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

They are 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, people with Chinese zodiac sign of Tiger may go to extremes - they are 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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Tiger's Best Jobs and Working Partners

Tiger's Best Business and Career Fields


 Best Jobs for Tigers

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:

 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

- Last modified on Jan. 20, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Tiger\s Personality and Characteristics
Asked by Theresa George from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 20, 2019 03:32Reply
Will my life finally start to improve
I am 57 tiger who has been struggling with financial debt and have gone back to studying an MBA. But have been single for many years and have no children. I also want yo move into a new house. Will my life finally start to improve this pig year?
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Answered by Sally from USA | Jan. 20, 2019 20:02

Hi, things will get better in the new year and don't worry too much about your financial debt. In love aspect, you need to be more active and try to take part in more social activities, which may increase some chances of meeting true love. Good luck!
Asked by Vijay from INDIA | Jan. 03, 2019 01:16Reply
Want to buy a property
I am Vijay, Male tiger born in 30th August 86.

Want to buy a piece of land, eventhough I have a very tight budget....
Is it ryt decision to buy a property NW.
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Answered by Mark from USA | Jan. 03, 2019 19:41

Hi, your general fortune in the year of 2019 is good and the luck in wealth is also great. However, you still need to make a considerate thought about that and you may consult some professional financial staff then make a decision.
Answered by Vijay from INDIA | Jan. 06, 2019 10:18

Thanks Mark for Ur response.
Asked by Mary Jane Castro from HONGKONG | Dec. 30, 2018 07:03Reply
A pleasant day! Im a capricorn and wood tiger
i want to know what luck is waiting for me in the year of the pig(2019), in terms of love, money, career...tnx
Birthday Dec. 26, 1974
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Answered by Frank from CANADA | Jan. 02, 2019 18:54

There will be a wonderful and favorable fortune for you no matter in career, financial or love aspects. The fortune of the sign Tiger just ranks the first place of all the zodiacs. So you will have a great chance to make money and get promoted. What's more, the love relationship will also be favorable.
Asked by EN from SEE | Aug. 19, 2018 13:04Reply
Hello I was born in 1986 and dated a guy for 10 yrs who was born in 1985.
From what I see we are not compatible in the Chinese zodiac. He wants things his way and I want things my way. We have been back and forth and i think it's really time to let go. Do you have any advice?
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Answered by Rena from USA | Aug. 20, 2018 00:37

Dear, as you said, both of you have your own opinions about some things and cannot give in for each other. If you two cannot be more tolerant for each other, your relationship may not last a long time. So please consider twice about your relationship and make the right decision. Step forward and maybe your true love is waiting for you in the future.
Answered by ENSEE from USA | Aug. 20, 2018 03:59

Thank you. I think the 10 years is what keep us both trying. But like you said we are at a constant disagreement on what we want for our lives. He wants to focus on his music career. I want a more quiet life.
Answered by Linda from USA | Dec. 10, 2018 03:15

Same situation for me when I was with my ex a few years ago. He was 1985 and I was 1986. The whole time, my mom kept saying we are not compatible. I didn’t listen. 8 years down the road, I finally see it and broke it off. Wasted my whole youth. Thanks god, I met the love of my life a year later...
Asked by Gulcin Piedras García from ŞILI | Aug. 13, 2018 18:27Reply
Born on 26 April 1986, I am a complete fire Tiger and my husband is a dog born on 13th Jan 1983.
We are expecting a baby now and our due date is around March 2019 so it ll be a pig. I just see that tiger and pig are compatible in a relationship but I wonder how they would be in a family as a mother and kid ? And what kind of father would dog be to a pig?
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Answered by Miu from USA | Aug. 14, 2018 19:47

Don't depend on that too much. Whatever zodiac you are or he is, just treat your kid with love and he is sure to love you back.
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