“Honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other and everything, that’s probably the biggest key to success.” – Taylor Lautner
The website CreditDonkey.com conducted a survey, asking over 1200 Americans a series of questions about honesty and lying. The answers, when compiled, painted an interesting picture. Despite the fact society pressures our children to learn to distinguish between lying and telling the truth, 76% of those surveyed answered that it was okay to lie sometimes. Furthermore, 90% of the participants admitted that they believe everyone lies.
If the American population is this open to the idea of lying, and that everyone is doing so, how do we know that anyone is being honest with us? Is there a way to predict who is more likely to lie, and who we can trust? Analyzing the various personality traits associated with each of the 12 Zodiac signs, we can predict the level of honesty and authenticity that can be expected from people born under each sign. While it certainly isn’t foolproof, after all, there is an exception to every rule, this provides some interesting insight.
Here are the Zodiac signs ranked from most honest to least honest:
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
The most compassionate and emotional of the signs, those who are born under the sign of Cancer spend most of their lives worrying about how everyone else is feeling. For this reason, they are highly honest – always worried about how everyone else is feeling. Even the thought that they may cause someone else pain is more than they can handle, and they would rather make sacrifices themselves than potentially hurt the people in their lives. For this reason, they are highly trustworthy because the odds are, they are putting you first!
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Often credited as being the ‘most trustworthy’ of the signs, Capricorns place a high priority on loyalty and trust. Their word is gold, and they will go to great lengths to uphold their commitments. Focused on being genuine, they don’t put on a mask or pretend to be something that they aren’t – what you see is what you get. Highly self-disciplined, those born under the sign of Capricorn are always focused on trying to be their best, most authentic self, continuing to grow and evolve on a daily basis.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Those born under the sign of Libra are best known for their love of justice and fairness in the world. They can’t handle dishonesty and will go to great lengths to ‘set it right’ when faced with a situation that goes against their strong, personal morals. This moral code requires them to hold themselves accountable, refusing to allow outside influences to push them into doing things that they don’t agree with. Always spending their time working towards making the world a better place, they can be counted on to be honest and genuine in all that they do.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Arguably the most loyal of the signs, Scorpios don’t allow too many people to join their inner circle, but when they do they will go to great lengths to protect them and do right by them. Why, then, did they not rank in the top 3? Understand that this loyalty to the select few drives everything that they do, so there is the chance that they will be dishonest to someone outside of their social circle if it will benefit the people that they care about most. Furthermore, your high passion for everything that you consider to be important in your life can lead you to be jealous and lash out.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
A strong and fiery personality, Aries are incredibly outspoken and can be counted on to speak their mind and share exactly what they are thinking at any given moment. While this means that they are less likely to lie, their bluntness can be hurtful from time to time. While they usually make decisions based on what’s best for the greater good, making them great leaders, they can sometimes be swayed by the opportunity for personal gain.
Virgo (August 3 – September 22)
Viewing the world around them through incredibly analytical, logic-based eyes, those born under the sign of Virgo are focused on data above all else. This can cause them to become so focused on the finer details that they forget about the bigger picture or the other people who may be hurt in the crossfire. Virgos are highly critical, both of themselves as well as everyone else that they meet. They are incredibly loyal to those in their inner circle but often forget completely about the feelings and emotions of those that they don’t have a connection with.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leos are incredibly strong, confident leaders, that will go to great lengths to protect the people that they care about. This can, however, cause them to bend or disregard the rules if they feel that it is necessary in order to keep their loved ones safe. They highly value their own personal status and success, and the temptation for personal gain can easily sway the decisions that they make, meaning that honesty isn’t always a priority. If they feel like they have nothing to gain from a situation they are more likely to walk away entirely, which doesn’t give them the best reputation for trustworthiness.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Incredibly committed and loyal to their loved ones, they seek stability and, as such, those that they consider to be important in their lives know that they can be counted on at all times. This is, however, restricted to this small group. They enjoy the luxuries in life and will work incredibly hard to get them, but they don’t have any qualms about walking on others while they plow their way forward towards success. They are incredibly stubborn, fixated on what they believe is true and what isn’t, but this can cause them to face life with a closed mind, shutting down anything that doesn’t line up with their personal beliefs.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Well-known for their unpredictable mood-swings and over the top reactions to the world around them. Their mood influences their every action and decision, and with their every changing mood comes a revolving door of changing thoughts and opinions that can be hard for others to follow. While they don’t mean to hurt anyone else, their indecisiveness can destroy any sense of trustworthiness. They genuinely try hard to follow through on their commitments, but their ever-changing focus often causes even their best intentions to fall apart.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
The biggest thing that prevents those born under the sign of Aquarius from being trusted is the fact that they are so hesitant to trust others. They fear being vulnerable, and this can cause them to build walls around their heart, protecting their emotions, however, at the same time, keeping everyone at an arm’s length. This reluctance to connect with others can cause others to question whether they can actually be trusted. At the same time, they do enjoy being surrounded by other people, and genuinely do have the feelings of those that they care about on their mind most of the time.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
While those born under the sign of Sagittarius really do love people and being around people, they are known as the least loyal of the zodiac signs. They thirst for adventure, always eager to try new experiences, meet new people, and keep life interesting. Throughout it all, their own interests, desires and passions are their driving force, causing them to forget about everyone else. This can result in others getting hurt, including the people that they love most. Until they learn to appreciate other people and consider the emotions of those around them, they will continue to be distrusted and seen in a very sceptical light.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Ambitious, positive and well-liked, those born under the sign of Pisces live their lives with their head in the clouds. They are constantly dreaming and creating their perfect world, and reality is usually left behind in the dust. They fit people into their fantasy world, forgetting that these are real people, with real emotions. They are loved by everyone but trusted by few – A mystery to most that welcome them into their lives. Highly focused on image, they will stop at nothing to impress others. Afraid of conflict, they run at the first sight of a potential problem, often tearing apart their attempts to build a meaningful relationship.
Source: Awareness Act