious And Reserved (But Far From Boring)

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Being labeled as reserved and self-contained can sound like an insult, but it's actually a compliment, especially when it comes to astrology. And for cautious zodiac signs, not even a positive horoscope and reassurance can convince them that these negative connotations can be a good thing. 

We may be suspicious of reserved people, but we’re also intrigued. They don’t show us everything about themselves within the first few minutes of meeting them. They may hold information back and also be somewhat distant physically.

It isn’t that someone who is a private person is shy or tight-lipped, it’s that they’re smart about what they choose to share. They don’t have to speak when there’s a silence in the conversation, and they don’t have to make everything about them. They can be content in just listening and not have the need to have a huge reaction.

When people hold something back, it gives them an air of mystery and makes us want to know more about them. They’re okay not being the center of attention because they’re comfortable enough in their own skin.

And though some people feel unnerved by reserved people because it makes them feel insecure, it doesn't mean the cautious zodiac signs are judgmental about it.

1. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos tend to be the listener, especially in a group setting. It isn't that they don't have anything pertinent to say, they just hold back and a little and let others rant and confess.

Virgos are very clever when it comes to listening; they don't just listen waiting for their own cue to speak but are reading both verbal and nonverbal cues. They might not jump up and down screaming in glee when they see you, but they'll listen intently to what you have to say.

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2. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus is a good example of people who are reserved but not in an anti-social way. They love parties and people, they just don't feel the need to always monopolize the conversation. They're able to carry on conversations with a variety of people and don't share the messier parts of their lives with everybody.

You'll rarely accuse a Taurus of TMI. They can be the strong silent type, or the life of the party — that's just the way Taurus individuals are.

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3. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns tend to be cautious and patient which makes them reserved. They think before they act, sometimes preventing them acting at all. They'd rather wait than make a mistake, so they proceed cautiously.

Capricorns can be extremely social, but they do need some time alone to decompress. It may take some time for a Capricorn to relax around you as they don't like feeling foolish. But don't think for a minute that they don't have a sense of humor or that they aren't highly entertaining, because they're funny as hell.

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4. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces are extremely sensitive — about themselves and other people — and they don't want to do something that would upset someone. Sometimes people assume that because a Pisces is being quiet, they don't feel comfortable or that they're unhappy.

But that's not the case at all; they just don't like being forced into a conversation. Pisces can be perfectly happy looking at people, daydreaming a little bit, and hearing what other people have to say. They're introspective until they feel compelled to speak or act.

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5. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios have that air of mystery, so no matter what emotional turmoil they're going through, it's highly likely that they're going to keep it to themselves. They take the time to consider how much they're going to reveal about themselves to one person or another.

No matter how well someone knows a Scorpio, there are some things they'll never know, which is why Scorpios always intrigue and keep us guessing.

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6. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras sometimes are reserved when they feel uncomfortable. It's not that they're not affectionate, they just need to make sure they feel safe before they smother you in kisses or wrap you in a big bear hug.

Libras can be very outgoing and sociable, but tend to hold back with their grand gestures and emotional outbursts. However, eventually everything they're feeling does become apparent. There are times when Libra's insecurities make them reticent to go all out.

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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.