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6 Misunderstood Zodiac Signs Who Are Desperate For Some Compassion

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As humans, we need to be able to express ourselves, and we need to be understood. We want to think that when we’re communicating (and even when we’re not), there are people who get us. It’s part of the human experience.

Unfortunately, when you're one of the misunderstood zodiac signs, it can be difficult to get your message across in a way that’s understandable. While there are common languages and even horoscopes, the words we say often can be misinterpreted by others.

Sometimes we’re just misunderstood, and according to astrology, for some zodiac signs, misunderstanding is a regular occurrence.

There are times when we’re at the end of our rope; our supply of patience is entirely depleted, we over-tired, and we’re not choosing our words or our actions carefully enough. It’s those times when others seem to get the wrong idea about us.

People can think of us as rude or obnoxious if they don’t get the context of our behavior. Sometimes you can explain why you did what you did, but many times you just have to let it go. You don’t always get the opportunity to correct someone’s mistaken idea of you.

Here are the most misunderstood zodiac signs.

1. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Everyone seems to think that Pisces are so sensitive that they're going to break at any minute. The truth is they have a very strong inner core, and they're not going to do anything they really don't want to do. People believe that because Pisces are so compassionate and unselfish that they'll let anyone walk all over them, but that's not true.

They may seem like they're lost in their imagination, but they're sharp and know exactly what's happening. Pisces can handle themselves and they're not going to fall apart if you disagree with them.

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2. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

People tend to believe that because Scorpios are intense that they're very negative and pessimistic. But Scorpios have a light side to their personalities just like everyone else. They have a fantastic sense of humor and are often very upbeat.

They may feel things deeply but that includes feelings of joy and happiness. Scorpios may hide their emotions but that doesn't mean they don't have a whole range of them. 

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3. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius individuals can sometimes piss people off and not even have a clue why. Aquarius can come off as cold, rude, and aloof to some people, but the truth is they sometimes feel socially awkward and just don't know what to do.

People tend to think that Aquarians are impervious and that it doesn't matter what you say or do to them, that the Aquarius individual is indifferent to everything. They may seem like they don't care, but they do — they just can get tongue-tied and stuck in their head.

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4. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Some people have the mistaken idea that all Virgos are perfectionists to such a degree that they're never able to loosen up and have fun. There's the belief that Virgos are boring, uncreative, and completely stuck in their ways. Not true.

Virgos are fascinating, caring, and hugely creative. If you don't get how amazing Virgos are, they're not going to do anything to change your mind and you'll miss out.

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5. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns also have a bad rap that they're workaholics, humorless, and pious. People think that Capricorns aren't interested in sex when the opposite is true. Capricorns tend to be hilarious, fun to be around people with a definite naughty side.

They may work hard but they can play just as hard. They're fabulous entertainers and if a Capricorn has a party, it's a can't miss event. Capricorns aren't always upright citizens; they make mistakes and act just as irresponsible as anyone.

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6. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are extremely misunderstood. The common misconception is that they're duplicitous, liars, and will tell people what they think they want to hear in order to manipulate them. It's thought that Geminis always have a mask on and are never real or honest.

In actuality, Geminis rarely lie, unless it's a white lie, and are very honest not only with their words but their character. Geminis are fun but they're down to earth and are always there for other people. They are actually a lot more dependable and responsible than many people believe.

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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.

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