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6 Analytical Zodiac Signs Who Overthink Everything

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When you’re an analytical thinker, you look at facts and logic before you come up with a conclusion. It takes a special brain to have this kind of cognitive intelligence, and for the analytical zodiac signs, they know this all too well.

You may wonder what a trait like being analytical has to do with astrology, and horoscopes can reveal a lot about the zodiac signs who naturally straight-line thinkers. They’re good with computers, technology of any kind, and they process information with logic rather than emotion.

Analytical personalities love knowledge and learning. They can be obsessive in their gathering of facts, figures, and conclusions. Numbers are their sweet spot, but human interaction, not as much.

They often can be socially inept because they tend to not consider that their honest assessments are unasked for. No one wants to hear a stranger give them notes on their appearance or actions, even if the speaker has good intentions.

Analytical thinkers tend to prefer the truth over lies, even when a lie might be a more diplomatic option. They tend not to embellish, over-exaggerate, or leave out the negatives; an analytical person will tell it to you straight, no matter what the consequences might be.

However, analytical people have a reputation for being cold, insensitive, and would rather be right than kind, which isn’t always true. They have hearts that are the same size as everyone else, they just don’t consult it all the time.

1. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

No one is more analytical than Virgos; in fact, analytical is one of the first words of their description. Virgos are information junkies. They practically inhale web pages about everything from music to politics. They love to share their vast knowledge and they always seem to know the answer to every question.

When they need to buy something, they do their research first so they're sure to get the best deal. They know how to find the really important bits in a sea of information. Virgos put their analytical brains to good use.

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2. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

It's a good thing that Aquarius individuals are analytical thinkers. They need to be in order to come up with their inventions and better ways of doing things. Because they're straight-thinkers and don't enjoy getting caught up in somebody's emotional drama, they can come off as insensitive.

It's funny how people who are brilliant often say things without thinking about how it will affect others. They don't seem to concern themselves with other people's feelings and can appear to be first class jerks. They don't intend to be mean, they just have so many exciting thoughts and theories happening in their heads that they forget about the human aspect of life.

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3. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio's sexual abilities are so legendary that they can eclipse their huge intellect. Scorpios are wicked smart and mysterious so they can be loners. They love people, but they also love spending the evening reading a good book, watching a movie, or doing something on the computer.

It can actually be difficult for a Scorpio to find someone who matches their intelligence. They think discussing The Mandela Effect or thermodynamics is fun. If they can't find someone who understands their big brain, Scorpio would rather be alone.

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4. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras are geniuses when it comes to analyzing people, conversations, and situations. Most people are only able to see one side of a controversial issue or argument, but Libra has the capacity to see both. To them, every problem, every issue has its own set of pros and cons that must be reviewed.

It takes a very special ability to be able to work all that and come to a conclusion. Libras are both pessimists and optimists, which can be confusing to their friends as they never know what mood they'll find Libra in.

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5. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Speaking of looking at the big picture, Geminis also tend to get as many facts together before making an informed decision. They don't see themselves as indecisive, but more careful and mindful. Geminis gather information, analyze it, and then they'll make a decision.

They also love discussing every aspect of a decision or issue, and they love dissent, hoping that someone will try to prove them wrong. Good luck with that, because Geminis are always four steps ahead of everyone one else. 

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6. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

When it comes to left-brain thinking in the workplace, no one is as gifted as Capricorn. They can see a situation and almost immediately figure out a solution. It's because of their analytical brain that they're so good with everything financial.

Capricorns are amazing at budgeting, forecasting, and evaluating. They work independently so well because they're able to teach themselves everything that they need to do and become an expert at it. 

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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.