Have you ever looked around at your friends, family, or coworkers and wondered why they are the way they are, especially regarding clinginess vs independence? Perhaps these character traits are not as arbitrary as you initially believed; maybe their independence (or lack thereof) stems from their Zodiac? Interested? We ranked each sign from most self-reliant to the clingiest and explained why. Read on to check it out.
Zodiac Clinginess Ranking (Least to Most)
Least Clingy to Clingiest Star Signs
Are you surprised by this ranking? Don’t worry; we’ll dig into the specifics of why we ranked these Zodiacs this way in further detail below.
Sagittarius has made their fierce independence part of their core identity. Not only does leaning on another person feel wrong to them; it makes them question who they are and makes them feel inferior. These natives thrive on the feeling of having unrequited freedom, independence, and pride.
While these natives are a force to be reckoned with, powerful in many ways, it takes a considerably long adjustment period when they decide to enter a serious relationship. Sagittarius does not feel comfortable letting their walls down or making themselves vulnerable.
Aries, like Sagittarius, enjoys their freedom and independence. However, their lack of clinginess isn’t due to pride (mostly) or how they perceive themselves, it’s all about their lack of patience and selfish tendencies.
Don’t get it twisted; Aries can be a kind and generous person. Still, they don’t enjoy waiting for others nor do they like having to take others’ wants, needs, or feelings into consideration. These natives are happy to be lone wolves because it allows them to choose their own path, walk at their own speed, and only be responsible for themselves.
Capricorns are a strange mixture of independent yet needy.
When it comes to friends, family, roommates, coworkers, or other peers, Capricorn loves the comfort and safety that comes from self-sufficiency. They feel their best when they’re reassured that they can handle life on their own.
That all changes, though, when they meet the right person. Once Capricorn feels that they have met their soul mate and feel comfortable confiding in them, they will let their guard down and get clingy with their lover.
Aquarius is remarkably similar to Capricorn.
These natives need their independence, less so out of pride and more so because they feel that they cannot safely rely on others. They enjoy the freedom that their self-sufficiency brings too. The only difference is that Aquarius always needs at least one consistent confidant. Aquarius needs to talk through their feelings and decisions that they have to make, and so it’s important for them to have a friend, lover, therapist, or even a mentor to speak to.
I know, Scorpios aren’t needy at all, right? While Scorpios are very capable of being on their own and are happy to embark on many of life’s greatest adventures solo, there is an aspect of the Scorpio’s neediness that is often overlooked.
That neediness only reveals itself when Scorpio has been rejected or ignored more than they like. Scorpios are used to receiving all the attention they want, especially in a romantic setting. So in the rare instance where Scorpio feels that they’re being neglected, they can get downright stalkerish with their levels of clinginess and neediness. To Scorpio, they’re just pursuing what they want. To everyone else, it’s clear that boundaries are being crossed, and with a fierce intensity that scares most of the other Zodiacs.
Geminis are an excellent blend of independence and partnership.
These natives are the type to embark on a long solo hike first and then return to the same trail a few weeks later to guide their friends. They feel significant levels of satisfaction doing things on their own, but they also long for companionship and community. They need some assurance from others every now and then, but they also enjoy giving back and supporting others too.
Leo loves to fabricate a facade of independence, self-made wins, and undeniable leadership abilities. They’re good at this and even believe that they are completely self-sufficient with no need for other people. This just isn’t the case though; Leos have to have the attention and validation of other people at all times. It doesn’t matter if this validation comes from their lover, friends, or even complete strangers, but they just need it.
Leos also crave one on one interactions too. Usually, this reveals itself in them as constantly having a relationship, even if they have to bounce from person to person.
Make no mistake, though, Leo is wildly capable of doing it on their own; they just need the compliments and adoration of others while they work on their own.
Virgos have all the traits to be fiercely independent and self-reliant. The only reason they aren’t is their crippling anxiety and occasional waves of self-doubt.
Virgos struggle with imposter syndrome and can benefit from a trusted friend or lover who can build them back up again during moments of doubt. Luckily, Virgo can return the favor to their supporters and knows when and how to shut their clinginess down. If they’re told that space is needed, Virgo is happy to stop their neediness and go find a new project to focus on to distract themselves.
Pisces is the epitome of co-dependency. These people love to give, and they thrive on the high that their own generosity lends them, even if their kindness is taken for granted.
Pisces is happy to keep giving their love, affection, time, money, and skills to the person or people they love. They desperately crave spending time with others and want to make other people feel happy, loved, and appreciated. Because of this, it is easy for Pisces to be taken advantage of.
While Taurus is a patient creature, they quietly want the love, affection, and admiration of others, especially in their romantic partner.
Taurus takes a while to trust others, but once they do, a strong bond is formed, and they can become obsessive and possessive over their person. Taurus has many emotional needs, and they desperately want their lover to fulfill all of them.
Cancers are natural nurturers who want to love and support the people they love. Receiving the unrequited love of Cancer is a gift and a curse. They will stop at nothing to love and care for their people, but this can quickly feel like smothering, especially after some time has passed. Cancer latches onto the people they love and will not let go or back up for anything.
Libras are the golden retrievers of the Zodiac when it comes to clinginess. They don’t enjoy being alone and will stop at nothing to always be by their chosen person’s side.
Libras are the type to get dumped but then ask if they can remain friends and continue to spend lots of time together. If Libra had it their way, they would third-wheel on your next date and just be happy to be in your presence.