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 2020 & 2021

- Last modified on Aug. 03, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Rat\s Personality and Characteristics
Asked by Ivee from PHILIPPINES | Jun. 06, 2020 21:18Reply
Wood Rat female born on sept 8 1984
Please let me know about my future this 2020 in career and finances. Thank you..
Answers (2)
Answered by Claire from FINLAND | Jun. 07, 2020 20:55

You may face several difficulties in career and wealth because 2020 is Ben Ming Nian for you. But don't worry. You can solve them easily due to your excellent abilities. In daily life, you can learn more things to improve personal abilities. This will help you find another better job in the future.
Answered by Ivee from PHILIPPINES | Jun. 15, 2020 16:49

Thank you :)
Asked by Henry Oh from USA | Apr. 14, 2020 21:23Reply
Earth Rat May 6, 1948 Health, Wealth and Romance prediction and guidance sought. Thank You
Answers (1)
Answered by Clara from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 20, 2020 02:23

2020 is Ben Ming Nian for you. You may face several difficulties in wealth. You should save some money in daily life in order to deal with some emergencies. There won't have many problems in your health and love life. Besides, regular physical examinations are necessary.
Asked by SHARONBELL | Feb. 26, 2020 02:23Reply
Will I be a successful swimming teacher?
I am a water rat and love the water. Will I be a successful swimming teacher of adults? Thanks Sharon from Perth, Western Australia.
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Answered by Billy from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 27, 2020 19:48

Don't worry. According to the prediction, you would have a large chance to be a successful swimming teacher.
Answered by SHARONBELL | Feb. 28, 2020 00:51

Thanks for your reply Billy! See you in the deep end! :)
Asked by Birina Chakravarty from INDIA | Feb. 11, 2020 18:30Reply
I am Rat born on 10th August,1972want to know career analysis for 2020
I am a Rat born on 10th August, 1972, I want to know about my horoscope for the year 2020
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Answered by Bruce from DENMARK | Feb. 15, 2020 17:50

2020 is Ben Ming Nian for people born in Rat year. According to the prediction, you will experience a lot of things, and it is exactly the timing for you to make a change in your life. You need to pay attention to both your career and love although you may feel tired sometimes.
Asked by Pearl Lyn Visperas from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 01, 2020 08:07Reply
board exam
I was born on Nov 27 1996, female.
What are my chances in passing the cpa board exam on october 2020?
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Answered by Kelly from USA | Feb. 01, 2020 21:19

Based on the prediction, you would have a high possibility to pass the exam if you prepared it very well. :)
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