If you were born between December 22nd and January 19th your birth, or zodiac, sign is Capricorn. Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac and is represented by a goat. As with all signs there are many positive and negative characteristics and traits that define a typical Capricorn.
If you’re fascinated by astrological influence check out our definitive list of the best and worse things about being a Capricorn:
Capricorns are definitely the people you’ll want to have around in a professional environment. One of the most stable of the zodiac signs, Capricorn is hardworking, persistent and responsible. They take control of their actions and don’t make false promises.
- A Sense Of Duty
One of the goat’s best characteristics is their sense of duty. Capricorn is respectful of authority and expects the same in return. When given a task, Capricorn assesses the situation and weighs ups the pros and cons before embarking on whatever needs to be done. This positive characteristic makes this sign an influential leader and a great follower.
Calm and patient Capricorn is completely unaffected by emotions. Although this may make them appear to be cold and disconnected at times, this calm and collected quality is a positive trait. Being a patient soul also means that Capricorn tends to avoid unnecessary drama, and is quite happy to sit on the sidelines whilst others become emotionally involved.
Horny goats are very picky when it comes to finding a mate, but once the right person comes along they are quick to show commitment. Capricorn’s traditional family values means that they prefer to follow their heart, but with little fuss and no public displays of affection. Although romantic at heart, don’t expect candlelight and soft music from this practical and rigid sign.
- Lack Of Direction
Being too much of a perfectionist means that Capricorns can lack direction in their life. If they figure out what they want they have no problem summoning up the required determination and focus. But being stubborn it sometimes takes them a while to realise where they are heading.
- Selfish Tendencies
Capricorns can become extremely selfish, particularly when it comes to the fulfillment of their own purpose or goal. Don’t worry though, because they hide this negative trait well. On the exterior Capricorn remains calm and collected. Inside, they strive to always keep those emotions bottled up so you’ll never know exactly how they feel.
Capricorns are stubborn old goats. They have a firm manner and like to set their own rules, no matter how much work is required to achieve the outcome. Being too rigid and set in their ways also makes Capricorn prone to holding in emotions, which can easily be mistaken for being cold and aloof. Rigidity also means that they can sometimes be unforgiving of those who do not share the same diligence or focus.
- Overly Practical
Capricorns are extremely practical. They have a tendency to plan for every eventuality, which can equally be a blessing or deeply frustrating. As a lover this negative quality means that over the top romantic overtures are not likely to be on the agenda. Capricorn likes everything to be precise, and doesn’t like to disappoint.