The Zodiac Signs Most Likely To Forget To Text You Back

Don't you just hate it when people forget to text you back? You press send and wait and wait, but nothing happens. Disrespectful to say the least, right? Well, not quite. While you may consider the absence of a reply as lacking respect, perhaps it's time to take a step back and consider who you are texting instead. 

Some people are more conscientious than others, some are more negligent, and some are a tad selfish and won't inconvenience themselves when doing something important to text you back. Their lack of responsiveness may actually have nothing to do with you and everything to do with them and their distinct personality traits. In fact, certain zodiac signs are notorious for forgetting to text back, and the reasons don't stem from the fact that they don't value you as a person or a friend, but rather their own idiosyncratic tendencies.

So next time you hit send and get annoyed at the lack of response, think of the receiver's zodiac sign and put your mind at ease. Some friendships are not worth ruining over some non-replied texts, not when astrology has something to say about it. The truth of the matter is that some people are better talkers than texters, and sometimes, you know, life just happens, and people get busy. Or they just might belong to one of these zodiac signs.

The fabulous Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Ah! The fabulous Taurus. These people are such a delight to be around because of their laid-back, nonchalant attitude, but sometimes you need the ultimate guide to understanding a Taurus. They're even-tempered and calm — which seems counterintuitive given their Taurus-like sign representation — and will take things slowly. So slowly, in fact, that this comes across as one of their most unpleasant personality traits.

A Taurus will only act (or react, for that matter) when they absolutely have to. Their pragmatism and patience put a hamper on the reciprocal nature of texting. If they're doing something else that sparks their fancy, they'll likely ignore your text until they've finished doing what they love. Of course, given that a Taurus' ruling planet is Venus, they appreciate everything artistic and spend hours indulging in music, dance, and theater. Being the romantic type, they may also indulge in cocooning themselves with cozy blankets or basking in a bathtub filled with essential oils.

Understandably, these are all activities that take time, and a Taurus is not one to hurry. So, if the fabulous Taurus forgets to text you back, it's not because they don't want to — it's just too much trouble to pick up the phone and reply when they're relaxing or soaking wet in a bathtub surrounded by aromatic candles. And once they are finished, well, so much time has passed since you texted that there really is no point in replying now, is there?

The fierce Aries (March 21-April 19)

There are only 24 hours in a day for the fierce Aries. And no, that's not enough, as any guide about our favorite rams will tell you. They're always incredibly busy, plotting their next adventure, designing their upcoming business moves, indulging in their insatiable wanderlust, and trying to come up with ways to take over the world. They might love you to death (and sorry to break it to you), but replying to your text is not a priority. Not when they have an incredibly long to-do list.

Don't get us wrong. In case of an emergency, the loyal Aries will be the first to rise to the occasion and rush by your side (unless they're climbing Kilimanjaro or something). But in the absence of an emergency, your text goes all the way to the bottom of their list. Chances are they never get through their entire list for the day, and understandably, your text is left on "read."

But you gotta love Aries for their zeal, enthusiasm, and energy. There's never a dull moment when you're around them, and their fascination, positivity, and genuine appreciation for life will easily rub off on you. So, do forgive them when they forget to text back. It's not that they disrespect you. It's just that they have a ton on their plate. If you need them, improve your chances of reaching them by calling, and they'll answer (if they have a signal where they are, of course!).

The powerful Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

One of the most powerful zodiac signs, Scorpios belong in the cluster of water signs and, much like their celestial kindred, are notorious for their venomous sting. Scorpios are calculating, always plotting several steps ahead and striking when least expected. Power-hungry, Scorpios sometimes let their egos get the better of them. Their intentions are not mean, but they have a strong sense of self-preservation. They put themselves first and will do anything it takes to ensure their own well-being before anything else.

Consequently, if a Scorpio is doing something important or something they like, they're unlikely to take time to respond to your text. This is especially true if your text is menial and has no real value to them. And to be honest, Scorpios are drama queens — they like attention, they feed off admiration, they love to be chased, and they revel in weaving an aura of mystique around themselves. If their lack of response gets you thinking about where they are and wondering what they're up to — or even better — worrying about them, then so be it! All attention is welcome.

But be warned! Scorpios are overly analytical, so be prepared to have your text read and thoroughly analyzed. A Scorpio will read between the lines (even when there aren't any) and will be easily offended and annoyed. Chances are, if they fail to text back, your text triggered something in their mind. To be safe, just give them a call next time.

The loyal Libra (September 23-October 22)

Libras are extremely loyal friends. They will go out of their way to help you when in need and are sure to show their love. Libras are people pleasers, but they're also very bossy. As such, they're the first to respond when you are in crisis and the last to leave when you have a party — just to help restore order (and oversee the process).

Unfortunately, Libras are also very sensitive and easily offended. They will be your biggest cheerleader and supporter, but they need you to recognize what they do for you. They crave admiration and love the recognition that comes with their efforts to be there for you. If you fail to put them on a pedestal and tell everyone around you how important this Libra is in your life, then be prepared for them to shy away.

When they fail to respond to your texts, it's their way of showing you how important they are. They like being number one in their friends' lives, and if they're not, they'll take a step back. Of course, they will still rush by your side when needed, but they protect themselves from getting hurt by slowly pulling away. Libras can be self-absorbed and inclined to revenge, so if you haven't been paying them the attention they want, don't expect a reply to your texts. They'll leave you ruminating about what you did wrong for so long that they will ultimately forget to text you back.