Zodiac, Self

Zodiac Signs Who Make A Good First Impression Vs. The Ones Who Fail To Impress

Photo: unsplash
The Zodiac Signs Who Always Make A Good Impression Vs. The Ones Who Fail To Impress

Making a good first impression is important — this is the moment when you get to show someone your best side and your dazzling personality. Is making a good first impression everything, though? No, it's okay if you fail to impress others. What others think of you really shouldn't matter, if you ask me.

Yes, first impressions make an impact, especially if it’s the difference between meeting someone who’s charming and nice and someone who’s just straight up rude, but depending on the situation, making a bad first impression doesn’t mean it's the end of the world.

RELATED: What People Think When They First Meet You, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Say you’re on a Tinder date and this is the first time you get to meet the person behind the profile online. But, of course, you’re late to the restaurant and you spill wine all over your brand new shirt and you don’t even get to kiss each other good night because your Lyft is early. Bad first impression, right? You weren’t rude or disinterested, you were just a little awkward and probably hella nervous.

For most people, making a good or bad first impression isn’t a make or break situation where you’ll probably never see this person again. Being nervous is natural, especially on a first date.

There’s still a good chance a second date is in your future, which means you get another chance to polish up that first impression a bit (and cry/laugh about how your new shirt is ruined thanks to spilling wine on it).

The same can be said for situations like job interviews. Trust me, everyone is at least a little anxious during job interviews.

RELATED: What You Can Learn About Someone Just By Knowing Their First Name

But even if you stumble over an answer or totally blank on another one doesn’t mean that is what’s going to sabotage your chances of getting the job. In fact, one of my worst interviews led to me getting one of my best jobs — and I know for a fact I messed up a few times during the interview… and before the interview… and after. It was a bad day.

But I still got the job! That said, there are some zodiac signs who always make a good first impression, thanks to their confidence and ability to charm pretty much anyone. And then there are the zodiac signs who are just awful at making good first impressions. Usually, it’s because the nerves get the better of them, but sometimes, there are horoscopes who just don’t care at all. And that’s where it can get them in trouble.

Because if you’re ever talking to someone new and they seem totally disinterested or annoyed, you know how easy it can be to write them off in your book. That doesn’t mean they’re bad people, but making the right first impression just isn’t their thing.

Here are the horoscopes who always make a good impression vs. the ones who just don’t, according to astrology.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo is the kind of person who will always charm your pants off – just charm ‘em right off before you even know they’re gone. Making a good first impression with everyone just comes naturally to him; he doesn’t even have to try. Leo knows how to keep a conversation with everyone he meets, whether it’s just small talk or something deeper, and always makes you feel welcome and included.

Whether he’s meeting your family for the first time or he’s interviewing for his dream job, you can always count on Leo to put on his signature smile and prove to everyone that confidence and charm goes a long way in making a good first impression.

RELATED: 11 Signs You're Flexting To Impress Your Date (And You're Coming On A Little Strong)

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries is one of those zodiac signs that can light up a room as soon as they walk in. It’s almost like everyone realizes that the most interesting person just walked in and it’s now impossible not to notice him. Yeah, that’s Aries for you. He’s also crazy confident, so putting himself out there is just not a problem for him; if he wants to meet new people, all he has to do is say, “hello.”

Aries knows that making a good first impression is all about being confident; not just in the situation, but also in yourself. He’s the kind of zodiac sign that always sets goals for himself and achieves them, so he’s no stranger to success and recognition (which makes him someone you want to know). Plus, he’s just so darn likeable it’s hard not to want to get to know him. And when you do, guaranteed he’ll make a good impression.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius is one of those people who others are just naturally drawn to. Whenever you’re at a party or out in public, the guy who looks like he’s having the time of his life (and looks like the life of the party) is more than likely a Sagittarius. He knows how to have a good time, and like many other zodiac signs loves meeting new people. And when he does, he gets to practice making the best first impression over and over again.

Sagittarius is a very personable guy. From the moment he first introduces himself to you, there’s no weirdness or awkwardness as you get to know each other better. Attribute that to his extroverted nature or the fact that he genuinely likes getting to know new people, but however he does it, Sagittarius knows how to make an impression that lasts (and makes you want to tell everyone about him, too).

RELATED25 Little-Known (But Guaranteed!) Ways To Impress A Woman

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini knows how to make a good first impression because he doesn’t let anything stand in his way – especially nerves. One of his main goals in life is to make as many friends as possible, which is not hard for him considering he’s always looking for opportunities to show others just how fun he can be – oh, and he’s a lot of fun to hang out with.

Gemini is a naturally sociable person. Maybe it’s because he loves putting himself out there on social media and IRL, but he just knows how to make a good first impression. He might be full of energy a lot of the time, but he knows that nothing works better than being himself. When you first meet Gemini, you’ll definitely remember him for his optimism and big smile… and because he’ll immediately find you on social media, too.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio makes a good first impression not just with his words, but with his appearance, too. He’s smart like that – he knows that when he looks good, he feels good. And if he wants to make sure that you know just how confident in himself he is, he’s going to show off a little bit. Scorpio loves a little drama (don’t we all?) and what says drama and confidence better than a Scorpio… or a peacock showing off his feathers?

Scorpio sticks in people’s minds because he’s confident, yes, but also because he’s intense. Some zodiac signs brighten up a room when they walk in; Scorpio makes it feel like there’s a spotlight on him. He’s not arrogant about his impact by any means, but he can be a lot to handle. He always tries to be friendly and kind when making a first impression, but expect a whole lotta Scorpio during that first (good) impression.

RELATED15 Things You Don't Owe ANYONE (Even Though You May Think You Do)

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra absolutely loves meeting new people, so he already has his first impression technique down pat. Being a lover of all things eye-catching, he knows that looking good is what matters most – how you dress and carry yourself is what impresses people long before you open your mouth. So, after making sure that his appearance can speak for him too, he’s ready to really introduce himself as someone worth getting to know.

Libra’s dazzling personality is something that will stay with you long after you’ve said goodbye. The reason he loves meeting new people and making friends so much is that it gives him a chance to show what’s really underneath that sparkling smile and glowing personality: his kindness. If you don’t remember Libra for his appearance, you definitely will remember him for his gentle disposition.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius is one of those zodiac signs who have a lot of friends, and his friends have a lot of friends who are friends with him, and so on – all because he makes a good first impression. He feels most alive when he’s around people he cares about, but he’s always open to meeting new people and making more best friends. His outgoing nature makes it easy to talk to him, which is always nice during that first impression

That said, Aquarius also values his alone time a LOT. So, while there may be times when he just doesn’t seem like he wants anything to do with people at all, it’s really only because he needs to change his social batteries for a while. When he’s on top of his game, he’s happy and charming. When he’s off it, he’s a little cold and unfriendly – or un-Aquarius-like, if you will.

RELATEDThe 12 Habits Of EXTREMELY Likeable People

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

What makes Taurus so special is that he’s a total breath of fresh air. When you first meet him, you can tell that he’s all everyone says he is; sweet, nice, and most importantly, real. He doesn’t hide behind weird facades that make it impossible to get to know him, and he certainly doesn’t act like he’s far too good to make any impression, let alone a good one. Take him at face value because he doesn’t need anything extra.

That said, Taurus can be a little intimidating at times. He is the stubborn bull of the zodiac, after all! And if you’ve ever seen a bull before, you know that there can be gentleness underneath all of that intimidating surface… but you have to get on its good side. Taurus is the same – if he’s not in the mood to socialize, you’ll be able to tell. He needs “me time” just as much as he needs time with friends.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces likes making friends, but only in certain situations. He has to be 100 percent comfortable to really open up, so it makes sense that his first impressions aren’t always great. Pisces can be very quiet when you first meet them for this reason. When you finally crack that shy outer shell of his, you’ll realize that he’s incredibly sweet and kind, but you still have to let him warm up to you first.

For Pisces, not always making a good first impression is totally out of his control. It’s not that he doesn’t care, he just can’t help but get overwhelmed with the situation – like a job interview or talking to his crush – to really be able to relax. Really, though, he’s very genuine, which means he doesn’t try to act like someone he’s not just to make a better impression. He’s comfortable admitting that he can get shy at times and he knows that that’s part of what makes him so endearing.

RELATED7 Secret Laws Of Attraction More Powerful Than A Magic Love Potion

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn definitely isn’t shy when it comes to putting himself out there, but that still doesn’t mean that he makes a great first impression. Unless you already know the kind of person Capricorn is, which isn’t always easy (especially if this is the first time you’re meeting him), it can be really difficult to know how he’ll act when meeting someone new.

Generally, Capricorn is one of the more reserved zodiac signs. He doesn’t use any crazy techniques just so someone remembers him – he knows that he’s got a lot going for him, so he doesn’t feel the need to go above and beyond just to make a good first impression. He’s serious and no-nonsense, even when meeting new people, and he doesn’t think that one introduction can speak for his entire self. Being a hard worker, he knows that it takes time and effort to make a lasting impression on someone.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer tries really hard to make a good first impression, but it just doesn’t work out so well for him. You know when you want something really badly and you try hard to get it, but your efforts just end up feeling forced and fake? This is kind of what Cancer is going through when he meets new people. Like other zodiac signs, he needs to be completely comfortable before he can open up.

The first impression is one of Cancer’s worst nightmares. He knows he can get overwhelmed with the expectation to make a good first impression and all of that suppressing some emotions and showing others is too much for him. He’s a little awkward a shy when introducing himself (which he knows), but that doesn’t make him try any less. He really just wants you to know that he does care about making sure you remember him out of everyone else you meet but forcing it just isn’t his thing.

RELATED: 5 Ways To Make People INSTANTLY Like You In Less Than 2 Minutes

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is also one of those zodiac signs who gets way too worked up over making a good first impression. Virgo knows that he often overthinks things and remembering everything he’s been taught about how to make a good first impression is one of those things. His main goal is just making sure he can get through saying his name, shaking your hand, and putting on a smile without messing up.

Virgo is an introvert, too, so it’s not always easy for him to put himself into unfamiliar or uncomfortable situations and force himself to be confident. In fact, it can sometimes be easier for him to just say that he doesn’t care about making a good first impression (even if he does), just so he doesn’t have to stumble over an introduction. He definitely opens up more once you get to know him, but those first few meetings with him can be awkward and a little painful.

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.