Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It’s all funny. Next. Everyone gets so upset about the wrong things.Joan Rivers
Some people don’t seem to get bothered by anything. The world around them could be in flames, and they’d still be as chill as a popsicle inside an igloo on the Arctic Circle in mid-January.
Other people, though, seem to exist in a constant state of low-level irritation. To others, they seem like ticking time bombs: prickly, surly, testy, exasperated, snappy, quick-tempered, and ready to explode at the tiniest provocation. Some of them can be so irritable, it takes no provocation at all—they’ll use any excuse to get upset. And this personality trait often brings them trouble in business and romance.
Here are the three zodiac signs most prone to flipping out at the drop of a hat.
An earth sign with a fixed modality, the Bull is known as the most stubbornly grumpy of all the star signs. They will work themselves into a tizzy over the slightest thing—seeing someone with an odd haircut, an unexpected change in the weather, being stuck in mild midday traffic, steak that’s just a tiny bit overcooked (or undercooked), or when they accidentally step on a piece of chewed bubble gum on a crowded urban sidewalk. It doesn’t take much for them to explode—in fact, it seems as if they’re waiting for an excuse to erupt like a hot volcano. Once they blow their top, it’s best for you to keep your distance for a while. They’ll eventually cool down. It might take a week. Or a year. Or a lifetime.
The reason that Virgos are easily upset is because the stars have aligned to make them high-strung—one might even call them neurotic. They have a tendency to needlessly worry and imagine the worst-case scenario. That strange bump on their lip that they spotted in the bathroom mirror? It must be cancer. The price of meat has gone up a smidgen since last week? We’re on the brink of an economic disaster. There’s a small dark cloud in the distant horizon? A tornado is coming that will be worse than the one in The Wizard of Oz. It’s best to try humoring them, but don’t make it too obvious, or they’ll think you’re making fun of them and get even more upset.
A water sign, Scorpio is highly emotional. Ruled by Mars, the planet of war, they are willing to charge into battle waving a sword to justify when they’re upset. And they’re upset about so, so, soooo many things: laziness, cruelty, lying, greed, people who don’t return their texts quickly enough, when the clerk at the doctor’s office mispronounces their name for everyone to hear, when someone takes the last piece of cake at a birthday party (even though Scorpio already had a piece), and nearly any demonstration of human thoughtlessness or casual disregard that reinforces Scorpio’s deeply held conviction that they are the most considerate person on the planet.