Rat - Personality and Characteristics


Acute, cautious, calm…

Where there are human beings, there are rats. Rat is a kind of animal with strong adaptability to environments. It usually eats what people eat, so it can survive everywhere that people is about. People born in the Year of the Rat are often with acute observation, positive attitude, and flexible mind. Above all, they can accommodate themselves to different circumstances quickly and get clear about the surroundings.


Alert, adaptable, observant…

Chinese zodiac Rat's personality is outgoing, cheerful, and sociable in character. They can get along well with different people, so there are a lot of friends around them. No matter what jobs they are occupied, they can harvest success on account of their quick response to outside changes. Facing hardships, they show bold and positive personality traits. Due to their acute instinct and calmness, they can do well in business. Disaster will make their capability more outstanding. Some live a thrifty life but still strive hard in work.

Males can shoulder heavy social work, but they can help with some housework in the meantime. They are tender to families, and glad to set aside time for family reunion. The females are brilliant housewives, industrious and considerate.


Lack of persistence, stubborn…

Some Rats like criticizing and complaining when problems occur. They are also a bit picky in others' shortcomings, which usually offend others unconsciously. They rely on their outstanding instinct too much. They might be stubborn, and hardly listen to advices from others. They are likely to change jobs frequently, lack of persistence and stability, so it’s hard for them to concentrate in one thing. 


Instinct for business, late success…

Rats born in the morning are endowed with the best instinct, which enables them to spot every chance in business. However, they usually cannot persist in one goal for a long time, so they cannot start an enterprise. In their lifetime, they will not suffer great loss and failure, and they are likely to accomplish something in late life, in about 50s.

For people born in the afternoon, they will always do full preparation for the future in career, so they will lead a stable and well-to-do life till the end.

Those born in the evening will come across many difficulties, for they tend to be arrogant and proud when achieve just a little. If they can find well-matched partner who can give them advice, they will behave well always.


 Best Jobs for Rat

The acute instinct, sharp observation and alertness are unique in rat horoscope personality, so the work related to thinking, creation, and invention is suitable for people born in the Year of the Rat. Especially in the unpredictable affairs, they can always show their stunning talents.

Suitable Jobs: play writer, accountant, scholar, commentator, doctor, inventor, reformer, or stock analyst.

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


Financial sufficiency, money management…


Desiring for money is the Chinese zodiac Rat personality. In nature, once they set goals with certain amount of money, they will fight at all cost to realize it. They will never give up until they make it. In general, being quite industrious, they seldom suffer financial trouble in lifetime. But they have a weakness that they will get cheated easily in money. In youth age, they do not have clear concept of money management, for they love spending. However, after they get married, they will learn the importance of income distribution.

Love and Relationships

Sentimental, tolerant, considerate…


Although Rats are kind of opportunists, they are sentimental and full of affection. They usually treat the other with mercy, tolerance, and generosity. When squabbling with their partners, they always make compromises and concessions. Nice personality makes them popular in opposite sex. They always get an upper hand in relationships. In marriage life, they perform perfectly in their duties. However, sometimes when they show their true heart, the other may not feel the same way back.

Best Matches: Ox, Dragon, Monkey
Bad Matches: Horse, Rooster

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


Hard recovery, stroke, neuralgia…


They are dynamic and animated, so they seldom get sick. Once they get ill, they can hardly recover themselves. Therefore, they are supposed to pay close attention to the physical signals. They may suffer possible stroke, neuralgia, and foot disease. Doing more aerobics exercises can help to eliminate toxicity, strengthen blood circulation, and relieve varicosity. 

Further Reading on Chinese Zodiac Rat:

 Destiny by Birth Month

 Destiny by Birth Date

 Personality by Western Astrology Signs

 Personality by Blood Types

 Character and Fortune by Five Elements

 Fortune in 2019 & 2020

- Last modified on Sep. 17, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Rat\s Personality and Characteristics
Asked by E Tirado from USA | Nov. 13, 2019 06:01Reply
I am a Male Cancer Rat 21/Jul/84 and I am dating a Female Cancer Sheep 11/Ju/79. Are we compatible?
Answers (3)
Answered by Agnes from NEW ZEALAND | Nov. 13, 2019 17:18

Based on the Chinese zodiac prediction, your love compatibility index will be normal. You can make some efforts to enhance the relationship. In daily life, trying to have more communications and show more patience will be efficient ways.
Answered by E T from USA | Nov. 14, 2019 03:39

Is my partner (Female Cancer Sheep (11/July/1979) the marrying type? And is she in love with me?
Answered by Anges | Nov. 14, 2019 18:26

The prediction indicates that she can be your soul mate. Maybe you can join in more activities on weekends in order to enhance the relationship.
Asked by MUHAMMAD from TÜRKEY | Sep. 10, 2019 23:08Reply
I want the forecast for 2019 to 2020
I want to inquire about travel, money and everything
Date of Birth 16/8/1996 born rat
Answers (1)
Answered by Lavelle from NETHERLANDS | Sep. 17, 2019 23:23

Generally speaking, you will have good fortune in career. You may have both challenges and opportunities in work. At the same time, you will have opportunities to enrich your knowledge. Besides, you would have the energy and courage to face any difficulties and dangers. As for health, you are healthy but still need to keep fit.
Asked by Vicky from USA | Jun. 28, 2019 20:46Reply
I am Female june 1984 dating a guy born in november 1982
Would our relationship work? Is there is a potential for marriage? If theres a potential, what year and month is best to get married? Are we compatible?
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Answered by Benjamin from USA | Jul. 01, 2019 01:25

In general, you two will have a chance to become an enviable couple. You two share several commons in personalities and common interests. Thus if the relationship is well, you will have a large chance to get married in 2020 or early 2021.
Answered by Vicky from USA | Jul. 02, 2019 15:42

Hows my rat year 2019 in terms of career, love and money?
Answered by Benjamin | Jul. 02, 2019 18:50

According to the prediction, you are suggested to seize the chance and make huge achievement. Maintaining a good social relationship paves the way for your promotion in future. Your luck prediction in love will be normal. For your wealth, you may lose some money because much of them are spent on social activities or satisfying your own vanity. Just record the daily income and expenses.
Asked by Maya from USA | May. 25, 2019 17:28Reply
1972 born rat and 1969 born rooster. Will we ever live together?
We want to, but career issues
Answers (1)
Answered by Tristan from GERMANY | May. 29, 2019 01:19

To be honest, your love compatibility index is not high based on the prediction. Both of you need to make great efforts to become a good couple.
Asked by Leap from CAMBODIA | May. 16, 2019 00:00Reply
I want to know I am an OX When will my soulmate coming for me?
I am attracted to the same sex when will my true love coming for me this 2019 year
Answers (1)
Answered by Asher from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 29, 2019 01:28

The prediction shows that if you taking the initiative, you will find many chances to fall in love with someone, especially in the second half of the year.
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