Pisces, the 12th zodiac sign in astrology, is ruled by the planet Neptune. This means Pisces is led by mystery and transcendence.
While people born under the Pisces sun sign have many wonderful qualities, Pisces also have a dark side characterized by tendencies toward specific negative traits — as we all do.
For example, Pisces may be reluctant to express their genuine emotions, and are know for being extremely sensitive, as well as secretive about their true thoughts.
As a water sign, the Pisces is often one of the kinder zodiac signs. Their intuitive nature is the first thing you will notice, and they are likely to be charitable at all times, even when you first meet them.
However, the dark side of Pisces includes some “bad” traits that make them as complex as they are wonderful.
Let’s explore Pisces’ bad traits and dark side for more insight into the reasons why they act the way they do.
5 Negative Traits of Pisces
Like their fellow water signs, Cancer and Scorpio, Pisces can become pessimistic quickly.
If things are not easily laid out for them or they can’t determine a set path on their own, they automatically believe the worst-case scenario is bound to happen.
When this happens, they will flee as fast as they can to more familiar waters.
Though Pisces are extremely charitable and work hard to ensure that the people they care about are happy and free, when it comes to things they don’t care about much, Pisces can be quite lazy.
Pisces won’t put in more effort than they have to in order to complete a task, if they put in any effort at all. They are more likely to do the latter.
Pisces loves seeing the best in people, but are easily manipulated as a result.
A more calculating sign could easily get one over on Pisces because this sign wants to believe there is good in all people.
While it may be true, they often find themselves hurt due to the realization that not everyone has their best interests at heart.
Because Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, they hold the traits of every other zodiac sign. This is especially true with the emotions and feelings of the other 11 signs.
Pisces tend to keep to themselves in this sense because they know what can happen if all is revealed, and how it affects the other signs.
They also will do anything to divert attention away from them, and will go to great lengths to protect their secrets, even if it’s at your expense.
Pisces are escapists and avoid confrontation by any means necessary. When something bad happens, they blame it on something else and never deal with the problem.
They don’t have a strong will and can be swayed easily.
Due to their hatred of confrontation, they often sit on the fence about certain issues, leaving them vulnerable to more indomitable signs.
Pisces also becomes easily hurt when faced with a lot of criticism, and withdraws instead of standing up for themselves.
Can Pisces be dangerous?
Not necessarily, but Pisces tends to be stingy with their money. They are not usually materialistic and, as a result, become extreme penny pinchers, having coupons that date back months, and always hesitating to spend a dime.
Because they will do just about anything to stay on top of their finances, they may become caught up in nefarious activities, which can escalate to violence, abuse, or something criminal.
Are Pisces bad at relationships?
Pisces traits include laziness, negativity, and idealistic views, and all of them often come without warning, leaving their partners confused as to how things escalated.
But even in darker times, Pisces is more likely to figure out ways to regain the peace in their relationships, instead of harping on why things aren’t going the way they want.
Their tendency to think negative can also affect their romantic relationships, unintentionally sabotaging themselves and their partner in the process.
Which zodiac signs should Pisces avoid?
The Pisces zodiac sign is least compatible with Aquarius, Sagittarius, and Gemini.
Pisces and Aquarius
While Pisces and Aquarius are creative and intuitive, their different ways of dealing with emotions can cause friction.
Aquarius tends to bury their emotions, while Pisces has a strong need for sensitivity and passion.
Another difference they cannot overcome is Aquarius’ need for freedom, while Pisces is content with being a homebody.
Pisces and Sagittarius
Though these two signs make good friends, anything past the surface level becomes problematic.
Because Pisces is emotional and dependent, and Sagittarius is free-spirited and set on independence, this leads to unbalance and discord between them.
Pisces often feels taken advantage of by Sagittarius, who is less interested in a long-lasting relationship and more keen on something less serious.
Pisces and Gemini
These two signs have many similarities, but find problems when it comes to defining a relationship.
Both are communicative and open-minded, but while Pisces tends to follow their intuition, Gemini makes decisions based on logic and reason.
A friendship may be possible, as each is open to differing viewpoints, but on a romantic level, that’s where things get complicated.
Briana Johnson is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.