Your Chinese Zodiac Sign can reveal quite interesting stuff about your personality.
You can determine your Chinese Zodiac Sign (animal) according to the year of birth. This Zodiac is based on the Chinese calendar, by which the start of each year is different- usually at the end of January or the beginning of February.
Those born in the beginning of January or in the following year, right before the start of the Chinese New Year in February, might want to check the Zodiac from the previous year.
Here are the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals (Signs) and their personality characteristics:
Year of the Rat
(Those born in 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, and 2020)
Those born in the listed years are good friends, charming, and well adaptable in every social situation, so they are quite popular among friends. They are tempered, critical people and are extremely good in business. Rats always have vivid imagination, many ideas and unique intellectual features, which is why they can use the given opportunities that others don’t even notice. Rats are known as opportunists.
Year of the Ox
(Those born in 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, and 2021)
These people are very good in handling every situation so the attribute “strong as an ox” suits them well. They are respected among people due to their incredible abilities and confidence, and have methodical approach for handling their responsibilities. Oxen are often too demanding and chauvinists, and are always focused to defend their interests to the very end. Due to their respected sense of duty, oxen often lead less passionate but stable life, and are faithful to their family and partners.
Year of the Tiger
(Those born in 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, and 2022)
These people are great partners and lovers as they are quite emotional and sensitive. Tigers always try to balance their great need for love with their highly competitive nature. They are confident and restless, but can be quite shaken or depressed because of critics. They possess leader qualities as they face every challenge with courage, and they usually return much stronger after some bad experience.
Year of the Hare/Rabbit
(Those born in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, and 2023)
These people are pleasant, polite, and affectionate, which is why people love them. They don’t prefer getting involved in quarrels, disputes, or controversies. Rabbits are easily distracted by interesting things. They are intellectual, conservative and quite despite of their hunger for good times. They are very loving, but some people can find their emotional side as shallow. In their relationship, rabbits often seek for a shelter.
Year of the Dragon
(Those born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, and 2024)
These people are having enormous energy and are very charismatic. They are very intelligent and talented. They don’t follow the rules that should lead them to the right path, but they make their own one. Sometimes dragon people are loud. Their perfectionism makes them demanding in the eyes of others, and they are known to be eager for success. Dragons people like challenging situations to prove their capability and talent. They are always interested in some new adventure, but not so in relationships.
Year of the Snake
(Those born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, and 2025)
Snakes are considered as good thinkers. They are intelligent, and often work inconspicuously to accomplish their goals. They are romantics and good charmers, but are often jealous. They are mysterious and prefer being alone, which is why they aren’t so popular among people, but they are completely fine with that.
Year of the Horse
(Those born in 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, and 2026)
These people always put a lot of effort when doing something, so the saying “work like a horse” surely suits them. They are very emotional, and quick-tempered, especially in love relationships, and are quite popular. They prefer working on their own, which makes them bad team players. They are egoists because of their independence, but their good verbal skills and strong intellect help them in social environment.
Year of the Ram
(Those born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, and 2027)
Ram people are real charmers and are usually liked in the society. However, sometimes they can be reserved. They are kind, sensitive, and sympathetic people who like art, culture, and nature so they are artistic and creative people. Their negative features include pessimism and often complaints about discomfort in their body. Ram people are fine in relationship as long as they feel safe.
Year of the Monkey
(Those born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, and 2028)
Monkey people are extremely energetic and intelligent, and they possess magnetic aura that attracts people very fast. They are eccentrics due to their quite appealing features, and like to chatter. They have the power to make every tense situation in a humorous one, but their jokes often make them untrustworthy in the eyes of others. They are often restless and full of energy, which make them problems when choosing the direction of their carrier. Monkey people are good in dynamic surroundings with many changes.
Year of the Rooster
(Those born in 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029)
These people have good industry and business skills and are great in sharing their thoughts and ideas, but not so great in sharing their spotlight. They enjoy attracting attention, and their loyalty brings them many friends. This attribute counts for their love relationships too. They have high standards so they often have successful careers.
Year of the Dog
(Those born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030)
People born in the sign of the Dog are very loyal and honest in their relationships. They put their heart and soul to reach some goal in their career or in an ordinary hobby. They aren’t good at solving complex problems, as they are very righteous and fair. They have “sharp tongue” so they like to criticize a lot. They like to have long-lasting, and stable relationships, so when they find the right partner they are loyal for life.
Year of the Pig
(Those born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, and 2031)
People born in the sign of Pig are very kind, sincere, intellectually strong, and tolerant, which make them great companions and perfect for rich conversations. They are very intelligent, and have a good sense of humor. They always expect people to have good qualities, so when someone doesn’t act kindly toward them, they get very angry, and that’s their greatest weakness. These people like to enjoy in material and physical pleasures, but they are always there for the family.