5 Zodiac Signs Who Only Pretend To Care About Other People

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5 Zodiac Signs Who Pretend To Care.

There are many reasons someone might pretend to care when they actually don't care at all. They might not want to look bad in front of other people, spread themselves too thin, or need to put on a show and go through the motions.

In astrology, there are certain zodiac signs who pretend to care, whether it's political, romantic, or social. But doing so isn't always malicious.

For instance, if someone is going through a rough time and doesn’t have the energy to help themselves, it’s going extra challenging for them to help someone else. Maybe they really do care, but it’s buried so deeply they don’t have immediate access.

Sometimes, people who are judgmental can pretend to care. If you did something that goes against your family's beliefs, your aunt or uncle might be supportive to your face, while judging you harshly behind your back. Do you suspect that someone you know is faking it?

1. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

People having any kind of strong emotional outburst make Aquarius very uncomfortable. They'd much rather do anything else than comfort a sobbing friend or an angry partner.

However, Aquarians aren't sociopaths. They know it looks bad if they're cold and aloof when someone comes to them for comfort. So, they will go through the motions until they can reasonably get away.

The problem is that this makes Aquarius seem hot and cold. They're kind one minute, and then getting away the next.

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2. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

It may be that Gemini has too many people they're supposed to care about and they just don't have the energy to care for everybody. They say yes too often, promise to be there when they're needed, but there's just not enough of them to go around.

They love people, but they can only care for a limited few. However, Geminis do care about how they're perceived and their social media presence, so they're going to make all the right comments and encouragements to people so it appears they care about everyone.

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3. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius wants to give the appearance that they care about everyone and always have a positive attitude, but that's not always the truth. They have moods just like everybody else and times when they have to take care of themselves.

As much energy as Sagittarius has, it's not an unlimited supply. But they don't want to let anybody down, so instead of being honest and saying they have to focus on themselves, they pretend to care when they just don't have the energy reserve to do so.

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4. VIRGO (August 22- September 23)

Virgos tend to not have a lot of patience for people they consider stupid or narrow-minded. They may pretend to care about the foolishness that someone is spouting, but they are simply waiting for their turn to talk so they can prove how idiotic the speaker is. 

Virgos want someone shallow and wrong to talk themselves into a corner. And if pretending to care is what it takes, they will do it. Virgos may seem engaged, but they're really preparing a case to bring that person down.

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5. LEO (July 23 - August 22)

There's no way that Leo could care about every person that comes to them. Many people look to Leo for guidance, advice, and approval, but they are just one person, and when it comes right down to it, Leo is often unavailable or not around when someone (who isn't close to them) needs them.

It's like the person who says "We need to make a coffee date" whenever you see them, yet never contacts you to make plans. There's no real energy behind their promises to get together.

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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.