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What makes a person really trustworthy? As the Dalai Lama once said, it's not about power or commitment or friendship; rather, it's one's personal motivations.

When it comes to ranking trustworthy zodiac signs by how honest they are, it's really about identifying who is the most emotionally charged and who is more logical, and willing to change course if the moment calls for it.

Sometimes, the most trustworthy people are the most emotionally driven and blindly committed. This is to say, it's really not always a positive trait. However, there is a fine middle ground between standing by the people or things you care about, and knowing when enough is enough.

Some signs, like Libra or Virgo, can balance this nicely, while others, like Capricorn, will be too trustworthy, and Sagittarius will be too self-motivated to care about anything more than their own priorities at times.

Though it's impossible to generalize that one sign is inherently more trustworthy than another, it's possible to identify the traits and behaviors that make a person worth confiding in, and whether or not you should speak freely or perhaps hold your tongue the next time you are around them.

Here are the most 6 trustworthy zodiac signs:

1. SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21)

If you confide in a Scorpio and tell them to keep it to themselves, they will never tell another living soul. They will hold on to your confidence forever, according to Your Tango.

Scorpios feel obligated to keep up their end of private confidence. They tend to be secretive themselves, so you can be sure if they have trouble telling their own secrets, they certainly won't tell yours.

2. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

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Capricorns are hands down the most trustworthy signs in the entire zodiac.

If you ask them to keep a secret, they will be a steel vault. If you need them to come through for you — on a project, with a promise, as a partner — if they have given their word and their commitment, it would take something extreme for them to not follow through with it.

Capricorns thrive in order and structure. They try to make sense of their lives by creating rules and playing roles.

They are most comfortable when they are doing what's "right" and leading by example. The combination makes them extremely trustworthy individuals. It's against their core principles to not abide by their word.

3. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers rank second on the list of the most trustworthy zodiac signs because they become so heavily invested in the people they care about, and would do anything for them.

Cancers are not "goody two shoes" by nature; rather, they have a strong sense of right vs. wrong, and try to live their lives as ethically and honestly as they can. But what it really comes down to is that when a Cancer loves, they love completely, and they treat anyone they care about like family.

Cancers are also great at following directions, so long as they inherently agree with what they are doing.

4. TAURUS (April 20–May 20)

An earth sign like Virgo, Taurus also ranks high on the trustworthiness scale. “They naturally have this air to them that is stable, grounded, reliable, and practical,” Terrones says. “They’re the rock of a relationship or friendship.” But while your Taurus friends may always be in your corner, they may not always be the most straightforward communicators, says RD.

An angry Taurus, for example, may not come right out and tell you what they’re feeling and can be aggressive. Often, they assume that you should know what they’re feeling or what you did wrong without them having to say it directly. Meanwhile, you may feel their indirectness is inconsiderate. When words fail, try using body language to build trust.

5. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

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Libras may come off as gossipy, people-loving, attention-seeking, indecisive lovers, but that's only when you don't know them well enough.

As they rule the sign of love, they understand that loving is so much more than just flirting; it's commitment, it's perseverance, and, of course, it's trustworthiness. When Libra believes in something, they become determined and driven, and that's because they are fueled by their passion and incredible ability to love.

Libras are ride-or-die kind of people, and if they are with you, they are with you forever.

6. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos are trustworthy because they are like the slightly over-worried parents of the zodiac.

They are so busy worrying whether or not everyone else around them is okay, they will go to great lengths to ensure the well-being of those they love. If you need Virgo to come through for you, trust that they will, given that what you need is aligned with their own general interests and objectives.

The only time Virgos become flaky is when they aren't genuinely invested or interested in you or what they are doing. Otherwise, they are golden.

Who can you trust?

There are several dimensions to trustworthiness, so when it comes to assessing the most and least trustworthy zodiac signs, you need to consider a few questions. For example: Can they keep a secret? Will they be there for you in a pinch? Will they always tell the truth? Can you trust them to complete a task on time? People are complex, so a person might be totally trustworthy in one way…and not so much in another. Those nuances may be especially important in certain work situations or when determining your compatibility with a potential partner.

Aside from wondering who you can rely on, you’re probably also curious where you fall on the trust spectrum. We asked astrologer Guadalupe Terrones to lay out the strengths and shortcomings of each zodiac sign when it comes to dependability and truthfulness in various relationships. To find out where you rank, scroll through the 12 signs below, which we’ve listed in descending order from most to least trustworthy. Knowing who you can count on may help you navigate through the unluckiest (and luckiest) months of 2021.

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