Who are the most empathetic astrological signs? In this article, we will put all twelve zodiac signs under the magnifying glass and rank them in terms of their empathy skill.
Even though it’s expected to be a basic human emotion, empathy is not a trait that comes naturally to everyone. While some people can easily connect with and genuinely relate to the feelings of others, others are simply not built that way.
The reason why someone may seem so in tune with their emotion and that of others might be because of the star sign. Some zodiac signs are simply more emotionally sensitive than others. In this article, we rank all the zodiac signs based on how much empathy they show.
Zodiac Empathy Ranking (Least to Most)
Zodiac Signs Ranked from Least Empathetic to Most Empathetic
Capricorns are often considered the least empathic of all zodiac signs. Although they try to treat everyone equally, they won’t go out of their way to make anyone happy. In fact, they might go for a kill in situations where empathy is needed. They feel everyone should be able to handle their own problems so they’re often condescending and unforgiving towards people.
Sags are more than happy to have deep conversations with other people. But they prefer to talk about anything else apart from emotions. They’re simply not into sharing their feelings with others. They won’t tell you about their emotions and they’d prefer that you don’t say yours too. Of course, if you decide to share your personal problems, they’ll listen to you talk about them, but they won’t get fully engaged in what you’re talking about.
Empathy is hard for the Aries because they find it difficult to connect with things they can’t relate with. Arieses only empathize with issues they find relatable. So when someone comes with a problem that they don’t understand, they probably won’t get much empathy from the Aries. They’ll try their best to give friendly advice or try to make the person feel better, but the advice they’ll offer will most likely not be the empathic answer you’ll expect.
Leos are egoistic but they can be empathic towards the people they consider their friends. Only a Leo’s BFF or close family member will get to see the empathic side of their personality. That side is only reserved for people they consider deserving of it. That’s not to say they’re rude to other people by default. But they simply can’t show the same level of empathy towards outsiders.
Librans have a gentle nature and they’re happy when the people they love are happy. Librans are generally considered very kind and they make great friends. Whether you need someone to cheer you up or solve your problem, a Libran is a man for the job. They also have a very kind nature and can help cheer others up. The major problem with Librans is that they’re not so great at analyzing their own feelings and solving their own problems.
Cancers are among the most emotional of all zodiac signs and this makes it easy for them to be empathic. They have a maternal nature which makes it easier for them to relate to what others are feeling. They know how to handle feelings of heartbreak, anger, and sadness and can provide good advice to anyone going through any of these feelings. However, they may sometimes be too emotional for their own good.
Geminis are true empaths. But being in tune with other people’s feelings can become a bit of a problem for them as well. They tend to over exaggerate these feelings and they often end up feeling worse in the long run. Because of this, Geminis try to avoid people to prevent picking up on their pain and anxiety. They’re not likely to get close enough to be considered helpful to someone in distress. But if someone reaches out to them for help, they’ll do everything in their power to come through.
Aquarians treat the world around them like a parent treats their child. They are concerned about everyone around them and often feel their pain. They don’t like seeing other people sad or abandoned and they can invest a lot of their time in seeing people happy. These traits earn them a reputation of being among the most compassionate of all the zodiac signs. However, Aquarians want to feel appreciated for their good deeds. They’ll get angry if their empathy isn’t appreciated and this can dull their empathy with time.
Many of the scorpions’ traits don’t seem to have anything to do with emotional sensitivity. But while the Scorpios can be harsh and violent, they are quite emotionally sensitive. They do care about people and they try their best to be as kind as possible. They’re particularly soft towards their friends and will do everything to save a friend in distress. However, while they’re in tune with other people’s emotions, Scorpios typically struggle with their own emotions.
Beyond their hardened perfectionist nature, Virgos are actually quite empathic. They have a tough exterior. But internally, they are a mush ball of emotions. The major reason why they often appear cold and hardened is because they always want to protect themselves. They pick up on other people’s feelings and it hurts too much for them. Virgos are likely to get involved in charities and courses related to animal protection because they can’t bear to see an animal in distress.
Taureans are among the most empathic people you can relate with as well. This often comes as a surprise to most people. Caring about other people’s feelings is the last thing you would expect from a zodiac sign whose symbol is the bull. But Taurus people are quite emotionally graceful. They’re in turn with their emotions and that of others around them. They also have a genuine desire to help which makes them the best of friends anyone could have.
Pisceans carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. They have the reputation of being the most emotionally sensitive of all the zodiac signs. They genuinely care about people’s feelings and will do everything to make sure everyone around them is happy and satisfied. Their emotional sensitivity makes them in tune with other people’s emotions. They can tell when their friends and family are in emotional pain and will do everything within their power to make them feel better. Most times, it works as people usually find their presence calming and peaceful.
True empaths make up only 1-2% of the planet’s population. So there’s no need to feel bad if our ranking places your zodiac sign among the least likely to fall in the category of empaths. Regardless of what your star sign says, you can still try your best to show people compassion and kindness as much as you can.