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Why Does Everyone Hate on Geminis?

Jake Register
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From Cosmopolitan

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I became a Gemini hater because I used to love one. My ex-BFF Gem embodied the best traits of a social air sign-every time I’d walk around campus with her, there’d be a virtual receiving line of people “hey, girl”-ing her as we passed by. Back then, I was much more shy, and she’d always introduce me to new people, which I really appreciated.

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That’s kind of how it all fell apart. She heard I’d left a party one night with a guy she liked (I had no idea she was interested in him) and a completely different girl jumped out. She wrote subtweets and told stories about how awful I was to entire groups of people. I tried texting her, but there was no point. Something had shifted and there was no going back.

Unfortunately, this falls in line with what people typically assume about Gems-they can be two-faced (literally represented by twins), flaky fast-friends who lure you in with their charm. They’re also prone to believing the first thing they hear, and that new info instantly influences their POV-so one day, you’re BFFs; the next, sworn enemies. And because they’re so good at connecting to others, a Gemini is the last person you want to have any dirt on you. Even the tiniest transgression can make you public enemy number one in the eyes of, well, everyone, because Geminis have LOTS of friends they can turn against you.

While I wanted to swear off Gems forever, when I met my current best friend who’s also a Gemini, I completely changed my mind. Like every Gem, she’s extremely talkative-we can be on a 13-hour road trip together and never get bored with each other. Does she have a fiery personality? Absolutely! But she’s also a great example of how genuine Geminis can be. The way a Gem acts is always a reflection of their immediate feelings. My BFF gently pushes me out of my comfort zone–isn’t that real-talk realness what you want in a friend?

Another reason to #GiveGeminisAChance: Gemini season is basically one endless summer bash. So bring a new Gem into your life-just NEVER kiss their crush.

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