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What's Your Sign? Our Communities' Zodiac
by Kirk Mastin

According to Horoscope.com, "Your Zodiac sign, or star sign, reflects the position of the sun when you were born. With its strong influence on your personality, character, and emotions, your sign is a powerful tool for understanding yourself and your relationships." But, we're using it a little differently, we polled our community of Mastin Labs users, to see if we can find any commonalities between them.

THE RESULTS

The most common zodiac sign In our community was Virgo with 13% of our community. After reading about the Virgo sign, it's no surprise. According to Horopscope.com Virgos have many personality traits that would serve a photographer well!

Virgo's Strengths

"Graceful, harmonious, and obsessed with making things the very best they can be, Virgo is notorious for being type A but that's only because this sign knows that everything good can be made great, and that everything great can be perfect. Smart and intensely curious, Virgos are passionate about uncovering the why which is why a Virgo's friends consider him or her their own personal encyclopedia. Known for their grace, Virgos can always talk their way out of sticky situations, and everyone is charmed by their wit and ability to put others at ease.

Virgo is incredibly hard working. When this sign wants something, they'll work for it. They're also good at making the most of things friends look to them to help them with a DIY project or redecorate their home. Virgins push the people around them to be their best if you want a training buddy for a marathon, you know who to call. Bottom line: Virgos work hard, and that work ethic inspires everyone in their life." via Horoscope.com

This totally makes sense: photographers need to be detailed oriented AND make a shot happen no matter the chaos they encounter. These two qualities separate a pro photographer from an amateur.

Virgo's Weaknesses

Virgo's desire to have everything be perfect can manifest in frustration when things don't live up to those (sometimes unrealistic) expectations. Besides occasionally leading to fights with friends and partners, Virgo's focus on perfection can cause everything even uploading an Instagram photo to take forever. Learning to go with the flow and accept good enough is a constant struggle. via Horoscope.com

My personal motto is: 'done is better than perfect.' This is a life lesson for Virgo's and any perfectionist. What good is perfection if a project is never done, and no one can see it? Yes, amazing work comes from ensuring things perfect but true wisdom is knowing that nothing can ever be 100% perfect and that at some point, you have to let go and allow your creation to be enjoyed by others. No one will ever be as critical to you as you are to yourself. Give yourself a break and enjoy your hard work.

We hope you enjoyed this fun poll! If you missed our last one you can check out our communities Myers-Briggs results here. A huge thank you to our friends at Matador for sponsoring our giveaway with a $100 gift card. Congrats to our winner, Ashley Bowman (she wasn't even a virgo!).

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