You already know how your sign affects what kind of girlfriend you are, what kind of ex you are, what kind of bride you’ll be, and what you’re like in bed, but what about the purest of relationships? When it comes to friends, are you more a leader or a follower in your squad? Do you prefer to have a huge crew or a few close friends? What do your friends always go to you for? Read on to find out what the stars have to say about your platonic relationships.
Aquarius: The Good Listener
You’re the friend whose opinion everyone waits to hear because your taste is the hardest to please. You can be a little aloof and touch-and-go with your moods so people often tiptoe around you for fear of setting you off, but those who have gotten to know you know that you’re a very loyal friend.
Your stubborn nature can sometimes be intimidating, but you’re actually a very good listener, and extremely empathetic at that. The greatest irony of all ironies though, is that for all your coolness, you’re actually probably one of the most thoughtful friends someone could have.
Thing People Always Ask You: ‘Are you sure you’re cool with this?’
Pisces: The Wise Friend
You’re the mediator of all group drama. As a very sensitive person who ultimately believes in the good of everyone involved, you’re everybody’s lifeline and often the neutral party called in to smooth things over. You’re the mature friend people come to for difficult problems where they deep-down, KNOW the answer to, but need to hear difficult truth validated.
You have such a way with words and could make legit anyone feel supported and respected, which is really rare. You have a wisdom beyond your years and your friends are extremely lucky to have you in their lives and as a resource.
Thing People Always Ask You: ‘Should I do this thing if it’s my dream but there’s a sacrifice?’
Aries: The Matchmaker Friend
You’re the outgoing friend that everyone wants as their wing woman. People often come to you for opinions on their dating life a lot because they know you’re intuitive as heck and you won’t mince your words. You can just sense if someone is gonna be trouble, lightyears ahead of everyone else.
You’re super fun to party with, and how! You’re extremely sociable so those shyer than you often flock to you for guidance, but you’re not like, a power hungry dictator, so you also have tonnes of friends who are on your level of outgoing-ness. You’ve got a way of bringing people from all different walks of life together. NBD, but you’ll probably be personally responsible for like, four marriages in the near future.
Thing People Always Ask You: ‘What do you think of him?’
Taurus: The Ride-or-Die Friend
You’re a reliable friend who pretty much invented the term ‘ride-or-die’. You’re the friend people call on when all hope is lost, the one everyone trusts with their juiciest secrets. Luckily for them, you’re a vault when it comes to that stuff. It sometimes takes a while to warm yourself up to people, and for good reason. If they are lucky enough to gain your trust, they’re in your inner circle for life.
Sometimes you feel guilty for not being this wild party person, but the sooner you accept that you’re not the life of the party, the happier you’ll be. Your friends are your friends for a reason and they would never expect this from you.
Thing People Always Ask You: ‘You’re, like, my best friend?’ (Not normally a question but it’s always posed as one with you.)
Gemini: The Social Butterfly Friend
You make friends very fast and then flip-flop as to whether if they’re the coolest people in the world or the worst. You tire of people pretty easily and it doesn’t take a lot for someone to wind up on your shit list. You don’t like being alone so you’re often surrounded by a group of friends and rarely do things alone if it can be avoided.
You go through phases with friends and friend groups which you sometimes might think is more unusual than it really is, but you’ll always have your core group of friends. You’re super adventurous so your squad loves coming to you for Gilt-city level plans on a Groupon budget.
Thing People Always Ask You: ‘Do you, like, hate me?’
Cancer: The Deep Friend
As the mom of your squad, your emotional IQ is like, Mensa-level. You’ve gotten your friends through some real sh*t and you have a gift for being hella perceptive. This gift for understanding and listening to everyone else’s problems can sometimes take a toll on you though, and can feel like the world is resting on your shoulders, making you moody.
Everyone knows to come to you for deep emotional support, which is ironic considering you’ve never been a huge over-sharer yourself. But this compartmentalization is fine as long as you know you’re doing it. After all, sometimes you need to be able to take a step back to really gain perspective on something.
Thing People Always Ask You: ‘Can I vent?’
Leo: The Friend That’s the Life of the Party
As someone who’s super comfortable being the centre of attention, you make friends very easily and quickly. In fact, you rarely meet people who dislike you from the get-go. However, your spotlight-thirsty tendencies can sometimes cause those closest to you to feel small and unimportant next to your grand endeavours.
Ironically, you’re not as selfish as everyone may make you out to seem, you’re just more comfortable talking about yourself and would rather do that than pry about something that could potentially make someone else uncomfortable. Given the two options, of course you’ll pick the less offensive one!
Thing People Always Ask You: ‘Are you listening to me?’
Virgo: The Self-Sacrificing Friend
You can be a bit of a martyr, Virgo, as you tend to put a lot of work into relationships that A) isn’t often reciprocated, B) downplay said efforts so people don’t even know how much you truly did. Luckily for you, the few good friends you have very much see this and appreciate it. You’d prefer to have fewer friends as long as they’re true friends, rather than a big social circle that gives you anxiety.
Of all the signs, you probably have the hardest time letting go of toxic friends, because you don’t wanna throw away all the work you put into the relationship. But sometimes you just gotta cut ties — even if you’ve known them forever. There’s a point of diminishing returns where what you put in isn’t worth what you get back. Be careful not to pour your time and personal efforts into someone who doesn’t care as much as you do.
Thing People Always Ask You: ‘Are you sure you don’t mind?’
Libra: The Fair Friend
You’re an extremely social creature who has rarely met a social situation they didn’t like. You’ve never felt awkward in a room and draw everyone in with your magnetic charm.
You can also be a bit of a martyr, dear Libra. In an effort to be as diplomatic as possible, you don’t often take hard and fast stances on things. Unfortunately people can read this as you being fickle — ironically though, it’s because you weigh the pros and cons of everything so heavily before you decide what to do. What they might read as you not being able to make a decision, is actually you thinking extra hard and making two decisions instead of one.
Thing People Always Ask You: ‘Can I ask you for some advice?’
Scorpio: The Protective Friend
You’re the bouncer of your friend group — the one who looks out for everyone and totally will not think twice to set someone straight should they cross any of you. You’re one of the most loyal folks around and the friends that are lucky enough to realise this, both respect and fear your passion and loyalty.
You can and will (and have) popped off on your friends’ exes who did them dirty. Sure, you realise you could stand to reel it in a bit, at the same time, you (and your friends) feel better knowing that in the order of the universe, you’ll always be there to go to task and protect them.
Thing People Always Ask You: ‘Promise you won’t get involved?’
Sagittarius: The Comic Relief Friend
You make friends super quickly — so quickly in fact, that from an outsider’s perspective, people often mistake your easy charisma as lack of depth. Little do they know you’re actually one of the most sensitive people around. You just gotta let people know or remind them of how much they mean to you, otherwise they’ll mistake your glibness as being a fair weather friend. None of your best friends even realize you consider them your BFFs, because it can be hard to tell with you.
You’re also a very generous friend who wishes to see the best in people at all times. This is a great attitude to have because it means you’re not cynical, but at the same time, be aware of what’s realistic: both in terms of what you expect from other people and also what you’re promising others.
Thing People Always Ask You: ‘Really?’ (often in response to a promise you and the other person both know you probably won’t keep, but alas!)
Capricorn: The Squad Leader
You’re often the de-facto leader and tastemaker of the squad. A total Samantha Jones. You’re incredibly responsible and independent. You’ve been taking care of yourself and everyone around you in some way, for as long as you can remember.
You might not realise it but people really look up to you and respect your opinion. In fact, a lot of your old interpersonal conflicts arise from this point. Because you do carry yourself with such confidence and gravitas, people tend to really latch onto stuff you say. So what you may mean as a teasing joke, someone else could reasonably assume comes from an actual place of criticism and judgment. Of course, you should never change who you are, but definitely, keep in mind that your words have an impact.
Thing People Always Ask You: ‘What do you think I should do?’
This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.
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