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The 5 Snarkiest Zodiac Signs Who Hurt People With Their Humor

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When someone is snarky, they tend not to care who gets hurt in the crossfire of their sarcastic comments. If sarcasm and meanness had a child, it would be snarky. And the snarky zodiac signs are those people who tend to be critical, cutting, cynical, and snide.

Like all things in astrology, our horoscopes are a good indicator of how we handle certain situations in the present moment. But a zodiac sign can influence certain characteristics, one of which can be cutting sarcasm.

One or two snarky comments are okay, but if you’re constantly slinging them, people aren’t going to want to spend too much time with you. A well-placed barb or comment can get you admirers, as long as you don’t get carried away.

But here’s the thing: if you’re constantly being snarky, no amount of “I was just kidding” or “I’m sorry” is going to up your popularity.

There’s something immature about being snarky like you never got over high school. The appropriate places for snark are a bar, the locker room, or on the playing field, not at work, a job interview, or on a first date. If someone laughs when you’re being this way, most of the time it’s out of fear that you’ll direct your comments at them, or that you’ll escalate and get even meaner.

Consider looking at where your snarkiness is coming from and try to ease back on it. Having friends and family who love you and want to be around you is better than hurting people with your humor.

1. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarians aren't comfortable with huge emotional displays, so they sometimes distance themselves with snarkiness. Aquarius individuals are very creative, and their minds work very quickly, so they can get impatient if they don't think people are keeping up with them or are on their level.

When they are snarky, they seem to be able to pinpoint exactly where someone is the most vulnerable and strike there with their sarcastic and cutting comments. You do have to give them points for accuracy and creativity.

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2. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

If a Scorpio is around people they don't know, like friends of friends, they may become snarky as a way to stand out and hide their awkwardness. They're smart, sarcastic, and sometimes can come off as bitter.

Since they never do anything halfway, if they're in a snarky mood, they're going to read you like a book and give you so much shade, you won't know what hit you. A well-placed comment from a Scorpio can leave you gutted.

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3. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers aren't unlike Scorpios in the way that their snarkiness is usually a reaction. Cancers feel things deeply and if they're hurt or angry, they're going to lash out. Other times, Cancers can be snarky to prevent you from getting too close.

If a Cancer individual has some pent-up feelings and doesn't feel safe to express them in an open way, they'll be snarky. It's not the healthiest way to deal with feelings of jealousy, competition, and/or failure, but sometimes it feels like the only way.

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4. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos tend to strive for perfection, for themselves and for others. Their frustration at imperfection reveals itself in their snarky comments. Virgos think that they're hiding their dissatisfaction, but it's not difficult to read between the lines and see that their jab isn't playful or good-humored — it's meant to sting.

If sarcasm has no real humor behind it, then it becomes cruel. Virgos shouldn't use their intelligence as a way to put someone in their place or to work out their own feelings of imperfection.

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5. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis tend to get snarky in order to control the conversation. If someone is too long-winded or too detailed in the story that they're telling, Gemini will say a few choice words. They're masters of communication, so they don't understand why people aren't as gifted as them.

Geminis also don't appreciate getting interrupted or other people telling the same story repeatedly, so instead of politely reminding them that they've already told that story or joke, they make a snarky comment instead.

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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.