Everyone likes a friend or partner that will always have their back. Someone you can always trust to protect you regardless of the situation. People with this personality trait are quite dependable.
However, protectiveness can tend toward obsession in some people. When you have an overprotective person in your life, they might weary you down with their excessive possessiveness. Let’s take a look at how the different zodiac signs rank in terms of how protective they are of their friends and loved ones.
Zodiac Overprotective Ranking (Least to Most)
Least Overprotective to Most Overprotective Zodiac Signs
If you have an Aquarian as a friend or partner, it’ll almost feel like they don’t care about anything because they’re simply too relaxed. This air sign has a fleeting nature and they rarely get overly invested in anything. Aquarians have a lackadaisical attitude toward love and relationship. But that’s just how they are with other aspects of their life as well.
Sagittarians love the easy and relaxed life. This chill attitude applies to everything including their relationships. They are not possessive or overly protective of their partners. Their optimistic nature makes them trusting of people and they’ll simply let things go instead of worrying about what could or couldn’t be.
Librans seek peace and harmony with everything. They’re too concerned about balance and equality to stress themselves over where their partner is or what they’re with. Librans are intuitive and they can sense if their partner is being sincere in the relationship. They’ll only give their all if they feel the other party is being sincere as well. But they don’t get possessive or overprotective because that will disrupt the balance they so much crave in their life.
A Gemini wants to be free like a bird. Since they love independence, they’re the last to cage anyone down with possessiveness or overprotection. They’re relaxed in their relationship and they want their partner to be that way too. However, Geminis have an inclination to be jealous. Once in a while, they’ll show small signs of possessiveness but it hardly ever lasts.
The thing with Pisces is that even though they tend to be overly protective, they’re good at handling their emotions. Pisces love hard and they can get attached to people easily. But they’re also emotionally aware enough to know when they’re doing too much or becoming overprotective of their partner. Once they see this, Pisces people will back down and try to get things back to normal again.
On the surface, it may seem like the Virgo doesn’t care, but deep down they’re mushy lovers that love the feeling of having their own person. Virgos tend to be obsessive lovers and things can get pretty intense with them. No matter how jealous or possessive a Virgo gets they do a good job at hiding it. They may be burning up inside with jealousy and overprotectiveness. But Virgos will always maintain an outward coolness that doesn’t give the fact that they care away.
Capricorns are protective of many aspects of their life. They love their work for instance and they’re possessive of the things they own. However, they’re sensible enough to know that relationships cannot be treated that way. People need their freedom and relationships should be based on mutual trust and loyalty. This is why they’re not overprotective most of the time. However, the feeling of possessiveness may sometimes overwhelm the Capricorn and they’ll often smother their partner because they’re scared of being ditched.
Sensitive Cancer is one of the most overprotective of all zodiac signs. They’re emotionally sensitive which further complicates things for them. In relationships or friendships, they give their all. They also tend to get overprotective with their friends and family as well. The good side of all of this is that they’re sensitive enough to pick up when they’re doing too much. They’ll do their best to fight off their possessiveness, but most times, it simply doesn’t work out.
Arieses are sensible most times. However, when it comes to love and relationships, they struggle to keep things together. They believe in total exclusivity and can’t bear the thought of their partner being with anyone else. It’s almost like they’re treating the person like an object they own and they’ll obsess over them every time.
The Taurean’s overprotectiveness stems from their love for control. They want to control everything in their life and that extends to people too. It’s not really about trust or doubt for them. Their overprotectiveness is mainly about control. Their overprotective nature makes them want to keep their partner focused on them alone. They can get angry quickly if this is not the case.
Like the Taurus, Leo’s overprotectiveness especially in relationships is not about trust or anything like this. It stems more from jealousy than anything else. Leo’s are protective of their partners because they love being the center of attention. They also love showing off their partners like they’re a valuable price that they won. Of course behavior like this is often a big problem in a relationship and Leos may struggle to keep it down if care is not taken.
Scorpions are the king when it comes to overprotection and possessiveness. Unlike other zodiac signs, it takes a long time for Scorpions to fall in love. But when they eventually do, they’ll do everything to keep that person. Their problem is more about trust than anything else. Scorpio people don’t trust anyone and they fear betrayal more than anything. They’re also controlling in nature which makes them entitled to everything that concerns their partner.
There’s nothing bad in being protective of your friend, family, or lover. Some level of protectiveness is expected in every relationship. However, individual differences should be taken into consideration at all times. People who tend to love intensely and get overprotective should watch it to avoid getting too overprotective and smothering their partner.