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How Each Horoscope Sign Reacts To Criticism

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

This sign has a love/hate relationship with criticism. They’re competitive enough that they'll do anything to become the best at something, so if someone has constructive criticism for them, they'll listen. On the other hand, Aries can believe they know best, and they don't need to hear what anybody else has to say. 

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

This sign can get a little defensive when given negative feedback and thinks that the person giving the feedback doesn't entirely know what they're talking about. The more Taurus thinks about the criticism, the more they'll start to believe they were right all along. Taurus can be extremely stubborn, and once they've made up their mind, it's very difficult for them to change it.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

This sign is very good with dealing with criticism and will try to implement it as quickly as possible. Geminis actually seek out feedback and will actively engage with the person giving it. The good thing is, that Geminis try not to beat themselves up after a fail; they simply find out what they did wrong and try to improve.

CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Being criticized can make this sign feel as if they're being picked on. It's hard for them to hear any kind of negative feedback and it makes them want to explain what happened so there's more understanding and less negativity. However, they can take criticism, if they feel it's coming from a good place but it is hard for them to accept.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

If someone that Leo respects and admires gives them advice or feedback that is helpful, Leo’s will be able to receive it. However, if the criticism is coming from someone Leo feels doesn't know what they're talking about, they’ll either ignore them or shut them down. If Leo doesn't respect you, they’ll act as if they didn't hear a word you said.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

This sign takes most criticism with a grain of salt. If it's about something Virgo did, they’ll find it hard to believe they messed up. The thing is, Virgos won’t attempt something without giving it a lot of thought first and doing some research. Negative feedback surprises Virgos and hits them in the most vulnerable place, so they may have to discount the critique in some way.

LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras will invite constructive criticism, accept it graciously, and then internalize it. The truth is, Libras don't love criticism, no matter how much they say they do. They would much rather get praise, but they do use the criticism to improve.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

This sign doesn’t shy away from confrontation, so if someone has something critical to say, they should be prepared to hear it. They’ll argue with negative feedback to such an extent, that the person giving it may change their position. Scorpios can be extremely focused, so it's best not to get into an argument with them, even if you have their best interests at heart.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

This sign handles criticism just fine. They're able to take what they need from it and get rid of the rest. Sagittarians are known to be overconfident, and this is why they don't take negative feedback to heart. Sagittarians are going to do their thing, their way, no matter what anybody else has to say about it.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

This sign is good with getting criticism. They want to do the best they can, so they'll ask a lot of questions. This way, Capricorns not only seem like active listeners, but they also genuinely want to improve. They know they can learn from their mistakes and that sometimes, it takes someone on the outside looking in to have the most helpful perspective.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

When this sign is given negative feedback, they tend not to get too emotional or take it too personally. Aquarians can distance themselves enough from the criticism so they're able to take in the information and figure out the best way to use it. They see criticism as feedback, not the kind of person they are.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

This sign can be oversensitive so one piece of criticism can morph into a huge comment on who they are. If the negative feedback is about something they've created, it’ll devastate Pisces and they may think they're talentless and can’t do anything right. It's best to be gentle when criticizing a Pisces, start with compliments and praise.