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

 Horoscope in 2023

- Last updated on May. 10, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Monkey\s Personality and Characteristics
Asked by TeresaH from NEW ZEALAND | May. 10, 2023 02:55Reply
Career in 2023
Born on 13 June 1980 Monkey. I would like to know if I can find a new job offer this year? And my gf broke up with me. Can we reconcile? She is a 28 Oct 1980 Monkey. Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Oliver | May. 10, 2023 19:11

Hi, this is a pretty lucky year for you, especially in work and career aspects. So keep positive and you may find a good job in the next half of year. In terms of your relationship, it is not so lucky. And try to find a way to communicate to see if you can get a chance to reconcile. Good luck!
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.
Answers (1)
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
Finding love
My date of birth is 18/12/1980

When will I find real love and will I get married
Answers (1)
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. . .
Answers (3)
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.
Answers (1)
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. :)
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