The world of love and dating is confusing and difficult at the best times. Award first dates, well-meaning introductions, and occasional flirting all depend on the ability to read body language, tone, and facial expressions of those you meet. It’s about reading the signals! But what about when these signals are less than reliable?
Of course, it could be argued that almost all of us have been guilty of sending mixed signals at one time or another in our lives. Whether you were deliberately stringing someone along just to win them over and get your way, or your heart is so large that you couldn’t help but respond too kindly to the person flirting even if you aren’t interested in them.
But for some people, this is not a “once in a blue moon” situation. There are people who send out so many mixed signals, it is almost impossible to eliminate fact from fiction. Are they really interested in you?
There are certain personality types that struggle with more mixed signals than others. This is often the result of a specific trait or outlook on life, for example, if the default approach to life is not to trust others in any situation, they can be more likely to see connections as an opportunity to get their way.
They are therefore more likely to flirt as a means of convincing someone to see their way or to manipulate the situation, rather than to establish a romantic relationship.
Knowing this, you can take steps to prepare and protect yourself. Is your last love really in you or are you just reading the signals wrongly? Are they sending mixed signals to manipulate you? These questions and more will help you have well-educated discussions:
Very energetic, quick, impulsive and overly social, the biggest problem with Gemini is that they really want everything, all the time. What you can interpret as mixed messages may actually be completely genuine to them right now.
However, while one side of the mind is completely drawn to you, the other side may already be looking at someone else, your opposite. They don’t know what they really want, which makes it difficult for the rest of the world to understand them. The truth is that they must first settle their own internal feelings.
These compassionate and sensitive people experience a different problem from all the other signs on this list. They know what they want, fully aware of their interest. Their problem? They completely suck at communication. They may be trying to let you down gently, but when their communication skills fail, it seems like a shy flirt.
Or, on the other hand, they may seem genuinely selfless simply because they cannot find a way to tell you that they want you more than anything else. It ultimately costs them a lot of potential relationships, until they can find someone willing to do the hard work of deciphering what they are trying to say.
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The biggest difficulty Libras face in sending their thoughts and feelings to the world is that their hearts are constantly changing. Of course, all of the signs may have indicated a serious attraction, and at that point, it could very well be what they were feeling.
However, when their minds change 30 seconds later, the same goes for the messages they send. For this reason, these are less mixed signals than constantly changing emotions.
Scorpio, very mysterious and passionate, knows exactly what he wants in life and refuses to let anything get in his way. Whether they are trying to move forward for a cause they care about or are protecting the people they love, they will go a long way, including using mixed signals to manipulate others and make sure they get their way.
It is not that they want to hurt anyone, but they know where their priorities lie. That said, watch for signs that this flirtation may be genuine. If you are the one they chose, know that you will never find a more passionate love.
Very adventurous and always looking for excitement, the life of a Sagittarius is a constant search for the next big opportunity. They are always on the move, with adrenaline guiding their actions and decisions. The problem with living this way is that they can be impulsive and reckless, and they often completely forget the thoughts and feelings of others.
Because of this, they may flirt with you one day and the next day disappear from the face of the earth. It is not a reflection of you, they simply did not think before leaving for this quick trip or seizing this business opportunity. That’s what it comes down to, they just don’t think.
Unlike some of the other signs on this list who are well aware of their character flaws and the reason they send mixed signals around the world, Aquarius is unaware. They live in their own little world, but that doesn’t always synchronize with the world we know.
As a result, they may find themselves in a situation where they are sending signals of attraction to someone who is nothing more to them than a faceless figure passing them by. Think for a minute about the person you nodded a random hello to in the grocery store because you ran into each other and thought it was the polite thing to do.
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