People are all unique and act as such, but underlying trends can be prevalent in many of us depending on certain astronomic circumstances of our birth. That’s where astrology comes in.
Some astrological signs won’t get along with others, but one gets plenty of hate from all around- some people outright can’t seem to stand Geminis, and you may wonder why that is!
Why Do People Hate Geminis?
1. Geminis Do Not Listen Well
Everybody has days when listening can be hard. Perhaps you did not sleep well and are having trouble staying awake, or something happened in your personal life that made it hard to focus.
Geminis are like this all of the time! Many people will at least try to seem like they are paying attention to what you are saying, but not a Gemini.
A Gemini will nod while you are speaking and let your words go in one ear and out the other. If you ask them about your conversation later, they are not likely to remember any of it!
Much of this has to do with the energy of Geminis. Geminis can have issues with sitting still, and this restlessness can translate directly into their listening ability.
In many cases, a Gemini outright does not have the patience to listen to other people speak at length!
2. Geminis Are Two-Faced
The Gemini sign is also known as ‘the Twins,’ and this is a fitting moniker. Sometimes, it can seem like Geminis are two different people living inside one body, if not more!
Many people have different personalities that they may display to their family or different friend groups individually, but Geminis can take this multifaceted existence to another level.
Geminis have multiple sides that they could show to anybody, and not all of them will be pleasant.
With a Gemini, you may have no idea which side you are talking to, and anything you say could upset them! It can be very hard to walk the fine line that Geminis put up with their two faces.
Additionally, due to their two faces, a Gemini could be smiling in your face while talking about you behind your back!
3. Mythological Reasons
As with many other western Zodiac signs, Gemini has its roots in Greek mythology with Castor and Pollux, the twin sons of Zeus. This origin explains the sign’s nickname of ‘the Twins!’
In Greek mythology, Castor was killed in battle during the Trojan War. The Trojan War was the same infamous war that involved Odysseus and Achilles!
After Castor’s death, Pollux was overwhelmed with grief and begged their father, Zeus, to put Castor in the stars so that he may live forever.
As with most tales in Greek mythology, Zeus obliged to an extent; he put both of the twins into the heavens, forming the Gemini constellation.
The twins were to spend half of their time in the heavens and the other half in the other world, helping to explain the Gemini constellation not always being visible in the night sky.
This splitting of time is another explanation for the mood swings of Geminis, as they are said to spend half of their time in the underworld and the other half in the heavens.
With this explanation, many people find Geminis to be untrustworthy. With their mythological origins, it’s easy to see why!
4. Geminis Have Mood Swings
Coming off the back of a Gemini’s two-faced nature and their mythologically-divisive origin, it only makes sense that Geminis would be prone to extreme mood swings.
These mood swings are one of the central stereotypes of the Gemini sign. While it is not typically a good thing to hold faith in stereotypes, this instance is unfortunately accurate.
A Gemini is prone to a sense of moodiness that can leave you confused, going from laughing with them in one moment to being scolded for some perceived slight a moment later.
This moodiness seems to be a natural extension of their two-faced nature and can be just as difficult to deal with!
5. Geminis Always Exaggerate
Geminis are prone to exaggeration, making everything out to be a far bigger deal than it truly is.
This proclivity towards exaggeration can make it hard to gauge what honestly happened with a Gemini when they tell a story, or it can be hard to gauge how upset they truly are!
When combined with the Gemini tendency towards moodiness, Geminis can exaggerate how offended they are by other people’s words, making it annoying to deal with them.
6. Geminis Hold A Grudge
When you manage to upset a Gemini- and at some point, you will- you should not expect them to get over it quickly.
Geminis are known to hold a grudge, and when combined with how easily you can accidentally insult one, a Gemini can spend a lot of time being angry with several people at once.
It can be hard to deal with somebody who is always so irate!
7. Geminis Get Bored Easily
Geminis are prone to boredom, and this is most evident when they are trying to listen to other people.
Geminis are high-energy and must always be on the go, searching for their next adventure. Sitting down and doing anything slowly can be excruciatingly boring for a Gemini.
With this tendency toward being on the move, it can be hard to hang out with a Gemini, as they will never want to chill around the house.
8. Gemini Humor Is Insulting
Geminis are not rude, per se; on the other hand, other people may perceive their sense of humor as rude.
Despite their mood swings, Geminis are not particularly receptive to emotions. They may get upset quickly, but cannot understand and don’t care about upsetting other people.
As such, the Gemini sense of humor can be particularly mean!
9. Geminis Have Commitment Issues
Geminis do not necessarily have issues in terms of relationships- though they frequently will have these commitment issues with their partners.
A Gemini’s issue with commitment is more in terms of a dichotomy. When it comes to plans, a Gemini will either entirely fail to commit or overcommit, with very little middle ground.
This dichotomy can ensure that making plans with a Gemini is a nightmare!
10. Geminis Don’t Know Boundaries
When a Gemini is in a good mood, it can be hard to get rid of them.
Geminis do not seem to understand the concept of a social battery, and with their energy, they can always be trying to drag you on some new adventure.
While this can be very pleasant when you are in the mood, it can get downright irritating when you need some time to yourself!
11. Sign Incompatibility
As with every other sign in the western Zodiac calendar, some signs get along better with Geminis than others. Some signs might be outright incompatible with Geminis!
Geminis are mutable air signs, with mutable meaning that they are good with change. By default, they will get along better with other mutable signs, and less so with more rigid ones.
As a whole, Geminis are not particularly compatible with water signs, who tend to be more emotional and comfort-seeking while air signs like Geminis are daring and intellectual.
However, other signs such as Scorpios and Capricorns are also incompatible with Geminis to varying degrees. This incompatibility can make a lot of people dislike Geminis!
There are many reasons to hate Geminis, and much of it has to do with their mood swings and attitude. While you might not hate any Geminis, you can certainly see why some people do!
Ultimately, it is a question of your sign and tolerance for other people. Everybody is different, and especially in the case of astrology, you can’t blame a person for how they are.