The 5 Most Controlling Zodiac Signs and How To Get Them Under Control

The 5 Most Controlling Zodiac Signs and How To Get Them Under Control

Jun 15 , 2023

What makes a zodiac sign controlling? What is even a controlling personality? Should we dislike this quality, like the quality, or be vary about it? Well, for starters we should not encourage people to try to control us in one way or another if it is something we don’t wish to have in our lives.

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Some people have a tendency of wanting to lead other people since they feel like they either know better, or their direction might be a better way. At times it might be true, but we cannot assume it is 100% correct all the time.

People wish to be the smartest at every chance they get, but the question is: In the pursuit of being the smartest person or showing the way…Are we trying to control other people or are we just trying to show them a way? Should we even show them one?

Before we continue, let’s look at what we could find about controlling behavior.

What is Controlling Behavior? Controlling behavior is when one person expects, compels, or requires others to cater to their own needs — even at others' expense. The controlling person targets an individual and dominates them in an unhealthy, self-serving manner. Source: Thom Kessler

Within the intricate tapestry of astrology, certain zodiac signs have gained a reputation for being controlling. While it's important to remember that individual characteristics can vary widely, astrology offers insights into general tendencies and traits.

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In this blog post, we delve into the intriguing realm of the zodiac, shedding light on the signs that often exhibit controlling behavior. Let’s get to it, and let’s see which zodiac signs have earned the badge of control.

Scorpio: The Intense Enigma

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Scorpio, known for their passionate and intense nature, often tops the list of controlling signs. Driven by their desire for power and control, Scorpios can exhibit possessive tendencies in personal relationships. They are driven by their emotions and can become relentless in their pursuit of dominance.

However, it is worth noting that Scorpios' controlling behavior often stems from their fear of vulnerability. This can make situations into a rather toxic one, if not handled properly, given that Scorpios love things to happen their way.

If it does not, they have a tendency to become withdrawn from the other person, which means nobody will have an easy time trying to reach them and understand what might be going on in their heads.

The Scorpio sign is a rather sensitive one, which means you should be careful when trying to navigate a situation around them, especially if you are trying to point out that they may try to take the situation into their own hands, even though they should do anything but that.

How can you get the Scorpio sign under control?

With the Scorpio sign it is not easy to outsmart them in their own fields since they are experts at making sure they are in your head even when they are not around. What they don’t notice at times is that the same thing happens to them, if they don’t pay attention.

If you manage to land a well-thought-out question, which they can’t fully answer, you will gain your power back, since now you will be the bug in their heads and you will have the chance to have a say in the matter. Don’t worry. You always do have a chance.

But at times we shall try to win them over by playing the same exact game they do with us in order to get our message across. It may or may not work, since it will largely depend on the person as a whole, not just on their zodiac sign, but it can be useful to take one’s zodiac sign into consideration.

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Taurus: The Steadfast Steward

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Taurus, with their strong-willed and determined nature, can display controlling tendencies due to their attachment to stability and security. They value material possessions and desire to maintain control over their environment. 

Taurus individuals may resist change and exhibit possessiveness over their relationships and belongings, as they fear disruptions to their comfort. When they feel like their comfort and balance is disrupted, they try to take control back over the situation, making sure nothing changes…If possible.

While they are trying to control situations from changing (which we know is impossible, because the only constant thing in our lives is change), they may lose themselves a little bit, which can give us a window of opportunity to try and sneak in and have a little influence on what they are trying to do. Or the way they are trying to behave toward you or other people.

How can you get the Taurus sign under control?

It might be worth to try and tag along a little bit to see how they think about a situation, and what makes them afraid of change. Why are they so afraid of change, and how can you make any shift in their lives smooth and easy, so they don’t feel the need to act in a certain way?

The moment the Taurus sign feels safe and relaxed, they will ease up on any situation and never make it tough. They are extremely caring and reliable people, which makes them lovely. But since no one is perfect, they also have some tendencies, that may make it a little bit harder to be around them.

Make sure you have a clear line of communication and understanding between each other and that way you will have a lovely time with your Taurus friend, workmate, or partner.

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Leo: The Regal Leader

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Leo, the confident and charismatic sign, can sometimes exhibit controlling behavior in pursuit of being the center of attention. Their desire for admiration and recognition can lead them to dominate social situations and relationships. Leo's controlling tendencies may stem from their need to feel important and validated, which can unintentionally overshadow others.

It might not come as a surprise, that Leos love to control situations. They barely ever have any malicious intent with it other than they want every single eyeball looking at them, and admiring them basically for their existence. Given that, they will try and control the situation, so they can be the center of attention.

However, the Leo sign is incredibly far from being the type of person, who will try to negatively control people. It is never on their mind to do such things, as they are solely looking for people’s attention.

How can you get the Leo sign under control?

Well, if you are under the ‘spell’ of a Leo sign, and you feel like you had enough of the show, it is understandable that you would like to find your way out of the situation, where he is basically making sure that you are always in their orbit. One of the best techniques to use is to just simply lose interest.

They will try their best to bring you back into the group of admirers, but that does not mean that Leos don’t have the intelligence to see situations for what they are. They are incredibly fun people, and just because they love persuading people, it does not mean, they don’t allow them to let go of their charming personality for a minute.

All jokes aside, the Leo sign is usually a friendly, kind-hearted, great person, who simply wishes to be liked by most people.

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Virgo: The Perfectionist Guardian

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Virgo, known for their analytical and practical nature, can display controlling behavior as they seek order and perfection. They have meticulous attention to detail and may try to enforce their high standards on others. Virgos may feel anxious when things don't go according to plan, leading them to exert control in various aspects of their lives.

The biggest character flaw of the Virgo sign can be that they tend to get judgemental toward people if they don’t like the way they act, and they will try to change them in order to make them better. The question is: Do those people want to be better? Do they need the Virgo sign's help?

Most likely not, however it is almost impossible to explain this to a Virgo sign. Sometimes they feel like they are on a mission to make the world a better place, which means helping others to become their best selves. While it may sound good in theory it is not always the best, when our best self does not align with what the Virgo sign envisioned for us.


How can you get the Virgo sign under control?

The Virgo signs like honesty and frankness. If you muster up the courage to tell them you disagree with the way they are treating you, you might as well succeed. They tend to appreciate people having the courage, to be honest with them.

This does not mean they will fully stop, but owning up to what you noticed is always a great start, not just in this situation, but in life as well. When one has the strength to always stand by their opinion speaks of great character.

Becoming the person, who is capable to do that is something powerful. It means you have confidence, courage, and honesty. Qualities we all can aspire to have.

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Capricorn: The Ambitious Controller

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We saved the best for last since this article was basically written for the Capricorn sign. Capricorns are amazing people, but they are not easy, and I think we can all agree on that. Capricorns, driven by their ambition and desire for success, can sometimes exhibit controlling tendencies in their pursuit of achieving their goals.

They have a strong need for structure and control over their environment. Capricorns can become authoritarian, trying to assert their dominance in professional and personal settings. They always think they know it better.

The person, the situation, the job - you name it. They just want to know it better, which can be frustrating at times especially, that often times they are right. The Capricorn sign is an incredibly smart one.

They usually see through situations and people with ease, which gives them the edge of feeling they know better. They tend to act and speak with a certain sense of arrogance at times, which is normally not pointed at you, but more to the situation.

If they act like this towards you, don’t take it personally. It is more like a show-off for them, not for you. They like to flatter themselves with their own intellect, which to be frank is quite a great deal at times.


How can you get the Capricorn sign under control?

No one can deny how great the Capricorn sign is when it comes to understanding people or situations. However, their need for perfection can easily drive people away from them. If you have a Capricorn friend or partner, and you feel like they are getting controlling around you, just simply try to be kind to them.

Be realistic, but kind. They can be quite hard on themselves, which can resolve in them being hard on others too. It does not mean they necessarily wish for it. Trying to be kind and acting kind, so they can relax a little bit is something, that can work like a charm. On anyone. Being kind may not solve everything, but it makes the most situation better.

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While certain zodiac signs may have a tendency towards controlling behavior, it is crucial to remember that astrology provides only a general framework. Each individual is unique, and factors such as upbringing, experiences, and personal growth can significantly shape their behavior.

Understanding the inclinations of different zodiac signs can serve as a tool for self-reflection and awareness, both for individuals who exhibit controlling traits and for those who may encounter such behavior in others. Developing healthy communication, fostering trust, and embracing individual autonomy remains key to maintaining balanced and fulfilling relationships.


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In conclusion, each zodiac sign has its unique strengths and weaknesses, and some symptoms can come across as more intimidating than others. Scorpios, Capricorns, Aries, Leos, and Sagittarius signs are some of the most intimidating characters due to their intense nature, ambitious drive, fiery temper, commanding presence, and blunt honesty. 

However, it's important to remember that astrology is just one way to understand personality traits and behavior, and everyone is different regardless of their zodiac sign.

All in all, it's important to remember that these zodiac signs should not be judged solely based on their associated traits. Each person is unique and should be treated as one. We have our zodiac signs to give us basic information, but it is not a life guide and not the one thing that defines a unique individual.

The best part of life and people is that we are all unique on our own, and our memories, genes, and actions are what make us who we are on top of our zodiac signs.

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My name is Karmen, and I am a lover of journals, and a learner of astrology. I wanted to combine joyful reading with fun and interesting facts of zodiac signs, hence the blog and the journals were born. I hope you'll have fun here!