Aries is ruled by Mars, which Mazboudi describes as narcissistic. The most manipulative thing Aries does is keep at you if they want you to do something.
The most manipulative thing Taurus does is induce guilt. They may play the victim, give you a sob story, or won't even say anything, but look as if they've been beaten up by the world.
As Mazboudi explains on Reddit, air signs such as Gemini are manipulative in the way they "due to their ability to take on the form of other characters and into insinuate themselves."
The most manipulative thing Cancer does is catastrophize things. It's not lying nor is it playing the victim; it's simply making things seem worse than they are.
The most manipulative thing Leo does is minimize their behavior by acting innocent. Leos are confident, but sometimes their egos make them do things that may have negative consequences for others.
The most manipulative thing Virgo does is be passive-aggressive. Virgo is indirect when it comes to their wants and desires.
The most manipulative thing Libra does is feign innocence. When Libras manipulate, they act like they don't know how to do something or don't have the skills necessary so someone else will do it for them.
The most manipulative thing Scorpio does is make it seem like a major mistake to go against them and demand loyalty no matter what.
The most manipulative thing Sagittarius does is being too nice. You may wonder how being too nice is manipulative, but it's the fact that they're being extra nice to get a result.
The most manipulative thing Capricorn does is make people feel stupid. Capricorn uses their knowledge and proficiency as a way to get someone to do what they want.
The most manipulative thing Aquarius does is ghost people. One minute they're present, answering your texts and messages in a timely manner; the next, it's total silence.
Pisces is ruled by Neptune, which "can be deceptive and Machiavellian," writes Mazboudi.