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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
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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:
Personality by Western Astrology Signs
Character and Fortune by Five Elements
- Last updated on Jan. 25, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Monkey\s Personality and Characteristics
Asked by Monkey from USA | Jan. 19, 2023 11:24Reply
Birthdate - Jan 9th 1981, I work in Software industry & how do my career looks in 2023 in specific.
I changed my job in 2022, but I have no interest in this job as it is not matching with my past experience. Now I would like to know if I will get a new job in my interested domain in 2023 ? Because it is hard and challenging to find new job as most of the software company's are laying off the employees due to recession.
Answered by Daniel | Jan. 19, 2023 16:57
It is not easy. But you could keep finding and do not quit the current one until you find a satisfying one.
Asked by L from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 17, 2021 02:20Reply
My date of birth is 18/12/1980
When will I find real love and will I get married
When will I find real love and will I get married
Answered by Phoebe | Jul. 25, 2021 23:08
You will find your real love and get married in the recent two years if you can try your best to maintain a relationship.
Asked by George from UK | Jul. 12, 2021 04:14Reply
Is 2021 a year of change for monkey?
I am a 1968 Earth Monkey, waiting for that special lady to arrive, that band to perform music with, that house by the sea and sheds loads of money. Pipe dreams or potential occurrences. . .
Answered by Mindy | Jul. 19, 2021 01:00
Actually, the fortune of monkeys in 2021 is just so so. If you want more changes, then it is necessary to be postibe and take action to realize your dreams.
Answered by cl | Jul. 25, 2022 05:37
same but the female of our sign 🤗 love light monkey collective xxx
Answered by Diana | Jan. 25, 2023 15:54
I am also an earth monkey. Waiting for the right match. Want to consider George?
Asked by Jorge from MÉXICO | May. 08, 2021 15:50Reply
1980 24 august,Jorge
In work and Career how would I do this year,and I'm already looking to by a house,what is your guidance for me to do.advice for me.thank you in advance,have a grate day.
Answered by Camilla | May. 10, 2021 00:43
You should keep the modest attitude towards career. In this way, you can easily get a promotion or increased salary. :)
Asked by vahini from INDIA | Dec. 30, 2020 04:56Reply
now i love a person want to know he will stay with me ?
my dod-30/11/1992 ,my lover 18/05/1985
Answered by Zoe | Jan. 04, 2021 18:09
Your love compatibility index would be high. If you two can show more patience and cultivate more common hobbies, then you would obtain the everlasting love relationship.
Answered by basazinew | Mar. 19, 2021 07:28
i want to upgrade my education level is the year 2021good for me?
Answered by Zoe | Mar. 21, 2021 20:49
Yes, you should catch the golden chances in the year of 2021.