Why Virgos Are So Mean

The coldest, yet coolest people you will ever meet!

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When you meet a Virgo, you'll notice their practical personality, but if you don't know this zodiac sign well, you might think the person is mean.

They are forthright and all-business. But, if you're looking for niceties, at the wrong moment, you'll not get what you're looking for.

Why are Virgos so mean?

Virgos are born between Aug. 23 and Sept. 22 — they can be practical, kind, but also some of the most cutthroat, stone-cold people you will ever meet.


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Virgos need to have everything under control, so the second you question their authority, they will not hesitate to snap.

Virgo rules the sixth astrology house which relates to health, wellness, work, and even pets.


So, priorities are important to Virgo, and their all-business attitude is often misunderstood by other zodiac signs.

Here are some reasons why Virgos are so mean, per astrology:

1. Virgos want to get things done, at any cost.

Despite their charitable and giving personality, Virgos can also be domineering, bossy, and intense.

2. Virgos are perfectionists.

They are hardworking perfectionists, and often see other people as inferior or other people’s work as damaging to their vision.

3. Virgo is all business.

So maybe in more social, low-stakes situations, they are perfectly nice people! But at work, or at school, or anywhere else, Virgos need to have the power.


They need power because they seem to be the only people that can handle it.

A Virgo's cold, calculating personality makes it so they know how to use their responsibility wisely (one might argue, a little too wisely).

That is why some of the bluntest people in the world are Virgos: Aidan Gallagher, Five from Umbrella Academy, frequently gets into Instagram and Twitter beef with other stars and fans over issues such as veganism, the environment, depression, and consent.

Other famous Virgos

4. Virgos can be the world’s harshest judge.

Most of the time it is turned inside to themselves, to make the most out of their work. But sometimes, their criticisms can coldly and cruelly lash out at other people.


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5. They are super judgy.

Virgos have a clear understanding of what they want. Their high standards make them some of the coolest, stylish, and awe-inspiring people you ever meet, but that also means to associate with them, you must also meet their impossibly high bar.

They notice everything. Virgos are observant; while oftentimes they use their analytical skills for good — noticing when you are having a bad day, or when you need help — they easily can use these analytical skills for evil.

6. The second you slip up, Virgos pick up on it.

Paired with their super high expectations, this is a deadly combination. They notice your flaws almost immediately and will know exactly what horrible, exacting words to say to cut you right down to your core.


Your flaws seem amplified in the face of a Virgo. Their exceptionally high standards for people, style, and work make it so that it seems that nothing is good enough for this ambitious sign.

While this might make it difficult to become friends with them, thank the stars you are at least not their enemy. Virgos, towards people they care about, are empathetic, caring, and loving to the point of almost being self-sacrificial.

However, they will eviscerate their enemies. By their cold and blunt nature, their enemies will know that every terrible thing that the Virgo says about them is true.

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They are absolute control-freaks

Virgos really don’t know how to relax. Every project seems like a life or death situation to them.


This makes them almost impossible to work with sometimes because they are perfectionists, so if what you are bringing isn’t perfect, then you might as well just quit and let the Virgo handle it.

This doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. This meticulous work ethic often takes the Virgo to unprecedented levels of success.

Take Jungkook, the most popular member of Bangtan Boys (BTS), the number one KPOP group in the world. His charisma paired with his hard work make him shine in performances.

But, in many cases, it means that the Virgo does not know how to chill. It can be exhausting having to make even the smallest thing seem perfect in their eyes.


They will never mince words either — Virgo bosses especially can be expert soul-destroyers.

What is worse is how useless their perfectionist attitude will make you feel; they will have a laundry list of things you need to improve, will not cushion it with any positive feedback.

And the worst part is that after all of that when you ask how you can improve, your Virgo boss will probably just end up redoing all your work for you.

They refuse to waste time on team members when they know they can do a better job.

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They need their independence

Try to infringe on a Virgo’s autonomy or their boundaries; they will snap and make you regret it at a moment’s notice.


Virgos are self-reliant, incredibly responsible, and level-headed. This makes them great people to depend on, but oftentimes you might feel that there might be little to no emotional reciprocity going on in the relationship.

Virgos show their love and their caring through action. But don’t dare ask a Virgo to open up to you when they are not ready.

Virgos are known for being initially cold, stoic. This is to protect themselves; there is nothing more terrifying to them than having to count on someone.


“Emotionally unavailable” might be a hard way to put it, but Virgos see themselves as the sole bearer of all responsibility ever created in the world.

Virgos are terrified that the second they ask someone to share the burden with them, the load would crush them both.

So never try to force a Virgo out of their shell. While they are not a very emotional sign, your attempts to impede their agency will have dire consequences.

Virgos will use whatever they have at their disposal and lash out viciously; a little bit like a cornered animal, they will bite and bite hard if you try to keep them tied down.

Virgos need a really long time to open up. They are very picky about who they trust, and who they depend on. If you are one of the few, you are truly an exceptional person.


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Jessica Xing is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, relationships and media.