Failed handshakes, waiving back to an unknown person, laughing out loud on something that seem to amuse no one else, holding a fart in public, talking to a person with a terrible breath, tripping and trying to play it cool only to make a bigger fool of yourself... Yeah, we've all been there. Regardless of how infinite these moments seem to be, reaction is due. According to some astrological beliefs, we know exactly how do you handle awkward situations based on your zodiac sign. We can tell if you would rather break an expensive item than try to change the subject, because your zodiac sign tells a lot about your personality and your reaction is but a mere reflection of your personality. With no further ado, discover how does each zodiac sign handle incredibly uncomfortable situations.
Aries are fearless, bold and able to tackle any challenge that may stand in their way, except, of course, those awkward situations. Aries can get absolutely thrown off in awkward situations, simply because these people with dominant personalities never expect something to go wrong for them. When an Aries faces an uncomfortable situation, they can lose control, grab an expensive item and break it with rage.
Being one of the most patient signs of the zodiac means Taurus can handle awkward situations in quite a calm manner. That doesn't mean they won't feel and react awkwardly, but unlike other zodiac signs, Tauruses will try to change the subject in a subtle manner so no one can notice what they're trying to do. It is also possible for Tauruses to try to turn the awkwardness into a joke. Either way, their chances of getting away from unbearable moments unharmed are pretty high.
As you probably know, Geminis are impulsive and are not among those who can handle awkwardness appropriately. Because of its dual nature, Gemini can have two different reactions: they could either get angry or (over)laugh it out loud in an attempt to turn it into a joke. Either way, Geminis are not happy when they find themselves in such situations and they're rather angry than embarrassed.
Since Cancers have a tendency to be self-pitying and oversensitive, they are pretty good at keeping themselves off uncomfortable situations. However, it's impossible to never ever have a failed handshake. When they get stuck into an awkward situation, Cancers would try to find a quick distraction to take their attention off it, so they may pull out their phone from their pocket and scroll their news feed. They are exceptionally good at finding distractions really quickly.
No other zodiac sign hates it more than a Leo, but no other zodiac sign is also an expert of escaping awkward situations. Leo's pride is on the highest level, which is why they have the confidence to handle any sort of discomfort efficiently. When they find themselves in such situations, Leos tend to rely on their humor to cover up the awkwardness and get rid of any tension that may be present. They will find the way to make it look like they're totally in control with the situation – despite they're not.
Since Virgos are analytical-minded, it shouldn't come as a surprise if a Virgo points out the elephant in the room and says “Ooops, now this is awkward”. Virgos are straightforward and sincere, so they see no point of distracting the attention, breaking something, getting angry or changing the subject. Although rarely do Virgos get into awkward situations, they are not afraid to admit they're feeling awkward and may even laugh at themselves.
The graceful nature of Libras makes it impossible for them to stay in awkward situations, so they leave immediately and avoid further embarrassment. Libras are kind, charming and peaceful, so awkward situations are not part of their agenda. They will do anything to prevent conflicts and keep their lives well-balanced. The best way to deal with this is to avoid reacting upon it and leave.
Scorpios have mastered the art of self-control and finding themselves in uncomfortable situations won't affect their mood, not even a bit. But since they're secretive, it's rather difficult to say if they're really not feeling embarrassed or are just covering it up. They may be dying on the inside, but they will play it cool. If you embarrass a Scorpio, they will remember and even the scores of awkwardness in near future.
The way Sagittarius deals with awkward situations makes you think if they even know what awkwardness is. If you are a Sagittarius, you're probably now wondering why would someone bother to include your sign in such a list. Because of the confident and optimistic nature, Sagittariuses don't care if they're in uncomfortable situations. Actually, they seem to enjoy creating awkward situations for the people around them. They probably have a natural awkward-o-meter which highest level is nowhere near the highest level of the other zodiac signs.
One of the very few zodiac signs that can laugh off any awkward situation. Since Capricorns are patient, sincere and friendly by nature, it is only natural for them to respond with a laughter. They are also very likely to admit when they're making an awkward scene for others, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they will stop straight away. Getting quiet is also possible.
The most eccentric zodiac sign of all can easily get frustrated or angry at others when they feel even slightly awkward. Aquariuses are quite versatile and they're usually unpredictable, but when it comes to awkwardness, it's a sure thing that they will get angry. Usually they let you know that via sarcastic comments, but even if they don't, you can simply feel the frustration in their aura. But since they're stubborn, they will never admit feeling embarrassed.
The weak minded Pisces is not very skillful in dealing with an awkward situation in an efficient manner and they're known for being unable to let things go. That means, Pisces are most likely to use a poorly crafted joke and make the situation less awkward. Most often than not, their method backfires and only makes the situation more awkward. Sometimes they can even cross the line and insult a person for the sake of getting away of awkward situations.