Maybe you got into a fight with your Taurus man and you’re not sure where things stand. How does a Taurus man act when hurt? Here are some clear indicators that he won’t be able to hide.
What Bothers a Taurus Man?
You may not suspect it, but Taurus men are actually quite sensitive. You would never know by their tough but relaxed appearances, but it’s true.
For one thing, a Taurean is emotionally vulnerable with those he cares about. That means that you can easily injure him by saying something thoughtless.
Think Leos have big egos? The Taurus man’s is no less delicate if you know how to attack it. This is a major way to get to the Taurus—by trivializing his accomplishments, indicating that he isn’t successful and generally making his work, life and possessions seem like they ain’t sh—.
Betraying his trust would do a lot of damage to your relationship. For a Taurus man, trust is everything. Lying, telling people his secrets or, if you’re his romantic interest, hanging out with other guys and not telling him will set off alarms. Note: Never let a Taurus man think you’re not 100% his. He’s deeply jealous and insecure about other dudes.
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I could go on with a list of things that get to the Taurus, but to make it simple, I’ll break it down to certain types of behaviors that bother him the most. They are: Being mean, belittling him and his possessions, breaking his trust and ignoring him.
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How Does a Taurus Man Act When Hurt?
Now let’s talk about what a wounded Bull looks like.
How does a Taurus man act when hurt? Don’t expect him to lash out.
He’ll distance himself.
A pretty serene sign when happy, Taurus makes it obvious he’s upset when he puts up a big wall. He’s doing what he can to protect himself—and you—from experiencing more pain.
If he hasn’t been calling or texting, think about your recent interactions. If you can recall a fight or saying or doing something that could have been offensive, you wouldn’t be wrong to conclude that the Taurus is trying to cool his jets.
If your Taurus man is hard to get a hold of because he’s upset, it’s best not to try to knock down his wall for him. Indicate that you care about his feelings and that you want to resolve things, but be patient.
He’ll act icy.
Is it chilly in here, or is it just Taurus’s attitude?
It’s hard to miss the giant red flag when a Taurus man is upset with you. A hurt Taurus is anything but chatty.
He might straight up ignore you in a social situation, or he might keep conversation to a minimum. Taureans are masters of the cold shoulder.
He probably won’t say mean things to you, unless it’s in the heat of an argument and his buttons have been pushed. Otherwise, this guy is more likely to turn frosty.
You’ll feel his “Nope” energy. If that’s the case, definitely give him space. If you push him, he might turn into a ticked-off Bull and fly off the handle.
It will take a while for him to get over it.
When seriously offended, Taurus men do take their time recovering. They’re not known for rushing through anything in their lives, this included.
Because Taurus men are really sensitive beneath their resilient exteriors, emotional pain can cut deep. It’s not easy for them to shrug it off.
If things have gone badly enough, he might be evaluating the relationship to see if it’s still a good thing in his life. But for this to happen, typically, things would have to have gone really badly. Taurus people don’t walk away from relationships easily. He’d likely have to think that he could never trust you again.
But for the most part, Taurus men invested in a relationship will simply need time to recover from their wounds. They’ll return to their stable, dependable selves when they’re ready.
How to Apologize If You’ve Hurt a Taurus Man
Trying to figure out the exact words to say to your Taurus man when you’ve hurt his feelings? With that arctic vibe he projects, the thought of approaching him to say you’re sorry can be intimidating. But that’s what you need to do.
What you do now will affect him, even after he’s gone into defense mode. It may not seem like it, but everything you say to him will be taken to heart.
Be honest and direct—the Taurus will respect that. But also, be kind and gentle in your approach. He wants to talk about it—he’s just too caught up in his emotions to initiate a conversation.
You might get his continued iciness at first. But if you keep demonstrating your sincere desire to fix things and take responsibility for your part in the fight, he’ll know that you really do care.
In fact, here’s a good rule of thumb when you’re in a relationship with a Taurus: Sincerity is the best way forward.
If you want to dive deeper into the subject, check out Taurus Man Secrets for an insider scoop on nurturing a healthy, happy relationship with a Taurus man from an astrologer who’s been there.