The Good And Bad Side Of Each Zodiac Sign

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The Good And Bad Side Of Each Zodiac Sign.

When you’re first getting to know somebody, it’s always good to go in prepared. You do research on the company you just applied for, or you Google and check the social media accounts of the new potential partner in your life.

Everybody is a mix of negative traits and positive traits, fascinating and mundane, and bizarre or normal. And sometimes, astrology is helpful in this case. The stars can tell us things about another person they might be reticent to tell you themselves.

We all know that no one is perfect and have times where they behave badly. But it can still come as a shock when that person you’ve been seeing suddenly has a temper tantrum. You thought they were chill, but it turns out that if something isn’t put back exactly where it is, they flip out.

It wouldn’t be as alarming if you got a heads up beforehand from the stars. For example, Libras are thought to be very nice, kind, and charming people, so you might not know they can be extremely manipulative to get what they want. So, if you’re dating a Libra and they start working you, it won’t be such a shock.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Good side: Aries is always up for a good time, whether it's going out on the town or having an adventure. They're optimistic, enthusiastic, passionate, competitive, and fun.

Bad side: The flipside to Aries' positivity is that they can be extremely stubborn, impatient, quick to anger, and confrontational. Sometimes their bluntness can seem unprovoked.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Good side: Taurus may be down to earth, but baby, they've got style and taste. Taurus' good side is patient, dependable, and fabulous. They don't give up when presented with a challenge. 

Bad side: Taurus' bad side is greedy, self-indulgent, materialistic, and stubborn. Compromise is a foreign concept for Taurus, and once they've decided on something, it's more than challenging to try to change their mind.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Good side: Geminis are extremely intelligent, funny, and socially gifted. They make any party they're at and have a gift for making almost anything fun. Geminis are wonderful to have a conversation with and are never boring.

Bad side: It may not be the exact opposite of a great conversationalist, but Gemini can be gossipy and talk about you behind your back. What makes their two-faced behavior even worse is that sometimes they're so emotionally detached from it, they're not even aware they're doing it.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Good side: The good side of a Cancer individual is vast — they're caring, creative, supportive, and will stand by you forever. Cancer is very loyal and takes their relationships seriously. They are that ride or die friend we all need.

Bad side: Cancers can be clingy, overly emotional, grudge-holding, and pessimistic. If things aren't going well in their life, they'll assume the same is true for yours and tell everyone how depressed you should be. Misery definitely loves company.

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LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Good side: It's hard not to like a Leo because they're charismatic, friendly, captivating, loyal, and creative. They make people feel like they belong, and having a Leo in your life just seems to magically make everything seem brighter and better.

Bad side: Leos enjoy being the center of attention, so don't try to steal focus away from them. They can be huge drama queens, bossy, arrogant, and full of themselves. It can feel like all the air has been sucked out of the room if Leo is in a bad mood and looking for a fight.

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VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Good side: Virgos are amazingly talented at practically everything. If they don't know how to do something, they know how to find the answer. They're clever without being jerks. You can depend on them and know they'll help you when you need it.

Bad side: Virgos are way too hard on themselves. They often have a perfectionist streak to their personalities, and if they find fault with themselves, they'll spend too much time and energy trying to fix it. They can be judgmental, hypercritical, and too demanding.

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LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Good side: Some say that Libras are over-considerate, but how is that a bad thing? Libras are kind, charming, and are thoughtful of others. They tend to be funny, creative and will fight for justice.

Bad side: On the other side, Libras can be flaky, easily wounded, indecisive, and manipulative. They will use their charm and looks to get people to do things for them. Use your powers for good, Libra!

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SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Good side: When Scorpio loves someone or something, they love with their entire being. They're passionate, intuitive, whip-smart, and brave. Nothing they do is careless.

Bad side: Scorpio's bad side can be scary, especially when it's being motivated by revenge. Scorpios can be paranoid, jealous, manipulative, and, of course, vengeful. You don't want to meet their bad side in a dark, deserted alley.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Good side: Sagittarians are people-persons and they're great at traveling, experiencing new places and cultures, and meeting new people. Sagittarius are independent and enjoy both being by themselves and being with other people. 

Bad side: As many wonderful qualities Sagittarius possesses, diplomacy isn't always one of them. They can be tactless, say the negative thoughts that most people would keep to themselves, and still end up feeling better than anyone else in the room.

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Good side: Capricorns are extremely grounded, patient, conscientious, and reliable. You want a Capricorn on your team even if it's just for a pick-up volleyball game on the beach. They are always an asset to whatever team they join. They're also surprisingly funny and hot, so don't be fooled by that unassuming demeanor.

Bad side: If a Capricorn feels wounded, they'll act cold, indifferent, and as if they could care less. There's a part of Capricorn that is extremely mistrusting, and once you've broken their trust, good luck getting it back.

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AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Good side: Aquarians are equally comfortable with a big group of people or by themselves. They're very accepting of others and are non-judgmental. They're very clever, and when they're not out trying to save the world, they're thinking up new things that will help people.

Bad side: Aquarians can be cold, aloof, and somewhat snotty. It's not necessarily that they think they're better than other people — that's just how they act when they've been pissed off. Sometimes an Aquarius will pick a fight just to shake things up a bit.

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PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Good side: Pisces have many great qualities, but the really good side of their personalities is their creativity. There's no one more artistic and imaginative than Pisces. They see the world through their own unique lens.

Bad side: The world can be a cruel place, and Pisces' bad side would rather not deal. They can be over-sensitive, lazy, escapist, and self-pitying. Their bad side knows that awful things can happen to good people, but believes the worst things happen to them.

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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 or and her Instagram.