Witty Zodiac Signs Vs. Those Who Can't Tell A Joke

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Wittiest Zodiac Signs Vs. Those Who Can't Tell A Joke

Being witty comes easily to some zodiac signs, while others have trouble telling a joke, let alone taking one.

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These are the zodiac signs who don't like poking fun at others (or having others poke fun at them) because it makes them feel like they're being made fun of, even when they're not.

The zodiac signs who are the wittiest are usually the ones cracking jokes all the time, trying to make people laugh, and generally having a good time. I'm not saying those who can't tell a joke to save their life don't have a good time, too, but they're certainly not the ones entertaining the crowds, either.

There are a lot of things that can make a person funny, and one of the best things about the funniest zodiac signs is that all of them are funny for different reasons.

Some horoscope signs are just silly and will make jokes about anything and everything.

Others use their surroundings and experiences in life to crack jokes, which can sometimes border on self-deprecating (in a positive way, though). Others use sarcasm and dark humor to make people laugh, which can be tricky to pull off – not everyone can make negative things sound funny, but some zodiac signs really can.

But just because they make it look easy to command a crowd and get some laughs out of them doesn't mean being funny is something everything can do. I mean, some zodiac signs just don't have it in them. I know that if I ever make someone laugh, it's not intentional.

Whenever I actually try to be funny, it tends to fall flat. But whenever I embarrass myself in public or make a quip about something going on at work, that's usually when I get a chuckle or two.

Just like so many other things, there is a science to what makes someone funny.

For example, learning how to read a room and turn whatever the mood is into something funny is a way to relieve tension. Sometimes, we don't really know what to do when we're in a tense situation, but cracking a joke can put everyone in a better mood.

Not expecting something to be funny is also one of the main reasons we laugh. When someone is able to take a run of the mill story or situation and turn it into something hilarious, we can't help but see them as witty.

No matter what your method is or how you get yourself and others to laugh, laughter is important. It can reduce stress, lighten a mood, and help us connect with others. And trust me, you don't have to know how to tell a joke for humor and laughter to be a big part of your life.

If you're one of the zodiac signs of astrology that has trouble cracking jokes, all you need is one of the witty zodiac signs to teach you how (or at least keep them around to keep the laughter flowing, right?).

Here are the zodiac signs who are witty vs. the those that can't tell a joke, according to astrology.

Wittiest Zodiac Signs

1. Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini is the wittiest zodiac sign of the bunch, and the butt of his jokes are usually himself. Rather than poke fun at other people or make eye-rolling puns, Gemini uses his life as content for the perfect set-up.

We all have bad days, but what makes Gemini so witty is his ability to crack a joke at his bad luck or mistakes, rather than wallow in them. More than cracking jokes, he loves making other people laugh, so expect him to always try to get a smile out of you.

2. Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius' witty personality comes from all of his experience. Whatever might be embarrassing or a bummer to you is something he's probably already experienced, which means not only can he turn anything into a joke, but he can relate to exactly what you're going through.

Sagittarius is always making jokes (I mean, like, always), so it's not uncommon to see him surrounded by his group of friends laughing about how he spilled coffee all over himself or making fun of something he's wearing. Sagittarius is the jokester of astrology.

3. Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Aries loves to laugh – and he intends to get you to laugh right along with him, no matter what it takes. Because he loves to be loved, Aries is known for being the silliest sign of the zodiac because he knows it will get him the attention he wants.

Think of him as the Jim Carrey of astrology: He might be more goofy than witty, but he really just wants to have a good time and get a few laughs out of people. He'll often use physical cues like tripping or hitting his head as a way to get people cracking up.

4. Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Leo's main goal in life is to make you laugh – and by any means necessary. He's the zodiac sign who will act goofy and embarrass himself just to see you smile. He also knows how to use his penchant for drama to his advantage by over exaggerating to get you to laugh.

Leo is one of those people who knows how to read a room, so when he wants to show off his witty side, he'll use his surroundings are a way to set up his jokes. Leo can be silly, but he is also a very clever zodiac sign that shouldn't be underestimated.

5. Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus loves to laugh, and if he's laughing, then so are you. He's the one who will get him material from stand-up comics, memes, and jokes he's seen on Twitter. Maybe it's not always original content, but it's always funny.

Taurus also loves an audience. If he knows people are paying attention to what he's saying, he's going to take center stage and keep it going. His jokes aren't always laugh out loud funny – and they can sometimes border on dirty – but he has a good time, so you can't help but laugh along.

6. Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libra is a social butterfly and uses that status as a way to get people interested in his jokes. He's also another sarcastic zodiac sign that uses his surroundings as props for joking around. Libra is the entertainer, so whether he's at a party or just out with friends, he's the one livening the mood.

Once he gets started, there's no turning him off. Libra feeds off of the attention and laughs of others, so he'll stay on for as long as people are interested. All of his witty jokes are in good humor, of course. He much prefers being silly over poking fun of others.

Zodiac Signs That Can't Take A Joke

7. Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius is witty, but he doesn't try very hard. He's one of those naturally funny zodiac signs who will make you burst out laughing without even realizing he made a joke. When he does try to be funny, his go-to method are usually little quips of dry humor.

Aquarius also likes the darker side of humor – practical jokes, pranks, and the like. Of course, he never does any of these things to hurt people, but he definitely is one of those people who has two sides of humor that differ greatly.

8. Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio is another zodiac sign that likes dry humor over any other type of humor. Yeah, things suck, but at least he can still make a joke about it all, right? Scorpio is most on top of his game when things are going horribly wrong for him.

Scorpio is also very sarcastic, which plays into his love of dry humor. He's the kind of person whose sarcasm is actually funny and not just over-played or boring. When you're around him, you won't be able to stop yourself from rolling your eyes and laughing right along with him.

9. Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo finds humor in poking fun of others. I mean, he has his whole life together, so he certainly can't make fun of himself, can he? Even though his wit and jokes aren't meant to hurt your feelings, he isn't going to deny that other people make him laugh.

Virgo is also no stranger to complaining – complaining about work, his busy schedule, his messy apartment – but he tries to keep things light, too. He knows that complaining too much can make him seem overbearing, so he uses dry humor to prove that he's not serious.

10. Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer tends to be a bit guarded when it comes to making jokes. He isn't the kind of zodiac sign to get a whole room crying with laughter, but he will try to make his friends laugh if he knows it will cheer them up.

If Cancer makes any jokes, it'll all be in his face: a silly look, a funny facial expression, a shrug of the shoulders. This doesn't happen often though, but when it does, it's often so subtle that only the people who know him best can tell he's joking.

11. Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces would love to be a funny, witty, or even humorous person, but alas, he's just not. He either gets too caught up in the story leading up to the punchline or tries way too hard to be funny that he can't make it work.

Pisces is also one of the most sensitive zodiac signs, which means that he can't stand when others poke fun at him. And when he tries to poke fun at himself, it ends up sounding like a cry for help, so he sticks to other strengths and leaves "funny" out of it.

12. Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn has a very sharp wit, which can be incredibly intimidating at times. He's not laugh out loud funny, or even silly, like the other zodiac signs, but his wit can make you laugh when you least expect it.

Capricorn doesn't try to be funny. If he makes you laugh, more often than not, it was unintentional. He's a pro at sarcasm and dark humor, so it might surprise you both when something he says is enough to make you crack up.

Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a non-fiction book in the future.