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Chinese zodiac - Year of the Dragon traits, personality and compatibility

Updated: Sep 24, 2023

The Dragon is the majestic, powerful, and always awe-inspiring member of the Chinese zodiac.

These mythical creatures are a sight to behold, with their shimmering scales, powerful wings, and fiery breath. The next year of the Dragon will be in 2024.

Traits, personality and characteristics

Dragons are known for their strength and bravery, willing to face any challenge that comes their way. They're also fiercely independent and don't take kindly to being told what to do. You might want to think twice before bossing a Dragon around - they'll likely breathe fire in your direction!

But don't be intimidated by their fierce exterior - Dragons also have a softer side. They're known for their loyalty to their friends and family, and will stop at nothing to protect them. They're also incredibly intelligent and creative, able to come up with innovative solutions to even the most complex problems.

And let's not forget about their love for adventure and excitement. Dragons are always seeking out new challenges and experiences, eager to explore the unknown and test their limits.

The Dragon is the only animal in the Chinese zodiac that is mythical, consequently these characters are mysterious, imaginative and noble.

These individuals are born leaders, they command attention when they enter a room. In Chinese culture, Dragon people have innate luck and are blessed with good fortune. Dragon people are very driven and won't stop until they achieve every last goal they set themselves.

Types of Dragon in the Chinese zodiac:
  • Metal Dragon

  • Water Dragon

  • Wood Dragon

  • Fire Dragon

  • Earth Dragon

Dragon compatibility with the other animals:

The Dragon is most compatible with the Monkey and the Rat. These animals are smart, witty, and are action-oriented individuals. They complement each other intellectually. The Dragon is least compatible with the Dog. The Dragon is a force of nature and a very passionate creature. Conversely, the Dog is a much quieter individual who doesn't like to be the centre of attention. This can cause some friction between the two characters.

12 Western star signs the Dragon can be paired with:
  • Aries - ambitious, brave and unafraid

  • Taurus - stubborn, diligent and loyal

  • Gemini - impulsive, extroverts and clever

  • Cancer - sensitive, caring and dependable

  • Leo - fiery, confident and a leader

  • Virgo - humble, practical and kind

  • Libra - balanced, intelligent and friendly

  • Scorpio - deep, mysterious and passionate

  • Sagittarius - lovers of freedom, spontaneous and intellectual

  • Capricorn - ambitious, organised and goal-oriented

  • Aquarius - creative, intelligent and distant

  • Pisces - emotional, creative and sympathetic

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