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Personality Traits of a Capricorn

By: Libby Pelham BA - Updated: 23 Sep 2017 | comments*Discuss
 
Capricorn Capricorns Ambitious Loner

Capricorn (Dec 22nd-Jan 20th) is the tenth sign of the zodiac and is represented by the goat. Capricorns are very ambitious, driven by the need for success, money, position and authority. Their career and succeeding in it is very important to them, so much so that they often prefer to be in charge. But despite their aspirations, they are also very grounded and practical people. Capricorns are ruled by Saturn, the planet of limitations and it is almost as if Saturn realises that time can be short, therefore they are great organisers and planners.

However, Capricorns are also patient and willing to wait for what they want. Despite their intense focus on their goals, they can be very witty. They are cautious when making decisions, especially decisions that involve money. Not only are they good at saving money, but they also know how to make good investments. Their materialistic drive to amass wealth is due to a Capricorn's need for security. They are very proud people, who usually repay kindness but more because they do not want to feel as if they "owe" anyone anything.

Ambitious

Driven as they are, Capricorns are rarely idle. They have faith in themselves more than in other people and realise if something is going to happen, it is going to be because of their doing. Many see this trait as cold, but Capricorns are merely self-sufficient people. Because they realise time is precious, they are great organisers and capable of paying thorough attention to detail.

Capricorns are the most likely sign to marry someone for their money or status in life. Not that marriage will prevent a Capricorn from continuing to be ambitious in his or her own right - even when their partner is more financially and socially powerful, Capricorns need to be in control.

Loners

Their desire for fame and success, combined with their independent nature and natural inhibition, Capricorns tend to be the loners of the zodiac. Many Capricorns have tunnel vision when it comes to their goals. They disregard everything else - family, friends, even their own emotions - while in pursuit of their goal. They know they have what it takes to complete the job, so the "I don't need you" attitude often turns others off.

Weaknesses

Capricorns can be seen as odd by others for various reasons. Most do not understand their need for success, their materialistic tendencies, or their perfectionism. They are often focused on one thing at a time, ignoring all others. They can be bossy and domineering and do not quickly forgive those who have crossed them.

Parts of the Body Ruled by Capricorn

The bones, joints and knees - Capricorns may find they suffer from stiff joints, rheumatism, arthritis and orthopaedic problems.

Famous Capricorns

Actors/Entertainers:
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • Sissy Spacek
  • Kirstie Alley
  • Faye Dunaway
  • Cary Grant
Musicians/Singers:
  • Joan Baez
  • Annie Lennox
  • John Denver
  • David Bowie
  • Elvis Presley
  • Rod Stewart
Artists/Writers:
  • Henry Miller
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • J. D. Salinger
  • J.R. Tolkien
  • Edgar Allen Poe
Sports Figures:
  • Muhammed Ali
  • Steve Garvey
  • Larry Csonka
  • Sandy Koufax
  • Joe Frazier
Entrepreneurs:
  • Howard Hughes
  • Conrad Hilton
  • Helena Rubenstein
  • Elizabeth Arden
Politicians/Leaders:
  • Mao Tse Tung
  • J. Edgar Hoover
  • Barry Goldwater
  • Walter Mondale
  • Richard Nixon
  • Martin Luther King
Capricorns are very determined to rise to the top. They will exert all their energy into achieving a goal, sacrificing relationships if needed. They often wear masks to prevent people from seeing the real person they are, but those who take the time will find Capricorns to be loyal and affectionate.

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as a capricorn this true only thing we don't have is patience I have big problem with that speaking for myself I can say that I met a wonderful guy who completed me in such a wonderful way he a scorpio we are unstoppable I can say ???? he change me in such a good way I thank god for putting this men in my life I want greatness within myself I have a lot to learn being a capricorn is a great thing only if you find the inner of yourself.
GG - 23-Sep-17 @ 2:43 AM
I've been married to a Capricorn man for 41 years and boy do I understand him because I'm a Virgo and we share the same aspirations and goals. Thank god. !! Because my other half worked so hard we've been able to semi retire at 53. The only annoying thing with capricorns is they won't make decisions easily and mull things over so much in their mind that whatever you wanted to buy has gone!!! Good job I make the decisions otherwise we would get nowhere. They are such hard workers and make themselves ill which he has done in the past so I am making him ease off the reins a bit...
Pinksupersec - 8-Sep-17 @ 12:22 PM
im a capricorn and this truly gets me and im deff a loner and gloomy and all that im always like that but my friends have always told me that i need to stop being bossy like im the leader of the group ofc i dont agree but i am capricorn so i guess i do fall under that but anyway im not really patient and all but i can be sometimes so yea anyway i just want to thank you guys for truly captriing the true meaning of beigning a capricorn
Tasha - 17-Apr-17 @ 4:59 PM
Fake.................... I hate capricorn
Charu - 23-Mar-17 @ 10:07 AM
Not quite accurate. Loner, but get lonely. To lonely loner, don't be scared of searching for your mate. Confidence. #1. Don't worry about being rejected. Just keep on keeping on. It WILL happen. Are all of us Capricorns kinda weird ?
Torre Alta - 4-Mar-17 @ 6:24 AM
This article left some traits out and mentions some traits that I definitely do NOT have.But with that said, if I am a loner, how can I go meet girls?
lonley loner - 7-Jan-17 @ 9:29 PM
You got it petty right i think.
Serg - 20-Nov-16 @ 8:46 AM
I am barely discovering the meaning and origin of my sign and I am in awe and obsessed because it is helping me in ways that I know are not entirely clear to me but the and accurate depth assessment of my peresonality traits and ability to grasp a continuous effort of seeking my success standards and goals and dreams are I have most certainly lived a backwards life burdened and responsible as a child and I am in a point of transition my inner quest for success led me to my astrology immediately things that have been said by others about my natural leadership, talent anda humor are the most intriguing I aspire to make music and have always felt akinship and a overwhelming sense of clarity of enjoying and being inspired by David Bowie I am left handed as well and have taught myself to play right handed I recently realized Bowie was a Capricorn as well I amore driven than ever to find what awaits in my nearing transition I have always felt that my next step will yield results that Icurrently unable to wrap my mind around thank you
jd - 9-Oct-16 @ 8:31 PM
Oops didn't realize that I posted the first before I got to edit it. By the way I'm into a cap. what causes a Capricorn to quit his job and get another one.
Brenda - 3-Feb-16 @ 8:51 AM
violaine....your statement was about me an Aries female take away the day..today is 3th feb.2016,3: 47am and i am the only one awake in this house and waiting for the the sun to shine to do a lot of things, i tried finding my traits as a capricorn... i love music so much, i love to do a lot of things, but i find it interesting to be an architect or an interior designer, i love photography but i am hooked right now to woodworking and got a couple of tools for this and that job which i have accumulated for the last few decades...i feel i am organized but i need more time to do these organizing tasks, i am meticuolus with details (thats why i love art and music, music with good lyrics), yes i am a pessimist but that is a defense mechanism i guess so when i fail in something then the impact would not be so great unlike if i am all too positive with the outcome...i love to write more about me but time is running out..i gotta to do something..yes we are never idle..my mind is never settled and now at mid forties, my average sleep is 6 hours in a day..i am tremendously immensed in work..but in my free time (if i have) id like to discover new things..i can be very indepedendent but i can be overly dependent on others on some occasion when all else fails..wishing to write more but i gotta go..take out Dr. & I have a Few tools this is me.WOW! I love taking pics so much I a made a wall paper app. Still under construction. It got excepted on Google play store.Things you left out... I love making money to help my family, fishing,camping,sports,violin,piano and playing (billiard) pool.
Brenda - 3-Feb-16 @ 8:49 AM
violaine....your statement was about me an Aries female take away the...today is 20th jan 2013, 4am and i am the only one awake in this house and waiting for the the sun to shine to do a lot of things, i tried finding my traits as a capricorn... i love music so much, i love to do a lot of things, but i find it interesting to be an architect or an interior designer, i love photography but i am hooked right now to woodworking and got a couple of tools for this and that job which i have accumulated for the last few decades...i feel i am organized but i need more time to do these organizing tasks, i am meticuolus with details (thats why i love art and music, music with good lyrics), yes i am a pessimist but that is a defense mechanism i guess so when i fail in something then the impact would not be so great unlike if i am all too positive with the outcome...i love to write more about me but time is running out..i gotta to do something..yes we are never idle..my mind is never settled and now at mid forties, my average sleep is 6 hours in a day..i am tremendously immensed in work..but in my free time (if i have) id like to discover new things..i can be very indepedendent but i can be overly dependent on others on some occasion when all else fails..wishing to write more but i gotta go..take out Dr. & I have a Few tools this is me.WOW! I love taking pics so much I a made a wall paper app. Still under construction. It got excepted on Google play store. One thing you left out... I love fishing,camping,sports,violin,piano and playing (billiard) pool.
Brenda - 3-Feb-16 @ 8:44 AM
I think that's almost true because I'm a Capricorn and I want to become a vet ever since I remember and that's my goal and I've been working towards that alot and yes I would sacrifice a relationship to get to my goal and I believe that we Capricorn are determined because I am
sexy - 12-Aug-15 @ 5:19 AM
i'm a Capricorn and most of this explains how i am
Jessie - 24-Mar-15 @ 12:21 AM
I'm a Capricorn and you just described me I've been having the same goal sence I was seven to play professional baseball and be one of the best I'm 18 now and I'm not stopping to nothing until I get to the top.!
Csortiz - 3-Mar-15 @ 5:10 AM
Some of these traits are true but I think this article is slightly biased. Nowhere does it mention that Capricorns are one of the most loyal and devoted signs of the zodiac. Loyalty and devotion are wonderful traits and are often more than enough to compensate for some of the more negative qualities associated with Capricorn. Also, there is nothing wrong with being power-hungry, if you genuinely want to use your power for the good of society.
Tammy - 10-Aug-13 @ 6:19 PM
today is 20th jan 2013, 4am and i am the only one awake in this house and waiting for the the sun to shine to do a lot of things, i tried finding my traits as a capricorn... i love music so much, i love to do a lot of things, i am a doctor but i find it interesting to be an architect or an interior designer, i love photography but i am hooked right now to woodworking and got an a hundred of tools for this and that job which i have accumulated for the last 2 decades...i feel i am organized but i need more time to do these organizing tasks, i am meticuolus with details (thats why i love art and music, music with good lyrics), yes i am a pessimist but that is a defense mechanism i guess so when i fail in something then the impact would not be so great unlike if i am all too positive with the outcome...i love to write more about me but time is running out..i gotta to do something..yes we are never idle..my mind is never settled and now at mid forties, my average sleep is 6 hours in a day..i am tremendously immensed in work..but in my free time (if i have) id like to discover new things..i can be very indepedendent but i can be overly dependent on others on some occasion when all else fails..wishing to write more but i gotta go..
violaine - 19-Jan-13 @ 7:53 PM
I'm a Capricorn and this definity me to the T! I've been working hard since i was 15, dont get me wrong I HATE WORKING!, but i gotta do what needs done and i work hard always doing OverTime!
pam - 30-Jan-12 @ 8:17 PM
This is so funny & also true - my son is almost 2 years old and everything I read sounds just like him. Obviously his goals at the moment are silly to us but if we get in his way all hell breaks loose. When he wants to play with a certain toy no one will stop him & he will completely ignore everything else around him!!
Miss_mara84 - 21-Aug-11 @ 12:46 PM
I'm a capricorn and I'm so far from these traits it's not even funny. I hate work, I'm very messy, and I can be very easy to read. It just doesn't suit me at all.
tiffy lynn - 12-May-11 @ 8:56 AM
My boyfriend is a capricorn,and those traits are true. Sometimes I find him hard to understand.but now I have an idea why he is like that. thank you.
em - 2-Apr-11 @ 3:14 AM
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