You can discover some really interesting and truthful information about yourself and your personality thanks to the traits of animal signs in the Chinese Zodiac. This Zodiac is not like the typical one based on your month of birth but the year you were born in. However, keep in mind that the Chinese Zodiac is made according to the Chinese calendar, and not the regular calendar.

The beginning of the year in this calendar varies over the years and often falls in the mid-January or early February. Those born in early January or at the beginning of the new year before the start of the New Year in the Chinese calendar in  February should check the traits of the previous year’s animal sign in order to see if that sign fits their personality more. Keep reading and check out the year of the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs and find out what does your sign say about you.

  1. Rat (1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)

People born in the year of the rat are sociable and charming. They love hanging out with people and going to parties. They are often the most popular and powerful individuals. Their specialty is the business sector and they can fully develop their potential in the IT sector. These people have short-temper and vivid imagination. Sometimes they act overly self-critical and overthink everything. Although they are workaholics, people born in the year of the rat can also take too much work on their hands and leave an unprofessional impression by not completing everything on time. They value long-termed relationships and are very passionate people who fight for the person they love, the same as they fight to accomplish anything they want.

  1. Ox (1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)

If you are born in the year of the ox than you’re probably a strong person with the intuition that’s almost always right. You can handle any kind of unpleasant situations and deal with our responsibilities in an effective way. Thanks to your ability to organize everything, you can easily gain people’s trust and respect. You are a very capable person. However, sometimes you can be very demanding and able to anything in order to protect your own interests. Although you are always dedicated to everything you do, this trait can sometimes affect your personal life in a negative way. You are a faithful lover and can’t stand lies or betrays.

  1. Tiger (1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)

Are you born in the year of the tiger? If yes, then you’re probably a very sensitive and deep person. You are always misunderstood and in the position to explain yourself. You are the perfect lover and you always aim to achieve balance in your relationship with other people. You have a competitive nature and you don’t depend on anyone. You are capable to survive in the worst conditions and you never give up. You are self-confident and because of your deep emotions, you sometimes experience depression. However, being sad is just a temporary state for people like you. You have a positive mind because you know that a negative mind can’t create and live a positive life. You are always the leader admired by people.

  1. Rabit/Hare (1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023)

People who are born in the year of the rabbit/hare are known as polite, pleasant and inspirational people who hate small talks. You are more into the deeper conversations. You are a good listener and always give the best advice. However, your biggest mistake is that you never listen to the advice you give to other people. Despite the fact that you become attached to people, sometimes you forget about their needs and focus only on yourself and your fun. You can be very quiet when surviving bad periods of life, however, you are ‘allergic’ to depression and always seek for security in your relationships with people.

  1. Dragon (1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024)

Dragon-people are charismatic and always pass positive energy on others. They are highly intelligent and very good at what they do for a living. Although they can seem loud and disrespectful, dragons are in fact very kind individuals who will do everything in their power to help you with what you need. They are perfectionists and don’t obey rules. Challenges and adventures make them feel alive and success is what they aim for. These people don’t see failures as a lost battle but a new opportunity to win in a better way by using their intelligence.

  1. Snake (1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977,1989, 2001, 2013, 2025)

If you are born in the year of snakes than you’re probably a person who overthinks everything. You possess great wisdom and are willing to do anything in order to get what you want. You don’t brag with your success but let success speak in your name. You are always good at doing what you want and people notice that. As for relationships, you are a romantic and charming soul who seeks for elegance in your partner. You can be extremely jealous and that’s one of your bad traits. You don’t like to hang out with people much and love to spend some time alone. That’s why most people see you as a loner. However, you don’t care about other people’s opinion of you. And that’s one of your best personality traits.

  1. Horse (1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026)

If you are born in the year of the horse than you probably fit the expression ‘works as a horse’. You are dedicated to your work and always put the effort in order to achieve what you imagine. You believe that with hard work and strong will, you can achieve everything. You have a short temper. When it comes to love, you act impulsive and regret your actions or words after. You are not a team player and you prefer to work alone because you believe that only by working alone you can bring out the best from you. Independence is your middle name and egoism is your worst personality trait, however, your attractiveness hides all your flaws and imperfections. People can’t help themselves not to fall in love with you.

  1. Ram (1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027)

People born in the year of the ram are charming and lovable individuals who tend to keep their privacy for themselves. Although they’re sociable, these people enjoy solitude. They are kind and sympathetic people who love art and nature because of their artistic and creative side. What’s negative about these individuals is their low self-esteem and their habit to complain about everything, and always look at the dark side of things. However, once they find their soul mate, they can change completely because only love boosts their self-confidence and makes them feel fulfilled.

  1. Monkey (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028)

If you are born in the year of the monkey, you are probably highly intelligent individual with an energetic nature. You enjoy being in the center of attention and have the ability to make people smile in their worst days. That’s why people love you and appreciate your presence. You have an appealing personality and you can turn every work into a joke. However, because of your comic behavior, people find it hard to trust you and share their secrets with you. You are restless, successful and funny, and always aim to achieve what you dream of. You are a dynamic lover and people always regret losing you.

  1. Rooster (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029)

You have a natural ease in expressing your opinions or emotions if you are born in the year of the rooster. You always stand behind your words and promises and you see the right to share what you think is the most important thing in the world. People often avoid you because you always speak the truth and we all know that truth hurts in most cases. You always get the wanted attention and people always fear what you have to say. Although you need to prove you’re right can sometimes frustrate others, the right people value your open mind and long tongue. You don’t have many friends because you are an independent person who values only true connections with the right people. Your standards are high and that’s what stopping other people from getting close to you. However, when you find someone worth your time and attention, you love and care for that person with all your heart.

  1. Dog (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030)

As you may assume, people born in the year of the dog know for their loyalty and honesty, especially when it comes to love relationships. These people find what they achieve and focus on that in order to achieve it as fast as they can to prove others they are capable of completing everything they wish for. They follow their own rules and can’t stand injustice or cruelty. They are trustworthy and people see them as their crying shoulders. They are the best friends who will never turn your back or stab a knife in it. On the contrary, they always have your back no matter what. Dog-people can find a solution for every problem and always aim to make this world a better place to live in.

  1. Pig (1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031)

If you are born in the year of the pig – tolerance, kindness, honesty, and smartness are your main personality traits. You always lead the deepest conversations and can’t stand small talks. You often challenge yourself in order to test and improve your abilities. You are a sociable person who sees only the best in others. You understand everyone but don’t expect the same from people. However, what you expect from them is to appreciate your help or improve themselves in order to improve their lives. You often end up disappointed due to your high expectations. Money has no worth to you and you always put family and friends on first place.

Based on: Simple Capacity