5 Zodiac Signs Who Are Sore Losers And Can't Stand Not Winning

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We all know a few sore loser zodiac signs, but is it astrology that makes them this way? Does your horoscope influence the way you behave after a competition of some kind, or does it create the type of personality that would react badly to a loss?

It isn’t just that sore losers are disappointed after losing something; they often have epic meltdowns. No matter how upset you are with yourself, your opponents, or the world at large, it’s always better to be a good sport. If you’re not, you may find that no one will want to play you ever again. 

Just because you’re a sore loser, it doesn't mean that you never are able to control your feelings or that you always have a huge tantrum when the outcome you were hoping for doesn't happen.

There are some people who are easy going most of the time but become a jerk when they lose. You can’t let losing be the end of the world. No one likes it when the losing opponent is a jerk, as it can take some of the sweetness away from the victory.

In the end, even if a lot is riding on it, it’s just a game. if you lose, your life will continue. If your future endeavors were hinged on your win, then you may have to do something else.

1. ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries are extremely competitive and saying they love to win is an understatement. They need to win. Everything to an Aries individual can end up as a contest — getting the best parking space, having more Twitter followers, and even the spin class at their gym.

They don't just need to do well, they have to be the best. And when they're not, they're not gracious about it. Even if the other people didn't even know they were a part of Aries' secret contest, Aries may be impatient or short with them. However, they prefer not to obsess over their losses and focus more on their wins.


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2. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

The work arena is really where Capricorn is a sore loser. If a co-worker gets praise for something that Capricorn did or one of Capricorn's colleagues finishes a project before Capricorn, they aren't happy. They may even resort to giving the winner the silent treatment — they're fuming inside so it makes it difficult for them to say something congratulatory.

The basic problem is that Capricorn often spends a lot of time comparing themselves to other people, and feeling like they're coming up short and will never win no matter how hard they try. Capricorn needs an attitude adjustment and needs to keep on their path and do as well as they can to win at work.


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3. LEO (July 23 - August 22)

What do winners get more of than losers? Well in Leo's case, it's attention. Leo wants the most attention, therefore Leo needs to win. Much of the time, the things that Leo wants to win are huge, like elections or Academy Awards. Leos go for the big prizes and when they don't win, it feels almost like a physical blow.

Leos are very competitive and never want to feel like they're a loser of any kind. They need to be reassured of their greatness and how they can't win everything. They know intellectually that there lessons to be learned from every loss, but sometimes they need to be reminded. Leos aren't afraid to do whatever it takes to win, which can be scary for their opponents.


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4. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers tend to take winning and losing too seriously. Everything has an equal amount of significance which can be anxiety-causing for Cancer. If a Cancer individual beats their entire family at Monopoly, they aren't gracious about it. They brag, they throw it in the other player's faces, and they bring it up repeatedly in the future.

When they lose, Cancers act much quieter about it and seemingly forget about the loss quickly. However, the truth is they'll obsess over that loss for a long time, thinking up different strategies and ways to outsmart their opponents at the next match. Winning is everything for the Cancer individual, and losing is best not brought up in conversation.


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5. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus are known for being one of the sore loser zodiac signs, so much so that their reputation proceeds them in such a way that people will avoid being in any competition with them. Taurus are scary when they lose because they can lose it. They rage, throw things, and will try to destroy whatever is within arm's reach.

If they can't get out their anger in a physical way, they'll scream their lungs out. Now, when Taurus wins, they're gracious, charming, and wonderful. It's almost as if they have two sides of their personality. People will forfeit the game or just not give it their all if they're forced to play with Taurus. 


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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.