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

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People born in the Year of the Dragon are born performers. They're energetic, confident, love competition and are destined for success. The next year of the Dragon will be in 2024.



Traits, personality and characteristics:


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, organized and goal-oriented

  • Aquarius - creative, intelligent and distant

  • Pisces - emotional, creative and sympathetic

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