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

 Horoscope in 2022 & 2023

- Last updated on Nov. 15, 2022 by Brenda Lian -
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Asked by Joy from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 18, 2021 10:06Reply
Fire Rat female Born on June 23, 1996 Should I resign on my job this year and find another company?
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Answered by Barbara from UK | Jul. 26, 2021 00:39

I don't advise you to quit the current job unless you have got a new and better job.
Asked by Antoniette from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 06, 2021 09:53Reply
What’s my lucky number? I’m a female born on Nov 27,1972
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Answered by Virginia | Feb. 07, 2021 18:00

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