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5 Manipulative Zodiac Signs Who Take Advantage Of Other People's Kindness

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Kindness is very unrated, and yet, it’s one of the best qualities that we can have. Being kind can be scary because there are people who will are manipulative with other people’s kindnesses, sometimes to the extent that the person regrets being kind in the first place.

Astrology is a great way to determine if someone is one of the manipulative zodiac signs who take advantage of others. You can't always tell from just a horoscope, but when someone uses someone else’s kindness, they may not even be aware they’re manipulating everyone.

Their thinking is selfish, and they don’t consider what kind of damage they could be doing, while others may know exactly what they’re doing and don't care who gets hurt.

Narcissists often take advantage of other people’s kindness and don’t think about it twice. They couldn't possibly remember all the times in the past that they behaved that way because it is second nature to them. Using someone’s kindness against them is particularly low, and these manipulators have several ways of conning their victims. 

If you’re willing to take advantage of someone else’s kindness, then you probably don’t have a conscience or your ideas of how people should be treated is screwed up. Just like these manipulative zodiac signs.

1. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

We know that Scorpios are manipulative, and we also know that when provoked they're going to use whatever they can to get reach their goal, whether it's payback or recovery. They will take advantage of someone else's kindness and may even take a cynical view about it.

If confronted, Scorpio won't want to outright lie, so they'll deny their culpability or turn it around so the person ends up doubting what they thought Scorpio did was actually true.

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2. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

If Gemini took some time to think things over, they might have second thoughts about taking advantage of someone's kindness, so they try not to think about it too much. If they get called out about their manipulative behavior, they will create a diversion.

If they're asked a point-blank question, they'll weave it around until the subject has completely changed and the questioner has been thrown off-course. 

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3. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras want everyone to be happy and that includes themselves, and if they take advantage of someone else's kindness, they don't think it's a bad thing. Libras tend to manipulate others using their natural charm and ability to give someone the exact praise they've been waiting to hear their whole life.

In Libra's mind, they swear that they'll make it up someday to the person they took advantage of, but right now, Libra has to take care of themselves.

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4. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

If a Sagittarian needs a place to stay and there are no hotels available, they will take advantage of a friend of a friend's offer to let them stay at their house. If Sagittarius needs to stay for a while, they may use their host's guilt ("I have nowhere else to go") or their conscience ("You wouldn't want to be thought of as uncharitable, would you?") against them.

In Sagittarius' mind, they're such a wonderful house guest and so delightful to be around that everybody wins. They don't seem to understand that no matter how generous a host gift they give, it's still hard to have strangers in your house, especially for an extended amount of time.

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5. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces never plan to take advantage of someone's kindness, but they do tend to play the victim. Pisces will (unintentionally) use their hardships to gain sympathy so they can get what they want. They just think they're being honest about their suffering but they're really leveraging their unhappiness.

However, once they realize what they're doing, Pisces will feel terrible and will try to make it up to the person they emotionally manipulated. Pisces know a thing or two about being taken advantage of — it happens to them all the time, and they generally are too unselfish to do it on purpose.

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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.