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Chinese Zodiac Animal Profiles - Year of the Dragon

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Chinese Zodiac Animal Profiles - Year of the Dragon

Dragon display at the IFC Mall, Shanghai

© 2012 Sara Naumann, licensed to About.com.

Birth Years*:

1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

*For the sake of simplicity, I have noted the years per the Gregorian calendar. However, since we're talking about the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the New Year can be any time between January and February. If your birthday falls in these months, and you're not sure where you land, use this website to find your zodiac sign.

Characteristics:

  • Healthy, Energetic
  • Short-tempered
  • Stubborn
  • Honest
  • Sensitive
  • Trust-worthy
  • Gregarious
  • Popular
  • Intelligent

Compatible With:

Monkeys, Rats

Avoid:

Dogs

Good Career Choices:

  • Priest
  • Artist
  • Politician

Famous Dragons:

Susan B. Anthony, Joan of Arc, Pearl Buck, Sigmund Freud, Theodore Seuss Geisel, John Lennon, Florence Nightingale, Mae West

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