6 Zodiac Signs With Impossibly High Expectations

They get disappointed a lot.

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You may not think that you have insanely high expectations because if you didn't have standards for yourself and the people in your life, where would you be? You want the best in all things and you know that you may have to work harder than those who settle to get them.

For the zodiac signs with high expectations, this trait has to do with astrology, which influences their horoscope. But the problem with having such high expectations is that you can get disappointed, frustrated, and unhappy when it seems as if those expectations aren’t being met. 


If you want your potential partner to have certain qualities and they might not have all of them, do you just ignore them, waiting for the perfect person who may not ever show up? Settling for someone out of loneliness isn’t good either.

There has to be a compromise with what we absolutely must have and the things we’re willing to let go. We want to be with people who lift us up and challenge us. When we know our worth, we know what we deserve, and we’re willing to go for it. No one is perfect and trying to find someone who measures up to our ultra-high expectations is a sure way to become disillusioned and bitter.


No one is saying to lower your standards to the point where you have no standards left, just to be flexible. When it comes to other people, you can’t expect them to act the way you would or do the things you’d do. Having impossible expectations can get you into trouble. It’s okay to hope for the best, as long as you know how to deal when you get something less.

1. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

No one is pickier or has higher expectations and standards than Virgo. They manage to always come through for people, so why can't they deliver for Virgo? Virgos do their homework, so they know what they're talking about.


If they ask someone to do something for them, you can bet they have a crystal picture in their heads of how it should be done. It almost doesn't matter how often Virgo's expectations are met, they're always slightly disappointed. If you did enough, then maybe you should have done more. Virgos are fussy and can get lost in the tiniest details — if it's not perfect, then it's a failure.

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2. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)



Geminis have great expectations, but there's a part of them that is always ready to be let down. They can be cynical so they're almost more surprised when something is carried out the way they wanted than when it isn't.

When it comes to romantic partnerships, Geminis have an extra-long list of deal-breakers, and they're very non-negotiable about them. They're smart, they know that when their standards are too high, but they make it less likely that they'll be able to find someone. If Gemini can get past their commitment issues and keep their expectations low, they would be happier.

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3. LEO (July 23 - August 22)



Leos are the best and they want the best. They want the people they trust to come through for them in spectacular ways. When you're as charismatic and dazzling as a Leo, you expect to be treated like the royal you are, and when you don't get that, you can feel defeated.

It isn't as if Leo's friends and family don't warn them that their expectations of others are too high — they do, but Leo tends to ignore them and hope that their incredibly high expectations will be met. 

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4. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)



Libras have a very romantic view of things, so when their relationships don't measure up to the ones Libra sees in movies or TV, they get very discouraged. If they didn't base their expectations on fictional situations and characters, they'd be better off.

But they feel that they deserve that fairytale romance and if they don't put their all into hoping for it, they've done themselves a disservice. Libras often feel as if the relationships they have aren't good enough. A strong dose of reality might help Libra to have more manageable expectations. 

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5. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)



Taurus want to believe that people will do what they say they're going to do, but they just can't bring themselves to be that hopeful. Taurus will set up a number of tests/obstacles for people so they can prove they're worthy of having the Taurus individual in their life.

It's as if Taurus want those in their life to better than mere mortals. Taurus are patient and they don't give up hope that their expectations, as high as they are, will be met.

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6. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns want people to be as diligent, trustworthy, and conscientious as they are, so it's not surprising that they constantly feel let down when people don't deliver. If a Capricorn makes a promise, they will do everything in their power to keep it, but other people don't seem to make keeping their word a high priority.

Capricorns can be a little on the pessimistic side, which is a good mix with high expectations as they're almost always setting themselves up for disappointment and disillusionment.


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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.