5 Zodiac Signs Who Hate To Be Touched

Don't judge. They have their reasons.

5 Zodiac Signs Who Hate To Be Touched, According To Astrology getty

Touch is an important component of living a healthy life, but not everybody has the same desire to be touched in the exact same way. One person may need to have physical contact with every person they meet, stranger or friend, while others only need a hand squeeze when seeking support.

You may have an aversion to being touched and find that it’s hard for people to give you the space you need to get through the day. In fact, adding astrology to the mix, it's no wonder there are some zodiac signs who hate to be touched.


Some people assume that everyone adores being touched in the same manner they do, and that can be problematic. If you have germ issues and are interviewing for a job, the last thing you want to do is give a handshake. But you just can’t escape physical contact sometimes, no matter what you do.


You may be okay with being touched if it’s someone you know, but many people feel it’s fine to invade other people’s personal space and touch them, even if they just met them seconds before! They don’t understand that consent can be about something as simple as putting an arm around a shoulder.

1. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

If Aquarius is comforting a friend or loved one when they're going through a tough time, they're probably not going to get too emotional themselves or be overly affectionate. They're in their heads and more comfortable coming up with helpful ideas or solutions than holding, hugging, or sitting close.

Go to an Aquarius and you're going to get words of wisdom instead of someone letting you cry all over their shoulder.

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2. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Three words: Don't tickle Virgo. Don't do it. Tickling isn't enjoyable for Virgo in any way — it's like torture to them! Actually, if you can try to not touch them, that would be great, especially if they don't know you that well.

Virgos can be germaphobes and if they can't be sure that your hands have been recently sanitized, they're going to pass on shaking hands or having their face touched.

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3. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

It's not that Capricorns hate being touched, it's that for some reason, it often gets awkward. Hugs turn into weird body pressure, lips miss their mark, and what started out as an encouraging pat on the back suddenly becomes a punch in the arm.


They don't know why things go awry but they seem to. Capricorns like affection as long as they know it's coming. Never surprise a Capricorn by coming up behind them and giving them a bear hug because it probably won't have the result you're hoping for.

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4. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios may be known for their voracious sexual appetites, but they aren't into every kind of physical contact. They like to have their personal space respected, so close talkers are their personal nightmare.

It makes Scorpio highly uncomfortable when someone's face is two inches away from theirs, and while they may not technically be touching, it's natural to assume at some point the close talker will get even closer and may touch Scorpio on the arm or shoulder. 


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5. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Geminis would rather have a conversation about ideas than some random touching. Hugging isn't interesting, it doesn't take any kind of skill, and sometimes when Gemini is being hugged, it feels as if someone is trying to squeeze the life right out of them.

If you're not a professional, Gemini would prefer that you not randomly give them a massage or back rub. Geminis can be affectionate, but on their terms. Even when being intimate, it's a good idea to find out what Gemini likes before doing it.


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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.