Over the course of your daily life, you’ve probably learned a simple truth: some people are meaner than others. If these people roll their eyes — or take more offensive and impolite actions, like cutting others in line or talking about people behind their backs — you’ll know a rude person when you see one. And, of course, you might wonder how they got this way in the first place. Turns out it could be due to your astrological sign. Read on to discover the six rudest signs of the zodiac, from the unpolished to the extremely rude.
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Those born under this intellectual and innovative sign are known to be the humanitarians of the zodiac. However, that doesn’t mean they always care about their manners. “They are guided by intuition, instinct and impulse, not social graces,” says relationship astrologer Anna Kovach. “In fact, they can completely disregard convention.” Instead, notes Kovach, this sign can be “shocking, rebellious, unconventional and erratic” — and it can come across as rude in certain situations. “Aquarius people are pioneers and are too busy looking ahead to pay attention if someone walked through the door behind them or was in the middle of a conversation when they were rudely interrupted,” says Kovach. If an Aquarius makes a rude first impression, you can give him a second chance to see if he improves.
Ruled by the sun, this sign loves to have their ideas in evidence. That said, a Leo’s claws will come out if you dare to disagree with them. According to Crescent, professional tarot reader and astrologer for Crescent Divination, they have a low tolerance for anything they disapprove of. “Their need to always be right can cause them to be too blunt and not considerate of the feelings of others,” she explains.
Fortunately, Leos don’t usually try to be rude – this is often by accident. “Leonians are proud and confident, which can certainly seem rude under the right circumstances,” says psychic and celebrity astrologer Inbaal Honigman. “They don’t want to upset anyone, but if they happen to say something that sounds bad, well, that’s just a part of life.”
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You know Scorpio for being mysterious, jealous, resentful and intense – and so you might not be surprised to see him on a list of the rudest zodiac signs. “Unlike many other signs who are unintentionally rude, Scorpio can be strategically and intentionally rude – but only under certain conditions,” says Kovach.
These conditions include any times they feel that they or someone they love has been harmed by someone else. If you feel that a Scorpio is in for a rude kick, you can try calling them to it. “They’ll admit it and be happy about it, or they’ll deny it and say they’re not rude, they’re ‘real,'” says Crescent.
Practical, hardworking and sometimes critical Virgo can have a gruff streak. “For Virgo, the desire to be efficient and analytical can clash with the social graces people are expected to follow,” says Kovach. “The irony is that Virgo people often intend to be helpful when they give unsolicited advice. They often believe that being direct and direct is the best way to give feedback.”
So if your boss or colleague is a Virgo, you can expect some pretty harsh performance reviews — especially if you tend to take criticism seriously. “Virgo’s conservative, cynical, diligent, and discriminatory ways can really upset sensitive people,” says author and astrologer Lisa Barretta. Take everything they say with a grain of salt.
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Capricorn’s rudeness is similar to Virgo’s. “Those born under this sign can be practical,” says Kovach. “Their stoic and down-to-earth nature can lead them to set aside sentimentality and emotion; for this reason, they can speak in blunt terms and do not always stop to consider how their words reach others.” However, unlike Virgo, a Capricorn’s feedback can be downright unconstructive. “They’re not really solution-oriented, so they’ll tell you where you’re going wrong and expect you to fix it on your own,” says Crescent. What if you say they are being unkind? Well, they’ll show you the door.
Ruled by Mars, a planet named after the god of war, Aries is by far the rudest and most conflicted sign in the zodiac. “The fire element that rules their sign makes them passionate and spontaneous,” says Andrea Scalisi, astrologer and owner of The Haven Shoppe. “Aries will never back down from a fight – in fact, they’re often the ones who start it.” However, it’s important to note that Aries isn’t trying to be mean, per se. “They’re just brutally honest and their impulsive nature doesn’t allow them to hold back,” says Scalisi. “Actually, it wouldn’t even occur to the Aries to filter out for the sake of diplomacy.” If there’s an Aries in your group of friends, you can expect him to ask strangers quick questions and shock them with his quick wits. “Rude? Maybe,” says Scalisi. “But you’ll always know exactly where you are with Aries.”
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