Practical and prudent
Ambitious and disciplined
Patient and careful
Humorous and reserved
These are the supposed traits of a person born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn. I am a Capricorn, yet I don't see myself at all in that description. This mismatch was enough to dissuade me at an early age from belief in astrology. My skepticism now extends to psychological profiling, as well. I don't believe that you can take a small sampling of information about a person and determine her personality.
My disbelief in astrology did not stop me from using aspects of it for my own purposes. When I was in my early 20s and living on my own, I was hungry for guidance so I had some wacky ideas. At one point, I believed that God was talking to me through the daily horoscope in my local paper. Now, I didn't believe in astrology itself. I just thought that God was using the horoscope section to talk to me because He knew that I read the paper every day. Goodness only knows where I came up with that one!