Have you ever had a hard time deciphering another person, figuring out what makes them tick and how to interact with them? Check their birthday and you might discover that they are a Piscean.

This water sign, which covers those born from February 18 to March 20, imparts a series of contrasting characteristics that make those born under it difficult to understand.

Today, well look at this unique and perplexing sign and how better to understand the people you encounter who have it.

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1. They Feel Your Pain

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One of Pisces most pronounced qualities is empathy, which can be positive or negative.

On the one hand, Pisceans feel very deeply, and this includes the emotions of others around them. This makes them wonderful people to have around when you are going through hard times. There wont be any question about their ability to understand your problems.

On the other hand, Pisceans can get into the habit of focusing on what their family and friends are experiencing instead of looking inward. This tendency of not dealing with their own feelings can eventually come back to bite them.

2. They Wear Their Hearts on Their Sleeves

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Part of their ability to understand others emotions comes from the fact that they feel everything very deeply. Displaying their emotions so transparently can lead to getting hurt and taking offense where none is intended.

This means that you have to be careful when dealing with your Pisces friends. Anything that you say or do that could be construed as critical may register in a big way with them.

3. They Are Unpredictable

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Pisceans can exhibit wildly different sides of their personality in one day or even one interaction. They are always in search of something new, and this restless spirit can make them seem very indecisive.

Getting easily bored with the status quo means that Pisceans can seem to swing from happiness to discontentment in a short span of time. All of these emotions are authentically and deeply felt by Pisceans, but to other people, they can be difficult to follow and make sense of.

4. They Need Time To Themselves

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Pisceans have a definite need for alone time and are almost always introverts by nature. This is confusing as they are often trying new things, approaching new people, and generally being busy in the world.

That seeming hyperactivity is a result of their desire to make connections and their difficulty in doing so. Its actually better for them to take time to themselves to get centered and not be distracted by everything going on around them.

5. They Accept Everyone Equally

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One of the best qualities of Pisceans is their lack of prejudice. Since they favor feeling over thinking, they dont come into too many situations with preconceived notions.

Rather, they open themselves up to whoever is around regardless of where they come from or what they look like. This can be problematic when others with less than honorable intentions take advantage of Pisceans openness.

6. They Have Great Creative Potential

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When you learn that Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Drew Barrymore are all Pisceans, it helps make sense of this signs capacity for imagination. Experiencing the world in a heartfelt way, they are bombarded with thoughts, feelings, sights, and sounds.

Their openness means it is very easy for them to dream up alter egos and other worlds. In fact, their creativity may be a kind of distraction for them. Rather than slowing down and coming back down to earth, they remain in the world of fantasy and dreams.

7. They Mirror Their Environment

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