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What Does Your Zodiac Sign Say About Your Leadership Style?

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Ever wondered what your sign says about your leadership style? We'll let you know.

Aries (March 22 - April 21)

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Aries are brave, independent, and dynamic. An Aeries boss is definitely the type who truly loves to push through and take charge of any situation. And they're courageous enough to take the risks that a leader often needs to. Although they can be a but impsulsive at times, which may lead to a few too many foolhardy ideas, an Aeries leader isn't afraid to go their own road — often for the better!

Taurus (April 22 - May 21)

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Tauruses are parient, reliable, and determined. They're known as the most down-to-earth of all the zodiac for a reason! A zodiac boss is the type who is always down to work with their employees to get the best results for everyone no matter how long it takes and how much they have to push through to get there. Though they can be pretty stubborn at times (okay, a lot of the time), they have a warmheart and a gentle touch that will support their employees through any struggle!

Gemini (May 22 to June 21)

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Geminis are adaptable, versatile, and communicative. These bosses are the best at running meetings, they know what to say and how to say it with verve. They're also multi-tasking champs due to their naturally adaptive personality — ideal for an all-hands-on-deck type of workplace. However, they can be a bit inconsistent when it comes to certain details, so you'll definitely need to work a little extra hard to keep track of a Gemini boss.

Cancer (June 22 to July 21)

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Cancers are sensitive, friend-oriented, and practical. Nothing makes a Cancer boss happier than seeing their employees thrive! This type of leader is sure to foster a nurturing and supportive work environment, and they're cautious enough to have plans in place in case things get a little crazy. And we all know that's bound to happen sometime! Cancers can be a little moody though, so be sure not to catch a Cancer boss on an off day.

Leo (July 22 to August 21)

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Leos are creative, popular, and faithful. We're not saying leadership is a popularity contest, but it doesn't hurt to be well-liked by the people you're in charge of! A Leo boss will always have your back; they'd never let a client chew you out without stepping in to take the heat themselves. Although it feels like Leo bosses can sometimes be a bit too bossy, but it's only because they're so enthusiastic about the work you're all doing!

Virgo (Auguest 22 to September 21)

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Virgos are modest, meticulous, and diligent. If there was every a boss who could spot a typo from a mile away, it's a Virgo boss. So watch out for these perfectionists! Don't be afraid of harsh criticism though; a Virgo boss might keep you on your toes, but you'll learn more from them than you ever thought possible!

Libra (September 22 - October 21)

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Libras are diplomatic, charming, and idealistic. Libras have a strong sense of justice. Duh, the scales! They know the difference between right and wrong, and they are inherently talented at weighing (ba dum tss) the odds. (The scale-related bad jokes stop here, don't worry.) Even though they sometimes have a penchant for indecision, ultimately Libra bosses are the best when it comes to conflict resolation. And we could all use a little bit of that every once and a while...

Scorpio (October 22 - November 21)

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Scorpios are self-reliant, powerful, and dominant. If there was ever a zodiac sign to have boss-vibes, it's Scorpio. They know there's hot stuff and they aren't afraid to flaunt it, whether on the street or in a conference room. These magnetic personalities are sure to invegorate any office space, and even though they can be a little compulsive sometimes, ultimately they encourage passion wherever they go.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

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Sagittariuses are open-minded, honest, and freedom-loving. A Sagittarius boss is as free and fun-loving as they get! These are the types of leaders that want their employees to take their own path and will encourage you to explore your own ideas and processes. Although they're honesty can sometimes border on the tactless, at least you'll never have to worry about what they're really thinking about your performance.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 21)

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Capricorns are hardworking, straightforward, stubborn

Aquarius (January 22 - February 21)

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Aquariuses are innovative, admired, eccentric. This zodiac sign as a leader is one of a kind, they can fall deeply into their own research and learning processes so sometimes it might be a little hard to tap into their management. But they have a deeply humanitarian streak that shows just how much they care about their workers and the outside world in general!

Pisces (February 22 - March 21)

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Pisces are selfless, sympathetic, and go-with-the-flow. Though not natural born leaders, they can be great at creating an appreciative and cooperative team environment. Sometimes this sign is easilly led astray, but when they can get back the reigns their employees are always there to back them up.

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Dear Armchair Psychologist,
I've been dating my boyfriend for a year. After spending some vacation time with him and realizing he is not treating me the way I like I'm wondering — what do I do? I need him to be kinder and softer to me but he says simply, "chivalry is not his thing." I believe when two people decide to be together they need to adjust to each other. I don't think or feel my boyfriend is adjusting to what's important to me. Should I try to explain to him what's important to me, accept him for what he is, or leave him as I'm just not happy and the little gestures are important to me?
- Loveless Woman

Dear Loveless Woman,

I am saddened you aren't getting your needs met in your relationship. Intimacy and affection are important to sustain a healthy relationship. It's troubling that even though you have expressed your needs to your boyfriend that it's fallen on deaf ears. You need to explore, with a therapist, why you have sought out this type of relationship and why you have stayed in it, even when it's making you chronically unhappy? Your belief that couples should adjust to each other is correct to some degree. These things often include compromising and bending on things like who gets the bigger closet or where to go for dinner. However, it's a tall order to ask someone to change their personality and if your boyfriend is indeed a jerk, like you say, who refuses to acknowledge your love language or express kindness and softness, then maybe you should find a partner who will embrace you while being chivalrous.

- The Armchair Psychologist

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Hi Armchair Psychologist,
Just wanted to let you know that your article was really offensive to read. Do you refer to women's genitals as: "gross," "ghasty," "smelly," or otherwise? Humans are not perfect, each of us is different and you should emphasize this. I hope that man finds a partner that will love and accept him rather than tearing him down. Which gender has a whole aisle devoted to their "special" hygiene needs? I can tell you it's not men.
With love,
Male Reader

Dear Male Reader,

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback to my Armchair Psychologist column. My email response bounced so am writing you here. I am so sorry I offended you. It wasn't my intention. I actually meant to be sardonic and make the writer see how ridiculous she sounded for the harsh language she used to describe her date. I obviously failed at this sneer since you think I meant to be offensive. Many apologies. I'll do better. Have a wonderful day and keep writing us with your thoughts.

- Ubah, The Armchair Psychologist

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