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Beating the Bad Reputation

Us Geminis don’t have the best reputation on the block. They say we’re two-faced, we’re flaky and indecisive and mean and manipulative.

You know what I have to say about that? We are misunderstood and undeveloped and, honestly, if we just did a bit of work on ourselves, there’d be more witty, wonderful, charismatic Geminis in the world.

We’ve got to do something to change this bad reputation so that the world sees us as the happy and social individuals that we are.

About Gemini

Geminis are people born between May 21 and June 20. They are the third sign of the Zodiac. Their element is air and their modality is mutable. The symbol of Gemini is the Twins and the Gemini mantra is “I think.”

Geminis are extremely intellectual people. First and foremost, they are curious creatures always on the quest to share and discover knowledge. This penchant for knowledge is due to the air element.

Gemini is also ruled by Mercury, which makes them sociable wordsmiths who are especially skilled at communicating. Their mutable modality makes them very adaptive. Geminis are restless, childlike, and they generally like change.

Positive Aspects of Gemini

Geminis, like all other signs, are naturally good at some things and naturally not so good at other things. But, let’s start out focusing on all the great things about being a Gemini.

Geminis have two main strengths that make them stand out among the rest: their intellectuality and their stellar communication skills. Geminis at the top of their game are great at seeking out knowledge and communication that knowledge in a clear and effective way.

Geminis are also crazy outgoing and sociable. We know how to hold our own in a situation and our adaptability makes it easy for us to converse about any topic.

Plus, people find our childlike enthusiasm for the world extremely charming. Some of the best (and worst) Geminis are super charismatic because they understand how to mix these qualities together in a way that is appealing to others.

Once Geminis can recognize these good qualities about themselves, and eliminate the bad ones, they’ll see that they’re so much more than what people say about them. Furthermore, they’ll lean into these qualities and become their best Gemini selves.

Negative Aspects of Gemini

Really, all the negative aspects of Gemini stem from a mismanagement of their good aspects. That is, Gemini (and every other sign, really) doesn’t have any inherently bad traits. The characteristics of a Gemini can just be harder to control and understand for their natives, which is probably why there are so many misunderstood, “evil” Geminis in the world.

First, let’s talk about that intellectuality. Sometimes, Geminis can be seen as too intellectual and over reliant on evidence-based knowledge rather than emotions and experimentation. This can make them come off as condescending, possibly snobby, and totally unfeeling.

The ever wondrous and sanguine spirit of a Gemini, while fun, can be a bit dangerous if a Gemini can’t get a handle on it. That’s because that childish curiosity can make us go from subject to subject, learning the bare minimum before we bore and move onto the next thing. This is the reason why Geminis get a reputation for being flaky or noncommittal.

Really, we just need to find something (or someone) that keeps our attention and restless energy in check. We also need to be more aware of these tendencies and find a way to do inward reflection to ask ourselves what we really want.

Next, it can be hard to see how social prowess can ever be a bad thing. But, it can take a downward spiral if the Gemini in question is not properly caring for themselves and their mental needs. Geminis who aren’t in tip-top mental shape can become stressed out balls of anxiety who feel like a weaker version of themselves.

Finally, all that wit and humor is good if a Gemini understands proper social boundaries. But, if a Gemini can’t grasp basics of human relationships, they’re banter can turn harsh, irritating, and even cruel.

Like I said earlier, if a Gemini can recognize these traits in themselves, they’ve already got the first, and hardest, step down. Understanding the traits you have allows you to be able to work on them and improve yourself as a human being.

Gemini Success in the Workplace

Success doesn’t always need to be related to your job. But, because a lot of people do relate the two things, let’s take a look at how a Gemini can find success in the workplace.

Just like Geminis are good and bad at some things in life, they also have their strengths and weaknesses in the workplace. For example, because of their busy minds, Geminis do great in an environment that keeps them constantly stimulated and interested. They also do well working with new ideas, in new places, and with tons of different people.

With respect to that overactive mind, Geminis definitely need some sort of loose structure to keep them in check. That may seem counterintuitive, but it’s absolutely the truth. To have success, Geminis need to organize themselves or they’ll never get anything finished.

If you’re wondering what jobs would be best for a Gemini, any one of the following jobs would be a good fit: translator, speech therapist, author, journalist, screenwriter, film producer, TV producer, publisher, editor, receptionist, personal assistant, or teacher.

If nothing in that list interests you, that’s okay! In reality, Geminis are the sign that represents the “jack-of-all-trades”, meaning they usually work in a couple different things because they have such expansive interests.

Conclusion

At the end of the day, the most important thing you need to do to have success is to recognize and maximize your strengths and be understanding of your weaknesses. That’s it, Gemini! It may sound hard, it may sound easy. Either way, we have to band together and work on a sign-wide self-improvement to better our unfair reputation in the zodiac.

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