The Rooster Personality
By: Theodora Lau
People born in the year of the rooster usually are good looking and like to show themselves off. Instead of being idle, they always appear to be decent and shrewd in public, even the most timid one of them.
Gossips and more sensible observers (good at watching other people's expressions and weighing their words carefully) are two typical kinds of people born in the year of the rooster, both of whom are difficult to get along with.
But they also have some fine traits. For example, they are shrewd and earnest in fulfilling their duties, talented in doing organizational work, and frank. They are also bold enough to
point out and criticize other people's unhealthy activities. Yet inevitably these traits have bad effects, which make these people liable to find fault in others, to show off their intelligence without caring about the others' feelings, and to persist in their own viewpoint in disputes even after such a viewpoint has proven to be wrong.
In addition, they are excellent actors. In a happy mood and nimble manner, they are always radiant and attract others' attentions. They also usually take advantage of any chance to exaggerate their own adventures and achievements. With talent in speaking and writing, they are ever ready to deliver a speech on any topic, and will never give up in argument. So if you want to understand them better, you should tolerate their intrinsic contentiousness. No matter how difficult it may be for you to make concessions, you'd better control yourself, otherwise there will be a hot fight. But to do these people justice, we need to recognize that they are inwardly kind, though they appear to be outwardly contentious.
It is when they are in low spirits that they always wedded to their own ideas, denying any shortcoming they may have. Perhaps they don't intentionally mean to impose their viewpoints on other people, but they put them forward to indicate their own significance. Such obstinate confidence only prevents them from seeing themselves objectively and clearly realizing the harm they may be causing by flaunting and exasperation.
One of their strong points is their capability for managing money matters. They can always make ends meet by careful calculation and strict budgeting. If you're used to spending waste-fully, you might ask one of them to keep your money. He will surely help you design a strict financial budget and limit your unnecessary expenditures. With his help, your savings will accrue and your money will be spent in a more reasonable way.
Besides, they excel in housekeeping and tackling troublesome problems. But generally they lack originality, and though good at fulfilling assignments are not pioneers.
Sometimes they will spend extravagantly, but only for themselves. They like to design their offices, residences and themselves in a showy way so as to catch everyone's eyes, and they pay particular attention to their titles and awards, which they regard as manifestations of their greatness. Winning the love of the opposite sex and the favor of their colleagues are other reasons for them to spend money, in addition to decorating their homes.
Generally speaking, they are quite picky, always striving for perfection. They are reasonable, and are good observers of principles, often taking a dim view of those who try to push their way into the front of the line.
When they're too far away from their ideals, they will be quite disappointed. One of their shortcomings is their powerlessness in the midst of setbacks. So they should avoid splitting hairs or going up blind alleys, but should look for other ways to make a better living.
Things are quite different for women born in the year of the rooster. They are most devoted to their duties and seldom boast of their successes. They can do well in any social work, and their colleagues will be easily influenced by their exceptional vitality. Besides, they are patient and kind enough to do jobs that require carefulness and flexibility. They can be good teachers and good wives.
They are used to showing the utmost concern for other people, for perfection in things. They like to give instructions to people who have gone down the wrong path and can't tolerate their losing direction again. If their pride is hurt by others, they will not retort with bitter words; and if they have forgiven somebody, they won't harbor previous ills any longer.
They like to live in a simple and natural way, which is reflected not only in their dress but also in their work.
All people born in the year of the rooster have a good chance to achieve fame because of their competence in the work. They excel in winning their superiors' appreciation by wisdom and high efficiency. But they usually won't try their best to do things they are not interested in.
It's easier for them to gain fame and reward in ordinary posts than it is for others, so they'd better base themselves on ordinary work to fully manifest their capabilities, and they should act with caution in carrying out long-term plans.
They also need to temper their volatile dispositions in a rigorous and controlled manner so as to remain sober-minded and not involve themselves in disputes. They should listen to other people's opinions modestly to have an objective view of things.
They like flattery and seek the limelight. They are sensitive to criticism of themselves, and always try to defame their opponents instead of acknowledging their own faults.
They show much concern for their families, are gifted with vivid ideas, and have complete confidence in their own ability to achieve success in their work. But they can be dangerous to others because, full of sense of competition, they will drive their opponents into an impasse when they are ablaze with anger.
In a word, people born in the year of the rooster, are usually bloated with pride and are sure to leave a deep impression on others, whether one of respect or one of disgust.