Happy Chinese New Year! Today marks the start of the lunar new year, and as the world welcomes the Year of the Dragon, we're finding out everything we need to know about personalities born during the legendary animal's year — including those born in 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, or 2000. Curious? From a natural dominance to unwavering loyalty, here are seven compelling qualities of people born in the Year of the Dragon.
Ambitious and driven, people born in the Year of the Dragon set high standards for themselves — and everyone else. This means great power in the workplace, but they may be needy or critical in relationships if their expectations aren't met.
They prefer to live by their own rules, rarely asking for help and preferring to be by themselves. Left to their own devices, they'll usually be successful, if a bit controlling. The last word will always be theirs — as will most things they care about.
Naturally charismatic and larger than life, they tend to be well-liked — the center of attention in any situation. They are flamboyant and expressive and expect to be noticed, so their partners must be willing to give them the spotlight.
Once they find the right partner, those born in the Year of the Dragon are happy to commit for life. They are blind to the faults of their loved ones — almost destructively so — and they'll remain loyal forever so long as their significant other can meet their standards.
With erratic tempers and a long list of demands, they can sometimes be difficult to manage. And since they have a tough time admitting their faults, communication needs to be calm or else they'll quickly turn defensive.
Along with their need for attention comes a need for regular ego boosts. Those born in the Year of the Dragon are usually conceited and self-centered, so the most compatible partners are those who don't mind regularly reassuring them of their love.
Totally fearless, they dive into risky situations headfirst and feel confident that they'll succeed. This bravery serves them well in all areas of their life, and they shine brightest when they're given enough space to fully express themselves.