5 Resentful Zodiac Signs With A Chip On Their Shoulder

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What makes someone have a chip on their shoulder? They may be angry about something that happened to them in the past and they’re still holding onto that pain, or they may think they were cheated out of something that was due to them.

If we take a closer look into astrology, the resentful zodiac signs like this can get extremely jealous and act like a child when they feel like they’re not getting what they deserve, or that they’re alone and everyone is out to get them. But why do these zodiac signs who hold grudges react this way?

You can’t see the chip they’re carrying, but you know it’s there from the way they react to other people and how they handle criticism or authority. You have to be careful what you do and say around somebody who has a chip on their shoulder, because you never know what’s going to set them off. They’re highly sensitive to their own drama, but not very empathetic to what other people are going through.

Some people like this can get paranoid, as if they’re expecting to be cheated or emotionally abused, and they tend to hold onto their grudges. They can get over it, but many times they don’t see their attitude or behavior as a problem.

It’s the world that should be catering to them, not the other way around. Therapy is recommended, but caution to anyone who thinks they should advise their loved one that they need therapy. It doesn’t always go over well for the people who already feel defensive and resentful.

1. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

If you or anyone close to you did something to hurt or anger a Cancer, they'll remember it and carry it around with them for a long time. They're extremely sensitive about any real or imagined slights, and they can react negatively to criticism or unsolicited suggestions.

Because of the chip on their shoulder, you can rub Cancers the wrong way without any idea that you're doing it. Cancers can be on edge or defensive if they feel they're not being fully appreciated or supported.

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2. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

If a Capricorn feels they haven't gotten a fair deal from life, they can have a chip on their shoulder. Capricorns, like anyone, have a great need to be recognized and praised for their hard work, creativity, and for being a good person.

When they're not given the credit they rightfully deserve, they can get resentful. If, for whatever reason, they can't confront the problem head-on and have to hold back their feelings, their bitterness will come out in their body language and the tone of their voice. They may think they're hiding their feelings but they're not.

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3. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

A Scorpio will develop a chip on their shoulder if they think that other people — people without their talents and gifts — are getting the things Scorpio deserves such as promotions, awards, and achievements. When a Scorpio suspects favoritism or unfair treatment, they'll get jealous and resentful.

Much of the time, when Scorpio has developed a chip on their shoulder, they express their displeasure by sarcasm. They are masters at the art of sarcasm and their barbs can cut you to the core.

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4. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces are also very sensitive, and when they feel as if they've been overlooked or cheated, they'll retreat inwards. It will be difficult for them to pretend that they're not hurting or asking, "Why me?"

Pisces know when they're feeling this way that they need to focus on something else and brush it off, but usually they feel too devastated to do it. Rather than try harder to get the accolades and praise someone else is getting, Pisces will compare and find themselves lacking.

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5. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus isn't used to being overlooked or underappreciated, and they don't like it at all. They'll develop their chip over time and it will grow. Taurus tend to want to separate themselves from other people when they're feeling undervalued or cheated, and can come off as standoffish or aloof.

The usually vibrant and social Taurus will be extremely quiet, somewhat anti-social, and menacing. The sooner Taurus can let go of these negative feelings, the better for them and everybody else. They can be scary when they're angry.

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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.