What Not To Say To A Sagittarius Man (7 Annoying Things)

by Anna Kovach, relationship astrologer
The Sagittarius man would love to think that nothing could ever bother him, but I disagree. I’ve seen them get offended at some of these implications... Read on for the definitive list of what not to say to a Sagittarius man.

Knowing what not to say to a Sagittarius man can sometimes be tricky, as I am sure you all know, these men are usually very open-minded, so it may come as a surprise to discover that there are certain things that can annoy them.

Some things not to say to a Sagittarius man may include comments that undermine their sense of freedom and independence, such as “You’re too clingy” or “Why don’t you settle down?”

This can really annoy a Sagittarius man as he really dislikes it when someone questions his lifestyle choices or tries to restrict his freedom. However, this is just scratching the surface.

Have you ever said something to a Sagittarius man and immediately felt that was probably the wrong way to approach the conversation? If you are worried about perhaps saying the wrong thing to a Sagittarius man, then it would be great for you to continue reading to help you find out what not to say to a Sagittarius man.

What Not To Say To A Sagittarius Man (7 Annoying Things)

Here is a list of seven things you should avoid saying to a Sagittarius man to prevent annoying him:

1.“You’re boring!”

This one is going to leave the Sagittarius totally clutching his pearls! “Me?? Boring?!” He’ll be totally thrown off because in his mind, he’s the life of the party and about as much fun as there is! This one is going to shake up his perception of himself in a way that he never expected.

Though Sagittarians don’t typically get offended very easily, it’s sure not going to make him feel good to hear this. These guys are huge clowns and jokesters, and they pride themselves on being able to make people laugh and keep them entertained.

Sagittarians are ruled by Jupiter, the planet of games and play. As it turns out, even when they aren’t whipping out the Monopoly board, they are just exuding this fun and care-free persona.

Don’t ever say this one to a Sagittarius unless you really don’t care if he’s around you or not! He isn’t going to subject himself to someone who thinks he’s a bore, so just keep that in mind when you’re pulling a Sagittarius yourself and practicing a little brutal honesty!

2. “You’re being really close minded right now.”

This one is really going to hurt their feelings. The Sagittarian is the world traveler of the Zodiac, and he is typically A-okay with everyone from all walks of life (the only people he universally despises are liars!). He is non-judgmental and surprisingly open to all types of people.

Telling a Sagittarius that he’s not open minded is one way to really hurt him. He tries very hard to be understanding of all backgrounds, not mud flinging at things that people have no control over and cannot change. In fact, he is fascinated by the things that make everyone in the world unique! He truly wants to make all types of people feel welcome around him.

Saying this phrase to him is going to hurt his feelings in a big way. He’ll definitely feel like his efforts to show love to all types of people have been thwarted when he hears this phrase. I highly recommend thinking seriously before you tell him about the ways that you think he’s obtuse!

3. “There’s a time and a place to say that!”

This one is different because the Sagittarius has likely heard this one all the time for his whole life. Sagittarians, even as little kids, have the tendency to drop truth bombs at the most inopportune times. It makes less confrontational signs feel like crawling under a rock and live there forever!

This phrase coming from a partner is going to reinforce what he’s been told his whole life: you’re too loud, you’re too honest, this isn’t the time, not now, etc. He’ll automatically feel less connected to you after you critique him in this way, since he’d really like his relationship to be the place where he can speak his truth without judgment.

If you want him to feel welcome to talking openly with you, I suggest that you choose to praise him for his honesty rather than make him feel bad for it. Let him know that you adore the way he tells the truth no matter what the circumstance. After all, that’s a super-rare trait! He’ll be grateful to hear that you’re appreciative of what makes him awesome.

You may also want to readQuestions To Ask A Sagittarius Man To Make Him Fall In Love

4. “Do what I say!”

One utterance of this phrase will have the Sagittarius man laughing in your face… did you really think you could tell him what to do? You sure were mistaken if you thought anything of the sort! He’s never going to listen to someone who attempts to boss him around. Rather, he’ll likely do the exact opposite just to prove to you that he can’t be controlled.

This is not a phrase to say truthfully. If you really want the Sagittarius guy to do what you ask, this is not the way to go about it since he’ll likely rebel and do the opposite. However, if you are willing to take a gamble and see if you can reverse psychology him with it, then I think it could work.

For example, if he’s being his Sagittarian self and rebelling from going to work (for the fourth day this month) then directing him to stay home with you will immediately get him thinking: “Man, I guess I should go to work!” See what I did there? He’ll totally act out the opposite of what you command of him.

5. “You never take anything seriously”

One thing that will really irk a Sagittarius man is being told that he never takes anything seriously. It undermines the Sagittarius man’s ability to prioritize and navigate life in his own way.

Just because he doesn’t follow your set of rules doesn’t mean he isn’t taking things seriously. It simply means that he has his own unique way of approaching and handling situations.

It can really even hurt him when someone accuses him of not taking things seriously because he values his freedom and likes to approach life with a sense of lightness and humor.

His life is so full of adventure and exploration, and he doesn’t want to feel weighed down by constant seriousness. He wants to enjoy life and have fun, so telling him that he never takes anything seriously can come across as a criticism rather than an observation.

Especially because he definitely does have the capacity to be serious when the situation calls for it. As an expample, his freedom and independence mean everything to him, so when it is threatened or hindered in any way, he will become incredibly serious and focused on protecting it.

6. “Why don’t you just settle down?”

Sagittarius men value their freedom and independence above all else, so asking them why they don’t just settle down can be seen as attempting to impose societal expectations on them.

He doesn’t believe in living a cookie cutter life of settling down and conforming to societal norms. He wants to experience life and explore on his own terms, without feeling tied down or restricted by commitments.

Asking him to “just settle down” implies that there is something wrong with his desire for freedom and exploration, which can be hurtful and frustrating to him. He lives life in a way that feels right to him, and he doesn’t want to feel pressured or judged for it.

Settling down isn’t something that appeals to him exactly because he thrives on excitement, variety, and new experiences. Living a life that is authentic to him means embracing his wanderlust and embracing the unconventional.

The right woman will understand this about him and not judge him for being different or wanting to live life in his own way. He doesn’t believe that everyone should want to live the same life.

Here’s more on what a Sagittarius man likes and dislikes in a woman.

7. “Your dreams are unrealistic.”

Sagittarius men are dreamers and visionaries, so telling them that their dreams are unrealistic can be incredibly discouraging and demoralizing. They have big aspirations and believe in the power of their dreams to manifest into reality.

They don’t want to be told that their dreams are unattainable or impossible because it goes against their optimistic and adventurous nature. Sagittarius men thrive on pushing boundaries and going after what others may consider impossible.

Telling a Sagittarius man that his dreams are unrealistic can crush his spirit and make him feel misunderstood. It’s important to encourage and support his dreams, even if they may seem unconventional or challenging.

Instead of dismissing his dreams, it’s better to show interest and encourage him to pursue them. It is crucial to respect and support a Sagittarius man’s desire for freedom, exploration, and unconventional living.

He needs to be able to be with someone who understands his journey and that he may have lofty dreams, but he needs those dreams otherwise he wouldn’t be who he is. The right woman will empower him to chase his dreams and be there to support him along the way.

7 Phrases You Should Never Say To A Sagittarius Man You Love

Knowing what not to say to a Sagittarius man can save you from unnecessary conflicts and hurt feelings. Here are some of the things not to say to a Sagittarius:

  1. “You need to settle down and stop being so restless.”
  2. “You should be more practical and realistic.”
  3. “Why can’t you just be like everyone else?”
  4. “You need to think things through more.”
  5. “Why can’t you just be content with what you have?”
  6. “Just stay in one place and be stable for once.”
  7. “I don’t understand why you’re always chasing after new experiences.”

Watch the video below to get some more insights on what a Sagittarius man really hates to hear:

Tips On How To Communicate With Your Sagittarius Man When You Are Upset

When you communicate with your Sagittarius man when you are upset, it is important to approach the conversation with understanding and openness. Try not to rush the conversation and make sure that you are actually in the right frame of mind to have a calm and constructive discussion. 

Start the conversation by expressing how you feel and using “I” statements instead of blaming or criticizing him. Just be vulnerable and tell him how you feel without attacking or blaming him. This will create a safe and non-threatening environment for open communication. 

Remember that Sagittarius men value their freedom and independence, so avoid saying anything that diminishes or restricts those qualities. You don’t want to make him feel like you are trying to change him or control his actions. 

When you are upset, it’s important to choose your words carefully and avoid saying things that may trigger defensiveness or resentment in a Sagittarius man. It is best if you both are in a calm and receptive state before engaging in any serious conversation. 

Try not to invalidate him and always try to keep an open-mind to his perspective and ideas. Remember to be patient and understanding, giving him the space he needs to explore and grow. Overall, the key to communicating with a Sagittarius man is to approach conversations with understanding, respect, and an open mind.

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If You Listen To Dating Coaches, You Can Lose Your Sagittarius Man Forever

Over the years, I’ve had a lot of my clients send me advice they got from dating coaches.

They wanted to know if it would work with their Sagittarius man.

And I literally wanted to scream with frustration.


Because most dating advice definitely will NOT work if you use it with a Sagittarius.

You see, Sagittarius men are VERY different than men of other signs. And if you use standard dating advice with a Sagittarius, it can backfire. He might disappear forever and you’ll never hear from him again.

I don’t want that to happen to you.

Especially when it is SO easy to draw him to you and get him to connect deeply with your heart.

You just need to know the specific phrases to tell him…

So he’ll NEVER want to lose you.

He’ll be wrapped around your fingerAnd it won’t take him long to put a ring on that finger either.

These phrases are the EXACT thing you need to turn everything around with him.

So… for heaven’s sake… DON’T listen to normal dating coaches!

They give out the same advice for ALL men… which is absolutely insane. Because your wonderful Sagittarius is NOT like other men… at ALL.

So go here to find out the specific things your Sagittarius man needs to hear to melt his heart.



About Author

Hi, this is Anna Kovach. I am a professional Relationship Astrologer and author of dozens of bestselling books and programs. For over a decade I’ve been advising commitment-seeking women like you and helping them understand, attract and keep the man of their dreams using the astonishing power of astrology. Join over 250K subscribers on my newsletter or follow me on social media! Learn more about me and how I can help you here.

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