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The Zodiac Sign That's the Biggest Control Freak, According to Astrologers

They can't seem to let other people do things that they feel they can do themselves.

For certain folks, failure isn't an option. To satisfy their desire for success, they'll always be the first to volunteer to head up a project, and they'll expect everyone to do things their way. Even if help is available, they're unable to pass the baton. They might be a bit anxious, or perhaps being in control makes them feel comfortable—or astrology could play a role. Keep reading to hear from astrologers about the zodiac signs that are the biggest control freaks, from a little bit bossy to totally type-A.

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Aquarians are known for their uniqueness and individuality. They embrace their quirks and certainly don't like when people try to make them conform.

"They try to feverishly maintain an appearance of being different, which is a control issue that ultimately disconnects them from everyone else," says Ryan Marquardt, astrologer and founder of Ryan's Astrology.

They also have a very strong point of view, which can make them come across as know-it-alls. "These people dominate conversations and debates, but they have to learn how to listen and accept other people's thoughts and opinions," says Marquardt.

Ultimately, Aquarius wants to share their ideas, so if any project requires them to be hands-on, you can bet these air signs will always take the reins.


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Aries is the first zodiac sign, and they will remind you of that constantly.

Tara Bennet, astrologer and spiritual coach at Mediumchat, notes that this competitive sign keeps its eye on the prize. "They're always the team captain and don't like their decisions to be questioned."

These fire signs feel the most comfortable when they're in charge. Occasionally, they can lose their cool and might not be so level-headed, but most of the time they're ready to give their all to any situation.

Aries always goes after what they want, and failure isn't an option.

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Taurus is the sign that's most closely associated with stability and security. They prefer things done a certain way, which is why Bennet describes them as bulls who don't like to share.

But really, this sign finds comfort in the familiar and takes a while to bounce back if they're thrown off course.

"As a fixed earth sign, Taurus is known for being stubborn and resistant to change, which makes them act in ways that can be seen as too controlling," Marquardt says.

They will try to avoid unexpected situations as much as possible.


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Leos like control but not necessarily in the same way as some of the other signs.

They want to be the center of attention. If they feel like they aren't the focal point, they'll work extra hard to shift the energy in the room to themselves.

"They curate their reality to show themselves in the best light, controlling those around them as well as the situations," Bennet says.

While these fire signs do like to shine, they actually accept feedback well and want to continue to be the best, but only if they're writing the narrative themselves.

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Perfectly practical in every way, Virgo is considered the zodiac's biggest perfectionist.

"They take control simply because they don't trust anyone else to do it right," Bennet says. They're very meticulous and enjoy creating tasks for others to complete.

Keeping themselves busy makes them happy, and they will get anxious if something goes wrong. Virgo are classic over-thinkers and being a control freak is like second nature to them.

"If Virgo learns how to give more positive feedback and constructive criticism, people will be more open-minded to them and they won't seem as controlling," Marquardt says. But good luck getting these earth signs to change their ways.


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Scorpios can't stand other people telling them what to do. They are the zodiac's biggest control freaks simply because they can't trust anyone to do something that they could do themselves.

"Scorpio can be collaborative and transparent when they're highly evolved, but until they learn to establish trust with others, they tend to remain closed off and appear too focused on their own desires," Marquardt says.

Even if they seem to be taking a back seat, they'll still be the puppet master pulling all the strings.

These water signs also know how to control their own image better than anyone else. Marquardt says they repress many aspects of themselves in an attempt to project a certain persona.

It may be best to just let intense Scorpio be the ringleader.

Courtney Shapiro
Courtney Shapiro is an Associate Editor at Best Life. Before joining the Best Life team, she had editorial internships with BizBash and Anton Media Group. Read more
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