The 5 Most Offensive Zodiac Signs Vs. The Ones Who Are Only Rude When Necessary

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The 5 Most Offensive Zodiac Signs Vs. Those Who Are Rude When Necessary
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If you ask me, rudeness has more meaning than just being mean to someone. When someone is being impolite, they can be anything from impolite and mean to snobbish and brutally honest.

When defining what it means to be “rude”, it isn’t a one-dimensional trait.

That's why, when we think of the offensive zodiac signs, it’s not always whoever is the meanest or whoever is the most stuck-up because there’s much more to it than that.

The same can be said for the total opposite side of the spectrum. Those zodiac signs who are the sweetest of the bunch can be sweet for a multitude of reasons.

Maybe they’re just kind-hearted souls, or maybe they’re super polite and well-mannered.

The scale of brashness to sweetheart is definitely a sliding scale that can have a lot of different meanings.

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And since not all zodiac signs are the same, it makes sense that each sign would fall on a different part of that scale.

One question I have asked myself before is if there is ever a reason to be rude to someone. Obviously, you know what it means to be abrasive to another person, and that kind of behavior is usually frowned upon.

But do we always have to be sweet and kind to each other? Is there a limit to how nice you should be to someone? If we’re being totally honest here, and I like to think that I can be honest with you, I would say that yes, there should be a limit to how nice you are to others.

While I don’t recommend starting with being short with someone if you feel like your kindness towards others is just getting you walked all over, you might want to tone down the sweet attitude a bit.

But just because you set limits to how nice you’re willing to be to someone doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re automatically an unpleasant person. It just means that you’ve decided that enough is enough.

One thing that some zodiac signs get a lot of flack for is setting emotional boundaries with others. If you know how to say “no” to someone and hold your own, you are sometimes considered hard to get along with and aggressive.

On the other hand, while it’s nice to always be willing to lend a helping hand to others, some people think that too much kindness is just a green light to let everyone walk all over you and take advantage of you. Clearly, there needs to be some kind of balance between the two extremes.

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This is where setting emotional boundaries comes in handy. Learning how to put yourself first at times and tell people when they are taking advantage of you makes it easier for you to live your life the way you want.

If that means being labeled as graceless by others who don’t get it, that’s a risk you should be willing to take – especially if it means people begin respecting your boundaries more.

Taking the first step to setting emotional boundaries is hard, but it’s necessary for all of us, no matter what your zodiac sign is. And just because you set emotional boundaries doesn’t mean you can’t still be kind, either. It just means you’re not letting people walk all over you anymore.

Here are the 5 most offensive zodiac signs vs. the ones who are only rude and impolite when they have to be, according to astrology.

1. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn’s rudeness comes from being overconfident with himself. His ego can get so inflated that he can’t help but look down on everyone else around him. Even when he’s not actively trying to be rude, he can still come off as incredibly condescending.

Capricorn is known for being super bossy and controlling. When he gets in that headspace, he turns into someone very arrogant and full of himself. Try if you want to tell him to knock it off, but expect to deal with a super rude Capricorn for your efforts.

2. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini us super rude because he’s just a straight up bully. If you don’t see things his way or try to butt heads with him, expect him to come back at you with his claws out.

One thing that really makes Gemini one of the rudest zodiac signs is that he can be totally nice to your face before turning around and showing you his true colors. People don’t call him two-faced for nothing, after all. He definitely lives up to that rude personality he’s known for.

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3. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus isn’t rude in the traditional sense, but he IS very intimidating. People have a hard time standing up to him because they don’t realize just how vicious he can be until they’re in a situation where they have to go up against him.

One of the things that makes Taurus especially offensive is that he also tends to lie about how rude he really is. When you call him out on his rude and uncalled for behavior, he turns around and blames you for making him act this way. It might not be so bad if he owned up to his rudeness, but he doesn’t, which makes it that much worse.

4. LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo’s rudeness comes from how aggressive he is. While people certainly appreciate his honesty, when he’s aggressive about getting his point across, it can end up making him seem very unpleasant.

Leo is and always has been the leader of the pack. Because he’s always telling people what to do and giving out advice, it makes sense that his confidence can turn into aggressiveness and rudeness. He isn’t always trying to be brazen, but just because he isn’t trying doesn’t mean he isn’t rude.

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5. ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries is quite the hothead and has the ability to be very offending when she wants to be. As a fire sign, he can be very passionate when he’s in a good mood and very rude when he’s in a bad mood. You can almost always guarantee that his fiery personality will lend itself to his rudeness.

That said, even though Aries has such a big and passionate personality doesn’t mean he can’t also be a kind soul. You just have to know that when you’re around Aries that you’re going to be playing with fire – so be careful.

6. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo can be one of the kindest, sweetest zodiac signs out there… when it comes to his friends. He would go to great lengths to make his friends happy. That said, when it comes to his own happiness, he can be his biggest critic.

Virgo may be sweet as pie to the people he loves, but when it comes to himself, he can be very rude. Virgo is someone who is always criticizing himself for his mistakes and past, so if he’s rude to anyone, it’s obviously going to be himself.

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7. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio isn’t so much rude as he is manipulative. He can be sweet as pie when he wants… because he’s manipulated you into thinking that he’s sweeter than he really is. Don’t get me wrong! Scorpio can be an amazing friend and person, but don’t underestimate him, either.

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If you have ever slighted Scorpio, you know just how rude he can be to you. If you’re in his inner circle, he can be the sweetest person alive. But it’s all up to him and your relationship with him to figure out exactly which side of his you fall on.

8. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius likes to stay positive about pretty much everything – rather than always be a rude downer – so it’s easy for him to be sweet. He wants to be known as the fun-loving, happy-go-lucky guy who is always down for a laugh or a chat, and the only way for him to be that person is if he’s sweet.

He still knows how to set boundaries, though, so getting walked all over isn’t something that’s necessarily going to happen with him. Sagittarius is the person each zodiac sign kind of wishes they were – if only for the fact that he’s just really darn sweet.

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9. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius is definitely a glass-half-full kind of guy, which lends itself to his sweetness overall. When nothing ever gets you down, you’re bound to adopt an upbeat, kindhearted personality, amirite?

Aquarius is one of those people whose optimism is contagious. Everyone who is around him feels their spirits lifting and their mood-boosting. On top of that, whenever Aquarius is in a good mood, it tends to make him an even sweeter, kinder person. So, you could say that his optimism is contagious to other people and to himself.

10. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer can be kind, but maybe sometimes a little bit TOO kind, if you get my drift. When Cancer cares about you, he will do everything in his power to show you just how kind and sweet he can be.

Sometimes, it would be better for Cancer to have more of a backbone, but because he’s so used to being this kind of person, it’s almost too late for him to change who he is now. He’s always going to be very sweet and always on the brink of being taken advantage of because of it.

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11. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra is a total people pleaser and pushover. There, I said it. I don’t feel good about it, but it needed to be said out loud. As someone who actively looks for ways to be as passive as possible, Libra is known for being the zodiac sign who is just so sweet because it’s the safer route.

Libra hates confrontation, arguments, and rudeness. While no one really loves any of those things, it’s more about him saving face and brushing hard truths under the rug than it is keeping the peace. He is super sweet (and gets walked all over) because he just wants the people in his life to be happy… even if he’s secretly unhappy in the process.

12. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces is the sweetest zodiac sign there is… which (if we’re being honest) doesn’t really do him any favors. Pisces is known as the martyr of the zodiac, after all. And trust me when I say that all that title does is get him taken advantage of.

Pisces is the sweetest zodiac sign because he lets people freely walk all over him. He would rather sacrifice his own happiness if it meant making his friends and family happy. He might not say it out loud, but he likes suffering for a cause. In reality, though, all of that kindness tends to backfire on him and turn him into a human throw rug.

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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.