Zodiac Signs Who Tend To Lie To Their Friends Vs. The Ones Who Are (Almost TOO) Honest

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Zodiac Signs Who Lie To Their Friends Vs. The Honest Ones Who Tell The Truth
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When you think about the qualities that make someone a good friend, “lying” isn’t often a trait that comes up in that list.

You never think to yourself, “Gee, my BFF is one of the best people I have in my life because he always lies to me.”

Right? Not very realistic. In fact, you probably want a friend who is honest with you all the time, even when it’s hard to tell the truth.

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That means they actually care about you, right? Look, I don’t necessarily condone lying, but we ALL lie, even though we like to tell ourselves that we don’t. It’s a part of human nature!

The thing that sets us apart from pathological liars who are doing it for their own gain and those who lie for the greater good is intention. It sounds cheesy, or like a total cop-out, but telling your friend that you lied to them to protect their feelings is an actual thing – it’s not just something we say to make our lies sound more convincing!

According to science, there are two different kinds of liars in the world. One is the self-serving liar. This is the person who lies to others to make themselves look better and get ahead in life. I’m talkin’ lying to their friend that their outfit looks good (even when it doesn’t) because it makes them look better in comparison. This is not the kind of person you want to be.

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The other kind of liar is the kind-hearted liar – the person who lies to their friends because they know it will make them feel better. Like promising that their crush totally didn’t see them wipe out and fall on their butt in public to save them the embarrassment. These are the kinds of people who really do think that they’re doing something kind by stretching the truth.

So, are there situations where it’s okay to lie? Possibly, yes, but it all depends on the kind of friend you are. Some of us don’t think that lying in any circumstance is right, while others know that the truth isn’t always black and white. Of course, it’s up to you to make the right judgment. And depending on your zodiac sign, you may already have an opinion on when and if to lie to your friends.

Here are the lying zodiac signs who tend to fib to their friends vs. the honest ones who blunt when it comes to the truth, according to astrology.

1. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini is the best liar of the zodiac. She will lie to her friends, she’ll lie to her family, she’ll lie to herself – she doesn’t discriminate. The reason she likes to lie so much is because she’s totally two-faced. As a zodiac sign with a dual personality, she’s used to showing more than one face to people – one that’s liked by all (the liar) and her real face.

The one thing that makes Gemini the most likely zodiac sign to lie to her friends is that you can’t always tell when she’s lying to you and when she’s actually telling the truth. If she thinks that the truth is going to crush you, or if lying to your face is just going to make you like her more, then she’s going to avoid honesty at all costs.

2. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libra is a people pleaser, which can be a strength and a weakness. At her best, Libra is the kind of friend who is always willing to listen to what you need and go extra lengths to make you happy. At her worst, she’s the kind of person who will lie straight to your face because she thinks that’s the right way to handle things.

Libra is most likely to lie to her friends because it makes her feel good inside. She wants people to like her so badly that she will say and do pretty much anything to get someone on her good side. She knows being dishonest isn’t always the best way to handle things, but if it means pleasing people and making her friends feel good, she’ll do it anyway.

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3. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces will lie to her friends to spare their feelings. She feels that if she lies to the people she cares about the most that they will always feel good about themselves.

The only thing about her gesture of kindness is that it makes her really shady. How can you know for sure that Pisces is really being honest with you if she lies all the time? The answer is, you don’t. It’s always best to get a second opinion when confiding in Pisces because you never know when she’ll tell you the truth and when she’ll lie her pants off.

4. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio is one of those hypocritical zodiac signs. She wants people to be honest with her and hold nothing back, but she always seems to be hiding one thing or another from you.

Scorpio is one of the most secretive and closed off zodiac signs of the bunch. You can never tell if she’s going to let her guard down and be honest with you or if she’s going to hide how she really feels just to make you feel better. But while Scorpio tends to lie to her friends a lot, if you know her well enough, you know exactly when she’s not being truthful. Talk about frustrating.

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5. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius wants to be a good friend to her friends, but she’s also not one to start a fight or argument. While she most definitely can hold her own when she has to, butting heads with her BFFs isn’t something she enjoys.

Aquarius will lie to you simply because she hates being confrontational; she only argues when she has to. Every other time, she’s trying to cushion the blow of the truth by peppering in a few white lies here and there. In her defense, she’s only doing it because she cares.

6. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

While some zodiac signs lie to spare their friends’ feelings, Taurus lies to spare her own feelings. Taurus doesn’t need a reason to lie, she just does it because it’s convenient. Just like she doesn’t lie about any one thing in particular – if it makes sense to stretch the truth rather than be honest, she’s going to do it.

When Taurus lies to her friends, it’s because it makes her look better. No one would ever expect kind, lovable Taurus to lie to your face about your new haircut or new boyfriend, right? That’s what makes her so sneaky; she knows she can get away with it.

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7. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn is only honest if she wants to be. If she really likes and respects you, she’s more likely to be honest with you. But even if you’re best friends with Capricorn, she can still lie to your face – so easily that you might never find out that she was dishonest with you in the first place.

Capricorn can be very manipulative. She loves her friends, sure, but she also loves being in control of everything. If she can control how you see her, she’s going to lie to get you on her side. If any zodiac sign can be a good friend and a little shady, it’s Capricorn.

8. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is one of those “either/or” zodiac signs. Either she will overshare way too much and make you wish she wasn’t so honest with you, or she’ll be a totally closed book, even to her best friends.

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Virgo isn’t a fan of lying, and if confronted about it, she will most likely say that she’s just finding creative ways to tell the truth rather than outright lying to you. Call it what you want, Virgo, but you are not above lying like the rest of the zodiac signs.

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9. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer believes in honesty above all else because that’s what you do when you love and care about someone – you choose to be honest with them. Even when choosing the truth over softening the blow with a few white lies ends up ruining the relationship or friendship, Cancer still feels like she did everything she could to tell it like it is.

Cancer is honest with the people in her life out of love. You can always count on her to tell you if your new S.O. isn't everything she thinks you deserve, just like she’s going to make sure you don’t leave the house with your foundation all smudged. It may not always be what you want to hear from her, but you’ll still appreciate it.

10. LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo wants to be the friend you can always fall back on, both when times are bad and when times are good. And the only way she can be that person is if she is as honest as possible with her friends. You won’t catch Leo lying to you because that’s simply not what she does.

Leo takes a lot of pride in being the zodiac sign who always tells the truth. No lie – especially to the people she cares about the most – is ever worth sacrificing who she is and what she stands for.

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11. ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries is one of the most honest zodiac signs there is, and she’s not known for holding anything back. It might be a little too honest for some people’s tastes, but she would rather tell you the truth (no matter how shocking) that ever think you’re not worth her being her authentic self around you.

Aries doesn’t believe in biting her tongue around anyone, least of all her friends. If you’re already friends with Aries, then you know just how honest she can be. You also have learned to appreciate this about her, rather than wish she were less truthful with you.

12. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius’ honesty is always shared with her friends. There isn’t a moment when you won’t catch Sagittarius telling you like it is. She would much rather be known as the friend who has a tendency to be way too honest than not honest enough.

Sagittarius is also an open book. She believes that truth and honesty are so hard to come by in this world that you need to be your own source of honesty. While her truthfulness isn’t always appreciated by others, people know that they can always count on her to be a good friend and say what needs to be said.

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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.