Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Stereotype: People often label you the perfectionist and say you’re meticulous in everything you do.
Truth: You’re really not. Sometimes you like your things organised, and other times your room is so trashed it’s easy to mistake it for a crime scene. It’s all about balance. And there’s nothing bad in being messy – in fact, messiness tends to lead to creative thinking.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Stereotype: You’re a commitment-phobe.
Truth: Uhm, WHAT? This is possibly the craziest of them stereotypes out there, and one that has totally been blown out of proportion. The truth is that you’re an explorer – you love trying out new things and to expand your knowledge, and, as a result, you’ve ended up with the “commitment-phobe” label. You have no problem with giving your time and energy to something that you believe in, but you will continue to explore the world.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Stereotype: You’re the heartless soul who couldn’t care less about someone else’s difficulties.
Truth: You may come across as impervious to feelings, but it’s your complete independence and self-sufficient nature that makes it difficult for you to be empathetic towards people who feel sorry for themselves and wait for others to try and change their circumstances.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Stereotype: Boring, emotionless and an introvert.
Truth: Okay, the introvert part may be true, but your personality is the furthest thing from boring. People often mistake your secretive behaviour and desire for a private lifestyle for you being shallow and stuck-up. If you don’t like sharing every event of your life for the world to know, then why should people put a nasty label on it?
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Sterotype: You’re selfish, self-centred and constantly seek validation from others.
Truth: How anyone can think any of the above of you is just ridiculous. Leos are the most kind-hearted people who will go out of their way for friends and family. Stab them in the back, though, and they’re quick to forget your existence.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Stereotype: Jealous and controlling.
Truth: If you love something, you won’t set it free. Ever. Your book collection, your pet, your man – it just ain’t gonna happen. And it’s not that you’re possessive; you want undivded attention from the people you love, you’re protective of them and you will do everything in your power to save your relationships from falling apart.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Stereotype: Whiny, moody and hyper-sensitive all the darn time.
Truth: So what if you can experience emotion at all levels? That shouldn’t be seen as a negative trait of someone’s personaity. In fact, those who tend to experience emotional intensity are actually strong people, says Elite Daily.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Truth: There’s nothing wrong with getting to the point pretty quickly, and it’s unfair that you receive flak for your ambitious nature. You hate wasting time, because you believe things are achieved when one puts their mind to it and gets it done. Procrastination? What’s that?
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Truth: You don’t mind doing favours for others, but you (rightfully) put yourself first and there is nothing wrong with that. So when you tell someone you can’t promise you’ll do something for them, you’re instantly seen as unreliable.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Stereotype: Lazy and materialistic.
Truth: This stereotype is only half-true. Sure, you love sparkly and flashy things (and where’s the crime in that?), but you’re prepared to work for it. You’re relaxed, but definitely not lazy.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Stereotype: You’re a drama queen, they say.
Truth: “But I’m so chilled!” is probably your first reaction to that stereotype. You’re spiritual and look at things on a deeper level than most people, so they often say you look for drama where there is none. If only people saw it from your POV.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Stereotype: Indecisive about everything.
Truth: This is the only stereotype that is completely true. Coffee or tea? Jeans or dress? Life or death? You just never know. But your indecisiveness has never held you back in life, so you have nothing to feel bad about.