Which Zodiac Signs Love Being Bad, By Zodiac Sign

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Zodiac Signs Who Love To Be Bad, Per Astrology
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Are you a good or bad person? Whether we do bad things consciously or not, the thrill of being bad almost always outweighs being good. Maybe because you're doing something you know you shouldn't do, or because pushing back against the rules and being a rebel is exciting, but people love being bad.

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Some zodiac signs are always good, some are always bad, and others like being bad in the moment before their guilt catches up to them and they remember that it's not a good idea to break the rules. Of course, not everything we consider "bad" is necessarily considered breaking the rules or going against the law.

Sometimes, it's just going against whatever everyone else is doing, simply because you don't like being told what to do or who to be. But believe it or not, there is some science behind why it feels so good to be bad. Take, for example, lying.

We really only ever feel bad about lying when it has the chance to hurt someone. If it's a victimless lie, where no one actually gets hurt or in trouble in the process, the high we feel when getting away with a lie can feel oh so good.

The same can be said for other bad behavior. Once we get a taste for the bad – and we are able to get away with doing the bad thing unscathed – it becomes something we want to do over and over again.

Another reason we love being bad? Peer pressure. Sure, you might not be totally into doing something you know is wrong, but if you have your BFFs to go along with you (thus, making them just as responsible if you get caught) the thrill and compulsion to go through with the thing you know is wrong goes up, all because you now have someone you can urge to go along with your plan.

In short, we as humans love doing things that are exciting and naughty, even though we know it can lead to some feelings of guilt and shame later on. We also love that, good or bad, the things we do with others connect us and make us better at socializing.

Going through a shared experience can be very bonding, and since we thrive on human connection, it makes sense that we would want to do whatever it takes to make someone like us or want to be around us, right? And if being bad makes us look cool to others, then all the more reason to go through with it, you know?

Astrology will tell you that some people are always going to choose being bad over being good... are you one of them? Here are the horoscope signs who love to be bad, according to astrology.

1. ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries is incredibly impulsive. He could be good, but because he tends to give into his impulses more easily than most zodiac signs, he's just bad (in a good way). In fact, Aries is probably one of the most fun zodiac signs you'll ever meet.

Aries loves being bad because it's a thrill. He knows that it's probably not a good idea to always be so impulsive and off-the-cuff, but he also has more fun when he does things "just because" without thinking too much about them.

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2. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini is pretty adventurous, which plays right into his love of being bad. He knows that he can get away with doing something he probably shouldn't or sneaking onto a property that clearly isn't his because people aren't going to stop him.

Gemini is also pretty restless. He has a hard time focusing on one thing for very long, and when he decides that whatever he's doing at the moment is boring, his mind tends to wander. It just so happens that his mind wanders to bad ideas more often than not.


3. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra is secretly sneaky – he has that "good, innocent guy" act down pat, but underneath all of that charm and those big doe eyes, he's bad. But just because he's bad doesn't mean he doesn't like his good guy act still, too.

Libra can be pretty manipulative when he wants. He knows that he can charm anyone into going along with him, and because he loves being bad, he knows that he always has a partner in crime he can persuade to join him on his exploits.

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4. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio is also one of the more manipulative zodiac signs. He loves being bad just because he can, but he also likes persuading his friends to go along with his antics. Hey, if he's going to get into trouble, he's gonna take everyone else down with him!

For him, it's partially about having fun and partially about having control. Sometimes, being "bad" is just someone's way of labeling Scorpio as someone who does what he wants, when he wants.


5. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius hates anyone who is closed-minded or tells him no. For that reason, he likes being bad because it gives him a chance to push back against people who try to control him. But that's not the only reason he loves being bad.

Sagittarius also doesn't care what anyone else thinks – at least, that's what he tells other people. Secretly, he likes the thrill that comes with showing off to others. He's reckless and naughty, yes, but he loves it that way.

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6. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius is the free-spirited rebel of the zodiac. He prefers to do his own thing, thank you very much. And if anyone tries to stand in his way, he's not afraid to give them a piece of his mind... before going back to doing whatever it is he's not "supposed" to do.

Aquarius loves being bad simply because it goes against the norm. He has a thing against being told what to do – by anyone – that being bad is just his natural reaction to someone trying to control him. In short, you can always count on Aquarius to push back against the rules.

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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.