Are you surprised?
It can be hard to acknowledge your less-than-savory personality traits. But having bad qualities is simply part of being human—everyone has them.
Still, even though it’s normal to have some qualities that aren’t amazing, it’s understandable that you’d want to know what they are so you can work on them. That’s why we consulted Donna Page, a professional astrologer with a graduate degree in counseling psychology for details on the worst quality for each astrological sign. Here’s where the universe says there’s room for improvement.
1.ARIES (MARCH 21–APRIL 19)
Your worst quality: Recklessness
You’re all about jumping into things, Aries, but that can be reckless and dangerous at times. Sure, doing an impromptu polar bear plunge at 1 a.m. sounds fun, but it could actually go horribly wrong. So, next time you get a great idea, take a beat to think about whether it’s actually all that smart to proceed, just to be safe.
2.TAURUS (APRIL 20–MAY 20)
Your worst quality: Lack of adventurousness
You like routine, Taurus, but sometimes you can get stuck in it. It’s okay to want to be comfortable, but going to the same restaurant for date night or watching the same show every night can get boring. Try letting your friends pick a venue the next time you have a girls night, and open yourself up to the new experience. You might find that you enjoy it more than you’d think.
3.GEMINI (MAY 21–JUNE 20)
Your worst quality: Gossiping
You like to gossip, Gem, but that can come back to bite you. You don’t mean to share other people’s secrets, but it just kind of spills out when you’re talking. The next time someone shares private information with you, take a moment to think about how you’d feel if someone else spread your secrets around. That can go a long way toward helping you keep silent.
4.CANCER (JUNE 21–JULY 22)
Your worst quality: Neediness
You love to nurture people, Cancer, but you can also end up being too needy. You can cling to a relationship too much and make other people feel suffocated. It comes from a good place—you just want to love and be loved—but it can be tough to take. If you notice your S.O. seems annoyed at your attention, take a step back and let them do their thing. You may find you like a little solo time here and there, too.
LEO (JULY 23–AUGUST 22)
Your worst quality: Over-sensitivity
You’re sensitive, Leo, and while that can be an amazing trait, it can also cause issues. If someone hurts your feelings, you have trouble speaking up and may just write them off—and then everybody loses. Next time you feel slighted, say something and give the person a chance to make it better. It can go a long way toward saving a relationship.
6.VIRGO (AUGUST 23–SEPTEMBER 22)
Your worst quality: Perfectionism
You like things a certain way, Virgo, and it can be tough for you to deal when things don’t meet your standards of perfection. And, while you want things to be just so, you can end up rubbing people the wrong way. So, don’t be afraid to ask for input from others and actually listen to what they have to say. If you don’t agree with them, that’s okay—at least they’ll feel heard.
7.LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23–OCTOBER 22)
Your worst quality: Bottling up feelings
You value peace and harmony, and while that’s clearly a great thing, it can get in your way sometimes when your S.O. does something that you’re not 100 percent on-board with. You may keep your feelings to yourself to avoid a confrontation, which doesn’t help anything. So, next time something upsets you, speak up. You never know—the issue could be resolved way more easily than you thought.
8.SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23–NOVEMBER 21)
Your worst quality: Vindictiveness
People are happy to open up to you, Scorpio, but when they upset you, you get tempted to use those secrets against them. Instead of turning on someone when they piss you off, try to focus on resolving the issue itself. Purposefully sharing secrets only makes you look bad.
9.SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22–DECEMBER 21)
Your worst quality: Close-mindedness
You tend to develop strong beliefs, Sag, and that can get you into trouble when you don’t bother to check your facts. You may tell your friends that you know can backpack through Europe for a month for less than $1,000, but not thoroughly researching that in advance can screw you guys over in the financial department. So, next time you swear that you know the answer to something, take a sec to look it up, just in case. You’ll feel better having more solid information.
10.CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22–JANUARY 19)
Your worst quality: Commitment
You’re a person of your word, Capricorn, but you also won’t give it unless you can 100 percent live up to your promises. That can cause issues for you in the commitment department, especially since nothing in life is guaranteed. While it’s okay to want to think things through before making a big move, try to go with being pretty sure that something will work out, versus needing a total guarantee. It could change your life.
11.AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20–FEBRUARY 18)
Your worst quality: Lack of empathy
People come to you for advice because you’re so great at looking at things from an outsider’s view, but sometimes you struggle with the emotional side of issues. And, while you can offer up plenty of facts, you may have difficulty doling out sympathy. The next time you’re offering up advice to a friend, try putting yourself in their shoes. It can go a long way toward helping you be sympathetic to their problem.
12.PISCES (FEBRUARY 19–MARCH 20)
Your worst quality: Neglecting your own needs
You would drop everything to help a friend in need, Pisces, but that can come at your expense—and you’re well aware of it. You may feel annoyed that you didn’t get much sleep after you rushed to pick up a friend whose car died in the middle of the night, or that you’ve repeatedly missed out on going to the gym so you could cook your swamped S.O. dinner every night, but you made those decisions. Next time you start to offer up help, take a beat to think about how it will affect you and if you can live with the consequences. If not, it’s okay to just do you.