Everyone has that unreliable friend in the group that gets on people’s nerves because they cause a big inconvenience in everyone’s schedules. They are the people who say that they are going to show up but then bail out on the very last minute. As time goes on, you learn that you just can’t depend on them because you never know if they are actually pull through for your or hang you out to dry.
With flaky people, you never know if they really just have terrible time management skills or if they are doing this just to mess with you. Perhaps they just want to test you to see if you care enough to wait up for them or not.
Sometimes flakes just don’t realize what a big wrench that they are throwing into your day or that they are not respecting your time like they should. Sometimes they are just those free-spirited people who really have no sense of time because life is but a dream. Either they show up incredibly late or just disappear into thin air. You just never know with flakes.
There are certain zodiac signs that are more prone to flaky behavior than others. Find out where you stand on the flake scale, based on your zodiac.
Side note: if you don’t completely agree, check your moon sign or Mars sign. The moon signifies your emotions and Mars is your daily vitality. These could cancel out or amplify certain flaky behaviors.
15-Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) – The Least Flaky Of All
Once a fixed sign is set on a priority for the day, that becomes a part of their agenda and there is no breaking out of it. Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) are the most reliable out of all the zodiac signs because once they are stuck on something, they stay stuck on it. If they say they are going to make it, they show up. If they are late, they will call and text and tell you that they are running late. If they can’t make it or if there is a possibility that they won’t make it, they will tell you in advance so that they don’t disappoint your expectations.
Fixed signs are the types who are concerned with maintaining something, changing things so that they were the same as before, or stabilizing things. This is why they the least likely to flake compared to mutable and cardinal signs. If you are throwing a party and call one of your fixed sign friends to pick up something from the grocery store, they will be thinking two steps ahead and already have bought it.
Though it is nice to have reliable friends like this, just remember that fixed signs are just as stubborn as they are dependable. If they already have their minds made up about something, good luck getting them to do something that they do not want to do.
14-Taurus – By Far the Most Dependable Out Of All Signs
When you think of Taurus, think of fixed earth. In other words, think of a rock or a tree trunk. Anything in nature that is sturdy and solid all around is a total Taurus thing. If they agree to something, you will rest assured that they are going to follow through on their words whether they even like it or not.
If a Taurus doesn’t like your or doesn’t care for your personality, it will be obvious. You won’t want to invite them to anything and they will have nothing to flake out on because you both mutually dislike each other. The side effect of their positive trait as being reliable is that they are the most stubborn out of all the zodiac signs. Best of luck getting them to do something they do not want to do because it will be a lost cause.
If a Taurus really does care about you whether it be as a friend, family member or lover…they will always be there for with no questions asked. This sign is one of the most loyal which is why they can be a lot to put up with. They are many things but flaky sure as heck is not one of them.
13-Leo – Usually The Host Of The Party, So No Need To Flake
Ahh, Leos. Leo, Leo, Leo. These types are the center of the universe (at least in their own mind). When things go down, they are the ones to coordinate the entire event and bring the party wherever they walk. They are the zodiac’s golden child so that means people tend to congregate around them and follow them wherever they want to go.
For a Leo to flake would mean not showing up to their own party, so there is literally no scenario where a Leo would need to be a flake. They might show up LATE to their own party, but they would never straight up just not show up. That would be just too unclassy for them, and they are very classy people.
Leos are a fire fixed sign, so that means that they like to be the light of people’s lives. They are the romantic types so if you are dating a Leo guy, he will be head over heels for you and be 15 minutes early for dates. Your Leo girlfriend will be there for you to give neverending positive reinforcement for when that jerky guy broke your heart. Though Leos are fun just like the other fire signs (Sagittarius and Aries), they are more reliable.
12-Scorpio – If They Didn’t Want To Go, They Wouldn’t Agree To Show Up In The First Place
You are seriously better off trying to convince a Scorpio to eat dirt than try to get them to go to a party full of people that they can’t stand. When a Scorpio doesn’t want to go somewhere or do something, that will always be a hard “no” and they will mean it wholeheartedly. They are most certainly not the types to give you that phony act of pretending to be excited about something even though they are not.
Scorpios can be abrasive to be around, but they are not flakes. Their emotions run deep and they secretly have their feelings hurt when people flake out on them, so they are not inclined towards that same behavior. Though it does get annoying when they shamelessly decline invitations without a polite excuse as to why they can’t make it.
Scorpios are fiercely loyal towards the people that they feel attached to and they will go out of their way to clear their schedules for them. The only reason why a Scorpio would flake out is when there is a legit emergency and that is stopping them (which is understandable in every sense of the word). They might be stubborn when it comes to avoiding people that make them uncomfortable, but they are better off in the long run because of it.
11-Aquarius – Need To Have A Sense Of Community, So They Can’t Flake
Aquarians are the kings and queens of casual friendships and impersonal relationships so that means that their social life is at the pinnacle of their life. Though they are airy in the sense that they need to interact with people, they are not flighty. Out of all the air signs (besides Gemini and Libra), they are not the flighty types because they remember things that many other people do not, because they are still fixed at the end of the day.
An Aquarian was that friend in your childhood who was the only one to show up to your birthday party when no one else would. Aquarians are not afraid of socializing with the underdog for the sake of saving their own reputation. They aren’t embarrassed to be seen with anyone, no matter how weird they are. In fact, weird is what they thrive on.
Since the sign of Aquarius is the water bearer, that means that they like to provide something to an entire community. They tend to be committed to their communities and enjoy planning certain activities. In these scenarios, they are reliable when it comes to a group setting. They are always willing to put their social lives before their romantic lives.
10-Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) – Flaky On Their Own Terms
Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) are the leaders and the “take charge” types of the zodiac. More likely than not, they are the ones that create the events and set the schedule. Cardinal signs are most likely to say “let’s meet at this time” or “don’t be late” to their group of friends or family. If the tables are turned on them, they are only flaky when they choose to be flaky. If a cardinal sign shows up late, doesn’t show up at all or backs out of a commitment, that means that they purposely chose to do it. It was most likely not by accident (unless of course, they were literally involved in an accident, heaven forbid).
Cardinal signs are the people who like to initiate and get things going. If they are in that position, there is literally no reason to flake out on their own objective. The flaky behavior only happens when they are the ones in the backseat taking on the position of the follower while someone else is calling the shots. If a cardinal sign flakes out on you and you don’t know why, your best bet is to find out why because there is almost always a reason.
9-Aries – If They Flake, It Was To Prove A Point
Aries is a hard-headed sign and usually has their act together. For that very reason, they are not flakes unless you have done something to off-put them or annoy them in some way. If you have done something to anger an Aries, they might agree to a plan but then bail on the last minute intentionally.
Aries people are the types that like to take initiative so they aren’t typically flakes by chance or by any circumstances that are “out of their control.” Typically, these people are usually in control and know how to guide situations to make it so that they get their way every time.
If an Aries flakes out on you, ask yourself if there was any sort of disagreement that you got yourself into with them or not. Chances are, that there was something somewhere down the line that rubbed them the wrong way. This could be a way that they are being passive-aggressive just to prove a point (even if there really isn’t one).
Remember that although those born under this sign can be hard to control and rambunctious, they aren’t that unorganized that they would forget important events. Remember when an Aries bails on you, it will almost always be intentional.
8-Cancer – Flakes When They Want To Stay At Home
Cancers can be homebodies when they want to be, and when they get comfortable then there is no pulling them out of their comfort zone. No matter how much fun you might offer them, the temptation to relax at home for Netflix & chill will be too much that they will cave into that.
This is especially true if they are in a relationship with someone who enjoys this domestic sort of life as much as they do. They are the ones to cook and make for a happy home and want their partners to indulge in that sort of lifestyle as well.
A Cancer might get excited about the idea of going out with their friends but then they realize that The Bachelorette is on and they forgot that they wanted to watch it. A Cancer might agree to go to your nephew’s birthday party and then get too distracted by their boyfriend that they just forgot to leave the house. This is why Cancers always go well with other domesticated signs like Taurus and Virgo.
Home is the key word when you think of someone who is born under this sign. They are seriously better off having house parties because going anywhere outside their domestic space can be daunting for them.
7-Capricorn – Only When Priorities Get In The Way
Capricorns are a more serious and ambitious sign. So when they flake, there is typically a good reason for it. Capricorns have a tight schedule and a busy agenda and that means that in order to be their friend or significant other, you need to understand that thoroughly. They might be going for their master’s degree or in medical school, and you are just going to have to deal with the fact that their social life or love life will just have to take a backseat.
Out of all the signs in the zodiac, Capricorns typically have the most reason to flake. If they do flake, it is for reasons that are more important than “meh, I just don’t feel like it today.” They usually are respectful and will offer to make it up to you or be apologetic about it.
Capricorns aren’t always known to be the most outgoing or inviting signs. In fact, they come off as a bit reserved and shy. That said, they usually tag along or piggyback off the plans of friends rather than get invited directly. They are introverted and keep to themselves so there is not much opportunity for them to flake very often.
6-Libra – Very Flaky Only If You’re Not That Important To Them
Libras can be hella fickle when it comes to their social life. They change their moods just as quickly as Cancers so that means that they may or may not be reliable depending on whether or not you are on their good side that day.
Libras are ruled by Venus so that means that they like to live in La-La Land and they only like to be around people and places that give them that “feel good” vibe. This is why they get along so well with Sagittarians because both are all about positive energy.
However, too much “feel good” attitude can be seen as flaky because, at the end of the day, people have to do things that they don’t want to do. That’s called life and taking responsibility.
If you are on the higher totem pole for Libras, then they will come to your party but perhaps arrive 15 minutes fashionably late, which is forgivable. They can be good at pretending that you are close friends with them even if you are not. One thing is for sure is that you will know where you stand with a Libra because they will either be reliable or unreliable depending on how important you are to them.
5-Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) – Seriously The Worst Flakes
Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) are “go-with-the-flow” types, so that means where they intend on going can change swiftly. They are able to change their form of expression to whatever a situation requires. This means that they can have a hard time sticking to a plan or staying on a regimented schedule. Unfortunately, this means that they are the most prone to flakiness because they aren’t exactly known for their time management skills.
On the plus side, mutable signs are versatile and are the most adaptable to change. If something happens that is sudden and unexpected, they have the ability to quickly adapt and change where it is required of them.
For mutable signs, their desire to please other people can cause them to spread themselves thin and they have a hard time saying “no”. This means that they are likely to agree to go somewhere and do something, but then easily get caught up in something else if someone is pulling them in a different direction. In other words, they can be easily swayed by people and situations in their external environment that they can be quick to forget what they originally intended to do.
4-Virgo – Too Caught Up In Mundane Details To Stick To A Plan
Out of all the mutable signs, Virgos are actually the most reliable and least flaky in this category. However, compared to other signs outside of this category, they can flake under certain circumstances. Since they are caught up in everyday routine, making plans outside of that routine can break their entire flow altogether, which can be extremely overwhelming for them.
Virgos tend to make up excuses, like being sick or having something more important to do when it comes time to show up to whatever it was that you invited them too. Also, when they are in a relationship…that is when they can get even flakier than they normally are. Since Virgos tend to sacrifice a part of themselves in order to be in a relationship if their partner doesn’t want to go…you can almost rest assure that they are not going.
When Virgos are in a serious relationship, it might seem like they are wearing the pants. In reality, it is their partner that is calling the shots most of the time. This is why it will be more tentative as to if and when they can come through for you when they are dating that person. However, single Virgos are typically more reliable just because they are born under the Earth element, meaning they are solid and more stable.
3-Gemini – Never Knows Which Direction They Are Going
Geminis are the most likely to suffer from ADD because they have a hard time staying focused on one thing because they are used to multi-tasking. For this very reason, it is easy for them to forget about things that they have made commitments to.
Being an air sign, a Gemini is a social creature and gets invited to many different places and events. Sometimes, they just cannot keep track of them all. Sometimes they don’t make plans accordingly and don’t manage their time well so two different events can sometimes overlap.
Geminis were those little kids who were giving their parents many worries because they would get lost so easily wandering off. These are the types that caught up in spontaneous adventures because they are curious creatures. They get distracted easily and are quick to forget the thing that they were doing in the first place. The mind of a Gemini is like perpetual TV channel-flipping going from subject to subject.
This sign is very much always on the go from place to place (within short distances). In order to keep a Gemini interested enough to hang out with you, make sure that it is a playful, social event. They thrive off of interaction with different personalities.
2-Pisces – Literally Will Go Wherever The Tide Takes Them
Those who are born under the sign of Pisces tend to be followers, not leaders. They are “go-with-the-flow” types and tend to move whichever way the wind blows. They don’t make plans because they tend to lean on others to call the shots for them. Pisces don’t like to have the responsibility of taking charge of a group and saying, “hey, let’s go here” generally speaking. Having other people make the decisions for them just makes their life much easier.
Since a Pisces is non-confrontational, they don’t like to tell you that they can’t make it even when they don’t for a fact that they cannot make it. Instead, they might give you some “maybe” or ambiguous answer and then not show up. Typically, people who know a Pisces for long enough will catch on to this and know the Pisces code for “sorry, it’s not going to happen” without them directly having to say it to them.
For some people, Pisces folk can be frustrating because they have a way of making things more complicated than they need to be. They might make piles of excuses of why they can’t go without telling you that they can’t go making it all the more confusing.
1-Sagittarius – So Busy Chasing “Fun Times” That They Forget What’s Important
Sagittarians make for the best travelers of the zodiac and the most adventurous at that. They are fly-by-the-seat of their pants types that aren’t very particularly good at making plans. In fact, spontaneity is their middle name and they love to do things on the fly without having to follow a structured schedule. For this very reason alone, they can be the flakiest out of the entire zodiac.
The sign of the Sagittarius loves to live in the moment and not think about what is going to happen in the future, even if it is the short-term future, like what they are doing tomorrow. They are also most likely to agree to do something with someone but then find something much better to do.
These types live for fun, random moments where they are not under any pressure to commit to anything. They thrive better in environments where the unpredictable events will occur. Sagittarians love surprises and you need to keep them on their toes in order for them to be interested in you enough as a human being.
Text them the day of your birthday party rather than giving them notice and strangely enough, they will be more likely to show up.