The zodiac signs ranked with the lowest emotional intelligence to the highest emotional intelligence

The zodiac signs ranked with the lowest emotional intelligence to the highest emotional intelligence

May 13 , 2023

Do you know where your zodiac sign ranks between the lowest emotional intelligence to the highest emotional intelligence? Often times we wonder why we react the way we do. Maybe our zodiac signs have something to do with it? Or possibly, our zodiac sign’s basic characteristics are also factoring into the fact, that either our fiery or relaxed personality affects our responses to situations?

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We cannot tell for sure, but one thing we know: We can use our understanding of our zodiac signs, to guess better, and to tell how we can improve our emotional intelligence. At the end of the day, regardless of our personality traits, we are all looking for companionship and love. And for that, we need to have emotional intelligence to better deal with people and situations.

What is emotional intelligence?

Emotional intelligence (EI or EQ for "emotional quotient") is the ability to perceive, interpret, demonstrate, control, evaluate, and use emotions to communicate with and relate to others effectively and constructively. This ability to express and control emotions is essential, but so is the ability to understand, interpret, and respond to the emotions of others. Some experts suggest that emotional intelligence is more important than IQ for success in life. Source: Very Well Mind

The study of astrology has intrigued humanity for centuries, offering insights into our personalities, behaviors, and potential destinies. While skeptics may dismiss the influence of zodiac signs, many people find that certain characteristics associated with their sign often ring true.

In this article, we delve into the realm of emotional intelligence, ranking the zodiac signs from lowest to highest in terms of their emotional IQ. Remember, individual variations exist within each sign, and emotional intelligence can be developed and improved over time, irrespective of your astrological profile.

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Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Their priorities lie elsewhere:

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Starting our list, we find Sagittarius, known for their adventurous and freedom-loving spirit. While they excel in spontaneity and adaptability, their emotional IQ tends to be lower compared to other signs.

The Sagittarius sign can sometimes struggle with emotional depth, finding it challenging to fully connect with their own and others' emotions. It does not mean, that they don’t want to listen, they do. But in reality, they don’t care as much as you would like them to care.

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But don’t take it personally. They don’t care about their own feelings as much either, as for them it comes and goes. What matters is how you can move forward in different situations, and how you can improve your performance, whether it is a professional performance, or emotional.

Even, if they are the type, who definitely need some improvement in the emotional sense. Maybe the jokes are on them for this one?

What can you learn from the Sagittarius sign?

One of the most important things you can learn from the Sagittarius sign is how to take things easy. They love life, they live life, and they don’t mind a little confrontation. They tend to take it too far, so that may not be what you are looking for, but having the courage to stand up for yourself, and make sure your voice is heard is definitely something on the Sagittarius’s palette, you can try and adapt as your own.

Do you know where their behavior ranks between the zodiac signs?

Aries (March 21-Aprils 19) - The Leaders:

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Next up is Aries, the fiery and passionate sign. Arians often possess great leadership skills but may fall short when it comes to emotional intelligence. Their impulsive nature and inclination toward quick decision-making can hinder their ability to empathize and understand the complex emotions of those around them.

They are natural-born leaders, which is a great skill one can have, when it comes to situations, where one has to make a decision, however, a skill like this one means they tend to put their emotions aside. Since they don’t mind being the “bad guy”, who makes tough decisions, it might make them sound and look ruthless, even if it is not their intention.

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What can you learn from the Aries sign?

The great skill of becoming a fearless leader. The way the Aries sign maneuvers around tough situations and people is one many look up to. Even, if it makes them appear a little less emotionally intelligent toward their peers, it is a skill, which is greatly admired by many.

At the end of the day, who wouldn’t want to be the person, that many look up to, and who has the ability to quickly react on the spot even in the toughest situations?

How high do they score between the most intimidating zodiac signs?

Leo (July 23-August 22) - The strongest personalities:

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Leo, the charismatic and confident individual, takes the tenth spot. While their warmth and generosity are noteworthy, Leos sometimes struggle to balance their own emotional needs with the needs of others. Their strong personalities can occasionally overshadow the emotions of those in their circle.

Since they enjoy the spotlight quite a lot, their mannerism may make them appear a little self-centered. They thrive when all eyes are on them, which makes many people think: They only care about themselves, and never anyone else. On the contrary!

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What can you learn from the Leo sign?

You can learn how to act around a crowd. How to embrace attention rather than being afraid of it. Having the spotlight on you can be a great thing, and many of us are afraid of speaking in public for example. You best believe a Leo will be able to give you good advice on how to prepare for public speaking since it is in their blood.

This skill may sound a little shallow, but we always face situations in our lives, when we have to speak up for ourselves or others, and having the confidence of allowing our voices to be heard is something many of us could benefit from.

This is how happy Leo signs usually get

Gemini (May 21-June 20) The royals of socializing:

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Gemini, the social butterflies and intellectual beings, are next on our list. Their dual nature can sometimes impede their emotional intelligence. Gemini individuals may find it challenging to remain consistent in their emotions and may struggle to decipher the deeper emotional cues of others.

Since their nature is a little imbalanced, they can be a little hard to read and have a tendency to suddenly snap at people, which some take to heart. They are usually very quick to forgive and forget, but others may not be this kind when it comes to emotional situations and ones, where feelings are involved.

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What can you learn from the Gemini sign?

One of the greatest things you can learn from the Gemini sign is to be indifferent to situations. While they may be a bit imbalanced, they tend to take things rather easily, which makes them very pleasant in many social situations.

You see, everyone has negative and positive sides, and what matters is our look out for the situation.

We can choose to only embrace the negative in someone, but also ways to find the positive and embrace our flaws as characteristics, that might as well just make us unique.

Did you know Geminis struggle with breakups?

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) - Cool and collected:

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Aquarius, the independent and forward-thinking sign, follows in the ranking. Their logical and analytical approach to life can occasionally overshadow their emotional sensitivity. Aquarians may struggle with expressing their emotions or understanding the emotional nuances of those around them.

They are very much in their head and sometimes tend to become very introverted, which can make them a little lost when it comes to social cues and emotional intelligence. A little guidance might benefit them in those situations, when they tend to only focus on the logical solutions, rather than the emotional ones. Funnily enough, we have those as well.

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What can you learn from the Aquarius sign?

You can master the contrary of being incredibly emotional when you are hanging out a lot with an Aquarius sign. You can learn how to be cool and collected, remaining your mental balance. It can be a gift in certain situations when we feel like we want to react, and that is the worst possible thing we can do.

That is when having an Aquarius friend, or the influence of having one can come in handy, and help us handle any social situation appropriately.

For these reasons, they scored highest, among the zodiac signs, that prefer to be alone. Here is why.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) - Probably angry for not coming first:

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Capricorn, known for their ambition and determination, takes the seventh spot. While they possess excellent self-discipline, Capricorns can sometimes prioritize their goals over emotional connections. They may struggle with vulnerability and expressing their feelings openly.

Capricorns have a really hard time seeing further than their noses, especially when it comes to anything they strongly believe in. It is their opinion and their opinion only. Nothing else can take place. They might give you the chance, and listen to what you have to say, but they most likely won’t agree with you.

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What can you learn from the Capricorn sign?

Regardless, confidence and the belief in ourselves and our ideas are something we can learn from the Capricorns. They are incredibly confident in knowing who they are, what they want, and how they can get to their goals the fastest way possible.

They are smart, and disciplined, which is an amazing combination when working toward a passion in our lives. If you take away one thing from them, it should be the capacity of trusting yourself first and the most.

Did you know, that they are one of the most loyal zodiac signs among the 12 signs?

Taurus (April 20-May 20) Reliable and stiff:

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Next up is Taurus, the grounded and reliable sign. Taurus individuals are known for their practicality, but their steadfast nature can sometimes hinder their emotional intelligence. They may find it challenging to adapt to changing emotional landscapes and could benefit from greater flexibility.

Regardless, they are easy to wrap around our arms, especially if we are looking for stability in our lives. They thrive in easy situations, where they don’t need to deal with unnecessary drama. It does not shut them down, but makes them uncomfortable, which can result in a withdrawn manner from their side.

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What can you learn from the Taurus sign?

To stay grounded. They will not lose their tempers easily, and neither will they worry about the imbalances in your life. They tend to easily focus on one thing and give full attention to it. If you need one takeaway from this zodiac sign, it should be this: relax, and take it simple.

How high does a Taurus score between the most dangerous zodiac signs?

Virgo (August 23-September 22) - The one in the middle:

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Virgo, the meticulous and analytical sign, takes the middle spot. Their attention to detail can occasionally overshadow their emotional perception. Virgos may struggle to recognize and validate their own emotions, which can impact their understanding of other people's feelings.

The Virgo sign tends to come off as negative and self-centered many times, which makes many people think that their emotional intelligence is not as high as it could be. Unlike the Sagittarius though, who simply just does not care, the Virgo sign cares.

But their way of caring means many times, that their manipulative nature can hurt people. They either care a lot for a person, and will do everything in their power to help them, or they will choose to do the opposite. Either way: They are known to never be indifferent toward others.

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What can you learn from the Virgo sign?

You can learn how to analyze a situation and make the most of it. Virgos are great at assessing character and acting accordingly. However, you should not embrace their way of being harsh toward others, which is something that can cause quite a lot of hurt. Virgos have great emotional intelligence, but they have a tendency to not use it in the nicest ways possible.

They scored highest among the most toxic zodiac signs. Here is why.

Libra (September 23-October 22) - Are they really that balanced?

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Libra, the diplomatic and harmonious sign, ranks fourth. While they possess exceptional interpersonal skills, Libras may occasionally prioritize maintaining peace over addressing emotional conflicts. They could benefit from developing greater assertiveness in expressing their own emotions.

While they remain balanced on the outside, they tend to have a lot of emotions held on the inside, which makes them withdraw a little bit from others. It may give great comfort to many, that the Libra sign is capable of holding it together at all times, but often times the question remains: How are they really feeling on the inside?

They have an incredible love for life and they love living it. They are extroverted and enjoy spending time with their friends which of course, pairs well with their balanced personality.

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What can you learn from the Libra sign?

One of the many things one should embrace from the Libra sign is having the intellect to just listen and observe. Their balanced nature allows them to look at the situation and the people around them, and simply observe what is happening. No wonder they are giving great advice to people. They take their time to assess the situation and give a well-thought-out answer.

Their traits make them the furthest away from being toxic.

Pisces ( February 19-March 20) The kindest of them all:

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Pisces, the compassionate and intuitive souls, claim the third spot. Their innate empathy and emotional sensitivity contribute to their high emotional IQ. However, the Pisces sign can sometimes become overwhelmed by emotions, making it necessary to establish healthy boundaries to maintain their own emotional well-being.

The Pisces sign can get quite emotional at times, which makes them not the easiest to handle, as they are very soft and sensitive. It is definitely an advantage when it comes to dealing with other people’s feelings, situations, and emotions, however, they have a hard time dealing with their own, and their own hardships in life.

They are kind, and loyal friends, always on the lookout for a new adventure, and for some great fun. They are the ones one can easily confide in because they can keep secrets well, as they love and appreciate honesty.

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What can you learn from the Pisces sign?

To always have an open, kind heart, and curiosity toward people. One of the best qualities of the Pisces sign is their ability to see the positive in every person and situation. Their kind and loving nature is one, which most of us could take inspiration from.

Let’s look into the Pisces sign’s love life!

Cancer (June21-July 22) The understand feelings the best:

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Cancer, the nurturing and intuitive sign, secure the second position. Known for their deep emotional connections, Cancers possess an innate understanding of human emotions. They excel in empathy and support, making them emotionally attuned to those around them.

They can give a masterclass on empathy, and caring, as it is basically their strongest skill. Helping others, being there for them, helping them process their emotions, and such. They are a force to reckon with when it comes to human nature. Some may underestimate the Cancer sign, because of their soft nature, but they are not short of great traits to offer.

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What can you learn from the Cancer sign?

The ability to care for others. Cancers are incredibly kind, caring, and patient. As long as you treat them right, they will show you nothing, but kindness. They love giving, and they usually light up, when they have the chance to care for the people around them.

To put it simply, they are givers. While their soft, and kind-hearted nature might come off as weak to some, they are nowhere near being weak. They are the ones, who dare to show their emotions whether it means judgment, or not.

For this reason, they don’t tolerate lies.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) The one with the strongest emotions :

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Topping our list is Scorpio, the passionate and mysterious sign. Scorpios are known for their intense and passionate nature. They experience emotions on a deep level, which gives them a unique understanding of the complexities of human feelings. Their intensity allows them to delve into their own emotions and explore the intricacies of others' emotional experiences.

Scorpios possess a remarkable ability to empathize with others. They can pick up on subtle emotional cues, nonverbal signals, and underlying motivations, making them perceptive observers of human behavior. This keen intuition enables them to understand and connect with others' emotions, even when those feelings are not explicitly expressed.

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What can you learn from the Scorpio sign?

Scorpios are known for their ability to endure and bounce back from challenging situations. This resilience often stems from their capacity to process and navigate their own intense emotions. 

Through their own personal transformations, Scorpios gain a deep understanding of the human capacity for change and growth. This awareness allows them to provide support, guidance, and empathy to others going through their own emotional journeys.

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In conclusion, each zodiac sign has its unique set of strengths and weaknesses, and some signs can come across as more intimidating than others. Scorpios, Capricorns, Aries, Leos, and Sagittarius signs are some of the most intimidating signs 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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We hope you enjoyed these articles and don’t forget: these things aren’t written in stone, these articles are to entertain and positively push you, based on the general traits of each zodiac sign. It's important to remember that astrology is just one tool for understanding ourselves and others, and it should not be used as a definitive guide for our lives.

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