Tiger - Personality and Characteristics


Powerful, Tough, Dynamic, Mighty

Tigers are accustomed inhabiting vast lands; consequently they have acute senses and sharp eyesight. The tiger is the symbol of power. People born in the Year of the Tiger are quite cautious and energetic. They are also determined and persistent which help them strengthen their leadership.


Determined, Confident, Trustworthy, Frank

Tiger personality is strong-willed. Once they make up their minds, they will not change it easily. They will never regret what they have said. They are born with stateliness and confidence, so they always impress people with an image of power and authority. They are frank in personality, willing to speak out their feelings so they can gain others’ trust easily. They have difficulty accepting failures so they push themselves quite hard to succeed. Full of sense of fairness and justice, they are very capable to straighten out others’ problems warm-heartedly.


Talktive, Stubborn, Agressive, Self-ego

Sometimes, Chinese zodiac tiger personality is either too silent or too talkative. They are over confident in their capability which makes it difficult to do well in team work situations. If their thoughts get rejected, they will realize it in an aggressive way. They are anxious to achieve quick successes and get instant benefits but they are usually frustrated by failures. They love to win, so they tend to argue with people, even on trifles. They lack romance in relationship and like to control all affairs of the family, so their married life can be mundane. With strong self-egoism, they find it hard to make some true friends.


Active, Decisive, Leadership

People of the Year of Tiger are active and energetic in work. They are bold to accept new things and decisive to take right actions. They don’t fear authority, and will point out their boss’s flaws directly. They are fully devoted in career and long for success. Their personality traits are not stable. They may get accomplishments in an early age, but have difficulty in retaining the achievements. Born with leadership, they will be great managers in politics or economy. They are used to making progress on others’ shoulders.

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Competitive, Acute, Flexible

Tiger people like competitive work and they have acute senses and decisive minds. They can be relied on to give quick responses according to what is happening. They cannot tolerant a stable occupation, for they seek challenges and like to come up with ideas. Therefore, the most suitable jobs for them are manager, politician, economist, police, revolutionist, entrepreneur as well as adventurer


Early Prosperity, Stable Financial Status, Generous

They care little about money, but that does not mean they are poor. Actually, they hope they can have good financial status to support life, but it is not the reason they work hard. The anchor of life is more faith than wealth but they do not mind the access of money. However, they can always live a better-off life because of their capabilities. They are generous, and ready to help people in need at any time. They are not good at saving money, so the best choice for them is to get a stable investment.

Love and Relationships

Delicate, Sentimental, Unstrained

Although their personality is tough, they are delicate in love and even a bit sentimental and tender. They like the feelings of being loved but tend to be over enthusiastic, which can make people feel uncomfortable. Male with Chinese zodiac Tiger have a strong command of the necessary skills to please girls. They don’t keep track of their giving, and expect the other to behave according to their will. Females have a clear sense of right and wrong. They like hunting and thrilling experiences and can be sick of tedious married life. They want to be unrestrained and take control of the whole affairs in family.

Best Matches: Dragon, Horse, Pig
Bad Matches: Ox, Tiger, Snake, Monkey

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


Liver Disease, Congestion, Depression

People born in the Year of the Tiger are quite dynamic and emotional. They can get angry easily which may damage the liver. They are also vulnerable to congestion and depression. They are supposed to take good control of their emotions and adjust themselves to be in good condition. Apart from this, they seldom get sick and regular exercise and rest allows them to live a healthy life.

Further Reading on Chinese Zodiac Tiger:

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- Last updated on Jan. 06, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Tiger\s Personality and Characteristics
Asked by AC from INDIA | Jan. 20, 2022 15:05Reply
A tiger zodiac person with spouse having monkey zodiac
Hi .

My husband is of Monkey zodiac . I am a tiger zodiac . We have been married for 20 + yrs but we do fight over issues which disturbs me the most . Kindly let me know how should we proceed in our married life . We do have differences on the boundaries of our marriage with regards to involvement of friends.
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Answered by Pam | Jan. 26, 2022 22:57

One thing I would worry about is that monkeys tend to get playful and tease, even to the extend of rubbing you the wrong way. You might feel that you are not being taken seriously. This can be a source of conflict, as your tiger nature will not let you be taken for granted or taken lightly. You will want to fight back. It's still a workable situation, if you can talk and be honest with each other.
Answered by CESC TIGER (ADEWUSI ADEDEJI OLUWASEUN | Apr. 22, 2022 18:02

Yea I agree to this because tiger seam not to hurt you their love ones so dey don’t like rough play with them especially when the monkey start the play . Tiger will keep warning, just let the monkey know about you as a tiger
Answered by Marie | Aug. 06, 2022 20:31

Oof. I am a female Tiger I HAD a relationship with a male Monkey. It was a very grating annoying relationship. He was too foolish for me and extremely controlling....his way was THE way. He wanted me to be meek. HA! We had fun together BUT we were horrible at the relationship stuff. He insisted on marriage, I said no, no, no. What bothered me most was he came after me at a weak vulnerable time and when I started to heal, regain myself....I wasn't so cute to him anymore. To me this was predatory behavior. I do not like Monkeys.
Asked by Bernadette from USA | Jan. 20, 2022 07:40Reply
Bern from NY, NY born Aug. 10, 1950 at 12:36 PM.
What kind of Tiger am I ?
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Answered by Pam | Jan. 26, 2022 22:59

You are a metal Tiger, just like me.
Answered by Shaina | Mar. 16, 2022 08:46

I am like a pride tiger
A tiger with orange and black stripes
Because that is what I am
Is a pride tiger that I am a tiger who is active energetic dynamic and passionate about life and experiences.
Because that is who I am as humble person and I am a pride tiger who is bold daring and wickedly inspiring and sensational. I am the opportunity and the pride tiger that shows her orange black true colors and I was born with the leadership and setting a good example like I am a role model for everyone who needs me to be the spokesperson for Down syndrome and seeking self acceptance respect that I’ve for the gobal world wide and for everyone to know who I am. Because I am showing my true colors and my pride respect for the LGBTQ and that is what makes me a LGBTQ supporter
Asked by Lisa from ENGLAND | May. 26, 2021 03:34Reply
I am female born on the August 20 1986 I would like t know my career opportunities and relationship
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Answered by Christian | May. 30, 2021 18:52

Based on the prediction, July and October would be lucky months in career. As for love life, you should expect July, October and December.
Answered by Thomas | Jun. 25, 2022 11:47

I was born a day after you. Expect turmoil and trauma, but that leaves a beautiful energy. Your future is bright x
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