Why His Personality Changes In Person Vs. When You Text, Per Astrology

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Why He Is A Different Person In Text Vs. In Person, For Each Zodiac Sign

You know what I’m talking about. He only texts a quick OK in response to your life story, and you can only manage a good morning text every other week.

But, when you’re together, there’s undeniable passion. You can’t understand how someone who’s so great with words and actions could be so awful at texting.

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Even if he answers your text messages, it’s not the same guy you’re used to. He abbreviates everything or refuses to use any punctuation at all. His familiar personality doesn’t come across over text, and it probably doesn’t help the fact that that’s how most people communicate nowadays. He’s just… different.

If you want to know why your partner sucks at texting or simply sounds wrong over text, you should consider astrology. His zodiac sign might give you an idea why he responds briefly, sends you novel-length messages or relies on emojis to get his emotions out.

Whatever his texting style, you can be sure his horoscope sign will let you know why it’s so different from his in-person personality, per astrology.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

He’s the impatient type, and his texts reflect that. His phone is constantly going off with notifications from multiple different messaging apps, and he’s not going to bother responding to most of them. His messages are direct and only consist of questions because he can’t wait around for something to happen – he needs to make it happen.

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Unlike the reliable man you’re used to being with in person, your Taurus man is unpredictable in texts. Maybe he’ll respond immediately if he has his phone on hand, or maybe you’ll have to wait a whole week to hear back from him by text. Whatever the case, you know it’s not like your Taurus to leave you waiting.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

He always responds. No matter what he’s doing. Though, that doesn’t mean you get the most thoughtful responses. Instead, your Gemini man might send a quick “one sec” message or a “brb” just to let you know that he’s seen and read your text. Communication is their specialty, but, over text, you might not always get the expressive Gemini you’re used to.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22)

He’ll likely send you sappy quotes and photos he’s found online that remind him of you. While you might want him to use his own words to describe his feelings about you, he often relies on art for his sentimentality via text and needs constant reassurance from you that you love him. This differs greatly from his sentimental nature in person.

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Your Leo man is busy and knows that you are, too, so texting isn’t a priority. He enjoys getting attention over text but doesn’t really care who it’s from. Therefore, his texts are random and brief. When you’re with him in person, though, you feel his warm-hearted side come out and want to be around him as long as possible.

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

He is especially awkward over text. He doesn’t know how to respond to texts, and he certainly doesn’t know how to initiate texting. He’ll reveal way too much information when you ask him about his day or miss written social cues that mean you want sex because he’s too focused on the way he’s wording his sentence.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Your Libra needs texting to be an even exchange. He’s a fair-minded soul who expects the same amount of respect that he gives. However, this can get complicated over text. He wants you to respond with the same enthusiasm, the same writing style and the same everything. If he doesn’t think you’re giving him the same treatment over text, he’ll stop responding.

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SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

He overthinks every text before hitting send. He’s passionate and wants to ensure each text expresses his emotions perfectly. Even a simple joke or short reply can take your Scorpio man a long time to consider. He wants to collect all the information from your message before creating his own.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Sagittarius men are the most likely to use slang and acronyms only they know in their texts. When your Sagittarius man starts making very little sense, then you know it’s because he’s started using his own language. He’ll think he’s hilarious, but you might prefer the in-person version of him that you can understand a bit better.   

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)

He doesn’t like to text. It makes him feel irresponsible, like he’s wasting precious time. Whether he uses his dinosaur phone with horrible reception as an excuse or just says he likes to talk more than text, you’ll find that your text conversations end as soon as they start.

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)

Much like a Capricorn man, your Aquarius man just doesn’t get the value of texting. You might text him asking a simple question about groceries and receive a completely unrelated message hours later that proves he never read the question anyway. You shouldn’t rely on texting in your relationship with him and recognize that texting makes him aloof.

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PISCES (February 19-March 20)

Your Pisces man likes to be alone with his thoughts, and texting does not make communicating with you easier for him. He prefers communicating when he can read your face and reactions. Texting makes him paranoid that he’s doing something wrong, that you’ll feel uncomfortable and that the relationship won’t work, so his texting style completely depends on yours.

Meaghan Summers is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.