8 Personality Traits That Set Capricorns Apart From The Other Signs

According to many astrologists, a person's zodiac sign can reveal a lot about their personality and physical traits. Whether you believe it or not, it's fun to always read about the traits attached to individuals born under a specific sign.

Since we're currently in Capricorn season (it runs between December 22- January 19), it only makes sense to look into what sets people born under this Earth sign apart from the rest.

Represented by the mountain goat, Capricorns embody some fantastic traits which makes them some of the most respected and successful individuals. Famous Capricorns include Kate Middleton, Denzel Washington, Ellen DeGeneres, Kate Moss, Michelle Obama, and Betty White.


Here are 8 traits that will help you understand Capricorns better:

1. They're really strong and stubborn

I'm talking about mental and emotional strength rather than physical. Capricorns persist through personal hardships and will not give up until the task at hand is completed to the best of their abilities.

2. They're extremely cautious


People born under this sign proceed through life with extreme caution. They often take great care in maintaining a proper public image, and rarely make a fool of themselves. They're good judge of character, but this also means it takes time for a Capricorn to trust others. However, when they do, they're the most loyal. The downside to their overly cautious nature is that sometimes it can lead them to prevaricate and  go round in circles, especially when it come to making big life decisions.

3. They are steady and hardworking

Capricorns are overachievers and this is largely because of their highly ambitious nature. They're some of the most dependable people because a) failure is not an option, and b) leaving an unfinished task behind is seen as weakness for Caps. These individuals live for the thrill of a challenge, both personal and professional.

5. They have a strong sense of duty

Capricorns try their utmost to never let others down. They have a strong sense of duty and responsibility and this not only makes them among the best employees, it also makes them good partners. In a relationship, Capricorns are devoted, faithful, and will go the extra mile to ensure their partner is content.

6. They don't like change

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Most Capricorns have traditionalist values that clash with change. They're very set in their ways, and will always choose the road more traveled on because they like knowing what's ahead. Structure, rules, and regulations are greatly appreciated by people born under this sign, but since change is inevitable, Capricorns appreciate a heads up. This will help them assess the possible outcomes and prepare themselves for the worst. It may take time, but they will eventually get there.

7. Negativity is a no-no

Capricorns aren't the most optimistic, however, this doesn't mean they're drawn towards negativity. In fact, Capricorns find that negativity holds them back and takes the fun out of life. Caps appreciate a good balance of pessimism and optimism, which means they're great at giving advice. They won't tell you what do to but will lay out all the possible solutions as well as the outcomes so you can make a sound decision.

8. They're financially responsible


Some may see them as materialistic, but Capricorns just want to live a financially secure life. Their responsible and disciplined nature makes it easy for them to secure well-paying jobs and save funds for the future. Capricorns often don't make impulse purchases, but this doesn't mean they're frugal. They simply understand the balance between saving and having fun with their hard-earned money.

Are you a Capricorn? Let us know in the comments!

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