4 Stereotypes About Tauruses That Just Aren't True

Feeling a little more relaxed these days, stargazers? Sure, the rising temperatures might have something to do with it, but we'd bet you have the onset of Taurus season to thank, too. This Earth sign's influence is known for chilling us out and refocusing our attention on what really matters. But, not everything that leaps to mind when we think of the Bull of Zodiac is positive.

As is the case with all signs of the Zodiac, there are some misconceptions out there about Tauruses: They're materialistic; they're lazy. The list of unflattering (and, let's be real, untrue) traits goes on. That's why we've set out to bust those myths into oblivion — beyond the stars, if you will (sorry).

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Ahead, we're taking a closer look at four common assumptions people make about Tauruses — and proving why they aren't 100% true.

They have a short fuse.

If this is all you know about Bulls, chances are you've only caught them on their (rare) bad days. Normally, Tauruses are a pretty agreeable bunch. Their ruling element, Earth, keeps them grounded and makes them a great addition to anyone's support system — it's likely that your Taurus friend is the one you call for reassuring pep talks. That said, Earth's influence can also make Tauruses a little, shall we say, stuck in their ways. When a Bull feels like something is just off, they very well may get frustrated. Luckily, they're pretty good at setting things right for themselves, without making others deal their personal pet peeves.

They just can't be bothered.

Yes, Tauruses have developed a reputation for being lazy. But, we wouldn't say this rep is well-earned. More accurately, Bulls' tendency toward caution often makes them seem slow-moving and, well, idle. This sign never leaps before taking a long, hard look. Oftentimes, this can lead to them staying put instead of acting at all. As a hardworking Earth sign, Bulls like to spend their downtime in the comfort of their own corner of the world. It can be challenging to pull them out of their comfort zone for a totally safe reason, let alone a truly risky one. Just remember to give your sensitive Taurus pal the space and time they need.

They're high-maintenance.

There's no denying that Tauruses enjoy the finer things in life. They have an eye for luxury and don't mind occasionally splurging on something shiny. But let's make one thing clear: They're doing the splurging. Sure, Bulls could be considered high-maintenance — if they weren't the ones doing the maintaining. They're always the ones to foot the bill on their creature comforts, and they're usually happy to share with loved ones.

They're way too possessive.

Remember what we were saying about Bulls and their creature comforts? Sometimes, other people are included in that category. Tauruses seek consistency and security in their friendships and romantic relationships — and that can make them a little over-protective. They'll never stop you from doing your thing; it's just that they might not immediately understand why you'd want to. Bulls get so cozy in their routines that they want their loved ones to join them, but they don't have a jealous bone in their bodies. Once they see things from your point of view, they'll be nothing but supportive.

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