Monkey - Personality and Characteristics


Intelligent, eloquent, adaptable, flexible

The Wu Xing (Five Elements) sign of the Monkey is Metal (Jin), so the animal stands for brilliance and perseverance. According to Chinese zodiac analysis, people born in a Year of the Monkey always have smart, agile and active characteristics. They are endowed with highly adaptable abilities because of their complicated living environment.


Brilliant, independent, honest, cordial, positive

People born in the Year of the Monkey according to the Chinese zodiac always have enviable abilities and wisdom. Their skills and smart ideas can be seen by others when they are very young. A sharp foresight and a unique perspective promote their development in every aspect. Other people are always amazed at their acute intuition and predictive powers. If there is an established goal, they apply strong actions to achieve it. A strong curiosity causes them to want to bravely try everything interesting. ‘All bark and no bite’ is not their lifestyle. They win a high popularity among others because of their amicability and kindness. They always try their best to help others in daily life. An upbeat attitude always influences them and everyone around them.


Irritable, impetuous, easily frustrated

Monkeys are lively and sprightly, which tends to lead to their impatience. When things develop in unexpected ways, they appear to be irascible, fussy and upset. Sometimes they are not willing to listen to others’ advice or ideas.  A stubborn personality influence their original judgments and decisions. They lack enough prudence when something fails. When having some small successes, they are always satisfied with current conditions. Being short of long-range plans, they often get into trouble on their way to success.


Problem-solver, strong leadership, tact, sociability

Having a strong adaptability to their environment, Chinese zodiac Monkey people can be competent in almost any job. They are naturally persuasive. Superb communication skills, strong logical proposals and high-efficiency working plans get a lot of appreciations from their bosses or group leaders. In their eyes, pleasures are more important than jobs, thus they are likely to give up their current jobs and seek their ideal ones. Fresh and novel work always attracts their eyes. Their enthusiasm and curiosity urge them to finish tasks with high quality.

 Best Jobs for Monkey

They have sprightly and energetic personality traits, so jobs related to social intercourse and brain work will be their preferential options. As for group work, they have great potential to be the leader.

Suitable Jobs: diplomatist, journalist, writer, or entertainer

 See more about

Monkey's Best Jobs and Working Partners

Monkey's Best Business and Career Fields


A lifetime flourishing and saving

Monkey zodiac personality makes them Smart and flexibile, which always bring them wealth in their whole life. Saving money and living economically life also accumulate a large amount of money. However, they always feel satisfied with their current achievements. They seldom invest more money in other fields, so they often miss some golden chances in daily life. Their wealth accumulated in their youth is the guarantee of a comfortable life in old age.

Love and Relationships

Loyal, faithful, steady, responsible

Because of the Monkey personality, people with this sign are amiable and easy to approach. There are always pursuers attracted by their lovely character. Someone of the opposite sex with an honest, easy-going and kindhearted personality will catch their eye easily.

Before confirming a stable love relationship, they are accustomed to considering all aspects, including future marriage life, children and family conditions. Excess consideration often leaves an irresolute and half-hearted impression.

However, if they have decided on a soul mate, started a love life, or gotten married, they will be very faithful. They are attentive to their partner’s likes, interests and habits, in order to fulfill the perfect role of a husband or wife. They need their partner to be loyal to the love relationship and family as well. These responsible traits make them an ideal sweetheart.

Best Matches: Ox, Rabbit
Bad Matches: Tiger, Pig

 See Love Compatibility of Monkey, to know more about their compatible Chinese zodiac signs, what they are like in love, and how to get along with them.


Mental stress, precaution for gastric disease and influenza

High pressure from busy work and family matters decreases immunity in youth and middle age. Pay more attention to gastric disease in old age. A balanced and healthy diet can improve their health. They are advised to eat more protein foods, such as milk, eggs, beef, soya beans, peanuts, and walnuts. Sufficient exercise and rest are required for them rather than working too late. They should avoid trying some dangerous activities.

Further Reading on Chinese Zodiac Monkey:

 Destiny by Birth Month

 Destiny by Birth Date

 Personality by Western Astrology Signs

 Personality by Blood Types

 Character and Fortune by Five Elements

 Monkey Fortune in 2020 & 2021

- Last modified on Aug. 08, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Monkey\s Personality and Characteristics
Asked by Vaishnavi from INDIA | Mar. 06, 2020 02:05Reply
Related to career and love
Hi I am born in 12th March 1992...I am always confused about career and like choosing someone as partner..I want to go abroad for studies..but I am confused to whether I should do it or not..or will I be able to do it..
Answers (2)
Answered by Lois from UKRAINE | Mar. 06, 2020 20:25

Well, you are suggested to make a detailed plan about your life. Choose one or two things that you really want to do. Actually you have abilities to get some successes. Good luck!
Answered by K from PAKISTAN | Jul. 16, 2020 13:09

I think for choosing something you should listen to your heart
Asked by Amit Purohit from UNITED STATES | Jan. 12, 2020 16:52Reply
My DoB 10 Sept 1980
Please let me know about my career growth, wealth and luck in 2020. Will there be change of job and place in 2020? Also tell me about health in 2020.
Answers (1)
Answered by Delia from POLAND | Jan. 13, 2020 00:34

Actually, you have outstanding abilities. Thus you would catch some chances in career and wealth. Just make full use of your intelligence. For your health, you should have more physical exercises in order to avoid some small diseases like flu and fever.
Asked by Wega from USA | Jan. 12, 2020 09:12Reply
Will 2020 be a good year for finance and health?
I am a female metal monkey born March 28, 1980. I have never had good luck with career opportunities despite a LOT of education. I have also had increasing health problems with age. Particularly, the last two years have been almost unbearably difficult. Is there any relief on the horizon?
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Answered by Denise from CANADA | Jan. 12, 2020 23:42

The good news is that 2020 will be a good year for you. You should prepare well and catch the golden chances timely. In general, there won't have many serious problems in your health this year. Don't worry.
Answered by Shawn Nair from MALAYSIA | Feb. 01, 2020 20:53

The past year has been a turbulent for most of the metal monkey, as I'm one of them. The last feng shui check up I went they ask me to spend quality time in forest and shower mountain water. It's help to renew Chi.
Asked by w8018 from SINGAPORE | Jan. 07, 2020 23:12Reply
30 June 1980
When will I be able to get a new job in 2020? It was worse for the past 2 years.
Answers (1)
Answered by Esther from GERMANY | Jan. 12, 2020 23:31

It is suggested to keep the positive attitude towards life. The overall situation would become better than last year. It shows that you would find several nice opportunities in the middle of 2020. You need to make full use of time to learn more things and improve personal abilities.
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