Some people get a natural high from exercising, socializing, or helping those in need. Others, however, seek out confrontation to pump themselves up. They'll pick a fight over something as small as how to pronounce a word, and when it comes to true disagreements, they'll drag in anyone they can. Yes, they're aggressive and might have a bad temper, but it's their constant desire to go up against other people that makes them hard to handle. If you're dealing with someone like this in your life, you may want to consider when they were born. Read on to find out which six zodiac signs astrologers say are the most confrontational, from a bit argumentative to consistently combative.
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You might know Virgos as control freaks, and when "they cannot control a situation, and if you throw their plans out of order and cause chaos in their lives, you will be confronted about it," says professional astrologer Leah Goldberg.
Their frustration comes from their drive for perfection; they expect others to live up to their often-unattainable high standards. "They are self-critical and apply criticism with ease to others," notes Tara Bennet, astrologer, clairvoyant, and spiritual coach at Mediumchat. "When they overstep the mark, Virgos' criticism quickly turns into confrontation."
Capricorns come off "cool, calm, and collected," notes Rachel Clare, an astrologer at Mysticsense. But because this earth sign is pretty stoic, they "view the world through a no-nonsense lens," Clare adds. "If people are acting up, being messy, or interfering with plans, Capricorns have no problem in telling them exactly how they feel."
This sign is also considered the most hardworking of the zodiac, often with a one-track mind related to their careers. But like Virgos, they expect others to have this same drive. "They often believe they are the authority, and if they disagree with something you did or said, you will quickly be put in your place," says Goldberg.
These proud lions always think they're right. "Fiery Leo is scarily unfazed by the opinion of others," notes Clare. "They have strong views about the world, and when these don't align with others, it's not uncommon to see a situation grow increasingly heated."
Leos also love the limelight, and if the attention isn't on them, they're not above causing some drama to get it. "As king of the jungle, these lions have a firm belief that they reign supreme," says Bennet. "Although others may see Leo as confrontational, it's so ground into their nature they don't recognize it in themselves." To keep things calm, it can sometimes be easier to just let them have the floor.
Sagittarius is considered the most optimistic sign of the zodiac. They're adventurous, free-spirited, and always down for a good laugh. However, "they can also be know-it-alls and very self-righteous," says Redfield. "If you disagree with them, they won't take to it very well and will continue to prove their point until you cave and agree with them."
But sometimes, it's Sagittarius' lack of emotional instinct that makes them come off confrontational. "They miss the personal connection in conversations and can be tactless," notes Bennet. "Often oblivious to hurt feelings, Sagittarians artfully argue their point, which just stokes the coals of confrontation." To them, you may be having a normal conversation, when in reality, it's an impassioned argument.
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The roots of this sign's aggression date back to ancient times, when "Scorpio also ruled war, making the energy of this sign very intense and vengeful," explains Tara Redfield, a professional astrologer at Another Day Greener Lifestyle&Astrology. However, don't expect a Scorpio to be direct in their confrontation; "it will be more manipulative and subtle—think mind games and power plays," says Redfield.
The reason for their brooding ways is their own mysterious energy and secretive nature. They, therefore, "are usually suspicious of other people's motives," Goldberg notes. "If a Scorpio believes you are not being honest or you have harmful intentions, they will point it out, as they can often see what you are attempting to hide."
There wasn't much debate that Aries tops this list. "Aries is the sign that rules war and anger, so naturally they are the most confrontational of all signs," points out Redfield. Further, Aries is both a fire sign and the first sign in the zodiac, so they are "driven to be number one at everything they do," adds Bennet.
All of this fiery energy and self-absorbed tendencies leave this sign full of passion, so much so that "if they feel wronged or defeated in any way, they have to fight to defend themselves," says Redfield. "They won't stop until you understand them."
But it's also the fact that Aries isn't too concerned with how others feel. "Therefore, it is easy for them to confront someone, as they feel no remorse for how their words and actions make another person respond," explains Goldberg.