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, they 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


A lifetime flourishing and saving

Smartness and flexibility 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

People with the Chinese zodiac Monkey 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 2019

- Last modified on Jan. 04, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Monkey\s Personality and Characteristics
Asked by Ling from INDONESIA | Jan. 02, 2019 10:48Reply
2019 marriage and family life prediction
Hi.. I'm kind to know any news for my marriage and family life this year 2019.. Female, born on May 25th 1980.. Thank you so much..
Answers (2)
Answered by Nina from BELGIUM | Jan. 03, 2019 01:44

According to the zodiac prediction, it is still a little hard to find true love for the people with sign of monkey this year, especially for females. However, this is only a kind of reference and you are suggested to be more active in various activities, then there will more chance to find some good matches. Good luck.
Answered by Ling from INDONESIA | Jan. 04, 2019 06:26

Thank you for your respond, Nina..
Asked by asiangirl80 from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 07, 2018 16:08Reply
Business is struggling what should i do
Hi. I own a travel agency business for 6 years and i can say this year 2018 is not a good year for me. Very low sales. Thinking of switching into another business. Need your suggestions/advice. Date of birth: October 7, 1980. Thank you.
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Answered by Beth from USA | Aug. 07, 2018 18:23

Well, cheer up. 2018 is a good year for you to run your business and gain more wealth from that. So just be confident of yourself and find out the problems to solve out. Never give up the business you have stuck about 6 years. Besides, tourism is a hot business with a bright future. Stick to your business and try to save it.
Asked by Melody from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 03, 2018 05:35Reply
Confused and worried...3rd-Nov, 1968...
I have been in and out of part-time jobs and just couldn't find life's direction, divorced and unemployed...what am I going to do with my confused and worried about my future , please help.
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Answered by Bena from USA | Aug. 07, 2018 18:28

Dear, I'm sorry to hear that. However, why not regard these as your new start? It's not so terrible as you imagined. It's your new birth and you just come to the point of origin. So cheer up and never lose heart. Catch the chance to purse the better future.
Asked by Phuc from VIETNAM | Jul. 30, 2018 16:33Reply
What is the love life of a female monkey born in 1980?
Hi, thank you so much for this great analysis to my age. I am a female monkey and the horoscope say 90% correct to my personality. I am amazed with this. However my lovelife is not that great. I am still happy with my baby after the recent divorce but I feel as if it is fate that I can never be happy with any men... Is it true? Thank you so much !
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Answered by David from USA | Jul. 30, 2018 19:09

This year, you have a large chance to meet your soul mate and even walk into the marriage life.
Asked by Lyn from SINGAPORE | Jul. 28, 2018 01:45Reply
my partner born on 10 august and i was july14. are we compatible?
I know ppl used to said that tiger wont match monkey. But i really wana married this guy. Tiger leo. Wana know what the consequences that ive to dealing with if i go through married with leo guy as i'm monkey cancer born. Are we going to have a lot of fight or peace of mind?. Tq in advance.
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Answered by Kelly from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 29, 2018 19:43

Which year were you born in? I need this information.
Answered by lyn from SINGAPORE | Jul. 29, 2018 23:14

Oh sorry. Mine was born on 1980 july 14. And my partner was born on 1986 august 10
Answered by Kelly | Jul. 30, 2018 18:27

I‘m sorry to tell you that you are not compatible according to your Chinese zodiacs.
Answered by lyn from SINGAPORE | Jul. 30, 2018 22:34

Ouch. Thank you on that info. Appreciate that.
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