Not everyone believes in the accuracy of astrology, but I struggle to find someone who's not at least a little curious about what the cosmos have to say. Even if it's all in fun, having a bit of extra insight into how you fit into the world around you can be quite enlightening. If you've been struggling to figure out why your life feels like it's a circle trying to go in a square hole, it could have something to do with the most common personality problems for each zodiac sign. There's a saying that you're your own worst enemy, and the stars might just agree. So what personal attributes might be holding you back?
Well, before you get down in the dumps with the negative talk, let me remind you that it's not all bad. After all, for as many character challenges you have, you possess just as many positive personality traits based on your astrological sign, too. So instead of focusing solely on the struggles, remember that acknowledging the problem is the first step in solving it. The silver lining here, in my opinion, is that this shows that every single astrological sign has their own set of selfhood setbacks — which kind of makes for a level playing field, if you think about it. Go ahead and check out the top three personality problems for each astrological sign.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
The first sign of the zodiac is represented by the ram, and that's no coincidence. As Astrology Zodiac Signs noted, an Aries can be impatient, aggressive, and impulsive when they let their stubborn nature get the best of them. Sometimes you have to take a step back before you launch head-first into something.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
The first and second sign of the zodiac have some similarities, but do differ. For a Taurus, being uncompromising, headstrong, and unaccommodating are their biggest challenges personality-wise, according to What's Your Sign. Once you make your mind up, it's virtually impossible to convince you otherwise.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
Represented by twins, the third sign of the zodiac is most known for its dual nature. Astrology noted the downside of that duality is that others can consider a Gemini to be, "fickle, restless, and wishy-washy," at times. It can be hard to make up your mind, but it's a good exercise to build up your self-assuredness.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
The fourth sign of the zodiac could argue they're introverted, not crabby, but others may disagree. Suspicion, distrust, and a tendency to withdraw are a Cancer's primary personality problems, according to What's Your Sign. Though you're likely just trying to guard your heart, it may not always read that way.
Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22)
A proud lion symbolizes this astrological sign and with good reason. Yet if their confidence is left unchecked, that's when things can get tricky. According to Astrology, Leos can be overbearing, arrogant, and autocratic since being a leader is in their nature. Unless you're in an '80s movie about finance, these traits might be your main character challenges.
Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
As you may know, strengths and weaknesses are two sides of the same coin. Where an analytical mind can be a great asset for the sixth sign of the zodiac, it can also lead to their detriment. For a Virgo, being overly critical, worried, and judgmental are the social struggles they face, as Astrology Zodiac Signs noted. Just remember that it's OK to take a break from all that work and play a little.
Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
Just like the scales that symbolize this sign, balance is key for those born under the seventh sign of the zodiac. According to What's Your Sign, Libra's fear of confrontation, shyness, and emotional vulnerability are the proverbial thorn in their side when it comes to their behavioral habits. Striving for harmony is admirable, but you might want to press pause is the juggling act is causing too much stress in your personal life.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
The eighth sign of the zodiac is typically seen as the most intense, partly due to its association with the striking scorpion. As Astrology noted, attributes like jealousy, distrust, and a need for control are the Achilles' heel of a Scorpio. Finding the middle ground between passionate and pushy can be an on-going struggle for many Scorpios.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
if curiosity killed the cat, then this sign better watch out. Being nosy, impatient, and tactless are major personality problems for a Sagittarius, as Astrology Zodiac Signs noted. You might want to try different methods of exploration that won't rub others the wrong way.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Part goat, part fish, the tenth sign of the zodiac is a bit of a mash-up. According to Astrology, a Capricorn's determination to survive any situation can have its downside in terms of acting egotistical, stubborn, or unforgiving. Ambition can be a great quality so long as it doesn't involve stepping on someone's back.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
Seen as the hippie of the zodiac, an Aquarius' personality problems can take the form of being aloof, absent-minded, and temperamental, as What's Your Sign noted. Living life with your head in the clouds can be fun, but you run the risk of alienating others with your insatiable wanderlust.
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)
Naturally compassionate, the twelfth sign of the zodiac gives without reservation and that can leave them drained. According to Astrology Zodiac Signs, a Pisces can be overly trusting, nervous, and almost too forgiving when it comes to the classic challenges of their personality traits. It's good to remember that you can't take care of others if you don't take care of yourself, too.