Personality Traits of Rat


1. Insightful, quick reflexes, adaptable, strong adaptive capacity to environment, good at making all kinds of friends.
2. Versatile, can quickly and easily grasp any new skill.
3. Highly curious and thirsty for knowledge, outstanding memory.
4. Affectionate, sentimental, a little bit introverted, amiable, passionate, considerate to others.
5. Positive attitude, hard-working and self-controlled.
6. Neat and tidy, put their environment in perfect order.


1. Timid, overcautious, suspicious, conservative, indecisive and lack of courage.
2. Cunning, changeable, self-opinionated, gainful and blinded by gain.
3. Opportunistic, shortsighted and unambitious.
4. Overly curious, vain and gullible.

Male and Female Rats Personality

Male Rat Personality: Male Rats are diligent, positive and intolerant of the undisciplined and profligate attitude of others. With a good memory, they love to ask questions and tend to be mild and rarely impulsive.

Female Rat Personality: Female Rats are optimists who are cheerful, hardworking, frugal, highly adaptable and popular among people. Also, they are clean, versatile, brilliant, resourceful and family-oriented women every man wants to marry.

Rat People's Personality by Five Elements

The Rat people of different elements have different personalities. Click the following links to get personalities for five types of Rats.
Wood Rat: 1984 (Feb. 02, 1984 - Feb. 19, 1985)
Water Rat: 1972 (Feb. 15, 1972 - Feb. 02, 1973)
Metal Rat: 1960 (Jan. 28, 1960 - Feb. 14, 1961)
Earth Rat: 1948 (Feb. 10, 1948 - Jan. 28, 1949) or 2008 (Feb. 06, 2008 - Jan. 25, 2009)
Fire Rat: 1936 (Jan. 24, 1936 - Feb. 10, 1937) or 1996 (Feb.19, 1996 - Feb. 06, 1997)

Rat People's Personality by Blood Types

Rat People Born in Different Periods of a Day

The Rat people born in different periods of a day have different personalities and fortune:

The Rat person born in the morning can play their perceptual ability well. The shortcoming is lack of perseverance. Once meeting difficulties, they are likely to stop. So they are easy to change jobs. This is also the reason why there are few famous businessmen born in the year of the rat. Although they couldn’t achieve great success, their fortune is not bad especially during the later years.
The Rat person born at noon is usually fond of adventure. While they don’t act rashly but always leave a way open for the future. So they are likely to live a stable life during their lifetime. The male Rat is usually active and busy in working outside all day long. However, during holidays, they would like to stay at home. The female Rat is just opposite. They like to stay at home and good at house keeping. Also they usually place great emphasis on the importance of family life and ties.
The Rat people born in the evening usually have an arrogant disposition. Once get a little success, they are easy to show as if nobody on earth could beat him. This personality makes them many enemies and brings many difficulties in their career. So, cultivate mind and be modest are important. What’s more, no matter meal or female, they are usually healthy and have a large family. For couples, they could live a stable and happy life.

Detailed Character Analysis of Rats

It’s a fate that rat and human beings are greatly related with each other. They often eat our food and have the ability to survive at anywhere without picky about food. Because of this, the people born in the year of the Rat are outgoing, optimistic and highly adaptable in any environment. They are not the people who haggle over every ounce but stay at ease under all circumstances. So, they are easy to be liked and helped by others.

The birth hour has a great influence on the lifestyle of Rat people. Those born at night are more passionate and excitable than those born in the day.

The Rat people are endowed with the power of acute observation, anticipation, and visionary power. You can get a validation from an old saying among the boatmen – ‘Rats leave (or desert or forsake) a sinking ship’ which means the rat can aware that the ship will be wrecked and run away in advance. Also, for a factory, once there are rats run out one after another, it predicts the fire damage is coming soon. Because of the ability, the rat people are usually good at some creativity works. They can be artistic creators, inventors, innovators etc. However, they should not rely on this power to deal with things completely. Think hard and ask for the opinions from others are very important.

Since Rat is a symbol of adaptability, it is much easier for people born in the Rat year to success no matter what they do. Disasters, accidents and unforeseen circumstances can make them much more outstanding because they are calm, resolute, alert, and have keen observation. They can always overcome difficulties, and no matter what danger and disaster they face, they are fearless and can make strategic plan calmly until achieve their goals. They have business vision and sensitivity, thus suitable to start a business and can usually achieve success.

Outstanding Memory
Rat people have an outstanding memory and love to ask questions and they are insightful. They almost understand everyone around, and remember everything happened; because of the great insight, most people born in Rat year boast the talent of outstanding writers.

Thirsty for Knowledge
As the saying goes, it is never too late to learn. One of the strengths which can make Rat people progress is their great thirst for knowledge. They desire for knowledge and love to learn diligently since childhood. Highly self-controlled, Rat people like to collect and analyze information and they constantly enrich their life.

Quick Reflexes and Ready-witted
Rat people have quick reflexes and they are ready-witted. If you see a rat, you will find it is already out of sight when you are still in reaction stage. The biggest characteristic of Rat people is that they are ready-witted and it mainly lies in that they can quickly accept and adapt to new things; they are sophisticated and good at mediating their awkward situation. That is to say, they are very sensitive.

People under the Rat sign are very adaptable and they can quickly mix with people around and build a good relationship when they come to a new environment. Besides, their love for gossips makes them very curious and desire to explore the new environment, thus can easily find a fun in the new environment.

Like to Pry Secrets
Because of their nature, they are all-pervasive to everything and can keep their secrets very well but are expert in prying other's secrets. They will never miss a chance to inquire about news. Although they are very meddlesome, their intention is always good. At the same time, they don't like to show their hearts to others; once you know their inner secrets, you may provoke them.

Although the cute Rat people are very smart, they have a fatal shortcoming of being shortsighted. They are timid and overcautious, and often entangle with a problem for a long time, which are not conducive to their career development and make it difficult for them to have true friends.

Sleep Late
Since Rat is a nocturnal animal, Rat people have a prominent shortcoming of sleeping late and usually have a timetable reverse to others; they take night as day, vice versa, and are very active at night and try to find something to do but during working hours in daytime, they often feel listless and have their work efficiency affected.

Rat people are vain. They often boast how powerful they are and calculate how to get more interest. Also, they like to show off in front of others and stir up enmity; once the desire interest is involved, they are sometimes hard-nosed.

Overly Curious and Gullible
Rats like to enrich their ideology, broaden their visions in travel and learn the thoughts and viewpoints of others in communication. Therefore, they are very curious about everything outside. If you want to play a trick on Rat people or tell them there are something or some people strange somewhere, they will believe you once you are serious enough.

3-minute Passionate and Changeable
Rat people are idealists longing for freedom and they hate any constraint. They always try to keep a complete and independent inner world, and will lose interest because of a little restraint. They are keen on novel things, 3-minute passionate, overly freedom-oriented, unconstrained, changeable, and often dream of the impossible things.

Lastest Questions and Answers

Morning-Noon-Evening time divisions? (2 Replies ) Asked by B***t

Hello, could you distingush what 2-hour signs correspond to each Morning,Noon and Evening birth time divisions as stated in your personality profiles? My birthdate Is 6-25-1970 (male) My birthtime is 12:44 A.M. Central time, USA. Compatible sign indicates I was born in the hour of the Rat. Most seem to indicate this is nighttime(evening?) So, Is this actually evening or morning? Thank you so much for any help with this.

Sheep personality - more bad than good? (3 Replies ) Asked by N***7

Hi I would like to ask, as a sheep male (earth sheep, January 1980) how can I change the many negative qualities of Sheeps to improve quality of life personally and professionally and generally? while I know there is no 'better or worse' sign in Chinese zodiac, despite reading many interpretations of the sheep sign, I feel as thought my sign seems to be simpletons in a flock, that have more disadvantages than any other sign. Compared with any other sign (such as Rat or Monkey which have short negativity lists), the negativity list for Sheeps are very long and include: slow to take action, miss opportunties, unskilled to take on adventurous and risky roles in their jobs, cannot be leaders, conservative, not independant, not pioneers, not decision makers, etc. As a man, these are all terrible problems to have! It also seems every year for the Sheep for the last 10 years has been average or bad; in 2017 the prediction is for an even worse year. And for relationships, they seem to only get on with other docile animals like the horse, pigs and rabbits. While every sign has their advantages, I am not attracted to people of these 3 zodiac personality types that also lack strong personalities and leadership roles. This means, as a man, if I am docile and quiet, a sissy, and not even socialable preferring to stay indoors, I am fighting an uphill battle to attract a female of a very different sign who does not have these qualities and probably would not look upon them favourably. I feel as though being a Sheep has locked my future into a boring and 'blue collar' person. Whilst other personalities have drive, confidence, opportunities, luck and a strong will, the sheep seems to be just another worker bee without any outstanding or redeeming qualities that would make them leaders in the world or captains of industry, or attractive to the opposite sex. Certainly no partner would be attracted to someone who is not sure of himself, quiet, docile, needy, or unable to be a leader. How can a sheep change all these negative qualities to increase their chances for good fortune in life? Thank you for taking my question.

compatible signs according to month of birth according to Bazi (1 Reply ) Asked by J***l

I would like to ask you a question. I was born a year of the Rat but my day master sign is Monkey. Some astrologers say that the main personality is given by the sign of the Day Master. If it is true, it would be also logical that we search a compatible sign in accordance to our day master sign. I consider your boards “Find your compatible zodiac signs according to your month:“ And so I wonder if as a male born on May a year of rat, on a day master of Monkey, I have to search on the board corresponding to Boy's match for rat or to the board corresponding to Boy's match for Monkey. And if it is the board of Monkey which I have to consider, I wonder also if I have to taking account also of the Day Master of the sign which suit to a Monkey born on May. To resume my question, do I have to consider. 1- Rat born on May > Boy's match = Cow. So the companion would be a woman born in a year of Cow Or 2- my Day Master= Monkey born on May > Boy's match = Horse. So in this case, I wonder if the companion wouldn't be a woman with a Day Master of the sign of Horse. Thank you by advance for your explanation. Jean(John) Paul