Zodiac: These are the worst traits of a Cancer

Watch out for when this sign gets crabby!

These are the worst traits of a Cancer
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These are the worst traits of a Cancer

One of the most compassionate signs of the zodiac, it’s hard to imagine any reason to dislike Cancers, right? Nurturing and sympathetic, they are excellent friends and confidantes, but that dedication and the tidal wave of emotion can definitely be overwhelming. Some people just aren’t capable of the same intensity that you so freely offer!

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It’s no secret that Cancers feel very deeply. You’re very in tune with your surroundings, which can make you accidentally absorb other people’s emotions and mistake them for your own. You also tend to be sensitive and take most things personally, says Nina Khan ofBustle, even when they have nothing to do with you. It’s important to clarify instead of making assumptions.


Like the moon breezes through phases, so do your feelings, Cancer! Your emotions fluctuate in the blink of an eye, which means you can be unpredictable. As someone driven by feeling, this has gotten you into trouble before—whether for killing the vibe or for acting irrationally. When you don’t get what you give, says Briana Johnson of YourTango, you turn broody until the person in question finally reciprocates!

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To say you care enormously about your loved ones is an understatement. You’d do anything for the ones you hold close to your heart and you love providing them with safety, security, and comfort, according to Bustle. However, a lot of people don’t know how to return the devotion, causing you to start attaching yourself to them until they do. Unfortunately, this often develops into a codependent style of attachment, which you’ll want to avoid.


Tender and empathetic, you want to make sure that you aren’t taken advantage of, which is why you’re quick to jump on the defense, notes Bustle. You wear your heart on your sleeve, but the moment you perceive a slight on your character, you bring the claws out. Though it’s important to defend yourself, it’s also crucial to make sure you don’t make people feel like they have to tiptoe around you all the time.

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