The stars can tell you a lot about compatibility with a lover, but on the flip side, they can also tell you what to expect when fighting with them. When you know their sign, you can prepare yourself for how they’ll react during your next squabble over what movie to watch or whose turn it is to do the dishes. Whether your partner is a Scorpio who holds a grudge or a Leo with scathing comebacks, we’ve rounded up the fighting styles of all the signs.
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Aries (March 21-April 19): The Stubborn Fighter
Aries are fiery and passionate... which unfortunately means they can be hard-headed and stubborn. If you start a fight with an Aries it can be hard to stop it, as they won't let up until they've had their say.
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Taurus (April 20–May 20): The Frustrated Fighter
Taurus lovers are pretty practical, meaning it can take a lot to anger or upset them. They may let things stew for a while, trying not to let things reach a boiling point. However, when they do, that level-headedness evaporates and makes them needy and emotional.
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Gemini (May 21–June 20): The Fast-Talking Debater
Geminis are great at debating which means they excel at making a good argument. They're known for loving a good intellectual banter. Sometimes instead of arguing out of anger, they'll argue for the sake of making you see things from their point of view.
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Cancer (June 21 – July 22): The Purposeful Fighter
Cancers are known nurturers, but they also like to be the ones in charge of the relationship. Fighting with them can be turbulent at times since they are also sensitive. Even when you disagree with them, it's still important to let a cancer know you care.
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Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): The Easily Agitated Fighter
Leos are not ones to hide their emotions and will make it perfectly clear to their partner when they're upset. They are incredibly stubborn and passionate. As angry as they can become during a fight, their loyalty means they're willing to forgive those who have a strong relationship with them – especially if you give them an extravagant apology gift.
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Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): The Pushy Fighter
Virgos are logical and organized, which means they are often open to hearing different sides to arguments. They are often open to working through relationship problems, which in many ways makes them one of the better lovers to get stuck fighting with.
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Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22): The Balanced Fighter
Libras don't like to waste precious energy on fighting. An upset libra is more likely to get mad quickly and get over it just as fast, because at their core they just want to please people.
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Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): The Slow Burn
An angry scorpio will always be thinking two steps ahead. If you've done something to upset them you might not even realize until it's far too late. Even though they're a quieter sign, they have an intense temper. It's best to let them calm down and give them space when they're angry.
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): The Emotional One
An emotional sag will sometimes say whatever they feel they need to in order to win a fight. Sometimes this can mean brutal honesty, even if it comes at the cost of hurt feelings. It's best to not take things they say in the heat of the moment too personally.
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Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): The Non-Apologizer
Capricorns have a hard time admitting when they're wrong. If you find yourself in a dispute with them, they don't like to say they're sorry, even when the fight is their fault.
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Aquarius (January 20-February 18): The Over-Communicator
Aquariuses like to explain how they're feeling, which in theory makes for strong relationships. However, during fights, if their lover is unable to communicate in the same way as them it can turn a small spat into a much larger blowout.
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Pisces (February 19 – March 20): The Avoidant Fighter
Pisces don't often get into fights. It takes a lot to push them to a point of breaking down during a confrontation, but when they do they know how to twist the knife due to their intuitive and observant nature. Expect them to forgive but never forget.
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