Those born under the sign of the tiger already know the powerful, fierce and tough characteristics that come with falling under this Chinese Zodiac sign. There are 12 animal signs and since 2022 is officially the Year of the Tiger, we’re looking at the top 10 traits of this special Chinese Zodiac sign, how they intersect and what they mean.
If you were born in 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938 or 1926 then your Chinese Zodiac sign is the tiger. But note, the zodiac year starts and ends somewhere between mid January and mid February each year.
1. Powerful & charming
Tigers are a symbol of power, and being powerful is a strong personality trait of this Chinese Zodiac sign. As an animal, tigers are energetic and cautious, they have acute senses and sharp eyesight. These characteristics play into the type of power and type of leader a tiger sign will be.
As mentioned, people born under the sign of the tiger make great leaders thanks to a determined and persistent character. In their career, tigers make independent employees and leaders. They are bold, active and energetic and don’t fear authority. This determined devotion means they won’t give up easily and will have great career success. When they face hurdles or roadblocks, tigers will find ways to overcome them. It makes them great workers and exciting people to travel with.
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3. Confident & courageous
Confidence and determination go hand-in-hand and so those born under the sign of the tiger know what they want and are determined to get there. Once a tiger sets their mind on something, their strong-willed personality will be hard to change. This confidence can come across as both powerful or cocky. Tigers find it hard to accept failures and push themselves hard to succeed. Is there a problem with your meal or hotel room? A tiger isn’t afraid to speak up and ask for the manager.
Those born in the year of the tiger are not afraid to speak their mind. This frank nature can come across as overconfident to some, but for the most part being able to honestly speak about their feelings or say things without regret helps them gain the trust of others easily.
5. Trustworthy & loyal
We all need people we can trust, and tigers are particularly trustworthy. As they like to speak the truth, their honesty draws people in and forms tight bonds. Honesty along with their leadership qualities make them great friends and they can be particularly helpful to solve others’ problems with compassion.
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Tigers don’t care much for money, but they usually find themselves in a good financial state thanks to confidence in their skills. Those born in the year of the tiger are always willing to share what they have with those in need. This generosity combined with their leadership skills makes them a great fit for jobs like a politician, police officer, entrepreneur, economist, manager and travel agent.
But not all of the 2022 Chinese Zodiac sign’s traits are good… here are some traits tigers may need to work on.
The need to succeed makes many tigers extremely stubborn. While they will listen to others, an overconfidence in what they are capable of may make them bad team members. Give them the chance to lead and they will smash it out of the park, make them work together and they may struggle. To work with a tiger sign bring plenty of patience, understanding and tact.
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8. Aggressive or reckless
Tigers don’t like to lose. If they get rejected, if a project fails or they don’t win an argument they may react aggressively. This is the negative side to the confident, determined nature that tigers display. They want quick success and get easily frustrated by slow progress. Tigers also like to have control of a situation, family affairs or important things in life – like planning big travel events and trips.
9. Too chatty or too quiet
Tigers seem to have an all or nothing personality profile. It means some are too talkative and don’t give others the chance to speak. In group or team situations it means they don’t hear what others say over their own confident words. Other tigers are supremely quiet and will achieve fast, independent success on their own.
10. Egocentric & selfish
Those born under the sign of the tiger have a need to protect their own ego, which can make friendships and romantic partnerships difficult. The desire to win and the determined nature means they will put themselves and their work or projects above relationships.
Were you born under the sign of the tiger? Tell us if the personality traits of the 2022 Chinese Zodiac sign line up with yours in the comments below…