The Chinese Ox
Personality and Characteristics

Personality Traits and Characteristics Ox

The Ox in Chinese Astrology is known for strength, endurance, and stubbornness. These personality traits serve them well when the going gets tough. The Ox does not run away when faced with hard work and difficult conditions. Instead, they tackle it head-on, with their unique endurance to get them through the challenge.

People born under the sign of the Ox are most likely to find themselves working long hours under hard conditions, such as waitstaff or a factory worker. However, if they take their natural intelligence and combine it with hard work, they can become brilliant engineers, doctors, mechanics, and insurance agents. These professions also require long hours and hard work. The Ox also makes a good salesperson, since they will work hard to go after leads and will persist when others might give up.

Occasionally, the Ox could use the help of a different viewpoint. The Ox tends to be conservative-leaning with their values and beliefs, so they may be a bit more closed-minded than some of the other Chinese zodiac signs. The preferred way of saving money for an Ox would be in bonds and savings accounts rather than playing the stock market, due to the slow and steady accumulation of wealth, rather than taking a risky gamble in the latest and trendiest stocks available.

Also, Ox are notorious for keeping their private life as private as possible. Do not ask an Ox to retell any embarrassing stories of themselves in front of a group of people. They will probably resent you for it for a long time afterwards. They have difficulty asking for and receiving help, should the occasion arise, due to their stubbornness. This can lead to frustration and depression for the Ox, since reaching out to others does not come naturally to them.

Oxen tend to not be the best at general conversation with strangers. To the outsider, they may appear to be obstinate when placed in unfamiliar situations. Ox people can also get very frustrated with people who do not work as hard as them. This is why they are better as solo projects than group work. Ox signs will be frustrated as they may perceive themselves to be doing most, if not all, of the group's project, however, receiving not enough credit for their share. At their worst, the Ox can suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Schzoid Personality Disorder.

The Ox makes a good faithful partner in their love and sex life, even though the may not be the most overly romantic of people. However, being extremely hard-working, patient, and reliable will more than make up for this in any long term relationship. Ox signs need to be a bit more open to their partner's viewpoints on things if it differs from their own, as to maintain harmony in the relationship. Good compatibility partners for the Ox include people with the horoscope signs of the Rat, the Snake, the Pig, and the Rooster. Bad horoscope compatibility choices for an Ox include the Sheep, the Horse, and the Dog.

Metal Ox: 1901, 1961
Water Ox: 1913, 1973
Wood Ox: 1925, 1985
Fire Ox: 1937, 1997
Earth Ox: 1949, 2009
  • Best sex: SNAKE and ROOSTER
  • Worst nightmare: GOAT

    Famous Ox People:

    Tung Chee-Hwa, Sukarno, Richard Burton, Napoleon, Charlie Chaplin, Peter Sellers, Margaret Mead, Jawaharlal Nehru, Eisaku Sato, Princess Diana