5 Zodiac Signs Who Play Mind Games To Push Their Partner To Prove Their Love

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4 Zodiac Signs Who Play Mind Games To Test Their Partner's Love
Love, Zodiac

These zodiac signs just can't help it!

Not everyone enjoys a relationship where nothing extreme happens.

There are some zodiac signs who can't help but play mind games with their partner, and they do it for a variety of reasons. I like playing games... well, board games. But when it comes to my heart, I would much rather not play games at all.

When someone is playing mind games with your heart in a relationship, it can mean a few things, and some of these reasons make (a little) sense when you look at their horoscope sign in astrology.

If you're a person dating a Pisces or Sagittarius, you may have come to realize that your partner is not as truthful as you first thought and is keeping you at arm's length just in case someone better comes by.

People who date Gemini soon realize that games start when they're getting bored with the relationship and think that a little drama will get you to pay more attention to them. Who knows?

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There are a lot of reasons why people play games in their relationships, but almost always, these games only make for a tense, dishonest partnership.

I knew someone once who told me that, every so often, she would start fights with her boyfriend just to keep things interesting.

She would do everything from picking a fight over something non-existent (like a missing hairband) to outright asking him if he was cheating on her.

She felt like this was a good way to keep the relationship from getting boring or stagnant. But I can't help but wonder, is this really the kind of relationship you want?

These mind games are a little more self-serving for her than they are for both of them — meaning that she's really the only one having any fun during these times — but I can't imagine the stress that comes with dating someone like that; someone who would rather accuse me of something I did just to make things "fun."

And honestly, when she told me that, I wasn't entirely convinced he knew what was going on, either, but some zodiac signs feel the same way she does.

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They might need a little extra oomph in their relationships or they might just secretly be a little scared of letting someone they love get too close, but either way, playing games almost never turns out okay.

It's a lot easier to just come clean about what you're feeling and go from there.

And if it doesn't work out, wouldn't you rather be with someone who does love you completely, rather than stick around in a relationship that is way past its expiration date?

I know, I know, it's not always that easy, but maybe knowing which zodiac signs in astrology are known to play mind games in their relationships (even when they shouldn't) is a good way to figure out if there's something you need to work on in your own relationship. Who knows? It could help!

Here's a list of 5 zodiac signs who sometimes will play games in a relationship to keep things interesting, even though they shouldn't. 

1. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, you're a natural-born flirt and just because you're in a relationship doesn't mean you don't like to break out that dazzling smile for someone other than your partner every once in a while.

You might not necessarily consider yourself a mind game player, but you do have a habit of running hot and cold that can make your partners feel like you're playing games in your relationships.

You're the kind of person who can see something to love in just about everyone — so, is it really your fault that you fall in love with the barista for a second just for spelling your name right? Or when someone compliments you on the outfit you spend an hour putting together?

Your charm is just naturally always on and that often comes with flirting and playing the field a bit, which you know is wrong but are always secretly hoping isn't such a big deal.

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2. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra, love is the reason you wake up in the mornings – if you could be a living, breathing Snapchat filter, you would have little love hearts dancing around your head constantly. You love the thought of, being in, and even the word relationships and will often start a new one almost immediately after breaking it off with someone else.

For you, love should be about sugar and spice and all things nice, not disagreements or making tough decisions. The games you play are ones that keep things hot in the bedroom, but not in the way you think.

You're a people pleaser to the core, even when you know you shouldn't be. You're the kind of person who would rather sweep those tensions and tough decisions under the rug rather than face them head-on, just to make your partner happy.

This mind game of yours is only going to build more tension in the future for you two, which you know isn't the right way to handle things, but you'd rather not burst the perfect bubble you live in just yet.

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3. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, you're a very intense being when you're in a relationship – which is exactly how you like it. You want things between you and your partner to be hot and heavy as soon as you call yourself official because nothing creates a deeper bond with you than getting serious with someone you love right away.

But just because you're all for the soulful and seductive experience of love doesn't mean you don't play a few mind games in the process. Take the secretive side of you, for instance. We all get that you're trying to protect your heart and that you want to make sure that the person you're dating is just as into you as you are with them. 

But this game you play where you get to become the withholding partner and make them work harder than you ever have just to learn something new about you is a tiring game that you know doesn't help — if you want to strengthen that bond, you need to let yourself get vulnerable and honest, not secretive and closed-off.

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4. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius, the only "must" you have to have in your relationships are that they must be learning experiences for you (and constant adventures). If you don't feel like you're growing as a person in your relationship, then you're probably not going to stick around very long.

That said, you do love finding that one person who really makes you feel like they're you're other half, but that still doesn't really stop you from playing mind games, sometimes even without your partner's knowledge of what you're really doing.

Your biggest fear in a relationship is feeling like you're possessed by someone (not a demon, your partner) or restricted. Of course, serious relationships can make you freak out a bit and you might start feeling this way even when your partner isn't restricting you.

You believe that sleeping with someone new is the best way to get over someone old, so it's not uncommon for you to clock out early in a relationship for that exact reason — that you'll find someone else — rather than staying and working it out when these feelings of claustrophobia set in.

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5. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces, you have a lot of love to give — and your partners know that. And you would do just about anything in your relationships just to make your partners see how much you care about them.

For you, love and romance are what make the world go 'round and you always want to be a part of that movement. That said, you have a tendency of using your heart to make decisions when you really need to use your brain.

You're someone who can run hot and cold pretty easily when it comes to love. You tend to give all of your love to someone without really thinking about what you want, too (until it's too late).

The mind games you play — leading people on by being flirty and trying to be your partner's savior — means you're painting yourself inside a box that eventually makes it impossible to get out of when you inevitably go back to feeling hot and cold about them.

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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 non-fiction book in the future.