The desire to be the best lies inside the heart of all individuals, and people often tend to better themselves in order to achieve personal perfection. In order to make ourselves extraordinary, we sometimes need to acknowledge our own faults and shortcomings and work on them. However, while doing so, some people tend to miss the line between critiquing themselves and being right out hard on themselves. This tendency may be directly related to the person’s zodiac signs playing a major role in defining their personality.
Here is a list of the zodiac signs that are hard on themselves:
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancers are, by nature, very hard on themselves. They are sensitive, empathetic and highly emotional, which makes them critique themselves to a great extent. Every time things go a little off track, these people are the first ones to sulk over their shortcomings and start the cycle of self-blame. They are prone to excessive mood swings, which also makes them doubt themselves intensively.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leos are very proud individuals and, therefore, can not bear the fact that they can do something wrong. They are very confident people, and their confidence is derived from their ability to be great leaders, which again makes it necessary for them to feel the sense of perfection that comes from being flawless. Therefore, Leos often tend to be very harsh on themselves in order to feel that sense of pride that they love so much. They are very loyal, especially to their work. Therefore, they cannot tolerate any form of mistake, especially the ones they might commit.
Virgo (August 23 –September 22)
Two traits that allow a person to be the best are perfectionism and caution. Both are the major characteristics of a Virgo. A Virgo cannot at all bear the chance to make mistakes and will do anything to make sure they are unblemished. This sometimes makes them way too hard on themselves. They are worriers by nature and are constantly apprehensive about making any errors. They are also introspective and thus aggressively wish to better themselves. Responsibility runs through their veins, and they cannot imagine letting people down.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libras are highly social and extroverted beings. They thrive on other people’s opinions about them. For a Libra, making mistakes is social suicide and they would do anything that it takes to keep themselves out of trouble which sometimes leads to them being excessively critical about themselves. They are also indecisive, which makes them question themselves and their choices a lot more than it is required. They aim for perfection and that is the major reason behind them being so self-evaluative.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorn’s self-doubt and criticism stem from the fact that they are highly ambitious and cannot let anything get in the way of them achieving their goals, especially themselves. They are disciplined, and thus, it is personally necessary for them not to make mistakes. Their cautious and reserved nature is the reason behind them being concerned about the steps they take. Their determination is the cause of their criticism which can cross lines sometimes.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius are idealistic by nature, and thus, mistakes have no place in their lives. They are intellectual beings and are always thinking about the ways they can avoid blunders. They are rebellious, and that requires them to have no errors of their own as they take over the world one step at a time. Aquarius are detached beings and therefore tend to prioritize rationality and self-advancement over other things.
Being aware of your abilities and flaws is the first step towards attaining success and an individual must go at lengths to reach their absolute best selves. As we now know the importance zodiac signs play in shaping people’s character and how they see themselves, we can also see why some individuals are so hard on themselves and therefore figure out the steps to correct this tendency.
Disclaimer: All the personality traits mentioned above are generic and for reference purposes only. These are based on your zodiacal qualities and might or might not hold true for everyone.