According to the Chinese Zodiac, the years of the Tiger are 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 and 2010. Every animal in the Chinese Zodiac has very different traits and personality. If you were born in one of these years, you need to know about the strengths of the Tiger sign.
In this article, we are going to tell you about the traits and the personality of the Tigers according to the Chinese Zodiac depending on the element (metal, water, wood, fire, or earth) that influences this sign. We will also let you know which other signs you are compatible with and which are your worst enemies.
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The legend says that when Buddha called out 12 animals, the Tiger was the third one that came to him. This is the reason why it is the third animal of the Chinese Zodiac, following the Rat and the Ox. Those born in the year of the tiger have an adventurous soul, courage, impulse, passion, and they are fun.
Tigers are irreflexive and make the most of life —sometimes without thinking about the consequences. Their lucky colours are blue, white, orange and grey, and their lucky numbers are 1, 2 and 3. However, every element influences the Tiger's personality:
Those who were born in years that end in 0 or 1 have a very passionate nature if they are women, and very feminized and indecisive if they are men. They have an impressive ability for perfection and usually have few friends and an arrogant personality. Those born in the year of the Tiger that are influenced by metal tend to end up alone and unhappy, but that's not enough for them to quit that pride and arrogance that characterizes them.
The Tigers that were born in a year that ends in 2 or 3 are influenced by the element of water. They are leaders and have high levels of self-esteem, and their learning capacities are unusual. The water is Yin, and the Tiger is Yang. Therefore they result in a powerful counterbalance. When the Tigers are moved by their ferocity, the water element will calm them down and soothe them.
Those born in a year ending in 4 or 5 are influenced by a very outspoken, open and understanding personality. Their capacity for overcoming problems and for fighting against adversity is impressive. The Tigers born under the wood element influence usually foresee obstacles and face them with grace.
The Tigers born in years ending in 6 or 7 are the most visceral of all. It is usually hard for them to control themselves. They are optimist and independent, but they are constantly looking for solutions to everything. This can lead them to be annoying sometimes —they always have something to say. They end up lost in their own world.
The years that end in 8 or 9 combine the sign of the Tiger with the element of Earth, resulting in an adventurous personality and great faith and convictions. However, this element may make the Tiger have inner conflicts. This shows how difficult it is for them to make decisions.
People who were born in the year of the Tiger are unpredictable. They are carried along by their feelings, and they have an impetuous and passionate personality.
In love matters, they are very independent and free. They usually try to show strength to hide their weaknesses. Tigers need love and affection, but they'll always try to hide it from people so nobody realizes. They just live their lives far from large groups of people. When they finally find real reciprocity, they have a lot to offer —but until then they are distant and feline.
However, they are not steady and constant. Tigers have a powerful inner strength that is willing to come out. But they want instant satisfaction; they want people to applaud them and appreciate them. And if they realize that their efforts won't be getting any rewards, they don't find it worthy to waste their energy.
Despite that, they are very disciplined. They are moved by ambition, not the final result itself. It is almost like an inner force would always fix their goals. For Tigers, their job has to be pure passion.
The Tigers think that they can control everything. However, they can't control their own body. The Tiger's health in the Chinese Zodiac is under a lot of effort that makes it degrade faster than the rest of the signs. They have to take good care of their own body.
The Tiger, the Horse, and the Dog make the perfect compatibility triangle. They share the passion for life, idealism and the seek for the spiritual. They are impetuous, vivacious creatures that need to be embraced by their loved ones. When it comes to their ambition, they can show themselves aggressive and surly.
Their justice sense is much higher than the rest of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Their beliefs and values feed their inner strength. Tigers always act with honesty, even though sometimes they may seem impulsive.
The Pig is a good counterbalance that gives the Tiger serenity and stability, and it is very compatible with the element of water Tiger. On the other hand, the Monkey, the Snake, and the Ox can be the Tiger's worst enemies.