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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 Rooster and it is believed that people born in that year have certain characteristics.
The Year of the Rooster occurred approximately in - 1933 - 1945 - 1957 - 1969 1981 - 1993 - 2005 - 2017 - 2029 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.
People born in the year of the Rooster are usually very observant. They are brave, resilient and tenacious but can also be quite self-absorbed, pretentious, and overly romantic. Most of the time, they are very accurate and precise with their observation.
These people certainly love to find themselves in the spotlight, they love entertaining friends and adore meeting new people, and even unexpected and uncertain circumstances are not a barrier for them.
It is almost impossible to find someone born in this year looking dowdy or untidy. The fact is that these people are usually the best dressed and groomed of all other people. They are actively interested in clothes, colours, and accessories, and are usually very critical of their own appearance as well as of the appearance of those around them.
People born in the year of the Rooster like to be noticed and flattered. Such a person might dress a little flashily with this in mind, but in his heart, he/she is completely conservative. They are sociable and love to receive attention.
Others may criticize them for being exhibitionists but the fact that they are compassionate, wise, and have a brave nature which comes to the fore when others need their help, makes up for that deficiency.
Roosters are very loyal individuals. They do not like dishonesty or mockery of any sort. They are blunt, up front and honest people and expect those around them to be the same.
Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others, at a party or just a social gathering. They even enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charisma and wit in a minute. This star quality can be overbearing, for a Rooster expects you to listen to him while he speaks and can become agitated if you don't.
Roosters do have a tendency to brag about themselves and their achievements and demand an attentive audience when doing so.
It is difficult for these people to accept advice because of their strong independent spirit. These people are often confident in their own judgment and choices. There are times when these people may be too straight-forward which can cause some problems in relationships with others. So it would be wise sometimes not to express their opinions in order to keep the peace. Roosters can drive people away with their need to be right if they cannot relax and let the other person have a say.
A Rooster's ideal careers might be newsreader, salesperson, restaurateur, historian or archeologist, public relations officer, farmer, athlete, teacher, writer, journalist, dentist, surgeon, soldier, actor, security guard, police officer, or artist.
Famous people born in The Year of Rooster include Ellen DeGeneres - comedian, talk show host, Eric Clapton - guitarist, Yoko Ono - musician and artist, Mia Farrow - Actress, Natalie Portman - actress, Britney Spears - singer and Anna Kournikova - tennis player.
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