Updated: Mar 29
When you look at the Chinese Zodiac, you see so many different personalities that are completely captivating. Each zodiac sign has its own set of strengths and weaknesses — quirks, even. When you take its personality traits into account, it's no secret that there are a few signs that may shock you.
And since we love to read about astrology anyway, why not take it a step further? Here are 12 interesting personality traits for each zodiac sign — some might make sense and some will surprise you.
The rat is a diligent and persistent worker. Rats work best in teams which makes them good at sales, marketing, management and negotiation. Rats are creative problem solvers and very sociable so make great communicators. They are charismatic and charming, making them great at networking and drawing people's attention to their ideas.
Although the Ox may not be known for its charisma, they are a reliable friend and worker.
The Ox is the dependable one, and they know their strengths lie in their loyal, honest, and patient nature. Don’t underestimate them though, the Ox knows how to go after its goals with great determination and won't be deterred by anything, including themselves.
Tigers are the true definition of power. They're passionate and confident, but also extremely loyal and trustworthy. They have a strong sense of spirit, never give up on their goals, and love a good challenge. They're natural-born leaders and can often be found at the helm of their own business or project - even one they've created themselves!
If you're looking for someone who is sensitive and empathetic, look no further than the Hare. They have a kind soul and dislike conflict, but love to uphold strong bonds with family and friends. The Hare is the definition of elegance and diplomacy and will never lose their cool.
Dragons are powerful and knowledgeable and they've got plenty of charm and glamour -- yes, that's right, I said power and glamour in one sentence. They are chock full of adventure, energy, and know-how. They're great leaders who bring out the best in everyone around them.
Snakes are known for their immense wisdom and savviness. They're very intuitive people; some say they can sense danger before it happens. They're great thinkers and fight hard to achieve their accomplishments. They usually achieve success in life and make sure that others know how powerful they are.
Horses are often seen as the life of the party, they're quick to make friends and are very sociable. They’re free-spirited and fearless — just like horses are in real life. So while they draw others in with their charisma, they’re also fiercely independent and love their freedom.
Goats are gentle and intelligent creatures, they’re subtle in their quest for success. When it comes to others they are incredibly thoughtful and take into consideration others’ emotions. They’re intuitive and can tap into other people’s feeling easy. They’re creative, and artistic with wonderful imaginations.
The Monkey is mischievous and playful, they’re naturally witty and love to play pranks. They're also intelligent, resourceful, and always have a savvy idea up their sleeve. They’re the life and soul of the party and know how to have a good time.
Roosters are extremely ambitious and constantly in search of recognition, so they love being given tasks that allow them to look good and be top dogs. They’re wildly ambitious and are always in search of their next big project.
No sign is more loyal and devoted than the Dog. They are trustworthy, dedicated and downright charming. They have a warming down-to-earth nature and a humble aura. Everyone is drawn to their open and honest personality.
Pigs are intensely compassionate and nurturing creatures. They are one of the most humble and honest signs in the zodiac. People trust their guidance, as they are wise, responsible and dependable. Just like they are in real life, Pigs are highly intelligent and have fantastic communicative abilities.