Do you pursue your ambitions relentlessly? Is it impossible to change your mind once your opinion is made up? Do you always need to be the one calling the shots? Do you hate having to compromise things in your life to accommodate others?
If this sounds like you, it sounds like you have a distinctively stubborn streak!
While stubbornness in the right context can be an asset, in the wrong situation it can also limit your opportunities and damage your relationships.
How stubborn you feel naturally is something that your Zodiac sign can predict.
Taurus, Capricorn, and Aquarius tend to be the most stubborn signs. They always believe that their opinion is right, and they like to be in control of every situation.
Gemini, Pisces, and Libra are the most adaptable signs. They change their opinions and themselves to adapt to whatever they need at the time.
Let’s take a look at all the zodiac signs, ranked from most to least stubborn.
Taurus is the most stubborn of all the signs. They can’t tolerate being told what to do by others and always need to be the ones making the decisions.
Once they make their mind up about something, it is almost impossible to change. They are one of those frustrating people to argue with that just don’t want to hear your points.
But this stubbornness does mean that they have firm roots, and they manage to stay calm and grounded no matter the chaos swirling around them.
Capricorns are creatures of routine and habit. They like to organize everything down to the finest detail in order to make sure that they are doing what it takes to reach their goal.
Capricorn doesn’t like to make changes for anyone, and they strongly resist any last-minute changes of plan. They get irritable when something last minute means that they have to drop things.
While Capricorn is a loving and nurturing sign, they also struggle to make genuine compromises to accommodate others. They like to have things their way.
Most people born under Aquarius are highly intelligent and intellectual, and they know it. As a result, they tend to have an ego and trust their own opinion and judgment over that of others.
For this reason, Aquarius can be very sudden. Once they have decided something their mind is made up. They don’t believe that anyone could have better considered the problem than them.
Highly independent, they also hate following the instructions of others. They prefer to do their own thing and work on their own.
Aries are highly ambitious, and when they want something, they are relentless. They will push and push until they get the outcome that they are looking for.
They are so single-minded and focused on themselves and what they want that this is true even if it means trampling other people in the process.
Aries also tends to be argumentative, and they hate to lose. So, they will push a point just to “win”, even if they realize that they are probably wrong along the way.
While Scorpio seems as hard as nails on the outside, they are actually very insecure. In order to manage this insecurity, they like to control everything in their lives.
This leads to a stubborn streak when it comes to getting their own way. They can also be a bit hypocritical, firmly believing that something is OK for them to do, but not OK for someone else to do.
The sense of security that they get from this sense of control is delicately balanced, and any disruption can throw them into a fairly volatile spin.
Virgo is another sign that likes to be in control. They are perfectionists with a perfect vision of what they want, and they know that the only way to get that is to pull the strings.
But this need for control generally applies more to themselves than the people and the events happening around them.
They keep themselves quite separate from those events intellectually. This means that they can actually be highly adaptive when things in the outside world change.
Leo likes to be in charge and likes to have things their way, and they are pretty much only happy when they are the boss and they are getting all the glory.
They are also relentless in their self-belief. They never see a no as a setback, they see it as the other person missing out on a fantastic opportunity.
But Leo is actually very good at rolling with the punches. The masters of maintaining appearances, they can adapt on the fly to new situations and spin them to their advantage.
Sagittarius is another sign that likes to be calling the shots, but this applies specifically to their own lives, and not the lives of others.
These adventurers crave freedom and the ability to do whatever they want. This is why they shy away from commitment, whether it be of a personal or professional nature.
But overall, this results in a live and let live attitude. So, while they might stubbornly resist ever signing a mortgage agreement, they would argue for someone else’s right to do so.
Cancer understands better than most that being part of a community requires compromise. So, while they do like to be the organizer behind the scenes, they know that they can’t always have things their own way.
While Cancer will see giving in to the desires of others as a bit of a sacrifice, they are good at hiding any disappointment that they might feel.
Cancer is very concerned with making others happy, so they find the flexibility to let go of their ego and be a team player.
Libras are social animals that tend to define themselves by their position within a group. They also tend to adapt their tastes and opinions to the power players within the group.
This means that they are very flexible and adaptable as they make changes in order to adapt to changing social dynamics.
Consummate talkers, Libra like to discuss issues, and they are open-minded to changing their opinions on certain things if the other person makes a good case.
Pisces is the most empathetic of all the Zodiac signs. Not only can they see things from the perspectives of others, but they really take on how certain things might also feel.
The genuine empathy that Pisces has for other people means that they are willing not only to compromise, but make significant sacrifices in order to support other people.
They are open to ideas and very interested to hear things from the perspectives of others. They rarely have firm opinions as they know that there are two sides to every story.
Gemini is the most adaptable of all the Zodiac signs. They like to reinvent themselves regularly based on what they are interested in at a given moment.
They are very interested in the world around them and love to learn about people, places, and events. As they are always taking on new information, they are often changing their minds about pretty much everything.
Gemini doesn’t see that as problematic or hypocritical. Life is about learning, so of course, you are going to change along the way.
How Stubborn are You?
While it is good to be firm in your beliefs and ideas, stubbornness can sometimes be self-destructive. When it means that you are unwilling to admit when you are wrong and unable to adapt to changing circumstances, it can do great harm.
But it is possible to learn to be more flexible. This doesn’t mean sacrificing what you consider most important. But it does mean realizing that we share the world in which we live, and sometimes that means compromising.