Understanding the Behaviors of the 12 Signs
The Behaviors modify how our Signs will respond in our relationships.
By learning people's 3 Behavior types (Sensitive, Expressive, or Thinking), we can
understand how they process their interactions - The Sensitive Signs keep their feelings
inside, they Feel the world more and they take things personal. The Expressive Signs
have the gift of words and communication, they tune into the interactions that they are
a part of and they can Express themselves easier than the other Signs. The Thinking Signs
are more concerned with future events; they deal with situations in an objective manner.
The descriptions listed below for the Behaviors are not meant to be inclusive of all the
Traits of each Sign, but more so an attempt to get down to the basic foundation of each Sign;
the characteristics that are purer for that Sign.
The Sensitive Signs
The first 4 Signs of the Zodiac have the Sensitive Behaviors. They sense their world
through the energy of their Element. Aries and Gemini are the Active Sensitive Signs that need
to get out and sense the environment in order to feel fulfilled. Taurus and Cancer are
Sensitive because of their Reactive natures, so they will usually be more affected by the
Behaviors of others.
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- Aries: (Sensitive Fire - Active) PHYSICAL ENTHUSIASM.
The Behavior of Aries is Sensitive, mostly to their own needs, rarely to the needs of others.
Their need for acceptance and for presenting ideas goes hand in hand. They receive
happiness from the attention they get from other people, so they are driven to create
situations where they can receive more attention. They need to feel useful and accepted in
all that they do and if it's not forthcoming, they will flee to be with people who will
appreciate them. They also can't sit still for very long because they must have the next
challenge to satisfy their need for adventure. They are the Pioneers of the Zodiac.
- Taurus: (Sensitive Earth - Reactive) PHYSICAL CONNECTIONS.
Taurus' use their eyes and ears
to assess their environment. They are sensitive to the structures and changes that happen
around them and they need to take a "wait and see" approach to decide if they can be comfortable
with new situations. Once they realize you aren't out to harm them you can be assured they
will become a loyal friend, until they again are put in a position that makes them feel
insecure, then, the bull will snort to let you know that they are feeling uncomfortable.
This Sign lives to organize, to make connections with things, and this is how they can develop
a trust for their surroundings. Taurus is the Builder of the Zodiac.
- Gemini: (Sensitive Air - Active) PHYSICAL ANALYSIS.
Gemini is sensitive to the vibrations
that are flowing from man and machine, but they are not necessarily sensitive to what they say
to others. Their quick analytical mind must try and give an explanation about something they
see. They will likely tell you about the mistake you just made, for example, they might say,
"Dinner would have been better if you would have cut the vegetables smaller." They usually get
right to "the point" when they talk. They act as if they know everything and this drives some
of the other Signs crazy; many people see them as a "know it alls," but, to some extent, they
do understand many things. They are also astute at taking anything apart and figuring out how
it works. They are the Analyzers of the Zodiac.
- Cancer: (Sensitive Water - Reactive) PHYSICALLY INTUITIVE.
If you've ever been smothered
in protective love, the kind that frets over you and needs to take care of you (they remind
you not to forget your gloves as it may snow later, or to bring your umbrella as they heard it
might rain today), then you've been adopted by a Cancer. This Sign was made to be emotionally
caring and nurturing to anyone who has a need. Even if you get upset with them, they will
still love (care for) you very deeply because they want what's best for you. They are
intuitive to people's needs and they will use their unconditional caring nature to encourage
and help others. They are the Mothers of the Zodiac.
The Expressive Signs
These Signs live for the Present, "the moment is theirs." They are the communicators and their
Behaviors are about Expressing themselves. The Active Signs, Leo and Libra, are the strongest
communicators and also the most outgoing of all the Signs. They are more competitive, egotistic,
and verbal than the other Behavior types. The Reactive Signs, Virgo and Scorpio, can't express
themselves as freely as the other two because they are preoccupied, inwardly aware of how
others are acting towards them. A lot of their communicating is going on inside of themselves.
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- Leo: (Expressive Fire - Active) GENEROUS ENTHUSIASM.
Leo needs others to think highly of
them, like royalty, so they act and dress the part so that others will see them in that light.
Their energetic Behavior is able to play any part in a drama, easily switching between
characters. If you've ever been in a group where one person stands out as the center of
attention, you've just witnessed the Behavior of a Leo. They are generous to people around
them essentially because they desire the admiration that it produces. Leo is most friendly
when he has his loyal friends around him. They are the Actors of the Zodiac.
- Virgo: (Expressive Earth - Reactive) PRACTICAL CONNECTIONS.
Outwardly, Virgo seems very capable, but inwardly, they fight with a need to be perfect.
Outwardly, they seem calm, like they are very secure, but inside they are full of worries and
doubt. Like any of the Earth Signs, Virgo's are cautious until they have taken the time to
feel comfortable (make connections) with the group that they are in. Perfect Virgo wants to
be free to express themselves but their insecure, cautious nature always holds them back and
they can be their own worst critic. Ultimately, Expressive Earth is tuned into the structure
of relationships and this can give them a deeper understanding of the Behaviors of others.
They are the Psychologists of the Zodiac.
- Libra: (Expressive Air - Active) COMPETITIVE and KNOWLEDGABLE.
Libra's are the linguists of the Zodiac, language and words come easy to them. They seek to
understand many things so that they will be strong enough to compete with anyone, they
love to debate and they will take the other side of an argument just for the pleasure of it.
Libra's need to exchange words like the rest of us need to breathe and they can use their
gift of gab to bring stability to any relationship. They are not aware that they talk so
much or use words as they do; they just expressing themselves. They are the Diplomats
of the Zodiac.
- Scorpio: (Expressive Water - Reactive) CONTROL and INTUITIVE.
Scorpions have a need to keep their emotions under control. Scorpio's understand they can
be to emotionally affected by the dramas that are going on around them so they have learned
to keep what they are feeling inside themselves under control (secret). Their intuitive
nature makes them sense how others are treating them but they know if they react to them it
will only make matters worse. That control can only go so far and eventually they will
have figured out a solution to take care of any hurt they have experienced. This control makes
them good at playing any role. They are able to control the delivery, their tone, and their
facial expressions and they can immerse themselves into whatever character they are playing.
Everything they do has been thought out ahead of time, which is part of that emotional
control and they know what they want and are very patient to obtain it.
They are the Role Players of the Zodiac.
The Thinking Signs:
These Signs are concerned with the future; they desire to keep the world moving towards a
better tomorrow. They are the intellectuals of the world, using their intellect to look at a
problem to find a solution. They have the ability to expand the work that others begin; they
are the CEO's, the scientists, and the philosophers of the world. The Active Signs,
Sagittarius and Aquarius, are more concerned with outward, community-type ideals. They use
their energy to show us how societies can be improved. The Reactive Signs, Capricorn and
Pisces, are more concerned with how they can make life better for people on a social level.
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- Sagittarius: (Thinking Fire - Active) MENTAL ENTHUSIASM.
People with this Sign are free spirits, like the spirit of a horse and they need to be free
to roam and explore what interests them. There mind is always active on many fronts, trying
to understand the concepts of human existence. If you have a Sagittarian Behavior, you will
seem distracted at times because you are busy learning what's new. When they are distracted,
they don't always think before they speak and this makes them awkwardly honest and to the
point, tact is usually nonexistent. As luck would have it, they are always able to explain
away the miscue and smooth things out. They are the Philosophers of the Zodiac.
- Capricorn: (Thinking Earth - Reactive) PRACTICAL and STRUCTURED.
Being an earthbound thinker and inwardly practical, they can see all aspects of an
organization and understand how it should be run (structured). They can take what's already
in place and change its structure for the better. They are the ultimate leader. As the boss
of a company, they are concerned about the beginnings of the company as much as they are
about its future. Even though Capricorn's care about preserving traditions, they also
understand the need for change (restructuring) because they can perceive what the future may
hold. They are the Directors of the Zodiac.
- Aquarius: (Thinking Air - Active) UNDERSTANDING and OUTWARDLY.
Aquarians' thoughts are said to be 50 years ahead of everyone else's. They can spend their
lives trying to figure out whatever interests them and it will totally consume them. Because
their mind is distracted by what they are working on, they are often thought as aloof by
those around them. One aspect of Aquarians and Leo's is friendliness. While the Leo uses
friends to build themselves up, the Aquarians' goal is only to acquire your thoughts to
further their own understanding. Because Aquarians have so many "friends" they need to learn
from, they don't usually have time to build deep relationships with any one of them.
They are the Thinkers of the Zodiac.
- Pisces: (Thinking Water - Reactive) DEEP and INTUITIVE.
Pisces, like its counterpart Virgo, is a humanitarian and they will use their intuition nature
to understand the world around them. You won't find them pondering ideas like Aquarians do
or using their mind to see how things run, like Capricorn's do. Pisces' are said to have
parts of all the other Signs, giving them an understanding of all the Behaviors, and that is
why they can have such a strong empathy for others. They can "feel" the world and give us
glimpses of their perception of others through their artistic talents. They are the
Impressionists of the Zodiac.
- Created by Thomas Paul - Have Better Relationships
- last Updated: Jan 1, 2011
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