Chinese New Year falls on Monday 8th February. In the Chinese lunar calendar, each year is associated with one of 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac.
2016 is the Year of the Monkey, which is the ninth animal in the cycle. Your Chinese zodiac animal is the Monkey if you were born in the following years: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, or 1992. If you were born in a different year, find out your Chinese zodiac animal in the circle above.
Each zodiac animal comes with a specific set of characteristics, which are said to be prevalent in the people who are associated with that animal. So according to your animal, what type of contractor are you?
Contractor types according to the Chinese zodiac calendar:
Quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous, you tend to take risks in your work life that puts you ahead of the crowd and brings you success in your contracting career. You are also quite versatile, so you can easily adjust to pitfalls and hurdles.
Famous monkeys: Julius Caesar, Charles Dickens, Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig
Crafty, elegant, charming and intuitive, you are able to adjust to market changes to stay current in the contracting industry. You have a taste for business, and others strive to be like you. You are also able to keep calm in the face of adversity.
Famous sheep: Mark Twain, Julia Roberts, Muhammed Ali, Nicole Kidman
Adaptable, loyal, strong and ambitious, you are very attuned to changes in the industry and can face challenges head-on. You recognised your potential for success early on and use your intelligence and ambition to strive for success in everything you do.
Famous horses: Paul McCartney, Sean Connery, Sandra Bullock, Isaac Newton
Organised, decisive, intelligent and attentive, you do not fool around when it comes to your contracting career. You are able to make quick and efficient decisions concerning your business, which leaves you more time to focus on doing what you do best.
Famous snakes: Abraham Lincoln, Edgar Allan Poe, Bob Dylan, Pierce Brosnan
Charismatic, flexible, artistic and spiritual, you have a creative personality, which reflects in your work. You stand out from the crowd and bring innovative ideas to the table, putting you in high demand with clients. The Dragon is also a symbol of luck in Chinese culture.
Famous dragons: Robin Williams, Joan of Arc, Ringo Starr, John Lennon
Sincere, modest, diplomatic and sociable, your peers and clients think of you as a reliable and trustworthy contractor. You tend not to brag about your accomplishments, but you conduct your business in such a way that makes clients want to work with you.
Famous rabbits: John Cleese, Albert Einstein, Kate Winslet, Johnny Depp
Courageous, confident, charismatic and enthusiastic, your bravery has enabled you to make big strides in your career without fear of consequence. Your peers admire the way you carry yourself, while also envying the way you command leadership in the industry.
Famous tigers: Tom Cruise, Queen Elizabeth II, Oscar Wilde, Karl Marx
Loyal, determined, strong and steady, your presence in the industry is not ignored. You have great strength, and there is no denying your ability to go on when times get tough. Your clients also admire your ability to follow through and get the job done.
Famous oxen: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Napoleon, Princess Diana
Quick-witted, charming, intelligent and adaptable, you think quickly on your feet and are able to snap up opportunities swiftly in your contracting career. Your charm and intelligence enables your business to soar ahead of the competition, and your peers recognise that you never give up.
Famous rats: Hugh Grant, William Shakespeare, Prince Charles, Charlotte Bronte
Honourable, philanthropic, optimistic and sociable, you hold yourself to a high standard when it comes to your work. You see your business as less of a moneymaking machine and more as a means to help others.
Famous pigs: Elton John, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Val Kilmer, Hillary Clinton
Loyal, diligent, lively and smart, you have connections everywhere in the industry. Your energetic demeanour has won over many of your clients and peers and has opened doors for you to win exciting contract work. You know what people want and you never fail to deliver good work.
Famous dogs: Madonna, Prince William, Elvis Presley, Brigitte Bardot
Honest, energetic, intelligent and confident, you take pride in everything you do in your contracting career. You put hard work and energy into your business, and like to share your successes with others. However, you are also very up-front about any shortcomings you may have.
Famous roosters: Gloria Estefan, Prince Philip, Yoko Ono, Michelle Pfeiffer
Does your Chinese zodiac description above reflect you in your contracting career, or do you think you operate differently? Let us know in the comments below or share this article and your zodiac contractor type on social media.
Kunghei Fatchoy! (Cantonese New Year saying for Happiness and Prosperity)
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