We spend our whole lives trying to understand who we are. We spend so much time trying to understand who others are. This is completely normal: it is honestly just human nature. We have found many ways to categorize people, to put them into different boxes. We don’t do it because we love it: we really hate being put in boxes for some reason.
On the contrary, we do it because it’s a bit like how we try to understand people, despite how we feel about being put into boxes. This is also true of the zodiac: each sign comes with many stereotypes, which is why we say things like “he is such a Scorpio” or “be careful with her, she is a Virgo”. However, it is much deeper than that.
Of course, the different signs of the zodiac are known for certain common personality traits, but basically, each sign is more than it seems. Your sign may seem very simple and straightforward, but in reality, it is more representative of someone who knows how people work and the right thing to say.
Your sign may be known for being really stubborn, but it turns out that you’re much nicer than you think. Either way, we need to stop grouping ourselves and go to the core of all of our layers to find out who we really are.
Here’s what you’re really like under all your layers depending on your zodiac sign and gender. Also be sure to check your moon sign, which will give you extra insight!
You are the funniest person in the room. As an Aries, you are a man who knows how to live with intensity. You are a born leader in work and play, which can make you one of the funniest people. You’re so impatient and excited about new things that it’s contagious: the people around you can’t help but have fun with you.
You live for lively discussions on any subject and know how to get people to love you. However, you cannot explain why people like you: you just know that people cannot help but respond to you. You are still at 1000%, whether you are happy, sad, or angry. When you feel a certain way, people know it.
You are secretly really competitive. Many people think that the Aries woman just likes to be a leader and will only get down and dirty if she becomes the leader. This couldn’t be further from the truth. You see, the average Aries woman is secretly the most competitive person in the entire zodiac.
If you are an Aries woman, you are used to leading the pack and you will be taking out who you need, in order to get there. This is by no means a bad thing: if it is part of what motivates you to do great things! However, you could be very intense for those around you who may not know how to handle this. While that’s fair, if they can’t stand the heat, they really should come out of the kitchen so you can do your thing.
You hate arguing and you compromise more easily than anyone would think. As stubborn as you have a reputation for being, you are honestly a person who doesn’t really like conflict. Sure, you like to fight your way, but you don’t have to fight your way to be happy.
You are not only stubborn in getting what you want, but you are also stubborn in making sure that the people in your life feel valued and happy, and you are ready to sacrifice a lot to make it happen. As a Taurus man, you also have an affinity for traditionalism and are a bit old-school in your habits, so you are much more likely to let chivalry win the day rather than your own stubbornness. This is what makes you such a comforting person.
People think that you are uptight but you are really down to earth. Because you can be so practical, Taurus woman, you are often considered as this super tense person whose temperament is at the edge of a knife and nobody knows what she will bring to you.
On top of that, your affinity for the finer things in life can make you seem very difficult to maintain and as if you are really difficult to please. It doesn’t describe you at all. In reality, the Taurus woman is one of the most down to earth and low maintenance women you will ever meet. It doesn’t take much to make you happy. You are the type of person who will be as happy to eat fast food in a parking lot as in a five-star restaurant if you are with the right people.
You have the best kind of attitude. As a Gemini man, you are a person who can communicate. You may not know how to communicate in every given situation, but you can catch social signals much faster than other guys, which is why women are attracted to you.
You are a man who appreciates all sides of a conversation, and you often find yourself debating on both sides because you are trying to understand everyone and everything. It can make you a little indecisive at times, but more often than not, this impulse to understand people basically gives you a great attitude towards life and humanity. You are flexible and you like when people feel like you are heard, and as much as you like to talk, you also like to listen.
You are much more direct than you think. As a Gemini woman, you are the kind of person who likes to talk to people. However, since the sign of Gemini is represented by the twins, you somehow have this reputation of being the girl with more than one personality.
Most of it is true, but these personalities are not fake: you are always a version of yourself, so a change in personality or two will not really disturb your sense of identity. On the contrary, Gemini women can be very direct when it comes to telling people what they think. They know there is room for social intricacies, but they also know that the best way to get things done is to face a situation head-on. After all, how will you know someone understands you if you don’t tell them what you think?
You hate wearing your heart on your sleeve. As a Cancer man, you wear your heart on your sleeve, but you hate it. Even if you have made peace with it, there is a part of you that wishes you were not a book as open to those around you. You are a kind-hearted guy who is ready for anything for those he loves, but more importantly, you are an often underestimated guy in this regard.
Because you are so emotional, a lot of people tend to think that you can’t be tough or get stuck in your heels on important things, but people who try to walk everywhere surprise you a lot. There are times when you wish you weren’t so sensitive, but it’s that very sensitivity that empathizes you with understanding people, so it’s a good thing you should never try to lose.
You are tougher than your emotions make you look. The Cancer woman is one of the most sensitive of the zodiac. It is honestly true, no matter how you cut it: as a Cancer, you wear your heart on your sleeve, whatever your gender. That being said, it is your forthrightness with your emotions that make you such a strong person.
You’re a lot tougher than the people around you think. You have an incredible sense of intuition and you will use it when the situation requires it, and when you feel like you are not being listened to in this regard, you will make sure you are heard. You are sympathetic to others, but you know when tough love is needed, mainly because you know when you need it yourself.
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You are the most motivated person in the world. As a Leo, you are a person who used to be the center of attention. You are used to being a human magnet in many ways: people who want to date you gravitate toward you, and people who don’t want to date you want to learn to be more like you.
Since your sign is ruled by the Sun, this is not surprising at all. You are a stubborn person, but more than that, you are opinionated about many things. These two qualities, along with your superhuman way of dealing with people, match the traits of the most motivated person you. You can’t stop moving until you are at the top of the world, and because of your inner personality, you can actually get there.
You are more intuitive than most think. As a Leo woman, people often think that you are the one who really only operates in broad strokes. You laugh, love, and live big, and it’s something the world likes about you. That being said, just because you are a great personality doesn’t mean you don’t see the little things.
In reality, Leo women are among the most intelligent and creative women in the world because of this attention to detail that is often overlooked by others. This is why there are so many Leo women who are famous. As a Leo woman, you have your talents and skills, but you also understand that it takes more than that to get where you need to go.
You don’t play games that other guys play. As a Virgo man, you feel that huge burden on your shoulders for being the best man possible. Your sense of duty and your work ethic make you one of the most trusted men in the zodiac, and you love being that guy. You revel in the little details, details that other guys just overlook or just don’t care about.
This incredible work ethic makes you one of the simplest and most straightforward guys to get into a dating situation. You will never want to play games with someone you are dating or trying to be romantic with. If you want to be with them, you will tell them.
If you’re just trying to be casual, you’re also going to tell them that and let the chips fall where they mean. Your attention to detail will help you never miss a birthday or anniversary, and your loyalty to those you love will manifest in everything you do for them.
You are secretly the life of the party. Virgo women have a bad reputation of being tense and all about work. This is true to some extent: you need things to make sense and you put a lot of value in your work. However, it would be a mistake for others to assume that this is all you are. Experiences matter more to Virgo women than dreams, but it all means that a Virgo woman lives somewhere in the present and not in the unknown.
Virgo women have the skills to plan a big party and the outlook on life to really enjoy it. This is often why you will often find a Virgo in each squad. Virgos are equally “mom friend” and daring adventurer, which means she’ll show you a good time and bring everyone back the next morning in one piece. This is a set of skills you can be proud of!
You are a romantic at heart and are never jealous. Unlike some of the other zodiac guys, you don’t have jealous bones in your body. You can sometimes be a little undecided, but that’s because you really don’t like conflicts and will actively avoid them if you can. You appreciate peace and quiet and you are honestly a very balanced guy at heart.
You want to do what’s best for everyone, which can be great for those around you. You choose your company carefully and could never be accused of keeping a bad company because you tend to have a fairly good sense of judgment.
Most importantly, when you choose a significant other, you will ensure that it is someone to whom you can show your romantic side. You consider all angles and don’t like to jump into things without analyzing them from all angles, which is why jealousy doesn’t mean much to you.
You are sensitive just under the surface. Libra women are often seen as trying to be perfect all the time. As a Libra woman, you value fairness above all else and you likely believe in karma very strongly. You are open to all kinds of different ways of thinking, which can give you an indecisive streak because you are so busy weighing all your options.
That being said, this the outlook that you feel you have because the last thing you want is to let your emotions run the show. You know that to make good decisions and be a balanced person, you need to be both emotional and logical, and you spend a lot of time controlling your feelings. You are actually a very sensitive person, but you only show this to people if you really trust them.
You are good at understanding people. As a Scorpio man, you have a great understanding of people, but in a different way from others. While other guys can understand a person’s emotions, you have an instinctive ability to understand what makes them tick. You are one of those guys who has no problem with prodding people to see what gets a reaction out of them and remember this information for later.
As much as you value the people in your life, you don’t see a ton of value in people in and of themselves: it’s the fact that your people are yours that makes them precious to you. People who are not your own tend to be viewed as resources or associates for you, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. You are a deeply determined person that anyone would be stupid to bet against: you have a lot of drive and can win.
As a Scorpio woman, you are not to be taken lightly. If someone annoys you, you will crush them and make them regret having met you. You are an intense person who does not know how to phone it in. That being said, you know more than anyone how exhausting it can be.
As much as you enjoy this part of yourself, you understand that a person cannot live their life that way all the time and that you can really enjoy it when you can. Scorpios have a personality that can lend themselves to a bit of self-destructive because of this intensity, so make sure you always take care of yourself so that it doesn’t happen.
You are secretly really mature. Sagittarians of all genders have a reputation for being free, flaky spirits who don’t take things seriously, but when you get to know a Sagittarius man, you will realize that it cannot be further from the truth. Sagittarius men are actually among the most mature people you will ever meet.
They may not be the most reliable people you will meet, but in all sincerity, these guys are very intelligent and make their decisions based on logic and not emotion. He knows how to listen and prefers to listen than to speak in any conversation. It is not a man who will find himself in a situation and not have an overview, which makes him a deep thinker and a very mature person.
You can be quite tense despite being a free spirit. As a Sagittarius woman, you are a little like the dreamy maniacal girl of the zodiac. People somehow attribute these tropes of free-spiritedness to you because they think that because you are a wandering soul who loves adventure that you have no problems and things to solve for yourself.
Because you have this reputation, you are the kind of person who will do everything possible to try to make sure that no one else knows that you can be as tense as everyone around you. While everything fascinates you in its own way, it doesn’t mean that you are not afraid of things or that you have no taboos, and you would honestly appreciate if people understood this more about you.
You are the most patient person in the world. Capricorns tend to have a reputation for never taking the time to stop and smell the flowers, but in the case of Capricorn men, this is not entirely true. In reality, Capricorn men can be really patient. It is this patience that allows their long-term projects to materialize and gives them the peace of mind to work tirelessly to make their dreams come true.
It is also this patience that encourages Capricorn men to take a day off and spend time with the people he cares about. Capricorn men are ambitious, but those who are most confident of themselves know how to take care of themselves so that they do not completely exhaust themselves for no reason. He is also patient enough to achieve his goals fairly: no unnecessary cuts or risks here!
You can be the funniest person in the room. Capricorn women are ambitious at fault and tenacious, which gives people the impression that you are always quiet and maybe even a little boring. This is clearly wrong: Capricorn women know how to unleash themselves better than anyone else because they constantly work so hard. Capricorn women may not have the same sense of humor as those around them, but they are extremely funny when they want to be.
As a Capricorn woman, you might not like people the same way as a woman of another sign, but you understand the need to make sure people like you, so you have developed different ways of communicating in different situations. Although you are not a traditional social butterfly, you know that keeping your nose to the grindstone all the time will weaken your ambition, so you do not.
You are a little inconsistent, but you really care. The Aquarius man is an original genius and in a way when it comes to thinking big thoughts. That said, the Aquarius man is often so wrapped up in his thoughts that he forgets to talk to people. They’re not conventional guys at all: don’t expect a traditional romance from these guys.
However, just because they don’t show their feelings in the same way as other guys doesn’t mean they don’t care. In reality, these guys care much more than most. As avant-garde as the Aquarius man, he doesn’t think it makes sense unless you have someone to share it with. Aquarians do not care about people because these people are their people, they care about people on a much more humanitarian scale: because they are people. It’s a way of thinking that no other sign has.
You are empathetic, but secretly one of the most manipulative. I myself am an Aquarian woman, and even I am a little annoyed when people tell me that Aquarius women do not care about people and only care about intellectual activities because it is just wrong. As an Aquarian woman, you are incredibly empathetic and have a great way of thinking about a problem in a different way than anyone else in the room.
You are an enigma in the best sense of the word: you are never what others expect from you. However, because you are a person who sees the world intellectually, you also see people that way. If left unchecked, you can become incredibly manipulative.
You have the secret ability to look at people, see what makes them vibrate, and effortlessly bypass people to get them to do what you want. No one expects you to be able to do something like this, so you go unchecked. Fortunately, most Aquarius women do not realize that they have this ability, or they have self-awareness and control so as not to abuse it.
You are much simpler than people think. As a final sign of the zodiac, the Pisces man should not be surprised to discover that it is a kind of fusion of the other signs. People often think that the Pisces man is a pushover because of his emotion and his dreaming qualities, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
The Pisces man is a deep thinker and can communicate better than most people, but deep down, he is a simple guy with simple wants and needs. People who complicate it too much tend to exasperate him: he is not necessarily a person who likes or wants the drama in his life. He just wants people in his life who will respect his altruism and be just as loyal to him, and the space to be himself.
You are in fact the most intense woman in the zodiac. As a Pisces woman, you are truly the greatest dreamer of the entire zodiac. You are much more likely to base your decisions on things you cannot see and to look to the future because there is a deeper meaning for the future. Pisces are often artists in some way, and although you have the potential to be a really sweet and laid back person, you certainly aren’t most of the time.
Most Pisces women I know do not identify with Pisces stereotypes at all. They are not the embodiment of the calm spirituality that many people think they are: they are storms in human form that can be more intense and passionate than anyone else in the room. It is a woman who embodies the deep and still water that her sign represents: calm on the surface, but filled with the unknown just below.