The Zodiac Signs That Give Off The Most Intense Energy

Have you ever gotten a certain energy off of somebody before you really got to know them? Call it intuition or maybe even a vibe check, but whatever you call it, some people just make an impression when you first meet them. And if you've ever been curious about what's behind the intensity some people present themselves with, astrology might hold the answer. As astrologer Olga Verk explained to Bustle, the energy of the zodiac sign is "the first, unconscious impression we get from someone before they even open their mouth." Each zodiac sign gives off a different type of energy, and different signs have different levels of intensity to their personality.

Whether or not you gel with someone likely depends a lot on how compatible your zodiac signs are. As celebrity astrologer Kyle Thomas explains, the intensity you see other zodiac signs with depends on whether you share a similar duality to them or not. "When we interact with a duality similar to us, we feel comfortable," writes Thomas, "When we engage with a duality different from us, we are forced to look at the world from a different perspective." Some signs are more reserved and cautious than others, and then there are some that are much more extroverted and in your face.

So, curious to know which signs give off the intense energy? Keep scrolling to see if your birthday places you among the three most intense signs of the zodiac.

Aries (March 21–April 19): Bold and Bossy

Aries always put themselves first. Even if there are obstacles and roadblocks that may need to be considered, Aries refuses to set their dreams aside in order to please anyone. "Mars rules go-getter sign Aries, the sign of intimating action and leadership," says Lang. "Mars is the god of war, and the planet represents what motivates and drives us, as well as what we're willing to fight for," astrologer and psychic medium Rachel Lang tells Well+Good. Although this energy is crucial for taking them far in life, it can read as insensitive and selfish at times.

Another reason many consider Aries to be intense is their competitive and sometimes borderline cocky attitude. As professional astrologer Jane Sloan told HypeBae, there's no sign more combative (and in your face) than Aries. The need to win is so strong with this sign that it often comes at the cost of running over anyone else who stands in their way. As astrologer Linda Goodman writes in her book "Sun Signs," "Mars people are literally incapable of accepting defeat. They won't recognize it –– even when it stares them in the face." Of course, there are some positives to the fiery passions that Aries exude. Their intensity makes them incredibly loyal partners and friends, the kind of people who would give you the shirt off their back, and more.

Aquarius (January 20–February 18): Daring and Direct

Not one to go with the flow, Aquarius tends to make their own mind up and stick with it to the bitter end. As astrology writer, Kiki O'Keeffe told PureWow, "The essence of this planet [Uranus] is rebellion, so it compels us to discard ingrained habits and overthrow old systems." Likewise, Aquarius can seem intense due to their sheer disregard for the status quo. "Aquarians are always analyzing situations, friends, and strangers. It can be disturbing when they start asking point blank questions, with a bare minimum of tact, as they probe into the heart of your private feelings," Linda Goodman writes in her best–selling book, "Sun Signs." So, if you're the type of person who likes to keep your feelings private, you might find Aquarius' direct nature a little off-putting.

Their love of bucking social conventions, traditions, or norms can often lead them to become known as the outspoken, know-it-all skeptic who wants to tear down anything they see as ineffective or outdated. And for some more practical or traditional signs, this energy reads very intense. However, there's more to Aquarius than their quirky yet stubborn way of moving through the world. As HelloGiggles explains it, this sign is known for being the humanitarians of the zodiac, and their intensity often comes in the form of standing in the face of adversity and advocating for what they believe in. One thing's for sure; this intuitive sign is committed to unearthing the truth, no matter the cost or the optics.

Scorpio: (October 22–November 21): Cool and Cunning

Scorpios are bold, determined, and passionate in everything they do. When they set their mind on something (or someone), they aren't going to give up easily. It's almost eerie how life seems to align for this intuitive water sign once they set their sights on something. As PopSugar points out, Scorpio is one of only three signs co-ruled by two planets — in this case, Mars and Pluto. Mars gives Scorpios their immovable and fiery passion, while Pluto is responsible for Scorpios' love of all things deep, dark, and mysterious. The energy of these two planets together is what gives Scorpio their intimidating energy. "... Scorpios will dig deep until they can't dig anymore [which makes them] intense in everything they do," professional astrologer Valerie Evans told Best Life.

Another thing that makes Scorpios seem intense is their cool and calm demeanor in the face of adversity. Although the water sign stereotypes might have you thinking Scorpios are fragile or weak, the Scorpio is anything but emotional on the surface. "No matter how their emotions are stirred, you'll rarely see them reflected on Scorpio's frozen, immobile face. You'll seldom see a Scorpio give themselves away by blushing or flushing, frowning or grinning," Linda Goodman writes in "Sun Signs." At its core, Scorpio's energy appears subdued but is intensely emotional and loyal underneath the surface. So sure, they might be intense ... but they also know how to make you feel alive with their endless love and devotion once you've earned their trust.