The Sneaky Way Each Zodiac Sign Tries To Manipulate You (So You Can See It Coming From A Mile Away)

You don't try to. It just happens.

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By Mykh Goldstein

It's true — we can all be a little manipulative sometimes. This isn't to say that everyone is an artist at manipulation or that we consciously try to get one over on people. And although we have all been manipulative at some point in our lives, but in most cases, we probably just didn't even know that we were doing it. 

You may be a bit curious, however as to how you in particular are able to be manipulative. Astrology is here to give us the background on some traits that we each have that are contributing to our ability to influence others.


This is how to manipulate people, based on your zodiac sign.

Aries (March 21 – April 19):

Peer pressures everyone with confidence:



The upfront Aries wouldn’t even hide their attempt to manipulate you. They have tasted success so much that when they peer pressure everyone and manipulate them, it becomes difficult to question them.

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Taurus (April 20 – May 20):

Plays the victim card:

When dealing with a manipulative Taurus, one has to remain logical. The Taurus is clever enough to act like the victim and manipulate the situation in such a way that you will feel you are the one who is at fault and give in to their demands.

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Gemini (May 21 – June 20):

Convinces others with their half-truths:

The twins with dual personalities can be loyal friends and liars beneath their skin. They can manipulate you in such a way that you will believe their half-truths and act in the way they want you.

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Cancer (June 21 – July 22):

Manipulates emotionally and play the victim card:

We all know Cancer is the sensitive one. So people usually avoid giving negative vibes to them. However, the Cancer uses this to their advantage. If someone denies their wish, they would emotionally manipulate them so that the other person feels guilty of rejecting them and gives in to their demands.


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Leo (July 23 – August 22):

Mocks others to make them inferior:

The proud Leo can’t even think that people will do anything against their wishes. If anyone dares to act otherwise, they will judge them outwardly, mock them to make them feel inferior and eventually they will submit to their demands.


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Virgo (August 23 – September 22):

Plant their own ideas in others in such a way that the other person feels it’s their original:

The Virgo wouldn’t tell directly what they want. Instead, they will work their way through other’s mind, slowly planting their ideas. When the victim executes them, they wouldn’t doubt that they were manipulated to do so.

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Libra (September 23 – October 22):

Feign helplessness:



The Libra uses their caring nature to feign helplessness when they feel things aren’t going in their way. Their peers will immediately jump into helping them while they sit back and enjoy the show.

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Scorpio (October 23 – November 21):

Threatens to leave:

One of the most intense signs of the zodiac, the Scorpio is full of drama. If they don’t get things they want, they will just give you 2 options: either you do it or they leave. Some fall into this trap and accede to their demands while very few are strong enough to test whether they will actually leave or not.


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Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21):

Blackmails others with their past misdeeds:

When the Sagittarius realizes they are in a soup, they will bring up your past wrongs to make you feel guilty. They will manipulate you into thinking that you’re the one who made more mistakes which are worse than theirs and that’s how they get away with their own misdeeds.

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Capricorn (December 22 – January 19):

Throws facts and statistics to make others feel like an idiot and even make them up:


Being extremely practical, the Capricorn relies upon facts and statistics to manipulate others. They would give such information that the victim will feel they are the idiot and succumb to their demands. The Capricorn wouldn’t step back even if they have to make up these facts.

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Aquarius (January 20 – February 18):

Sorry and not-so-sorry:



The clever Aquarius will apologize increasing the intensity of their mistake. They will act as if they will never ever do it again. The reality is, they are ‘Sorry and not-so-sorry’. Once they have convinced you they can be trusted, they will go back to their old self the very next day.

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Pisces (February 19 – March 20):

Silent treatment:

The Pisces follows the motto “Silence is the best form of revenge” way too seriously. They wouldn’t go into heated debates and rather use a passive form of aggression: silence. They will ignore you so much that you will feel you are a complete stranger to them. The only way to get them start communicating with you is giving in to their demands.


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