White lies seem pretty harmless on the surface. When people are in sticky situations, it’s easy to often find ourselves having to come up with little lies. Some of us lie on first dates, others lie to spare feelings.
In general, lying is pretty common, and small ones can really help us avoid confrontation sometimes. Lies are a normal part of life, but being on the receiving end of a lie can REALLY suck. No matter how small they might be, lies can have a huge impact on the trust we have in other people.
It isn’t always great to have liars in your life — in fact, most people seem to dislike liars (even though we admit to ALL doing it). Some people seem to lie more than others, and some seem naturally better (?) at executing them. While recognizing people who constantly lie can be hard, the zodiac can help you!
Here are 6 signs that are the very BEST liars (whether or not it’s a good thing):
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
At first glance, Geminis don’t seem like they would be dishonest. They’re known for being expressive and thoughtful — they are curious and quick to learn new things. But Geminis are also very nervous and inconsistent.
Their dishonesty comes from their unreliability. They don’t stick to what they say. One day, they will insist that they HATE sports. Then, the next day, you’ll find them in their room watching a game. They don’t mean to it — they just do it naturally.
IF THIS IS YOU: make sure that you’re making an effort to really think about what you’re saying to the people close to you before someone calls you out.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancers are highly imaginative (which helps when someone is lying) and they can easily create scenarios that never happened. They are also good at lying on the spot.
Cancers can be pretty suspicious and mistrustful of others, which in turn makes them moody and manipulative, so they are most likely to lie when they are in stressful situations or when they want to avoid trouble.
IF THIS IS YOU: be sure to take time to think about how not everyone is working against you. Try to trust the people you love and understand that lying can really destroy any relationships you’re hoping to have.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leos are SUPER dramatic. It’s no wonder why they excel in the theater! They love to lead and to be the center of attention, so their charisma makes them really good at lying. A lot of the time they lie to make themselves sound better to others — they may exaggerate their skills and abilities to make it seem like they are, well, BETTER.
IF THIS IS YOU: Just STOP. If people are hanging out with you, they already like you, so what’s the point in making things so dramatic? Enjoy your relationships the simple way — with truth, honesty, and respect.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libras are excellent liars, but surprisingly they never do it with bad intentions. They value harmony SO much that sometimes they resort to lying to avoid sticky situations. Libras will easily tell you that your new haircut looks great, even though it is actually too choppy or uneven. Sure, it’s a nice thing to say, but then who’s going to let them know what’s going on with their head, amirite?! They think their lies are harmless, and they tell fibs to avoid upsetting others.
IF THIS IS YOU: learn to understand that it’s OK to disagree or be uncomfortable at times. We get it — no one likes to feel weird — but it’s not worth telling a lie. Be honest and people will STILL love you.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorns are practical and serious. They are usually truthful, but they feel like they have to lie when they need to get something done. For example, a Capricorn who needs to get out of a date will lie about being busy. (Don’t say you haven’t done this too!) They prefer to tell white lies to get themselves out of situations that they do not want to be in. Their tendency to expect the worse can bring out the worst in themselves.
IF THIS IS YOU: Learn to look at the positive. You tend to be super stubborn and you want things done your way, but you have to understand that resorting to lying isn’t going to get you where you need to be. At least relationship-wise.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces is friendly and compassionate, but they are prone to playing the victim card or being a martyr. They usually value their relationships and will TRY to avoid lying to their loved ones, but they have no problem lying to people who they don’t really like or someone they distrust. Since they are usually so honest, their lies are very difficult to detect (WARNING). If Pisces lies to you, it is a sign that they are not committed to keeping you in their life for the long run.
IF THIS IS YOU: be careful about who you lie to and what you lie about. Sure, you may not want this person in your circle right now, but you may be surprised when that lie comes back to haunt you later in life.