Why Are Scorpios So Emotionally Sensitive?

‍Scorpio is the sign of secrets and depths, as well as being a fixed water sign. This all makes it seem a little unusual that Scorpios tend to have such thin emotional skins, easily hurt and actually quite sensitive. Do they feel so much because they have hidden depths?

Or are the pressures of modern life making everyone more sensitive? And why do all Scorpios have an innate ability to see through people?

There’s nothing viperous about this article; it’s just giving insight into one of the most complicated and misunderstood zodiac signs. If you don’t know anyone who is a Scorpio, you can read on for answers to your questions.

Why Are Scorpios So Emotionally Sensitive?

Scorpios are said to have an emotional sensitivity that is out of balance with their other personality traits. They are guided by their feelings rather than by their powers of reason, and can easily be affected by other people’s moods.

This means that they are extremely intuitive, and often pick up on other people’s feelings, thoughts or intentions. This out of balance emotional sensitivity is often caused by childhood experiences that affect the Scorpio’s ability to process emotions appropriately. This can make them overly sensitive to the world around them, and can also make them prone to mood swings.

How To Deal With A Scorpio Being Emotionally Sensitive

It’s important to remember that Scorpios aren’t weak; they are just extremely in tune with their own emotions and those of others. They have incredibly strong instincts and feel things very deeply, and often have a very strong sense of right and wrong.

That said, sometimes they have to learn how to manage their emotions in a more productive way, especially if they are finding them overwhelming.

To work on controlling your emotions, try keeping a journal, making art, going for walks in nature, or meditating.

All of these activities can help you process your feelings and emotions and help you gain some control over them, making you less emotional sensitive.

The Hidden Depths Of The Scorpion

Scorpios are often accused of being viperous, and for good reason. The Scorpio is a water sign and water is the element of emotions, feelings, empathy, and sensitivity. Most of us have a certain amount of emotional sensitivity, but for Scorpios, it seems to be magnified.

They are extremely in tune with their own emotions and the emotions and feelings of others. They are also very intuitive, often picking up on other people’s intentions or thoughts before they are even expressed. When they are young, many Scorpios feel out of place.

They feel different, misunderstood, and alone. This can make them feel viperous, as if they are hiding a secret that no one else knows.

Modern Living Makes Us All More Emotionally Sensitive

Although it’s true that certain signs have more emotional sensitivity than others, and that the modern world might make everyone a bit more sensitive, there is no denying that Scorpios are particularly affected by this.

As we live in such an overstimulated world, and source of information is greater than ever, it’s no wonder that everything is building up. This means that we are all more prone to stress, and this in turn can make us more sensitive to our emotions.

That’s not to say that there isn’t a place for more emotional sensitivity in the world. If we can learn to understand and nurture our emotions more, we can create a better relationship with ourselves, and with each other.


As you can see, there are many reasons why Scorpios are so emotionally sensitive. Their personalities, their water element, and their childhood experiences, all play a part. However, all of this can be overcome with self-love, self-awareness, and self-discipline. If you are dealing with a Scorpio, try not to take their sensitivity personally. They are just trying to do their best and it’s not about you. They just need a little extra understanding and some tender loving care.