They all share different qualities and characteristic traits. The Ox can't handle the Goat's sensitive and overly emotional demeanour, meanwhile the Tiger can't stand the Monkey's continuous pranks and jokes. But who are the least and most compatible signs in the zodiac?
The 12 zodiac signs are split into four groups in Chinese astrology, it's who they bond the most with. The groups represent the zodiac signs who have similar temperaments and ways of thinking.
Rat, Dragon, Monkey
These animals are smart, witty, and are action-oriented people. They complement each other intellectually and mentally. While it may look like an unnatural group, they all share the same ambitious nature. They're also savvy with brilliant minds.
Ox, Snake, Rooster
These signs are the most ambitious and goal-oriented out of all the Chinese animals. They are completely and utterly driven and are always thinking about reaching the top. Their strong personalities blend well together and they all respect each other's hard graft.
Tiger, Horse, Dog
These characters are the free spirits of the Chinese zodiac. They love their own freedom and they all share the same individualistic ethos. While they are quite different in their own way (Tigers are born rebels, Dogs are loyal friends and the Horse is a wild adventurer) they all understand and appreciate each other.
Hare, Goat, Pig
These are the most sensitive animals in the zodiac, they require peace, harmony and tranquility. They are extremely compassionate souls and born empaths. They're certainly not the strongest creatures but they're wonderfully nurturing and selfless souls.
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