15 Characteristics of People Born in the Year of the Pig

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1. Compassionate and Generous

Described as warmhearted, compassionate and kind, people born in the Year of the Pig are known as givers. Though they delight in helping others, they can sometimes give too much. They will never refuse to lend a helping hand to those in need, and rarely seek assistance themselves. Although they can be materialistic and overindulgent, they don’t hesitate to share what they have. Other positive attributes associated with Pigs are honesty, forgiveness, cheerfulness and optimism.

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2. Patient and Tolerant

The Pigs’ positive traits continue with patience and tolerance. Calm when facing problems, they are not afraid of difficulties and try to work them out gradually. Their patience and tolerance make them great teachers. Their integrity, talents in the arts, warmheartedness and thirst for knowledge also make them suitable for jobs in science, creative fields, charity work or as healthcare providers.

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3. Diligent and Goal-oriented

Pigs are detail-oriented and goal-oriented — traits that are also helpful in their careers. They are not afraid to take on responsibility and are determined to finish what they start. These hard workers, however, are not good at planning or making concrete goals, which can get in the way of efficiency. It’s best for them to make a schedule.

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4. Loyal

Pigs are known for their wide circle of friends and the high value they put on friendship. It’s not until they become your friend can their true attributes be appreciated. Their zest for life, loyalty and generosity make them great friends. Though they will never betray their friends, they may not have many loyal ones in return.

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5. Romantic

Described as romantic, supportive, giving, and faithful, those born in the Year of the Pig make ideal partners — though not for every sign in the Chinese zodiac. They are best matched with Tigers, Rabbits and Sheep; and should stay away from Snakes and Monkeys.