3 Things You're Getting All Wrong About Sagittarians

Say hello to Sagittarius season, stargazers — and kiss the crazy-sexy-cool vibes of Scorpio season goodbye. The sign of the Archer imbues all of us with a greater sense of possibility and optimism, but it can also lead us to overlook the consequences of our actions.

People born under this sign are no different: They're a blast to hang out with, but they have a reckless streak that can prove destructive. The Sagittarian personality is big, make no mistake, but their boisterous sense of humor and open-hearted world view shouldn't be taken as an invitation to paint them in broad strokes.

Generalizations about this sign may help us start to understand them, but they'll never speak for every single Sag out there. In honor of Sagittarius' solar season, we're busting three of most pervasive myths about this fiery sign. Read on to discover what you might have overlooked about your Sagittarian friends.

They're total flakes.

Sags have a tendency to overcommit (catch them taking on extra projects at work, joining your kickball team, and starting their own book club — all at once) to the point that they may struggle to see all of their commitments through to the end. What they lack in follow-through they make up for in passion and enthusiasm. If a Sagittarius is penciling you into their jam-packed schedule, it means they're excited to help out or spend time with you. Sure, they might have to jet sooner than expected, but their presence and input will make a difference in the longterm. It's hard to call someone a true "flake" when they make every moment count.

Everything's a joke to them.

Everyone knows a Sag who has taken something way too far, probably without even realizing it. This sign's skin is thicker than most, and that can make them seem insensitive to others' feelings, but that doesn't mean they're incapable of taking things seriously. Most Sags are open-minded enough that, if you take issue with something they said jokingly, they'll happily hear you out. Be aware: Bold fire sign that they are, they'll much prefer a direct question than a bunch of little hints that you're uncomfortable.

They're pushy.

With that Sagittarian thick skin comes a lack of subtlety — especially when they're excited. It's easy to fall under a Sag's overzealous spell, only to regret it later. Whether they're urging you to take another shot or to embark on a three-day hike, Sags just want you to join them on the razor's edge. It might feel like living in a PSA about the dangers of peer pressure, but ask any Sag and they'll tell you experiences are just better when they're shared. This risk-taking sign is quick to assume that everyone shares their thirst for adventure, so setting boundaries is key with your Archer friends.