5 Sensitive Zodiac Signs Who Just Want To Be Understood

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5 Sensitive Zodiac Signs Who Just Want To Be Understood.

It’s frustrating when you feel misunderstood. There are times when you can brush it off and move on, but what if other people just didn’t get you or your actions? You can become obsessed with wanting to feel understood, and the less you feel understood, the more you may seek it out.

We want people, especially our significant others, to get us and offer us compassion. When you feel understood, it can help you feel better about yourself, improve your relationships, and make you feel less alone.

If we consider our personality traits in astrology, the sensitive zodiac signs all seek to feel understood.

Feeling accepted can be a motivating factor that influences your goals and the steps you take to reach them. You may think more of the consequence of your actions since you don’t want them to alienate people or make them dislike you, especially when all you want is their approval.

Some people don’t care if they’re understood, and the lack of understanding doesn’t affect them at all; for others, it can be their purpose in life. And for those sensitive individuals, feeling accepted can shape many aspects of their life — the partners they choose, their work, and even the type of people they have in their lives.

1. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

For Cancers, their wish for understanding comes from the desire to feel a part of something that's larger than themselves, such as a family or community. When they feel understood, they feel seen, supported, and like those close to them have compassion and empathy.

When Cancer feels that no one gets what they're feeling or going through, they feel truly alone. It's through understanding that Cancer feels they belong.

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2. GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

For Gemini, with understanding comes empowerment. When they're understood, Geminis feel confident, powerful, and accepted. Being able to communicate their thoughts and feelings is one of Gemini's gifts, and it's through them that they seek understanding.

If they can get their message across and even change some preconceived notions, Gemini is satisfied. When trying to get something across, they don't want it to be unclear or twisted.

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3. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces often tries to get understanding for their words and actions, as well as how they express themselves. If they're an artist, they want people to see and understand their art. If they express their creativity ways other than art, they want to feel as known and accepted.

Understanding helps to solidify Pisces' sense of self. When understanding is shared, then empathy, forgiveness, and kindness can grow.

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4. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns tend to feel a bit misunderstood, like they play things too safe or don't know how to have fun, both of which are untrue. When Capricorn feels understood, they have the freedom to relax, let down their guard, and show their true selves.

One benefit of feeling understood is that Capricorn's relationships are more satisfying because there is better communication and openness. 

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5. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpios are often seeking understanding, probably because they can be completely misunderstood. They tend to be extremely sensitive and protect themselves, meaning they may hold back and not fully express their emotions.

With the safety of understanding, Scorpio can not only understand and know themselves better, but show themselves compassion and not be so critical.

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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, and Woman's Day. Visit her website or and her Instagram.