The various animal signs in Chinese Zodiac can tell you many interesting information about your personality.
The Chinese Zodiac animal can be determined according to the year of birth, bu you should keep in mind that Chinese Zodiac is based on the beginning of the year in the Chinese calendar, not the regular one. The start of the year in the Chinese calendar is different every year and it usually falls in late January or early February.
If your birthday falls in the early January or in the new year right before the beginning of the Chinese New Year in February, you may find out about the personality attributes related with the previous year’s Zodiac to see if it fits you or not.
Read on about the 12 Chinese Zodiac Signs and their personality attributes and/or meanings:
YEAR OF THE RAT
(1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)
People born in the Year of the Rat are charming and sociable. They are notably popular and show ability in business. However, they can also be critical and quick-tempered. Rats have vivid imaginations and unique intellectual skills. These people often see many opportunities that others may miss. In addition, they highly cherish relationships, and are very generous and passionate in love as they are in businesses.
YEAR OF THE OX
(1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)
These people represent the expression ‘strong as an ox’ because of their power to face and control many circumstances. They deal with their responsibilities carefully and logically and earn much respect for their capabilities. On the other side, they can be prone to being chauvinists and are very demanding people, determined to defend their own interests all the way. These people are seen as always faithful to their families and partners.
YEAR OF THE TIGER
(1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)
These people are extremely sensitive and emotional, which makes them great lovers or partners. They want to balance their domineering and strongly competitive nature and their huge need for love; so, they bring passion and honesty into a relationship, expecting the same in return. They are confident, but criticisms can make them quite shaken or depressed. Also, they can be restless and are best known for their ability to recover from negative occurrences. They can be great leaders because are dignified and courageous and can face any challenges.
YEAR OF THE RABBIT/ HARE
(1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023)
Rabbit people are affectionate, pleasant, and polite. They prefer to stay out of disputes, controversies, or mini-quarrels. Although unintentional, they tend to forget about their loved ones’ needs without them realizing it. Fun can distract them. Also, these people are intellectual, quiet and conservative. Some people may think of them as shallow because of their overly sentimental traits, but they can be very loving. They often require security in all their relationships.
YEAR OF THE DRAGON
(1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024)
People born in the Year of the Dragon are charismatic and are always energetic. Also, they are very talented and highly intelligent. They are perfectionists and it makes them appear very demanding of others, just as they are to themselves. Dragons want to achieve success and they want to challenge them and use their innate talents and energies. Committed relationships are not very important to them, but sharing their life’s adventures is something they value the most.
YEAR OF THE SNAKE
(1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025)
Snake people are clever and are often willing to work unnoticeably so as to achieve their goals discreetly. Also, they are very charming and romantic and they seek elegance in their relationships too. They can be jealous too and tend to be secretive and are seen as loners most of the time. This makes them less popular.
YEAR OF THE HORSE
(1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026)
Horse people commit to success and hard work if they don’t see the job as beneath them. These people can explode in their tempers and become impulsive, especially in love. Also, they are not regarded as good team players because they prefer independent work. Their desire for independence may make them egoists but their strong intellect and excellent verbal skills help them in social situations. They can be popular.
YEAR OF THE RAM
(1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027)
People born in these years are often likable and charming, although quite reserved. They are also kind, sensitive, and sympathetic. They love art, nature, and culture, and they also often have an artistic or creative nature. Anyway, they are also prone to pessimism and often find themselves on the opposite ends of being assertively self-confident and being prone to timidity. In relationships they feel most fulfilled when feeling secure.
YEAR OF THE MONKEY
(1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028)
People who are born in the Year of the Monkey have intelligent and energetic natures. They have magnetic personalities that attract crowds. These people have very appealing personalities and somewhat an eccentric side to them. They can make every situation a humorous one. Some people consider the Monkey personality as untrustworthy because of their typical brunt practical jokes. Monkeys are energetic and tend to be restless. Also, it may be difficult for them to choose careers. However, they can be successful in environments that thrive on change including dynamic relationships.
YEAR OF THE ROOSTER
(1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029)
People born in the year of The Rooster sign have a great sense of industry and diligence when it comes to work, and also expressing their opinions is really easy for them. They believe it is really important to share their opinions. Usually they are successful at gaining the attention they really love. However, they have many friends and can be very loyal and genuine in their relationships. Their high standards make it possible for them to achieve great success in their chosen careers.
YEAR OF THE DOG
(1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030)
Dog people are loyal and honest in any relationship. They focus their interest in a specialty subject, and focus completely into a hobby or a career. They follow their principles and also have great and creative problem-solving skills. These people are challenged most by their need to criticize. As friends and lovers, they can be very trustworthy, but with a special someone, they can be quite unforgiving because they tend to hold grudges till they feel they have been appeased. They want to have a good, long-lasting relationship, and when feel they have found their real love, they will be loyal forever.
YEAR OF THE PIG
(1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031)
People born in the Year of the Pig are tolerant, kind, sincere, and intellectually strong, which makes them good in rich conversations. They go after challenging goals and achieve them at the end. Social harmony is highly important to them; they overlook people’s faults and see only the best in people. Pigs have a sense of humor and are witty, but they expect the same good traits in others. They deeply cherish family or home life.