5 Controlling Zodiac Signs Who Keep Their Friends In Check

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There are some people who know how to be good friends, encourage you to be who you are and to follow your instincts wherever they may lead you. These friends want you to feel free and place no restraints on what you say, how you think or even how you behave.

But there are some controlling zodiac signs and friends who try to keep you restrained and under control. It takes a very domineering kind of person to be this kind of friend. But in astrology, can we figure out who these individuals are?

Sometimes when you have a controlling friend you may not be aware of it. You think they’re looking out for your best interests. There are times when we welcome input from our friends because we may feel lost on our own and we look to them for guidance, unaware that their reasons for wanting us to change are probably not motivated by our happiness.

You might be very outgoing and loud which embarrasses your friend, so they tell you to keep it down. When they point out to you people are looking at you, annoyed, you may suddenly feel reprimanded and the joy you felt moments before is gone.

If a friend doesn't accept you or your behavior, they’re not accepting you. Your friend isn’t your parent, so they don’t have the right to try to curb your behavior.

1. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio keeps their friends in check by trying to control who their other friends are. Scorpios will get jealous if their friend spends too much time with another friend or does things with them that they don't approve of.

They may be critical of their friend's family too and will do whatever they have to to manipulate their friend into spending all their time with them. 

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2. LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo controls their friends by being a drama queen. They'll start arguments just to show how superior they are and will have meltdowns if they think they're not getting enough attention from their friend.

In fact, they'll have drastic mood changes and sudden emotional outbursts if they're feeling left out. Leos can take an ordinary spat and turn it into an emotional showdown so their friend gets afraid to do anything that might set Leo off.

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3. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn keeps their friends in check by being unreasonably demanding. If Capricorn is feeling lonely, they'll expect their friend to put their own needs to the side and cater to what they need.

Capricorn may also try to control what their friends wear, who they date, and even their social media presence. They will explain that they are only trying to be helpful. When Capricorn's friends fail to do what Capricorn demands, they will accuse them of being a terrible friend.

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4. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus controls their friends with their stubbornness and their refusal to compromise. If there is a disagreement, Taurus is always right. Their friend is expected to do things Taurus' way, and that way only.

They will not budge once they've dug their heels in and their friend may feel powerless to do anything but go along with them. Taurus may even disagree with their friend about their feelings and brush away what the friend says if it doesn't align with their point of view.

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5. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer keeps their friends in check by being overemotional. If Cancer's friend does something that hurts or offends Cancer, they will have a huge emotional response, sometimes completely out of proportion to the event, that makes their friend cautious about doing anything that may upset Cancer.

It's emotional blackmail and it can be effectively used to manipulate their friends and keep them in line. When confronted, this zodiac sign will be shocked that their friend could ever think they were controlling.

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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.