5 Zodiac Signs Who Don't Do Well With Crowds

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If you’re an introvert, have social anxiety, or are highly sensitive, it may be too stressful for you to be in a crowd. And in astrology, there are some zodiac signs with social anxiety who tend not to do very well in a crowd. Their personality traits may cause them to have Ochlophobia, the fear of crowds.

They say the best way to deal with a fear of crowds is the same as with many phobias: desensitize yourself with exposure therapy. If you don’t like crowds, start off slow with a small group activity and build your way up until you’re in the middle of a huge crowd standing up for a cause that you believe in. Some people refer to this as “feeling the fear but doing it anyway” type of therapy.

If you just avoid crowds and don’t deal with your fear with a mental health care professional, your fear can continue to take over your life. One day, you'll not only do you have Ochlophobia, but Agoraphobia as well. You never want to make your world smaller.

1. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

One reason a Virgo doesn't do well with crowds is the fact that they feel as if they have very little control over anything. No matter how orderly or calm a crowd might be, there's always a chance things could veer into chaos.

Virgos trust themselves to do the right thing, but they don't have that same confidence in a group of strangers. For this zodiac sign, if something can go wrong, it will.

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2. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Crowds are somewhat of a control issue for Scorpio, but for them, it's more the overthinking that they do. Scorpios can't predict what a large group of people will do, but they're wary anyway.

Too many times, there is disaster and panic in a crowd. The bottom line is that there isn't a lot of people that Scorpio trusts to do the right thing, and in their thinking, a crowd of people is the least likely to behave in a rational manner.

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3. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus tend not to like crowds unless that crowd is there to worship and praise them. As that isn't likely to be the case, Taurus will try to avoid unruly crowds and crowds where there is the potential for violence.

The thing about this zodiac sign is that they might be freaking out on the inside, but they're cool and stoic on the outside. Taurus is strong and they will put it together to appear in control.

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4. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers prefer staying at home with their family than going en mass to some big group event. Cancers tend to have a less optimistic point of view and they'd rather not being anywhere where there is the potential of violence.

They're very suspicious of people, and when there are a lot of them, that suspicion intensifies. They do love to go to concerts, but they'd rather go to a small club than an arena-type venue.

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5. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces are good at avoidance, so if they've determined that a certain environment is unsafe, they'll avoid it. When they're in a crowd, they feel extremely anxious and claustrophobia.

Too many people cause Pisces to have a sensory overload. If they're in a huge crowd, it will take them time to recover from it. Pisces don't like feeling as if they might be trampled on at any minute or have someone knock them off balance.

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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.