The Zodiac Signs That Can Convince You To Do Anything

Do you understand the way other people think? Is it easy for you to see how the world works? If so -– you might be the type of person that has influence over others. Being able to influence people is a skill that can open doors in life. And the true secret to influence is learning that you don't need power or a leadership role to position yourself as an influencer among your peers. "High self-confidence will lead to taking more risks, which directly correlates with reaping more rewards," author Charlie Houpert tells The New York Times. Some people are generally more persuasive than others. And more often than not, your belief in how good you are at something can matter more than your actual skill. It's all about the art of convincing people that you're the one who knows what they're talking about.

Confidence comes from being grounded in your sense of self: and according to astrology, certain zodiac signs are better at convincing other people to see things their way as a result of their own self-assuredness. "For some people, astrology is an entire system of beliefs to analyze themselves, their decisions, and the world around them," astrologer Elizabeth Gulino tells the Skimm. Whether in your career, friendships, or dating life, it always helps to be viewed as an authority. And these people get their way through sheer charisma, social savvy, and personal connections; there are just some people who can charm their way through any situation.

Scorpio (October 22 to November 21)

Scorpios are charming, sensual, and flirtatious folks. Not many people deny their magnetic personality and the way they carry themselves with a sense of grace and ease. But one thing's for sure; this mysterious and secretive sign knows how to use their charm selectively. They are a magnetic and powerful sign that uses their intuition to act as a lie detector -– which gives them the advantage in any negotiation or social situation, per InStyle. Scorpios may not open up easily, but their traits of loyalty, honesty, and truthfulness give them a lot of clout and social credit as well. And having Pluto as its ruling planet makes Scorpio's energy extra powerful and influential. So, when they do decide to weigh in on something–other people listen.

What separates Scorpio from others is that they know what they want and aren't afraid to play the long game to get it (via Luna Luna). "Scorpios are prone to sudden stings, unexpected forceful change, and transformation, movement, and eruption," astrologer Emma Toynbee tells Well+Good. Once they set their sights on a goal or outcome they desire–there's very little that can stop a Scorpio. Not only that -– but their emotional savvy and gift for reading other people gives Scorpio the ability to appeal to others' emotions and really drive their point home. A deadly mix of logic and emotion, it's hard not to find yourself nodding along when this cunning sign starts speaking.

Leo (July 23 to August 22)

Leos have a reputation for being the life of the party, but these prideful folks also have a bit of a stubborn streak. They are very feisty and argumentative, and their energy isn't easy to tame. According to Co–Star, Leos like to feel important, and with that comes a natural desire to lead the pack. They want to be the center of attention, which means they know how to use their warmth and charm to get whatever they want. "Leo energy leaves others awakened and revitalized in an empowering way," the AstroTwins tell Parade. "Without a doubt, they have an unmistakable vibe that pulls others into their orbit like a magnet."

However, for all the attention this sign demands (and their slight bossy streak), Leos are acting from a place of love. Leos have a big heart for people that they care about. So, if they're pushing for something or trying to convince the group to get on board with an idea -– it's because they truly believe it's what will be the best (and most fun) option for everyone involved. "Much like the sun, where the solar system rotates around its life force and energetic pull, it's much the same with our fellow Leos," astrologer Imani Quinn tells POPSUGAR. Because this creative and fun-loving sign tends to reflect back the best in the people around them, it's hard not to find yourself going along with all of their wild and crazy ideas.

Virgo (August 23 to September 22)

Virgos have a reputation for being nitpicky and over-corrective with other people. Ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication and mindfulness, Virgos are known for their intellectual prowess and silver tongues. They have incredibly high standards for themselves and have similar expectations for others as well. Being a mutable sign, Virgos are very open–minded and observational people. "Virgos are very analytical, pragmatic, and methodical people," astrologer Lisa Stardust tells Women's Health. "They think things through really slowly and cautiously, which means that they are the best investigators." For this reason, they often find themselves being put in a position of leadership or influence by others who notice their skills of observation and ability to be objective.

When it comes to understanding complex ideas and long–term plans, as well as understanding what it takes to successfully execute them, nobody knows how to get things done like a Virgo. And though they may not be as chatty and forward as fellow Mercury-ruled sign Gemini, don't doubt their debate skills and willingness to speak up and fight for their ideas for a second. As astrologer Linda Goodman explains in her book "Sun Signs," a Virgo can dress down your argument and leave you feeling embarrassed just as easily as they can offer you selfless advice to turn things right side up again. And while their approach might be a bit harsh, it's hard not to respect their no-nonsense way of communicating.