Speaking as a typical Capricorn, I love Taurus people. They’re loyal, straight-talking, sociable guys with an easy-going nature. However, as with every zodiac sign, Taurus has its weaknesses.
There is no changing the mind of a Taurus. They have a reputation for laziness and their selfish and over-indulgent behavior can cause friction within relationships.
But before I start, I just want you to be aware of one thing. Knowing the toxic traits of any zodiac sign isn’t about dishing out the dirt or trashing a particular star sign. This is about a zodiac sign’s lowest vibration; their dark side, their negative traits.
Taurus natives have many positive qualities. They show great endurance in difficult situations: they are good-natured with hard-working values. But you’re here to read about Taurus’ toxic traits.
So, if you’re dating or friends with someone belonging to the Taurus zodiac sign, here are their negative personality traits. Let’s see, are Taurus toxic?
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Of all their negative traits, stubbornness is a major problem for Taurus.
Think of the proud bull, physically strong, standing in the middle of a bull-fighting ring. Unyielding, unflinching and firm-footed as the matador goads him with his red cape. But the bull does not budge.
While this can be a positive trait in some circumstances, taken to the extreme it is deeply frustrating. It doesn’t help that the Taurus zodiac sign is a fixed sign.
Once they’ve made a decision, we cannot sway them from it. We often see Taurus zodiac signs as leading authority figures. Adolf Hitler is an example of the Taurus dark side.
The second of their negative personality traits of Taurus is a love of material goods. There are two reasons for this. The first is that Taurus loves to surround himself with luxury items.
They like the finer things in life. Acquiring wealth allows them to indulge their love of collecting beautiful objects. This gives them pleasure. The other reason is that Taurus places great sentimental value on these items.
This leads me nicely to my next toxic trait, hoarding. Once Taurus acquires something, he doesn’t want to give it away. Some zodiac signs are natural hoarders.
Virgo, for example, is particular about their surroundings and has a touch of OCD. Taurus has possessive traits that manifest in different ways. We can see it in a reluctance to let things go, and resistance to change.
Each sign represents a stage in our life. So, Aries is the newborn baby and Pisces is the wise old sage. Astrologically, Taurus represents the toddler.
Toddlers interact with the world through their senses. They like to touch, put things in their mouth, smell and taste.
Even as adults, Taurus people are sensual beings. It’s at this stage that toddlers cling to a teddy bear or blanket. For them, possessions equal happiness and security and they are fiercely protective of their ‘things’.
Unfortunately, because Taurus is resistant to change, they become set in their ways. I’m not a fan of change either, so I wouldn’t call them dull. However, adventurous Aquarians or globe-trotting Geminis would die of boredom.
Taurus is happy to do the same things repeatedly. They’ll go to the same holiday destination year after year. They’ll choose the same thing from the menu in their favorite restaurant. Taurus likes the familiar.
Just as Taurus men are possessive around material objects, females are with people. I’ve spoken about Taurus as a toddler in astrological terms. Toddlers crave touch: they need to be held, kissed, soothed and loved.
More than any other zodiac sign, this one depends on love. All zodiac signs find divorce or separation difficult, but for Taurus women it is devastating. People are their possessions, and they find it impossible to let go.
One of the negative traits of Taurus women is neediness. Think of the toddler growing through the terrible twos. They are clingy and attention-seeking.
Like a toddler, Taurus focuses on the physical world of the senses, not their emotions. For them, love means frequent displays of affection. One of the negative traits of Taurus women is this need for constant validation through physical touch.
Taurus women are not good at revealing their emotions, so sometimes they manifest in unexpected ways, such as aggression or depression.
Taurus places great importance on material things. And they insist on the best. Possessions make Taurus feel safe and loved, but they can sometimes become demanding. Remember that toddler in astrological terms?
Other zodiac signs find it easier to give in to Taurus’ demands. As a result, they become spoiled and indulgent. Everything is about satisfying their needs.
I bet you if you have a high-maintenance friend, her star sign is Taurus. Taurus people like good food, good surroundings, good sex, and good everything.
A typical Taurus toxic trait is over-indulgence. Taurus has a penchant for rich cuisine and fine dining. But they don’t know when to stop when they reach a certain point.
Taurus has few boundaries when satisfying its desire for opulence and luxurious surroundings. They like things that arouse their senses. Taurus women cannot eat one or two chocolates, they’ll consume the whole box.
However, they are also over-indulgent with others. If a grandparent or aunt always lavishes you with generous gifts, they will probably be Taurus.
Taurus women and men can find it difficult to achieve their ideal body image. Firstly, because they love the good life and secondly, their stocky nature.
Of all the negative personality traits, laziness is the most unjust. Perhaps it’s all those rich and heavy foods. Taurus men and women are simple folks.
All they want is a good meal and a rest. They won’t get up to do the washing up immediately. Why can’t it wait? They are resting and digesting that wonderful meal you just cooked. Don’t spoil it by making them get up straight away.
Their lack of enthusiasm can also be mistaken for a lazy side, but it’s just their reluctance to try new things.
Taurus needs to watch out for fire and air signs. They are most compatible with other earth signs and water signs.
The most toxic sign to Taurus is the Fire sign, Aries. I mean, the Bull and the Ram; what could go wrong? Everything. These two zodiac signs are stubborn and will butt heads, but in different ways. Aries is hot-tempered, bossy, and fiery.
Aries is an authority figure and wants to take charge. However, if the firm-footed Taurus has dug their heels in, there’s no shifting them. This infuriates Aries’ ego, forcing them to become aggressive and impulsive.
Another Taurus toxic match is Gemini. This mutable Air sign is a nightmare for this fixed Earth sign. Gemini is all about change, exploration, ideas, spontaneity, and flexibility. These are all anathemas to Taurus.
Gemini wants to get up and out and travel to see the world, experiencing different things as they go. Taurus wants to be at home, surrounded by possessions. As a result, Taurus bores Gemini as they refuse to leave their comfort zone.
This is another Air sign that Taurus finds unsettling. Independent and adventurous Aquarius loves meeting new people, socializing and partying.
These guys prefer to go with the flow, rather than make set plans. This goes against everything Taurus needs.
As an Earth sign, Taurus likes stability, so they prefer to stick to a plan. Aquarius’ get-up-and-go nature is disconcerting for Taurus.
Although Taurus might be initially attracted to another Taurus, this is not a good relationship. If both believe they are right, neither one will budge.
There can also be a lack of enthusiasm or get-up-and-go with two Taureans.
The relationship and their lives become stagnated as neither one has the energy or the will to do something new and exciting. In disputes, both can become intimidatingly angry.
Taurus can be stubborn, unreasonable, over-indulgent and resistant to change. These people seem to care more about their possessions. They also have a reputation for being lazy. They over-indulge in the finer things in life.
The Air signs Aquarius and Gemini are far too spontaneous and flexible for down-to-earth Taurus. Taurus likes to be organized with a coherent plan. Air signs are all about going with the flow and acting in the moment.
I hope that knowing the toxic traits of Taurus gives you a clearer insight into this wonderful zodiac sign. Those who belong to the Taurus zodiac make loving partners and create close relationships with a secure home life. If you have a Taurus partner or friend, share this piece with them.