Maintaining a social life can be quite the difficult task. You have to leave your room (and your Netflix) behind and actually talk to people? Ugh, is it even worth it? It’s no secret that some of us like socializing more than others, but how can you tell if you’re a social butterfly or a hermit in disguise? We turned to the stars to find out. Keep scrolling for how you feel about socializing, based on your zodiac sign.Related: Instagram Captions To Get Your Crush’s Attention
Aries (March 20 – April 19): You Like It, As Long As You’re in Control
At your core, you’re a very social sign, Aries. You’re known for your honest and direct communication, which allows you to build many connections over the course of a lifetime with many different people. And while you love to spend time with all your pals, you need to feel like you’re in control of the situation. You’re a highly competitive sign, which means that you always need to feel like you’re doing better than anyone else. If you feel like someone’s overshadowing you in a social situation, you’ll quickly become impatient and aggressive, craving time alone to adjust your mindset and reset yourself to do better in the future. If you’re not the leader of the situation, you’re not down to participate, which can sometimes make socializing a little difficult for you.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): You Like Socializing With Your Close Friends
Reliable and responsible, you’re one of the most stable signs in all the zodiac, Taurus. Although you’re loyal and committed once you get to know someone well, you do have a bit of difficulty opening up to people. You need time to build trust with people, so you don’t really like being forced into social situations with people you only sort of know. You feel uncomfortable and you’re constantly worried about what you should and shouldn’t share, making it hard for you to just relax and enjoy yourself. However, once you’ve built a strong relationship with someone, there’s nothing you love more than spending time together. You keep your circle small, but socializing with your close pals is one of your favorite downtime activities.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): You Could Socialize All Day Every Day
Despite your moody nature, you’re one one of the most social signs in all the zodiac, Gemini. You’re ruled by Mercury—the planet that represents communication—so you’re always on the hunt for new connections and exciting people to talk to. You’re incredibly chatty and open, so you never get bored of spending time with other people. Being alone makes you feel stagnant and stuck, while being surrounded by other people brings you all kinds of joy. You could literally socialize all day every day without getting bored—a trait not many other people can relate to.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): You Like Hanging Out at Home
Ah, our sensitive little Cancer—you view all your relationships through the lens of your emotions. You want to truly connect with the people you’re spending time with, so you hate loud places or activity-heavy social settings. Instead, you prefer socializing in the comfort of your own home, allowing you to truly bond with people and discover if you can create a genuine emotional connection. You’re definitely a homebody, but if people are willing to come to you, you’re more than happy to socialize with all your pals.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): You Don’t Know How to Say No to Socializing
You’re the self-confident queen of the zodiac, Leo. You’re cheerful and always in the mood for fun, so you really enjoy maintaining an active social life. However, while you generally enjoy socializing, many of your interactions come from an underlying need to help the people around you. Even if you want to say no to heading out on the town with your pals, you don’t feel like you can without causing them major disappointment. You can’t say not to socializing, even if you really, really want to, which often leaves you feeling a little drained and tired from your busy days filled with activities.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): You Like Socializing, but It Doesn’t Always Like You
Methodical little Virgo, you’re one of the most analytical and practical signs in all the zodiac. You have a tendency to get caught up in the details, which can sometimes get in the way of your social interactions. Although you love spending time with your pals, you have a highly critical nature that causes you to search for problems in the people you care about. To you, finding a problem means finding a way to fix it. But to your friends, you often come off as disapproving and judgmental. This won’t necessarily ruin your friendships, Virgo, but it does mean that your pals need a break from you every now and then. Even though you love socializing, other people might not always enjoy spending time with you.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): You Don’t Know How You Feel About Socializing
Libra, Libra, Libra–the most indecisive sign in all the zodiac. You’re peaceful, open and fascinated with partnership, but you’re also totally incapable of making a decision. Although you have many friends, and a social personality at your core, you have difficulty deciding if socializing is worth the effort. On one hand, you love spending time with your pals. But on the other hand, you’re terrible at making the initiative to hang out, meaning you spend many nights at home. You like socializing, but you also enjoy peaceful nights on your own. Combine that with your indecisive nature and it’s pretty difficult for you to have a well-established opinion about your feelings on your social life.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): You Like Hanging Out in Big Groups
You’re quite the difficult sign to get to know, Scorpio. On the inside, you’re emotional and sympathetic, but on the outside you’re calm, cool and collected no matter what. Sometimes your aloof exterior causes people to think you don’t care about anything, but in reality you’re just not sure how to express your emotions. However, you’re incredibly brave and assertive, which means you have many friends. You really enjoy spending time with people in big groups where you can all engage in some fun activity and avoid any conversation that might make you uncomfortable. You thrive in group settings, but you tend to shrivel one-on-one, causing you to feel uneasy and awkward, which you’d much rather avoid.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): You Love Making New Friends
Curious and energetic, you’re always on the hunt for new and exciting experiences, Sagittarius. You’re incredibly fun and easygoing, so you find it very easy to make friends, but your greatest friendship pet peeve is clinginess. When it comes to socializing, you love meeting new people and acquiring new connections, rather than hanging out with the same old crew over and over again. If you feel like your friends are trying to monopolize your time, you’ll quickly pull away and search for people who complement your free spirit. Socializing is the most fun for you when you’re bonding with someone you haven’t met before, so acquiring new pals is always your top social priority.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Socializing Is at the Bottom of Your ‘To-Do’ List
You’re an incredibly responsible and disciplined sign, Capricorn. You’re highly concerned with your future goals, and you want to make realistic plans that speak to your sense of practicality. Although you’re a good friend when you’ve truly bonded with someone, your friendships aren’t really at the top of your list of must-haves. If you’ve accomplished everything else that needs to get done that day, you’re happy to spend time socializing with a few of your close pals. However, your social life easily falls to the bottom of your “to-do” list, as you see other aspects of your life as much more important to your overall success.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): You Appreciate Your Alone Time
It’s not that you don’t like socializing, Aquarius, but you definitely appreciate your alone time. You’re incredibly creative and adaptable, meaning people are easily drawn to your unique energy. However, it takes you a while to open up to people and you have a fiercely independent streak, meaning you really value time by yourself. You’re very comfortable being alone, and oftentimes you prefer it to being surrounded by people you don’t care about. You choose your socializing time wisely, Aquarius, as you only want to hang out with people who are better than your solitude.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 19): You Use Socializing to Problem-Solve
You’re an incredibly loyal and caring friend, Pisces. Your empathetic and kind nature means you’re always looking out for the people around you and ensuring that they’re happy and taken care of. You only like to socialize when you feel there’s a broader purpose to your hangout sesh, such as helping your friend through a difficult problem. Helping people is an ultimate source of comfort and happiness for you, Pisces, so you want to use your social life to make everyone feel loved and cared about. Shallow hangouts aren’t really your thing, and you try to stay away from them as much as you can.