Why Do People Hate Capricorns? (11 Reasons Why)

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Kayleigh Hudson

Kayleigh Hudson has always been fascinated by astrology and the zodiac, as well as mythical creatures. In her spare time, she loves to read fantasy books.

Each sign of the Zodiac has its own unique attributes with different personality traits. For instance, some Zodiac signs are popular with others while others have positive energy and high intelligence.

But there are also certain Zodiac signs that are more polarizing and standoffish than others and at the top of that unenviable list are Capricorns. Here are 11 reasons why Capricorns are so hated.

Why Do People Hate Capricorns?

1. Capricorns Are Overly Rigid

Capricorns are ruled by the planet Saturn and derive many of their attributes from this ringed planet. Some of these characteristics can alienate other Zodiac signs and cause friction.

Saturn is considered something of an astrological father figure in astrology because of its slow, deliberate journey around the heavens. These are some of the traits associated with Saturn:

  • Saturn extols the virtues of hard work, discipline, and productivity
  • It takes a no-nonsense, level-headed view of the universe
  • Living a structured and orderly existence should be the goal of all signs

Because of their outwardly rigid, uncompromising nature, Capricorns can be perceived as being overly set in their ways and exceedingly devoted to maintaining proper appearances.

2. They Are Stubborn As Goats

In the Zodiac, the astrological symbol for Capricorn is a goat (also known as a mountain goat or a sea goat). This symbology is very revealing as it provides insight into the character of Capricorns.

Like their animal counterpart, Capricorns have a (well-earned) reputation for being stubborn and headstrong. Once they dig in their heels on any particular issue there is no budging them.

Not only are they unyielding but even in the face of being shown the error of their ways, Capricorns are not likely to yield, concede, or admit fault.

This attribute can make them extremely difficult to work with in team environments and any projects requiring even a minimal level of collaboration will be challenging with Capricorns in the mix.

3. Capricorns Can Be Cold As Winter

Capricorns have birthdays falling between December 22nd and January 19th, which coincides with the start of winter.

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In terms of personality, the cold weather often associated with winter is an accurate reflection of how Capricorns are perceived by others.

There seems to be a direct correlation between the chill in the air during the months of December and January and the frosty exterior of Capricorns.

Their cold, unfriendly demeanor can be very off-putting to other signs, and ironically, can also be a source of friction.

4. Spontaneity Is Not Their Strong Suit

Capricorns are very measured in the way they approach life situations and spontaneity is not their strong suit. Rather than going out on a limb, they will step back and assess everything before acting.

Therefore, is highly unlikely that you would see a Capricorn throwing caution to the wind and taking a chance or venturing into the unknown.

While there is certainly something to be said for being prudent and pragmatic, Capricorns in general lack any sense of adventure at all, making them the proverbial sticks in the mud.

All of which is to say that Capricorns have a well-earned reputation for being dull and predictable.

5. They Have Natural Poker Faces

For most people, their faces provide a glimpse into their inner feelings. More specifically, their facial expressions can be very revealing, exposing their true emotional state to others.

But Capricorns are born with unreadable poker faces and are naturally skilled at masking their emotions and hiding their true feelings.

In fact, so adept are Capricorns at disguising their inner state that they can broadcast a completely different sense of their emotions than what they are actually feeling inside.

This attribute can make it difficult, if not impossible, to truly get to know a Capricorn because you never know what they are thinking or how they are feeling deep inside.

6. Capricorns Have Negative Energy

Capricorns Have Negative Energy

Given their reserved, risk-averse approach to living their lives, Capricorns are often perceived by other people as having negative energy about them.

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In just about any situation, they are quick to point out the negatives and obsess over problematic aspects while ignoring the positives and maintaining a constructive attitude.

Such pessimism can be a particular turn-off in a group setting such as a meeting at work or even a social gathering among friends.

If nothing else, the negativity that Capricorns are known for makes them difficult to be around.

7. They Hold Grudges

An attribute that other signs find off-putting about Capricorns is their tendency to hold grudges. Nobody is perfect and everybody makes mistakes, but Capricorns seem to have difficulty with letting things go.

They may say that they forgive but they do not truly forget and they are quick to bring up past mistakes and grievances just to make a point.

Worse yet, an old conflict, seemingly long-forgotten, can re-surface without warning and become fresh fodder for a renewed dispute.

When it comes to disagreements with Capricorns, the battle is never truly over and bygones will never be bygones.

8. Capricorns Are Arrogant

One of the most disagreeable traits of Capricorns is their arrogance. Being so set in their ways, people born under Saturn have a tendency to think that whatever the circumstances, they are always right.

This unyielding attitude makes them difficult to get along with, and to make matters worse, many Capricorns are condescending toward those who question their decision-making.

Furthermore, getting into an argument with a Capricorn is an exercise in futility because not only are they egotistical, but they are also stubborn, and they will simply wear you down with their haughtiness.

Putting it all together, no sign in the Zodiac is as self-righteous as Capricorns and they are not shy about making their opinions known.

9. They Are Secretive

Capricorns are known for being secretive and not only does this personality trait make them seem distant but it also gives people around them the impression that they cannot be trusted.

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Their guarded and withdrawn nature makes forming close relationships with Capricorns exceedingly difficult because one can never truly know what they are thinking.

10. Capricorns Are Ambitious To A Fault

In astrology, the 10th house (which Capricorns are born into) governs one’s career and life goals. As such, Capricorns are known for being highly ambitious and driven to succeed at whatever cost.

While being motivated is one thing, it is quite another for achievement to become an obsession, and this is a characteristic that is common among Capricorns.

To say that Capricorns are career-minded would be an understatement of epic proportions. Given their natural stubbornness and self-righteousness, Capricorns tend to have few allies in the workplace.

11. Outward Appearance Matters Too Much

When it comes to appearances, Capricorns care a great deal about how they present themselves and how they are perceived by others.

Because perception is everything to Capricorns, they embrace the use of material objects to project a flattering image of themselves.

Capricorns are drawn to flashy cars, expensive clothing, and other symbols of wealth and influence as means of announcing to the world that they are on top of their game in every respect.

To learn more, you can also read our posts on why Capricorns push you away, why Scorpios are so quiet, and why 69 is a bad number.


Every Zodiac sign has its strengths and weaknesses. Some attributes inspire others and draw them in, while others are repulsive and turn people away.

Capricorns are not likely to win any popularity contests. Their stubbornness, arrogance, and unforgiving nature make them the most difficult of all signs to befriend, let alone tolerate.


  • Kayleigh Hudson

    Kayleigh Hudson has always been fascinated by astrology and the zodiac, as well as mythical creatures. In her spare time, she loves to read fantasy books.

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