Aries (March 21 - April 19)
When Aries is dealing with a control freak, they try to keep a cool head and not say anything they might regret later. They know to pick their battles and it's not worth it to get into a huge argument every time someone does something that annoys Aries.
It's not that Aries lets everything go, they just don't react every time. Aries are strategic in the way they handle control freaks to prevent them from coming up with a plan on their own.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Boundaries and limits are very important for Taurus, who know that if they don't make their boundaries clear, the control freak is going to ignore them and be disrespectful. When boundaries aren't recognized, tempers explode, harsh words are spoken, and damage is done to a relationship, which is a huge problem if the control freak is someone in your family or a coworker.
Now, just because you create limits, it doesn't mean the control freak won't ignore them. But it's a good opening move nonetheless.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Since Geminis are great communicators, their first line of defense is to have a conversation with a control freak where Gemini can express what bothers them. Geminis don't blame them or try to make them feel bad in any way; their conversation is more about Gemini venting than anything else.
Sometimes, the control freak will listen and hear what Gemini has to say; other times, it may just go over their head. But it's still good for Gemini to express their feelings.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Cancer can be extremely sensitive and may blame themselves for making the control freak act a certain way. It's important for Cancer to remind themselves that they didn't cause the behavior nor did they encourage it by interacting.
Cancers aren't responsible for someone else's control issues, and they need to not take that burden. All Cancer can do is try and feel some compassion, and not let them mess with their feelings of self-worth.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Since Leos are one of the strongest zodiac signs, and they don't like anyone, especially themselves, feeling as if someone else is controlling their actions, they tend to stand up for themselves. Leos will try to reason with the controlling person, but if that doesn't work, they may try to fight them for dominance.
Leos aren't going to sit back and let someone else take control of a situation when this sign is just as capable of being in charge. They can be just as dominating as anyone, they're just more diplomatic about it.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
It doesn't take much for a Virgo to recognize a control freak — maybe because they have some of the same issues.They both like for things to be done their way, they can be overcritical, and they tend to be perfectionists.Now instead of a Virgo getting into it with a control freak, they try to limit their interactions. Rather than battling it out for domination, Virgo will wait for the control freak to make a mistake, then they jump in.
You like to do things your way.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Libras deal with control freaks the same way they deal with everyone. They’ll try to see things from their perspective, have empathy, and try to get along with them the best they can. Sometimes, Libras will even appreciate the control freak for taking care of some of the details.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Scorpios are nobody's fool, and a control freak may think they're in charge, but the truth is that Scorpio is probably manipulating them. This zodiac sign is ambitious and they don't appreciate people getting in their way, especially somebody who thinks they know better.
Scorpio is going to avoid confrontation, but that doesn't mean they don't have some tricks to get what they want. By the time the control freak realizes they've been had, Scorpio will have already gotten what they want.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Sagittarius are versatile and know how to get along with all different kinds of people. They're aware enough to know that it's best to not spring change upon a control freak, but to alert them beforehand.
Sagittarius will try to find common ground with the hope of getting them to relax. They make sure their body language is open and non-threatening, and that the control freak doesn't feel the need to assert themselves to be heard.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Capricorns don't appreciate being dominated. If their boss or supervisor is a control freak, Capricorns will do their best to get along with them and not get upset. Now, capricorns have a lot patience, and they're willing to wait until the control freak burns out, and then they’ll take over.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Aquarians are far too independent to be comfortable with someone trying to control them. If there's a control freak in their lives, Aquarius is most likely to detach and remove themselves, physically and emotionally away, from them.
However, Aquarius can take only so much of someone trying to boss them around before they fight back. They don't hide from confrontation and they're smart, so if the control freak starts something with Aquarius, they'll regret it.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Pisces get along with controlling people. They like having someone guide them and helping them plan out some steps. Since Pisces have a lot of empathy, they may look at the dominating person, and try to discover why they do what they do. They also try to help them let loose a little. If the control freak is controlling beyond reason, Pisces might just block them out.