6 Zodiac Signs With A 'Tough Guy' Persona, According To Astrology

It's how they hide their true fears.

6 Zodiac Signs With A 'Tough Guy' Persona, According To Astrology Getty

As human beings, it's kind of amazing the lengths we go through in order to prove to the world that we are invulnerable. No one wants to be perceived as weak or a pushover (unless you're a Pisces and are good at playing the Damsel in Distress card).

As we grow up we learn that we had better develop some "tough guy" skills or we'll be in serious trouble. We, as a species, do not like the weak; we resent them and we see weakness as a bad trait.


For the zodiac signs who act like the "tough guy," it mostly stems from the idea that we don't want people to think we are vulnerable, therefore they should avoid even trying to hurt us.

Of course, we're all vulnerable and can be hurt — and that's precisely why we hide behind the mask of being a tough guy. Nobody wants to be hurt.

Acting like a tough guy doesn't mean being a bully, although it can go down that rotten path if things go wrong. Mostly, being a tough guy is what we do when we want to show others that we're the reliable one, the one who won't crumble under pressure. In fact, acting the tough guy can sometimes bring comfort — at least someone's not having a nervous breakdown!


Who are the zodiac signs with the "tough guy" persona?

1. Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Always the tough guy, Aries is boisterous, bombastic, loud and authoritative. They may come off as bullying, but that's not their intention.

They act the tough guy so that they can instill confidence in those they're acting for. It's a roundabout way of making the people around them feel secure; if the tough guy is around, nobody gets hurt and all will be well. That's the Aries mentality.


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2. Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

When you know yourself to be the most vulnerable human being on earth, you need to protect yourself, and that's exactly what Gemini does. Bordering on bullying, Gemini acts the tough guy so hard that it's a bit of a turn off being next to them. They are so neurotic and insecure that they project all their fears and horrors on to others, which allows them to pretend they can deal with anything.

They love pushing people around and letting everyone in the room know who's boss. Gemini freely gives the finger when they drive — that's the height of their bravery.


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3. Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo is a tough guy. There is no front here. They are tough as nails. It's not just an act here; these folks are all graduates of the School of Hard Knocks, and while they can maintain some relative humor, they are still ready to knock down anyone who gets in their way.

Acting the tough guy is what they do while they're sleeping, but once that alarm goes off and it's coffee time, it's all tough guy from there on in.

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4. Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Complete tough guy here. Maybe it's because Sagittarius is so removed from the rest of humanity that they just don't care how pushy and boisterous they come across as, but one sitting with a Sagittarius and you'll know they are the boss.

Even if all their ideas are wrong, they're right. Sagittarius is the zodiac sign that gets into parkour and extreme sports; they want you to watch them succeed and they love your admiration. Sagittarius is the one who dives to the bottom of the sea to retrieve buried treasure, 'cause they're tough as nails.

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5. Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Leo acts a little too tough for anyone's tastes. They like to make people think they're the gregarious, masterful Leo — the Leo who can, who will, who does! And yet, they come off as seriously pushy.

Leo is a braggart. They show off and love to tell tales of their courage and feistiness. They are always the tough guy because it is vitally important to them to keep people believing in them. They will come to one's aid, however, as their bravery is true.


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6. Libra (September 23 - October 22)

If ever there was a liar who could make you believe they were strong, reliable and tough, it's Libra. Libra has very little to work with — no backbone, all fear, terrified of the entire universe... with that as their arsenal, you can count on tons of false bravado and very little real courage.

Libra is the tough guy who hides behind the internet and says nasty things to others, while hoping like hell they don't ever have to have a real confrontation. Tough guy attitude that conceals deep, profound insecurity and fear.


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Ruby Miranda is a New Yorker who learned astrology, I Ching and all types of cartomancy and numerology from her crazy, gypsy mother. She currently writes for a wide range of esoteric publications.