You are your own biggest enemy and best friend. I can attest to the veracity of those words. One only has to sit with oneself and dig deep into oneself to see if his personality traits are, very often, the very things that stand between you and everything you need. Don’t get me wrong- owning who you are is one of the most be-YOU-tiful things in the world (as we have averred on so many other occasions)- but being able to look at those personality traits that could use objective criticism and improvement is an admirable quality too. So, if you have often wondered, if you are the only one holding yourself back or making things difficult for yourself, check out what the stars have to say.
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Here are the conflicting personality traits you may have that can make your life difficult:
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Aries (March 21 – April 19)
While you are an adrenaline junkie who digs every opportunity that allows for thrill and adventure, you seem to have a perfectionist twin that sets inordinately high standards on the type of ‘adventure’ that befits you- thereby, preventing you from seizing the moment and reveling in it. You need to understand that there is only so much you can control and let yourself go. There is no need to beat yourself for every trivial detail that doesn’t match the vision in your head and simply, enjoy everything that comes along.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You are an extremely loyal and giving person- but you have a tendency to have second thoughts when things don’t go your way. You need to understand that while it is an enviable thing to invest so much in your relationship and place a premium by trust and compassion, you need to practice tolerance and empathy for the times when things go South. Stop being distrusting of people and situations that do not match your expectations. If you learn to respect differing opinions and make your peace with situations that aren’t quite what you want them to be, you may achieve inner peace.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You have a tendency to be sociable and make friends with everybody but seem to get all riled up when contrasting qualities emerge. It shall take acceptance of a bigger kind to be able to find solace in your social relationships. Make room for understanding people (with their differences) and accepting them for who they are.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
While you are an extremely sensitive and caring person, you tend to go overboard with all the affection. Not only do you say the three magical words before your partner may be prepared to receive them, you may also feel like retracting them as the relationship progresses. You are easily attached, immensely invested and even more easily bored. Learn to space out your romanticism and direct your interest and affection toward other facets of your life- so you can strike a balance and still not lose out on love.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
You seem to be more helpful with tangible projects than with emotional support. You are thrifty when it comes to emotional encouragement but even so, expect your friends and family to be more appreciative of your efforts to help. You feel they aren’t grateful enough and it makes you rather bitter. Understand that people appreciate help on the material plane but are more touched by emotional support. Try to practice the same and watch tables turn.
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Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
You seem to vacillate between the need to maintain an organized life and that of carefree spontaneity. On one hand is your need to adhere to rules and on the other is an overwhelming desire to break free. As such, you need to find ways to be both meticulously organized and creative- so that you can enjoy, at once, the bliss of both.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
You are on a perennial quest for timeless love but aren’t willing to invest in it. You need to realize that it takes work to create, build and sustain a relationship and if you bail out as soon as things turn a tad bit tricky, you may never taste the joys of true love.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
While you cherish every one of your friendships, you are also very vengeful. If someone gets on your wrong side, you tend to abandon the bond without fanfare, ceremony or even a goodbye. You need to learn to forgive because oftentimes, people make decisions that you haven’t a clue of. Try to give them the benefit of doubt and understand that you may know nothing of what went into their decision-making.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
You are an empath by instinct but that translates into keeping your own feelings and concerns bottled up. This often leads to seething resentment that blows up in the face of anyone who pushes you beyond saturation point. Learn to be open about your feelings even as you continue to be empathetic- so you do not feel unheard and ignored.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
While you are a kind soul, you are also lazy and often assume that your presence is enough to sustain your relationships. You need to take initiative in making your presence felt and make it clear that you are ‘there’ for your friends and family- for real.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
You are an extremely independent individual who loves her share of fun as much as love and the feeling of companionship. However, you tend to fear being tied down and therefore, crush connections before they can blossom. Understand that while not every individual may share in your roving spirit, they can embrace your difference if you allow them to be. In turn, you got to embrace theirs’ as well.
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Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
You may be extremely needy when it comes to relationships. You need to understand that you need to tune your needs according to what you put out there. Giving is part of the process and you cannot expect it to be a one-way street.
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