Your Biggest Pet Peeve, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

What ticks you off? The answer could be in the stars.

Everyone has that one pet peeve they just can't stand. These annoying little habits in others might seem inconsequential–but that doesn't make them any less obnoxious. From that one coworker who's always late to slow walkers on the sidewalk, we all get the "ick" from time to time. If you've ever wondered why something seemingly small gets on your nerves or makes you roll your eyes, you might find the answer in the stars. Read on to see what astrology says is your biggest pet peeve, based on your zodiac sign.

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Aries: Passive-aggressiveness

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Aries are known for a lot of things, and being subtle isn't one of them. You have a strong sense of confidence and the passion to say what's on your mind. Some people might try scolding you for being too blunt. But at the end of the day, expressing yourself honestly is more important to you.

You're so authentic and full of passion, it is almost impossible for you to be passive aggressive—which is why people who never say what they mean or whisper behind your back are your least favorite. Haters can get lost–you only have time for loyal friends.

Taurus: Bad tippers

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Taurus loves indulging in the finer things in life; but more than that, you enjoy paying it forward whenever you can. You're very generous with your time and money, and you like to extend all the blessings life has given you to others.

That's why one of your biggest pet peeves is going to dinner with a bad tipper. Nothing can ruin a celebratory night out faster than partying with a cheapskate. This kind of totally selfish behavior is not only a bad look, it shows that person doesn't respect people who work hard for tips. Second date? Not likely.

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Gemini: Strict plans

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Geminis like to take things easy and go with the flow. You have a variety of hobbies, interests, and friend groups–which means plans can change at a moment's notice. It's important for you to keep enough time in your schedule open for something to come up or surprise you.

That's why you really can't stand events or obligations that have a strict or set schedule. Not only are these sort of micromanaged events boring, but they can leave you feeling stripped of your independence. No thanks! You'll catch the next one.

Cancer: Being interrupted

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Cancers are very empathetic and sensitive people who care about others. You put a lot of value on your feelings, and you like to hold space for others to be vulnerable as well.

The art of listening and offering good advice isn't something you learn overnight—and all you ask for in return is that others do the same for you. That's why your biggest pet peeve is being interrupted while you're speaking. Or worse, being ignored. There's no quicker way for someone to make an enemy of you than being dismissive of what you're sharing.

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Leo: Unnecessary rudeness

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Warm, outgoing, and extroverted, Leos like to make sure everyone is having a good time. You're a people person who loves making friends, and you go out of your way to befriend new people. It's easy to be nice to people just because–which is why you can't understand people who choose to be rude on purpose.

Not only would you hate to be known as someone who's rude, but you wouldn't be caught being friends with someone who had a reputation for being mean to other people. And as much as you hate arguments, you're the first to correct someone when they're being rude.

Virgo: People who waste your time

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Virgos have a reputation for being planners and perfectionists. And while it's true you like things a certain way, you can be flexible when needed. Virgos are very agreeable and cooperative–so long as you're given notice in advance.

One thing you won't tolerate, however, is having your time wasted. This can be anything from meetings that should have been an email to that friend who is always late for a date. You value your time too much to be left sitting around wondering what happens next.

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Libra: Chronic complainers

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As a Libra, you can't stand people who complain. As the social butterflies of the zodiac, Libras just wanna have fun! You're always looking on the bright side of things, and your optimistic outlook is easily one of your best qualities.

That's why you do your best to avoid people who complain about everything. These 'Debbie Downer' types always find a way to ruin the fun or bring down the mood when they're around. And as someone who just wants to live in the moment, you're completely thrown off by this kind of behavior.

Scorpio: Nosy people

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Plenty of Scorpio stereotypes just aren't accurate. However, if there's one thing that is true about you, it's that you value your privacy. It's not necessarily that you have anything to hide–you just don't want everyone poking around in your business.

You are such a complex individual that you only let the people who have proven their loyalty to you into your world. So when you feel like someone is getting too pushy with your boundaries, your immediate reaction is to ice them out. Better safe than sorry!

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Sagittarius: Being micromanaged

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As a Sagittarius, you hate being bossed around by other people. Sagittarius energy is free-spirited and fun. You're somebody who likes to follow your passions, and you need the freedom to change your mind on a whim. In fact, your best work happens when you're given free reign to try something new and exciting.

The only time you don't want to work hard and try your best is when you have a boss breathing down your neck. More than being bossed around, you hate when people try to prove you wrong or act like you don't know what you're doing.

Capricorn: Receiving unsolicited advice

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Practical and poised, Capricorns are famous for always having a plan. You don't sweat the small stuff–you roll with the punches as they come. And for the most part, you keep your problems private until you've sorted them out yourself.

This quirk of yours is something friends and loved ones know well, which is why they never offer you unsolicited advice. Nothing drives you crazier than people assuming they can fix your problems for you. You keep your thoughts to yourself unless asked directly, so it bothers you when other people don't think to do the same.

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Aquarius: Humble-braggers

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Aquarius is the relaxed and friendly type. You gravitate toward people with big hearts and open minds, and you can't stand people who are constantly looking to tear others down to get approval from others.

You have a rebellious heart and live by your own set of rules, not caring what anyone else has to say about it. You also dread the thought of someone else projecting their insecurities onto you—which is why you find it so annoying when other people feel the need to humble brag and 'one-up' each other.

Pisces: People who say "No offense"

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Sensitive and sympathetic, Pisces are known for being the best shoulder to cry on. You hate it when other people speak before thinking—and when they think that saying 'no offense' excuses saying something rude.

In your mind, someone who would say something they know might offend you isn't a true friend. You try to stay away from anyone who acts this selfishly whenever possible, because you know they'll embarrass you again if given the chance. And because you're an extremely good judge of character, it's rare that these kinds of people find their way into our friend group.

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