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The Shyest Zodiac Signs Ranked

Would you characterize yourself as shy? You get nervous around new people, speaking up in a group, or when all eyes are on you?

Or are you more of an extrovert? You like attention and the spotlight, and you might do some crazy things to make sure that this attention is on you.

Your Zodiac sign might be able to tell you how likely you are to be naturally shy or naturally extroverted.

Virgo, Cancer, and Capricorn tend to be the shyest signs. They not only don’t like the spotlight, but can find interpersonal interactions challenging.

Leo, Gemini, and Libra tend to be the most extroverted, thriving when all eyes are on them.

Let’s take a look at how introverted or extroverted all the Zodiac signs are starting with the most shy.

1. Virgo (23 Aug-22 Sept)

While Virgo tends to be very confident in their intelligence and talents, they tend to be nervous when it comes to interpersonal relationships.

Virgo spends a lot of time creating a perfect vision of themselves, and they worry that if they let people get too close, they will see through to the deeply flawed person underneath.

This insecurity makes them incredibly shy. Not only do they hate public speaking, but they also get nervous if they have to call a friend on the phone or run into an acquaintance on the street.

2. Cancer (22 June-22 July)

Cancer also suffers from insecurity, worrying that they are not good enough for the people in their lives that they care about deeply.

This is part of the reason why they prefer to stay behind the scenes, doing the hard work so that others can take the credit and shine.

They can sometimes project their dreams of recognition onto other people, because their innate shyness makes it very challenging to pursue themselves. That is part of the reason that Cancer is often a “pushy parent”.

3. Capricorn (22 Dec-19 Jan)

Capricorn does not have the same fears and insecurities as Virgo and Cancer, but they tend to keep to themselves and prefer their own company.

But this can mean that they often don’t have a lot of practice in social situations, which can make them nervous when they don’t know how to respond.

They also aren’t great at reading people, and not knowing what other people are thinking can exasperate their feeling of being a fish out of water when all eyes are on them.

4. Pisces (19 Feb-20 March)

While Pisces seems to have an easy-going nature when interacting with individuals, they get nervous in larger groups.

This is because they often, mistakenly, don’t believe that they have the intelligence and talent to be the center of attention on their own.

But if they can step into the limelight hand in hand with someone that they trust, they find their feet and tend to be both impressive and charismatic.

5. Scorpio (24 Oct-21 Nov)

Scorpio is very good at faking confidence, but they are actually one the shyest zodiac signs. They don’t like too much attention as they fear that people will see through their hard exterior to the sensitive soul underneath.

This is why Scorpio tends to be highly secretive, while simultaneously demanding transparency and openness from the people close to them.

Scorpio craves success, but they would rather be rich, powerful, and unknown, rather than rich and famous.

6. Sagittarius (22 Nov-21 Dec)

Sagittarius tends to have feelings of shyness when they are around other people, but they are also highly self-aware about it and work actively to overcome it.

They will often put themselves outside of their comfort zone and dive into the spotlight just to prove to themselves that they can.

When the attention is on them, they will often be goofy. They often feel that if they can make people laugh, they don’t need to be impressive.

7. Taurus (20 April-20 May)

In social situations that Taurus is familiar with, they are in command. They know the rules and the players and they play the game with expertise.

But Taurus can freeze up when they are put in new social situations where the power dynamics are different and the correct course isn’t obvious.

In these situations, they can become very shy, and very observant. They are trying to learn the rules so that, next time, they can dominate.

8. Aquarius (20 Jan-18 Feb)

Aquarius are highly confident and they aren’t afraid to talk to anyone about anything. They believe in their own intelligence and know that they can keep up with anyone.

Aquarius speak authoritatively and have natural charisma, which often puts them at the center of attention. They don’t crave this, but they also don’t fear it.

Aquarius’ biggest problem is that they can’t always be bothered to explain their complex ideas to other people. They can withdraw from conversations if they don’t think other people are on their wavelength.

9. Aries (21 March-19 April)

Aries isn’t afraid of anything in life, including social situations. As with everything, they tend to jump in headfirst and not worry about the consequences of what they say or do.

They enjoy the spotlight because they know that they work hard to be the best at what they do, and they want the recognition that comes with that.

Aries’ biggest challenge is that they can’t read other people well. So, they can’t tell when they are not being received as they would like to be.

10. Libra (23 Sept-23 Oct)

People born under Libra are social butterflies. They know how to talk to anyone about anything. They even enjoy the challenge of getting a difficult person to open up.

While they don’t necessarily crave to be the leader or the star, they do like to be at the center of things. They especially like being the most informed person in the room.

Libra do care a lot about what other people think, so a bad social interaction can take the wind out of their sails. But they tend to bounce back pretty quickly.

11. Gemini (21 May-21 June)

Gemini loves meeting new people and finds them fascinating. They are also smart, adaptable, and confident, so they always tend to feel comfortable in social situations.

They don’t crave the spotlight, but when it is on them, they know how to use it to good effect.

The biggest social challenge for this sign is that they get bored very easily, and they struggle to cover it up. This can bring down the energy of the whole group if it is allowed to continue.

12. Leo (23 July-22 Aug)

Leo thrives when they are the center of attention and the spotlight is on them. It is when they are their most creative and most confident.

They love to perform, and they are excellent at reading their audience and tweaking their presentation in order to get the best possible reception.

People born under Leo tend to believe that they are highly likable and that most people will respond well to them. Their openness, warmth, and charisma mean that it usually true.

Are You A Shy Person?

Are you a natural extrovert or do you belong to one of the shy signs? Shyness very often stems from insecurity and fear of being judged or rejected. Finding confidence within yourself so that the opinions of others don’t matter so much can help.

But it is sometimes a case of practice makes perfect. Shy people tend to avoid social situations and things like public speaking, so they rarely get any better at it. If you want to improve, sometimes you have to face your fears.

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