Throughout our lives, we are confronted with the expectations of those around us at every stage of our life. These expectations can be based on ideas and stereotypes surrounding our race, culture, religion or gender.
They can be based on our training, the career path we choose or the way we express ourselves through our personal style. No matter where these concepts come from, they have the ability to influence our thoughts and behaviors, helping to shape who we are.
For example, consider the young woman as she prepares to finish high school. If she was raised in a society where her expected role is based on family unity and responsibility for her family, she may be influenced to prioritize her family before her potential career goals.
However, the same young woman grew up in a different atmosphere in which women are pushed to pursue their goals and succeed, she could apply to the best universities with a dream of breaking the glass ceiling.
When we consider stereotypes, we often turn to the larger and more obvious ones – those associated with our race or gender, but anything that sorts or defines groups of people can be filled with the expectations and opinions of the society. One area that is often overlooked is that of the signs of the zodiac.
However, if I said that I am a Taurus, don’t you automatically assume that I must be incredibly stubborn (even if it’s true)? Although these expectations are often based on certain facts, they are not always 100% true. In many cases, reality does not match the image you have created.
Discover the expectation vs reality for your zodiac sign:
Aries (March 21 – April 19):
Because of their face and their daring attitude, many people assume that Aries is incredibly stuck up.
Behind this confident exterior and on top, however, is an incredibly down-to-earth person. Take the time to really get to know them and you will discover this secret side of their personality.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20):
Often regarded as the faithful, trustworthy and reliable zodiac sign, people generally trust Taurus right out of the door, but this can be a mistake.
Although they do not attack you from the outside, Taurus secretly collects all the blackmail they need against you if the situation arises.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20):
When you meet a Gemini for the first time, they may appear to be shy and gentle, interested only in making those around them smile.
While their intention to bring joy to people’s lives may be true, what you may not realize is that they are actually one of the loudest and most rowdy people that you will never meet.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22):
Very emotional, Cancer does not retain what they feel at a given time. Often this outward expression can appear to be moody or bitchy.
If you get to know them and stay long enough, you will find that they are actually super sweet and loving.
Leo (July 23 – August 22):
Proud and daring, it’s no surprise that Leo is often seen as popular, conceited and selfish, and to some extent, it’s true. However, the surprising side of Leo is the person behind this image.
Basically, Leo is actually incredibly insecure, and they are looking for validation to build their self-confidence, not to support their ego as it may seem.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22):
Living their lives focused on facts and details, Virgo has a clear impression of what they believe to be “good” and “bad” in the world. It may sound overly critical and critical to those around them, but that is not Virgo’s intention, they are just incredibly honest.
They don’t hide their thoughts and feelings, but they don’t want to hurt anyone.
Libra (September 23 – October 22):
Optimistic and friendly, Libra is everyone’s best friend. While most people can see them as the happiest people they have ever met, this happy exterior is nothing more than camouflage.
They wear a fake smile to avoid disturbing anyone else, however, deep down, they are incredibly sad.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21):
There is no doubt that Scorpio is pretty cool, which is the expectation that most have for these mysterious and passionate individuals.
Although they are as cool as they appear, there is one important fact that is overlooked. Contrary to popular belief, they are actually incredibly clumsy.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21):
Cool, calm and collected, Sagittarius can be a little egocentric and unsympathetic, paying attention only to his own interests and desires.
The truth that most people don’t realize is that they care a lot about everyone they meet. They are incredibly compassionate, with a big heart for others.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19):
Focusing their attention on hard and cold facts, Capricorn never gets distracted by something as frivolous as emotion, right?
Although they may appear to be very serious, if you take the time to get to know a Capricorn well, you will discover a secret wild side buried deep inside.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18):
Often, Aquarius will find themselves moving from friendship to friendship, striving to find this lasting companion who will always remain by his side.
To outsiders, they may seem like the common denominator and therefore the one at fault, however, the truth is that they simply attract the wrong people into their lives, people who keep letting them down.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20):
Sweet, romantic and idealistic, Pisces choose to see the world in its best form, believing in what it could be rather than in reality before them.
Although they may seem incredibly shy and kind if you disturb a Pisces, be careful! They will become a monster like you have never seen before.