Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Your partner prefers to keep things straightforward and honest – that is especially true when it comes to confrontation. While they’re not confrontational by nature, your Aries will shut you out if things go south.
They’re dynamic and temperamental, which means you’ll want to do your best to keep your cool during a disagreement.
Taurus (April 20 to May 21)
Your Taurus will let their feelings bottle up inside until they explode. They’re the kind of person who will hold onto that pain for weeks before revealing what’s really going on inside. They’re guilty of answering “fine” when asked how they’re feeling, or “nothing” to the “what’s wrong?”
Be warned: “nothing” ALWAYS means
Gemini (May 22 to June 21)
As an air sign, your Gemini can often go mental on your disagreements. They love to debate and they’ll nitpick every argument you present them with until they’ve either worn you down, or angered you to the point of no return.
If your partner’s pushing your buttons in an argument, it’s best to take some space before you both say something you’ll regret!
Cancer (June 22 to July 22)
One of the more emotional signs of the zodiac, your Cancer can get quite melancholy and will wallow in their unhappiness rather than fix the problem. It’ll often be up to you to give them a kick in the pants and remind them that it takes two to tango.
In an argument, a Cancer will become passive-aggressive, so respond with reason and try to remain composed.
Leo (July 23 to August 22)
Good grief, watch out for Leo in a fight. They are proud and aggressive by nature. If you confront your Leo directly about something they consider a weakness, you’ll get the claws. They’ll roar the loudest, so don’t raise your voice and avoid pointing out all the ways they’ve failed you.
Instead, focus on the real issue and how you can work on it together.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22)
Although your Virgo is a mellow earth sign, they tend to be passionate and obsessive creatures. This temperament can lead to dwelling on the negative and the silent treatment. Your perfectionist partner will try to distract themselves with other things, rather than face the fact that something’s wrong in the relationship.
Your best course of action is to open up the lines of communication with a gentle, yet direct approach.
Libra (September 23 to October 22)
You know something’s up with your Libra when they’re off-kilter. The naturally balanced Libra will dive head-first into work and shut everything else out. Although, being an air sign they’re rational and ruled by passionate emotion.
Their emotional reaction can be overwhelming for a Libra – if they feel like they can’t get their footing, prepare for a tear-filled rollercoaster of a fight.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 22)
As the most intense sign of the zodiac, Scorpio will give you a run for your money when it comes to conflict. They are not afraid to tell you EXACTLY how they feel about how much money you just spent on that flat-screen television or those Louis Vuittons.
They will definitely get carried away with their anger, frustration, sadness. Your best bet is to let them vent, speak their piece and then take a deep breath. (Try to) Calmly respond to their concerns and try to work forward from there.
Sagittarius (November 23 to December 21)
A Sagittarius is prone to random emotional outbursts. So everything could seem fine, until they come stomping home and the shoes go flying! As one of the more free-spirited signs of the zodiac many people don’t take your Sag seriously – don’t be one of them.
Best bet – acknowledge what they’re saying to you and be honest about your own feelings.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 20)
Your Capricorn is one of the most rationally-minded signs of the zodiac. They can be huge control freaks and will obsess over trying to fix whatever it is THEY think is wrong. Capricorns are logical, so they’ll be frazzled by any intense outpouring of emotion. Their instinct in confrontation is to remain silent.
The only way you’ll get through to a Capricorn is to talk to them logically about what you want and what needs to be changed.
Aquarius (January 21 to February 18)
Another brainy sign, your Aquarius is very clever when it comes to problem solving. While you want to express how their actions make you feel, they’re quick to explain why you’re wrong. Isn’t that infuriating? They’ll grow bored of having the same old argument, and quickly dismiss you.
Win with your Aquarius by dealing with issues swiftly and by being very clear about what needs to change.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
Your fish is clearly a water sign – highly emotional and very empathic. They can also be fickle and quick to get fired up. No matter how hard you try, you won’t be able to rush your Pisces into problem solving and you’ll likely have to swim through a whole sea of emotions before you get to a resolution.
You’ll want to take a gentle and patient approach to dealing with disagreements. But, don’t let them drown in their feelings – someone’s got to keep your heads above water!