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Each year in the Chinese Calendar is represented by one of 12 different animals. One of these is the Year of the Dragon and it is believed that people born in that year have certain characteristics.
The Year of the Dragon occurred approximately in - 1928 - 1940 - 1952 - 1964 - 1976 - 1988 - 2000 - 2012 - 2024, however to check exactly what Chinese year you were born in, try our Chinese Year Finder, especially if you were born in late January or February.
Dragon people are considered most eccentric in the Chinese zodiac. Dragons are idealists, perfectionists, they are born thinking they are perfect and inflexible. Dragons are also aggressive and determined, going after what they want is second nature to them.
The Dragon is omnipotent. He/she is flamboyant, attractive and full of vitality and strength. In China, the Dragon is the sign of the Emperor of China or the male element Yang. The Dragon is the symbol of power and wealth.
This person is also self-confident enough to know how to create a necessary impression. Because they are larger than life themselves, dragon people like to do everything on a grand scale. They are egotistical self-aggrandizing and ambitious, almost to the point of megalomania. They will stop at nothing to get what they want.
The Dragon is also the most popular zodiac year. During the Year of the Dragon, there is a noticeable rise in birthrates in China, as many parents wish to have a child whose zodiac sign is the Dragon.
It would be right to say that people born in the year of the dragon have a natural charisma and are certainly gifted with power and luck. It is unlikely for them to escape unnoticed from a party or to take second place in a competition. The dragon person has an active mind and shows an unfeigned interest in the world around him/her.
A person born in this year wears the crown of destiny, and is capable of great achievements if he or she knows how to harness his or her tremendous energy, intelligence and talent.
While these people enjoy being the center of attention, they also have a brave and charitable side to their personality. If a dragon's friend faces a problem or dilemma, he or she will be there to offer help, and when others leave the field of battle the dragon takes a step forward to solve the problem with authority and dignity.
Dragons set a high standard of actions for themselves as well as for other people and are surprised when others cannot cope with a task; they are so carried away by the process that they fail to see other people's weaknesses.
Ideal jobs for dragons include kings, military officer, politician, musician, poet, artist, biological and environmental engineer, stockbroker, athlete, trade union leader, company director, explorer, and attorney.
Famous people born in The Year of Dragon include, Joan of Arc - Leader, Julius Caesar - Roman dictator, Bruce Lee - actor, martial artist, Liam Neeson - actor, Keanu Reeves - actor, Ringo Starr, musician, John Lennon musician and writer, Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader and Pelé - soccer player
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