The Chinese Monkey
Personality and Characteristics

Personality Traits and Characteristics Monkey

In Chinese Astrology, the Monkey is said to be endowed with the characteristics and personality traits of being mischievous, cleverness, charm, and manipulative. Monkey signs tend not to care what anyone else thinks of them. However, Monkeys do tend to be extremely social since they love to talk and talk and talk. The Monkey is known for being very quick-witted and will learn new skills fast. Part of this may be due to the Monkey's inherent restless nature, being in jobs or relationship, as to why the Monkey can never stay in one place for long periods of time. The search for new activities to keep the Monkey busy ultimately leads to the Monkey gaining a lot of knowledge on a variety of subjects. Thus, the Monkey is one of the most intelligent signs in Chinese Astrology.

Some good career choices for the Monkey include being a scientist, musician, engineer or stockbroker. Monkeys are one of the few Chinese horoscope signs that would be ok with working an unconventional job, such as large-scale fishing or exploring. People born under the Chinese astrology sign of the Monkey would also be ok with working a non-standard schedule, such as a four-day workweek or working overnights. Monkeys are naturally good at accumulating large sums of money pretty quickly through unconventional means. However, Monkeys tend not to be great at running a business since they look more at the dollar signs rather than solid business procedure or building a customer base. However, if they can get into a field that allows them to showcase their creativity, they will embrace it, since Monkeys by nature are highly creative individuals. Monkeys also like travelling, and if they can find a job that will take them places previously unseen, this will quell their thirst for new experiences.

Monkeys can and do get themselves into trouble for stirring up drama and then sitting back to watch it for their own entertainment. Due to their restless nature and varying interests, Monkey signs will end up meeting a lot of different people in their lives that want to be their friends. However, the Monkey is not as reciprocating. Friends are few and far between since they choose them carefully. Monkey signs also are usually unable to take a different viewpoint than their own, which can cause a lot of friction in both their professional and personal lives. However, if the Monkey is not careful, it can find itself subject to a number of emotional stability issues. Common issues that a Monkey might face include Borderline Disorder and Narcissism.

Compatible signs for the Monkey are the Snake, the Rat, and the Dragon. Incompatible signs for the Monkey include the Tiger. With love and sex involved, the Monkey can be a bit jealous in a relationship. However, Monkeys typically find that settling down for the long term is not for them. Occasionally they will jump from partner to partner and eventually losing interest in each one. Those whom have a child born under the sign of the Monkey will generally have an intelligent child with varied interests, but can get into a bit of mischief from time to time.

Metal Monkey: 1920, 1980
Water Monkey: 1932, 1992
Wood Monkey: 1932, 1992
Fire Monkey: 1956, 2016
Earth Monkey: 1908, 1968
  • Best sex: DRAGON and RAT
  • Worst nightmare: TIGER

    Famous Monkey People:

    Elizabeth Taylor, Charles Dickens, Lyndon Johnson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nelson Rockefeller, Leonardo da Vinci, Simone de Beauvoir, Isaac Stern, George Lucas