Rooster Chinese Zodiac: Key Personality Traits, Love and Career Prospects

People born in the year of the Rooster have impressive personalities and will use their intuition to harness success in all life areas.

Rooster Chinese Zodiac Animal

Roosters are usually popular people who love being in large and noisy groups. These natives like it when all the attention of others is on them, not hesitating to take advantage of every moment that puts their attractiveness and charm to work.

Independent and individualistic, they rarely depend on other people to have something completed. When feeling like they no longer have the spotlight on themselves, they become agitated and insecure.

The year of the Rooster in a nutshell:

  • Rooster years include: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029;
  • Strengths: Perceptive, attentive and talented;
  • Weaknesses: Narrow-minded, impulsive and impatient;
  • Blessed careers: Law, Politics, Design, Fashion and Education;
  • Perfect partner: Someone who is as flirty and adventurous as they are.

A perfectionistic personality

While looking to get everyone’s attention, Rooster individuals are also very generous creatures. They seem extroverted, determined and active, but in fact they have many insecurities and worry too much.

Committed to their own ideas, they can criticize for too long, especially when feeling they don’t have enough respect from others. Rigid and sometimes fanatics of their own principles and beliefs, they just want to brag about their achievements.

Stylish and in love with fashion, it’s possible to identify them as the trend-setters in a group. Many will like the colors they’re wearing and the way they combine clothes.

Rooster people want to become successful and believe they are enduring and hardworking enough to deal with any kind of project. Because they are curious about everything, they sometimes become impatient and arrogant thinking they know best.

It is in their nature to be perfectionists, yet this attitude they have can be hard on the ones who love them. It’s not normal to see them doing nothing or relaxing because they have many talents are looking to accomplish many things, in many areas of their life.

These natives want to speak nothing but the truth and have a “take it or leave it” type of attitude. But there is more to them than what they like to show as on the outside they’re only show-offs who love to dress nicely and to express their colorful personality.

Not to mention that with regards to their possessions, they only want high-quality and pricey things. It may take them some time to succeed, but they will get what they want, which is always the best.

For example, they can be very deep and the funniest people in a social environment as there’s no one better than them at telling jokes.

They pay a lot of attention to details and have very high standards. That’s why the people surrounding them should try and give their best with them or not get involved in something that seems suspicious.

Roosters are great managers and executives and they really want such a position because they work the long hours and systematically prepare themselves for the top of the social ladder.

One of the things they love the most is getting ready for impressive ceremonies and obviously, participating at them. However, in their heart they want to be in nature, so don’t be surprised if they’re involved with all kind of environmental organizations.

Pragmatic and logical, Rooster natives are not at all emotional, making great scientists and mathematicians. They would do a great job with business too because they know how to handle money and deal with numbers.

Astute, productive and good at planning, their self-discipline can bring them success in any profession they may decide to take.

When it comes to them being friends and romantic partners, they can’t deal with people who are not ambitious and who prefer to procrastinate.

But their close ones need to be pretty understanding because while they mean well, they are always speaking the harsh truth and can be tactless.

Because they are giving and honest, they hate people who lie and deceive. While down-to-earth and intelligent, they also like to dream. And because of this, their lover will be disappointed when they won’t share what they’re thinking of.

These individuals make great hosts as they love to make jokes and to entertain people. It’s unlikely for them to not keep their promises, and when they care about someone, they will do everything for that person to be happy.

Rooster’s love traits

When it comes to their love life, they’re faithful, loving and dedicated. Because they are active and always optimistic, they will conquer anyone’s heart in a short amount of time.

The Rooster lover is independent and has a great spirit. They talk about freedom and it’s possible to have them dating more people at once.

At the start of the relationship, they are courageous and extroverted, leaving the impression there’s something very special about them. They are the type who takes the initiative in relationships and who becomes reserved when asked to.

Rooster’s love compatibility

Best matches

Ox and Snake

Bad matches

Horse, Rooster and Dog

In love, the Rooster wants to be equal and free. These people are not at all the type to stay next to someone who wants to tie them down. They will immediately leave at the first sign of possessiveness.

Roosters are attractive, amiable and charismatic people who don’t have any problem getting the opposite sex to like them.

While they want to flirt a lot, they still need a love for a lifetime and are looking for that perfect partner.

You can trust them to be loyal and to always keep their promises. After some time spent chasing people for a relationship, they will ultimately settle down and live a happy married life.

Career prospects

Not the most tactful and diplomatic natives in the Chinese zodiac, Roosters are still very loyal and righteous. They use their own tactics and are attentive to details, which means they have great precision with everything they may be working with.

It’s possible they will be good entertainers or life coaches for celebrities because they know how to meticulously handle important issues.

They like art and wouldn’t mind being in the spotlight. However, no matter what they are doing for a living, you can be sure they will do it perfectly because they don’t give up and have the necessary enthusiasm.

Not to mention they can easily adapt and function in any type of environment. Determined to succeed, these natives dedicate themselves completely to their career. They don’t like depending on others and want to do something that helps them shine more.

The Rooster and the Chinese Five Elements:

ElementYears of birthKey characteristics
Wood Rooster1945, 2005Meticulous, sociable and charismatic;
Fire Rooster1957, 2017Fearless, elegant and straightforward;
Earth Rooster1909, 1969Enthusiastic, fearless and observant;
Metal Rooster1921, 1981Faithful, diligent and precise;
Water Rooster1933, 1993Tender, perfectionistic and gentle.

The Rooster man: Very self-aware

The Rooster man is good at making decisions, a quality that makes him a great leader. He’s also rigorous and doesn’t sugar coat people.

Because he’s a perfectionist, his standards are high, and he expects a lot from others. However, he will always give his best to help because he has a good heart. He’s very worried about his family and wants to be a member of important social circles.

Daring and psychologically fit, he can be very calm when dealing with the unexpected and knows how much he’s worth.

What may impede him from getting what he wants are his competitiveness and jealousy. Not to mention he can be too stubborn and selfish from time to time.

If he thinks he can’t achieve one of his goals, he turns into this disillusioned person who can’t deal with things anymore.

This attitude is not good for him, so he needs to escape it as fast as he can. He may not change his personality, but he surely can change a thing or two about the way he sees things.
The Rooster Man: Key Personality Traits and Behaviors

The Rooster woman: Confident but not smug

The Rooster woman cares a lot about her family and can organize everyone or everything to function perfectly. She’s a good manager who expresses herself very openly as she has this desire to communicate.

People will appreciate her for being authoritative but not pushy. This lady knows what she wants, being more of a doer than of a talker. She will probably be the best at what she’s doing for a living. It wouldn’t matter if she doesn’t like her job, she still wouldn’t complain.

What’s great about her is that she can keep her moods in check and be very confident but not at all smug. This Rooster girl is sensible and attentive to what others want and need, so she makes a great mother and wife.
The Rooster Woman: Key Personality Traits and Behaviors

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Written by Denise

Denise is an experienced practitioner of astrology, interested to discover and share with everyone how astrology can inspire and change lives. She is the Editor in Chief at The Horoscope.