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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 Tiger and it is believed that people born in that year have certain characteristics.
The Year of the Tiger occurred approximately in - 1926 - 1938 - 1950 - 1962 - 1974 - 1986 - 1998 - 2010 - 2022, 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.
Tiger people are difficult to resist, for they are magnetic characters and their natural air of authority confers a certain prestige on them. They are tempestuous yet calm, warm-hearted yet fearsome, courageous in the face of danger yet yielding, soft and mysterious.
They enjoy a life full of challenges and unexpected events, like visiting unusual places and meeting interesting or outstanding people. Other people in their area are easily attracted by the tiger's enthusiasm and way of life.
Tigers find pleasure in the unpredictable, and while other people would rather make a backward step, they are not afraid to explore the new and unusual. But it is not that simple to interest the Tiger. What they really need is first-hand experience.
Usually open and frank, these people are likely to withdraw and can be aggressive when trapped. As soon as the Tiger has regained their sense of security their confidence also returns, enabling them to set out once more.
These people usually tend to trust their instincts, though there is another side of their personality, which assesses situations thoughtfully before they launch any actions.
Their friends usually secretly admire their determination and optimism, though sometimes may find it complicated to share the Tiger's enthusiasm and can be pushed away and left behind.
Although Tigers can be courageous and generous friends, if they are not able to achieve what they want, they can be inflexible and self-centered. So if your friend was born in the year of the Tiger, there will be highs and lows in your friendship, but the friendship itself will remain firm.
Ideal jobs for tigers include entrepreneur, military officer, politician, musician, writer, poet, artist, theater director, biological and environmental engineer, stockbroker, athlete, film star, trade union leader, company director, stunt person, explorer, and lawyer.
Famous people born in The Year of Tiger include Jay Leno - talk show host, Stevie Wonder - singer, Alec Guinness - actor, Ludwig van Beethoven - composer, Marilyn Monroe - actress, Groucho Marx - actor/comedian, Oscar Wilde - playwright/novelist, Mel Brooks - director/actor/producer/writer, Queen Elizabeth II and Tom Cruise - actor.
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