Ox - Personality and Characteristics


Tough, honest, faithful…

Most people with Chinese zodiac Ox sign hold conservative and traditionalistic personalities. They impress people with an image of endurance, honesty and diligence. They seldom fear for any hardships or difficulties. They are persistent but stubborn, cautious but hesitant, moody and quick-tempered. Napoleon was typical in many ways but with certain very noticeable failings with the sign of the Ox.


Persistent, cautious, patient…


Ox personality is slow in action, but quite persistent. Once they make decisions, they will hold on straight to the end. Cautious and careful, before taking actions, they will take a long time for consideration. Stability is another characteristic in their personality, for they are hardly ever affected by the environment changes and others’ judgment. With strong faith and willpower, they can always realize their goals. Honest and patient, they are reliable companions and friends. Besides, they are independent and industrious, which makes them to achieve something easily. When handling cases, they can arrange everything orderly. They give much care and attention to family, being filial to parents and tender to brothers and sisters. They are peace lovers, and treat people equally.


Stubborn, tardy, fractious…


One of the weaknesses of Ox Chinese zodiac personality is their stubbornness, for they can hardly change their minds to accept the advice of others. They usually do things based on their own slow pace. The lack of efficiency will result in an average outcome. They seem to be moody, actually fractious, obstructive and irritable. Due to their characteristic stiffness, they cannot react correctly according to outside changes. Remaining in a passive situation, they are tending to be loose and clumsy. In relationships, they have no sense of romance and no skill to please their lovers. Their speech is also blunt; they can be unaccustomed to speaking in public, which will make them quite nervous.


Stably rising, obtainable higher position…


Oxen's career develops stably and smoothly. With persistence and willpower, they can remain highly-spirited in a tough situation which enables them to reap success. By remaining in the same occupation long term, they are likely to get promotion and a handsome salary; as their capability will be recognized by colleagues and bosses alike. If starting a business, their talent will be used to the full. All in all, they can accomplish something by their hard work. However, they need to be aware of others’ jealousy, and learn to be more flexible in response to these disadvantages.


 Best Jobs for Oxen

They are sensitive, emotional, tender and merciful in Ox personality, and full of instinct. They do poorly in work related to logics and science, and they find it hard to work in a noisy environment or somewhere with strict rules. They are born with a sense of art in nature, so jobs related to art, literature, and design are good for them.

Suitable Jobs: doctor, lawyer, writer, teacher, socialist, entrepreneur, or office assistant

 See more about
Ox's Best Jobs and Working Partners
Ox's Best Business and Career Fields


Well-to-do life, weak awareness of money…


In Oxen's lifetime, their economic status is good, and most of the income is from hard working. They can hardly become tycoon or make a fortune in a short time. They may have some savings, which supports them to lead a well-to-do life. Actually, they have weak awareness in money matters, and they are inclined to form a habit of over-spending. Expenditure outweighs the income, and they sometimes suffer from financial shortage. They should never show up in a casino, for they have no luck in gambling.

Love and Relationships

Conservative, faithful, suspicious…


As it mentioned before, oxen are a group of people who lack romance, so people falling in love with them seldom get surprises. They are also awkward with words, and not good at flirting. Seeming to be cool and indifferent, they have an ardent inner side. When coming across the people they admire, they will get actively close to them. Their efforts in love will be not in vain, and they usually hope their partner feels the same way as they do in return. The problems of relationships usually come from their over tenderness to the opposite sex and suspicion about the other's loyalty.

Best Matches: Rat, Snake, Rooster
Bad Matches: Tiger, Dragon, Horse, Sheep

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


Stomach disease, light diet…


Their spleen functions well, helping to digest food and arouse the appetite. If they can go on a diet and control their excessive desire for food, they will live a long life and maintain a dynamic condition. However, there will be some stomach problems. If they eat a lot of greasy, sour and sweet food, they may produce an excess of saliva, which may give rise to other diseases. They are recommended to keep to a light diet and eat plenty of vegetables and fruits.

- Last modified on Aug. 12, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Ox\s Personality and Characteristics
Asked by janet from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 26, 2020 04:27Reply
hi, I am a female born on 12th December 1973.
hi, I am a female born on 12th December 1973. I want to know if there be any major changes with work and money?
Asked by Madison from USA | May. 19, 2020 11:16Reply
2021 Ben Ming Nian
I was born on July 3rd 2009. What will my ben ming nian be like next year? Will I have really bad luck?
Answers (1)
Answered by Christopher from DENMARK | May. 25, 2020 01:43

Well, generally speaking, you may face several difficulties in life in Ben Ming Nian. But it doesn't mean that you cannot make some breakthroughs. You can use your abilities and nice interpersonal relationship to achieve some successes. Good luck!
Asked by Earth OX from MALAYSIA | Jan. 11, 2020 05:27Reply
Ox born sept 16, 1973.need career
I resigned from a good paying career due to misunderstanding.
Now it’s been 4 mths.... still can’t get a job/career.
What’s in for me in 2020... what should I do ... Finance is 0
Answers (1)
Answered by Cian from POLAND | Jan. 13, 2020 18:13

Hi, you should have more confidence. You actually have outstanding personal abilities. Thus you will finally find a satisfied job. Don't worry. Just be positive.
Asked by maricar from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 01, 2020 05:35Reply
Born September 13, 1973 still single.
I am 46 year old woman and still single. Last year I asked about my love life and you said I found this 2019, but until now I'm still single. No love life and No career... what is my love life and career this 2020?
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Answered by Thu from USA | Jan. 01, 2020 09:28

Consider yourself lucky then. My birth year is 73 as well. Married, divorce and with one little blessed girl. I don't understand why people want to get married. It isn't cut out to be all that great!. Being single is the best.
Asked by A from PH | Dec. 21, 2019 18:04Reply
Are we getting married in 2020?
What would be my and my bf faith this 2020? We have been in an LDR (long distance relationship) since 2015 personal meet up abroad. Our respective birthdates were Oct. 12, 1973 (mine) and Mar. 27, 1972 (his). How about my career too? More power and thank you so much. 🍀🤗🌈🙋🏻
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Answered by Colton from UKRAINE | Dec. 23, 2019 01:09

Based on the prediction of Chinese zodiac, you would have a large chance to improve the relationship in 2020. You should have more confidence about your relationship. About your career, if you work harder and harder, you would obtain a chance to get a promotion or increased salary.
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