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10 Virgo Stereotypes That Are Actually True

I wouldn’t necessarily say that I put much stock into what my horoscope says each week, although I do occasionally like to read what my week will supposedly be like from time to time. I mean, don’t we all?

People think they can tell a lot about a person by their astrological sign, and honestly, I find that sometimes those stereotypes about your sign can actually be true.

I looked into my own sign, Virgo, to learn some of the characteristics about a person born between August 23 and September 22, and I have to say, these are pretty spot-on.

1. Precise

Virgos are said to be very meticulous, and I can tell you that’s true. I take everything I work on and every decision I make very seriously. I like to weigh all of my options before making a decision, and I like to put my best effort into my work. This is a good quality, I’d say, but certainly a very taxing one.

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2. Determined

People with this sign are said to be determined, hard-workers. I don’t like to give up on anything, and I set high goals for myself. So, once again, I can attest to this being true.

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3. Very Clean

Virgos like a tidy space, and while I may not obsess over everything being in order all of the time, I do like for my space to be functional. And if someone’s stopping by my house, you better believe I’ve cleaned it!

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4. Analytical

Virgos tend to be thinkers, according to stereotypes, and considering that I try to consider all of my options before making a decision, I’d say that this is true, but only to a certain degree. I’m also very emotional and will react based on my intuition, so it’s hard to say that I’m always highly analytical in a situation.

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5. Reliable

I take promises very seriously and always try to hold up my end of a bargain. If I promise to meet you at 7 p.m., you better believe I’ll be there by 7 p.m.

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6. Observant

Being that I’m a highly curious journalist for a living, I’d say this observant thing is pretty spot-on.

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7. Skeptical

Given that Virgos are highly analytical, they can also be skeptical. I’d like to think that I have a healthy amount of skepticism, but who knows? Maybe the astrologists are right with this one.

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8. Responsible

Since Virgos are known for being reliable, they’re also very responsible. I, especially, hold myself accountable for a lot of things. Perhaps even a little too much, at times.

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9. Selective

Virgos tend to be selective with who they open up to because it can take a little while for them to feel comfortable around new people. They’re said to be friendly, but not overly friendly. I have a very select, close group of friends, so I could definitely believe this to be more than just a stereotype.

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10. Economical

Virgos are typically very careful with their money. I am definitely a saver, but I also like to splurge and treat myself and my loved ones to special things every once in a while. I’m really good at justifying the purchases I make, too, for better or for worse.

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Whether you believe what your astrological sign says about you or not, stereotypes become stereotypes for a reason, and if you dissect your sign I think you’ll find quite a few similarities between the way you actually behave and the way your sign dictates you’ll behave. You never know, you may even learn something about yourself.

[h/t: Thought Catalog]