You don't have to be an astrology expert or even a regular horoscope reader to have a pretty good idea about what the general population thinks of your particular zodiac sign. A couple of online quizzes ("What Member of One Direction Does Your Sign Make You?") and the occasional astrology-centered meme have no doubt proven that there are at least a few assumptions people might make about you when you tell them your birthdate. But what exactly are the most common judgments people make about you based on your zodiac sign (aka sun sign)? And is there anything to them?
"When you find out a person's sun sign, you can assume — or make judgments, if you will — on certain generalized ideas about them," astrologer Maressa Brown tells Romper. Sometimes, it's true — those judgments are almost bizarrely accurate, she adds (which you've no doubt observed in your own life). "Like a Scorpio may very well be almost eerily magnetic and won't be quick to divulge their deepest darkest secrets with you right off the bat. An Aries might be argumentative or impulsive."
But, she cautions, "at the same time, the sun sign is just one piece of a complex natal chart each person has from birth, which encompasses your moon sign, Mercury, Venus, Mars, etc.
"Bottom line: A person's sun sign is just one part of their overall astrological picture, so it can be tough to judge someone on it entirely. Of course, that doesn't mean people won't do it anyway."
So since you can more or less count on people to size you up according to your sign, you might as well know what they're thinking! It's up to you to prove them wrong... or not.