The influence of the zodiac on people is not unknown. Sure, there are several factors governing one’s personality, the zodiac provides us with some clues about what one may expect of someone. While some signs may appear cold-hearted and unemotional, this is primarily a result of their core needs or even traumas. Even the most unemotional zodiac signs appear distant only because of their intrinsic needs and thus, lack of emotion becomes a defense mechanism for them to deal with the world.
So, what can you expect from the most unemotional zodiac signs:
- They avoid getting intimate, which means that even though they might be wild in bed, but may not always share their innermost thoughts
- They have a fear of commitment and may not always be emotionally available
- They lack empathy, which means that they may not always be aware of or even care about the problems of people around them
- They seem to have abrupt mood swings, going from happy to sad to angry in a matter of minutes
- They have problems communicating with people. Though they may appear to have charming conversations, often their conversations do not go deeper and appear to be a sham
- They are sometimes described as indifferent, moody, or arrogant
People often attribute such behavior to a result of belonging to a fire sign or water sign, but not all signs belonging to an element (fire, water, or air) are unemotional. Even in the elements, the trait of being emotionally unavailable varies by certain degrees and may vary even in people belonging to the same zodiac sign.
8 Most Unemotional And Cold Zodiac Signs
Like everything that exists in a spiritual realm, astrology doesn’t have strict binaries. Even the most unemotional zodiac signs may not always be unemotional and distant. Two signs belonging to the same element may not have the same traits, just like two people belonging to the same sign may have different traits.
It depends a great deal on other factors depending on the arrangement of planets during your birth. If you’re looking for professional help, Bonobology’s panel of experienced counselors is only a click away. For now, let’s read about the most emotionally distant signs of the zodiac:
1. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius is an air sign that is considered to be intellectual, curious, and deeply connected to its society. Aquarius loves to bring a macro-level change,. No wonder they’re often called revolutionaries or rebels, depending on who you talk to. They have an ardent belief in the success of teamwork, collaboration among communities, and have a massive streak to bring change to the world.
Aquarius is considered the most distant zodiac sign precisely because of this reason. Aquarius tends to pursue extensive change to the point that they ignore their family and friends, earning a reputation for being the most unemotional zodiac sign. You may observe that:
- They hate making small talk or talking just to be polite
- They appear uninterested in the things they don’t like
- They tend to be non-conformist and may repel people because of it
- They are also stubborn; it may come across as pride
- They repel any sort of commitment or dependence that threatens their idea of freedom
These features make Aquarius come across as the most emotionally cold zodiac sign. And, though they can be compatible with every other zodiac sign, one can make it work only by giving them freedom in the relationship and by respecting, even if not agreeing with, their values and ideals.
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2. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius is a fire sign that has a deep thirst for knowledge, mutable qualities, and blunt honesty bordering on rudeness. Sagittarius loves to explore and goes to great lengths for this need. They can’t manage with ‘enough’ and have a massive appetite for ‘excess’. Heard of ‘larger than life’? Yes, you are talking about them.
Aquarius and Sagittarius are considered to be the most emotionally distant signs of the zodiac. Sagittarius is not very adept at reading the room and combined with their blunt honesty, they may come across as rude. This makes Sagittarius one of the zodiac signs that don’t care about your opinion. You may observe that:
- They have no filter and may not know that their words are extremely hurtful
- Their wanderlust could appear as a sign of a commitment-phobe
- They can be unreliable due to this and may appear as bad friends
- They appear to not take anything seriously, especially words meant as a criticism of their blunt nature
These features make Sagittarius come across as one of the zodiac signs that have no emotions. Sagittarius are most compatible with air signs like Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius who can manage even the most unemotional zodiac signs by fanning their vivacity.
3. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio is a water sign that is actually pretty emotional but may come across as cold and distant due to their calculative and revengeful nature. Scorpio craves physical and emotional intimacy. They also have a desire for relentless control and so may come across as possessive.
Scorpio may come across as egocentric as they tend to focus on the past more than the future. Scorpio tends to revel in the bygones and this tendency is manifested as a revengeful streak. You may observe that:
- They obsess over old incidents more than they should
- They get too intense which can turn people away
- They can be manipulative and will not shy away from using your worst secrets to torment you, making them not just cold but calculative
- They have a revengeful streak and appear to live by the words ‘revenge is a dish best served cold’
- Their obsession for revenge often hurts them as well as those around them
Scorpio is unique in this list as most of the apathy they show toward the people they want to exact revenge from, is a result of the heartbreaks Scorpio suffered at their hands. While managing a Scorpio, one must maintain utter caution to not hurt them. If you do hurt them, then either apologize and heal the broken bond with love and selflessness, or be prepared for the worst. This makes them one of the most unemotional zodiac signs when it comes to exacting revenge.
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4. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorn is another earth sign but is completely opposite to the methodical Virgo. Capricorns are notorious for being the most unemotional zodiac sign as they have a mischievous streak. They’re highly ambitious and, like Scorpio, do not like to sugarcoat things.
Capricorn is one of the zodiac signs that don’t care about your opinion, because of their blunt nature. You may observe that:
- They are constantly talking about something in the future, ignoring the present
- They are critical of what people do around them
- They think every problem needs a solution, which can be annoying
- They are often busy doing one thing or another. They are constantly engaged in projects
Capricorn may appear as one of the zodiac signs that have no emotions since they are so focused on things happening tomorrow, not today. While managing a Capricorn, one must know that Capricorns are in for the long-term because of their focus on the future, and should not focus on less-distant things.
5. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgo is an earth sign that is known for its logical and systematic approach toward life. For them, practicality takes priority over indulgence. They’re perfectionists and have a quick eye for detail. This obsession with perfection is one of the signs you notice when Virgo men express their love.
Virgos may come across as show-offs as they tend to focus on perfection and may sometimes ignore people around them in the pursuit of it. The systematic approach of Virgo can be annoying to those who don’t like to generalize things. You may observe that:
- They obsess about doing things their own way
- They notice every detail and are not shy about pointing out even the most unsavory of details
- They are constantly looking for perfection and this can make them appear unemotional, especially to others who do not have the same idea about perfection
- They always treat things as problems needing a solution, making them extremely annoying listeners
- They may find it difficult to understand the concept of ‘complex’ and simplify everything even when the matter is emotionally painful, earning them a place in the list of the most unemotional zodiac signs
Virgo is one of the most distant zodiac signs since they are pretty straightforward to the point of appearing cold-hearted. While managing a Virgo, one must have a great deal of patience as this is a person who will treat everything as a problem to be fixed, and sometimes not everyone wants that.
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6. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer is another water sign and like their crustacean namesake, they have a hard shell. These people have a number of defense mechanisms. Cancer usually takes some time to open up around people. And though it may appear ironic, these people turn out to be extremely emotional but only once you get to know them.
Cancer appears as the most unemotional zodiac sign of how insensitive they can appear when you just meet them. Cancer may come across as distant as a sign of their trust issues. You may observe that:
- They do not talk a lot about themselves, especially with the new people in their lives
- They tend to avoid direct confrontation
- They have a fear of abandonment which makes them avoid connection
Be careful managing a Cancer. You need to show that you’re trustworthy, but at the same time, you must be clear about your need for space since their eventual emotional expression can be overwhelming.
7. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini is another air sign that is often misunderstood as untrustworthy because of the double-faced imagery. Geminis love to be at all places at the same time. They are highly adaptable and love to explore new ideas.
Gemini may appear as one of the most emotionally cold zodiac signs as they have short attention spans and love to flit among ideas. You may observe that:
- They love to talk but do not always remember things you tell them
- They are not great at getting back after the initial spurt of ideas
- They often say things without thinking and are good at conveniently forgetting them, making them the most unemotional zodiac sign
- They are always starting new things, but rarely stick to completing one
Geminis are usually fun but may appear as the most distant zodiac sign because of their fun-loving but forgetful nature. While managing them, be patient as Gemini might display weaknesses in love.
8. Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries is a fire sign and has an ambitious yet impulsive streak. Aries likes to start things straight away with blind optimism for the outcome. They’re resilient and have competitive natures.
Aries appears to be one of the zodiac signs that have no emotions as they are highly competitive. You may observe that:
- They may come across as selfish due to their ‘each man to his own’ attitude
- They may have an explosive temper especially when things don’t go their way
- They like to simplify things and can’t deal with complex emotions
Aries may appear as the most unemotional zodiac sign because of their assertiveness. While managing an Aries, one must learn to deal with their anger and stay away till they’re calmed.
This list is, however, not one set in stone and you may notice many nuances in each of the zodiacs. One must remember that while someone who belongs to the zodiac signs that have no emotions, or rather appears to have no emotions, they’re often misunderstood. People have an intrinsic need to be understood. So next time you judge someone for being distant, think about what makes them so. Even the most unemotional zodiac signs deserve a chance to be understood.