Geminis such as yourself (born from May 21 to June 21) are symbolized by the Twins, and you often have the dual personality to match. But because you are such a complicated and multifaceted person, you are often a mystery to other people.
Here are six ways in which people don’t understand why you’re acting the way you are. The next time you have a problem with someone regarding any of these behaviors, show them this list—it might help!
YOU’RE SOCIABLE ON THE OUTSIDE BUT SHY ON THE INSIDE.
Dearest Gemini, you are the life of the party, the belle of the ball, and the star of the red carpet. Your natural charm and magnetism, the way you captivate people with your quick wit and winning smile, make them think that you love all the attention that people give you. But what they don’t really know is that you are basically an introvert, and being around people exhausts you. You’d rather spend the night at home petting your cat or sitting in front a cozy fireplace with that special someone.
YOU OVERTHINK BUT DON’T OVERREACT.
Because you have an active mind, you are constantly going over worst-case scenarios in your head, fussing and fretting and freaking out about things that might go wrong at some distant, undetermined point in the future. But when you are standing there face-to-face with a truly life-threatening situation, you are more relaxed than a sleeping kitten. You are able to look the Grim Reaper straight in the eye without blinking. This is something that acquaintances, friends, and lovers need to know about you—they should humor your tendency to worry about the future, just as they should respect how calm you are in the eye of the storm.
YOU PREFER ROMANCE TO HOOKUPS.
The digital world gives you easy access to endless sex just at the swipe of a smartphone touchscreen. Whatever your tastes, the internet provides a bountiful harvest of easy pleasure just for the taking. And if the hookup you found last night starts to annoy you, they’re easy to dispose of, and another few swipes will find you someone new. But you don’t like meaningless sex. To you, love is everything. If you were given a choice between: 1) having a different sex partner every night for the rest of your life; or 2) having true love without sex, you’d jump at the chance to have true love.
YOU’RE TRUSTWORTHY, BUT IT TAKES YOU A LITTLE WHILE TO TRUST PEOPLE.
To you, truth matters more than anything. You care more about true and false than you do about being perceived as good or evil. When you give your word to someone, it’s sacred. But the problem is that not everyone is like you. To them, truth is disposable if it’s inconvenient or reflects badly upon them. So you’ve been hurt by deceptive people before. And it’s the kind of hurt that takes a long time to heal, if it even can heal. So when someone wants to get to know you, they need to know that they have to earn your trust. They don’t have to worry about trusting you—you’re a saint in that regard.
YOU FIGHT FOR WHAT’S RIGHT, EVEN THOUGH PEOPLE WON’T FIGHT FOR YOU.
You were born with an innate sense of justice, and no matter how trends change or the political winds blow, you know deep down in your soul what’s right and what’s wrong. If you think someone has been unjustly treated, you will stand up for them no matter how much social capital you lose as a result. This is one of your finest virtues. The problem is that most people aren’t like you. Most people are far more concerned with social status and fitting in with the crowd. If they want to be your friend and lover, they have to realize that you’d rather do the right thing than be liked.
YOU CAN READ PEOPLE LIKE THEY WERE BOOKS, BUT THEY CAN’T FIGURE YOU OUT.
You have fantastic instincts about people, and right from the start, you’re able to tell whether they’ll be good or bad for you. The problem is that you often don’t listen to those instincts, and this has caused you all kinds of trouble. You’ve never misjudged anyone. But you are such an enigma wrapped in a riddle tucked inside a big fluffy pancake of mystery, people have problems understanding where you’re coming from. And that’s where this article might help.