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5 Condescending Zodiac Signs Who Always Need To Feel Superior To Others

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How condescending are you? No one enjoys being condescended to, but sometimes we can’t help it. A condescending person might say, “You can’t understand what I’m saying because I have a much bigger brain than you do,” but another way is to say that someone is patronizing or that they act superior.

Generally, when someone is condescending, they’re belittling the person they’re speaking to. A condescending person is one of those arrogant jerks who needs to feel better about themselves by putting other people down.

Astrology and horoscopes can help us identify these condescending zodiac signs, but that doesn't mean that all of the signs can have moments of pure condescension and superiority. Some people don’t mean to be condescending, they just use the wrong words to convey their meaning.

Some people have mastered the art of the backhanded compliment when they say something that on the surface sounds like a compliment but is really a cut. But much of the time when people are condescending, it comes from a place of insecurity and fear.

1. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

As great as Aquarians are, they certainly have their condescending moments. They can't help themselves and sometimes the things they say just come out snotty.

It's as if they can't believe that other people are even half as intelligent as they are, so they must talk down to them. Aquarius also tend to be sarcastic and don't realize that some of the "funny" things they say are just hurtful and patronizing.

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2. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

One of the ways that Capricorns are condescending is their inability to take someone else's advice or help. It feels as if they don't trust anyone else's judgment or expertise.

Capricorns would rather work twice as hard than ask for someone's help. They don't want to be usurped as the hardest working or most conscientious employee. They do have some insecurities and think that acting superior will hide their weaknesses.

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3. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis are often proud of their ability to carry a conversation, but sometimes they carry too far and become a conversational steamroller. It's not a discussion if you don't let other people speak too, and it's condescending to not want other people to give their input.

It comes off as what Gemini has to say is far more important than the insights and thoughts of anyone else. Over time, Gemini could get a reputation as someone who simply won't shut up and no one will want to get into a conversation with them.

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4. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers are known for the scope of their emotions, so they often feel compelled to give relationship advice, even when it's unwanted. If someone isn't in the right frame of mind, the last thing they're going to want is to hear what they should or shouldn't be doing in their relationship.

It's very condescending to assume you know best in someone else's relationship. Sometimes people may need advice, but if they're not ready to hear it, it's pointless to give it and will only make things worse.

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5. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos often feel they know everything and aren't afraid to show that they're the smartest person in the room. When you have that kind of know-it-all attitude, you can come off as superior and condescending, and people may interpret it as a challenge to take you down a notch or two.

It's great to be confident, just don't throw it in everyone's faces. Virgo could be surprised at what they can learn from other people if they just open themselves up.

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and astrology lover. She has written over 500 articles on the zodiac signs and how the stars influence us. She's had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman's Day, and is a contributing writer to Ravishly, I AM & CO, and YourTango. Check out her website, her Facebook writer's page, and her Instagram.