Capricorn Man: 10 Key Personality Traits You Can’t Ignore!

Capricorn man personality traits

Capricorn Man Personality

Searching for information on the Capricorn man? Are you hoping to learn key traits and personality characteristics? Are you dating a Capricorn man right now and hoping to discover what makes him tick? Perhaps you are a Capricorn man in search of more information about your Zodiac sign? If so, you have come to the right place.

The Capricorn sign is one of the most misunderstood of the Zodiac. There are a number of reasons for this, including misinformation that has been repeated on the part of some mindless astrologers and flat out ignorance regarding male and female Capricorn characteristics.

Visitors to this site know that from time to time, I will write about the different Zodiac signs as a pathway to personal insight. There is a place for psychology and spirituality, which many is often called “psycho-spirituality”.

Sure, the material I share may be a bit unconventional but for reasons that I do not fully understand, I am drawn to astrology. And the truth is a lot of men, including Capricorn guys, like reading about their Zodiac signs.

What follows are 10 key personality traits for the Capricorn Man you can’t ignore. I’ve included some detailed background information about this Earth Sign to help you better understand the unique nature of Capricorn. There are only three earth signs with Taurus being one and Virgo the other.

In case you are wondering, Capricorn bears the sign of the goat. Something we will be getting into more as we continue along the way.

Capricorn: 10th House of Zodiac

Capricorn Constellation

Capricorn Sign Background

Capricorn is considered the “10th House of the Zodiac”, which also happens to be the same place where “Social Status” resides. In plain-speak, this means that the ultimate decision to enter a particular line of work or be involved with a given career is largely influenced by Capricorn energy. Bear in mind that there are 12 houses in total that make up our current understanding astrology. 

While we don’t have exact numbers, the current estimates suggest that only around 4.8% of the global population is Capricorn with an even split between Capricorn men and women. This means that Capricorn males are rare indeed, making up only 2.4% of the world’s 7 billion person population. Folks, that is rare and speaks to the uniqueness of the Capricorn sign.

Before going further, I need to disclose to you that I am a Scorpio male, which is considered a water sign. While this may not seem significant, I wanted to share this material with so that you knew who was writing this article. If you are interested in learning about water signs, including Scorpio, feel free to read this Scorpio symbols article.

Capricorn Characteristics

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Capricorn Personality

Capricorn Sign: December 22 – January 19

Positive Traits

  • Loyal
  • Outgoing
  • Charming
  • Friendly
  • Patient
  • Compassionate
  • Resourceful
  • Independent
  • Hard working

Negative Traits

  • Demanding
  • Sometimes inhibited
  • Distrusting
  • Arrogant
  • Accused of being “bland”
  • Problems functioning in groups

Capricorn Man: Personality Traits Explained

The Capricorn sign is ruled by the Saturn, the second largest celestial planet in our solar system. The enormous energy that Saturn puts out is what infuses Capricorn men with such energetic zeal sexually, which some partners of Capricorn men have reported to be at times exhausting.

Many people do not know this but Saturn spins faster than any other planet, except for Jupiter – which in part rules the highly empathic sign, Pisces.

Just a few more pieces of information about Saturn as Capricorn’s ruler. This gas giant has 62 known moons – that’s right – 62! This is important to know because similar to Saturn, the Capricorn man can act as like a mental vacuum,  picking up bits of information from all who he encounters and saving it to long term memory.

It is for this reason that Capricorn’s have such excellent recall with an uncanny ability to remember the smallest details from those who he encounters.

According to ancient texts, recorded in the narrative of an anaphoric clock, Capricorn is considered a Cardinal sign. Let me assure you that Cardinal signs are very rare. There are only four such signs, which include: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn respectively.   

Cardinal signs are thought to have the power to change. Because each Cardinal sign is close to a seasonal equinox, it harbors the energy of transformation. In the case of Capricorn, this Zodiac sign has the ability to motivate others in areas of career and romance.

It also has the ability to influence the minds of others in an empathic way, stirring deep thought and reflection. Remember, Capricorns are born between the dates of December 22 – January 19. It is no coincidence that the winter equinox also begins around this exact time.

Capricorn Powers of Love

So what specific powers do Capricorn men hold? Well, depending upon the circumstances, Capricorn men have the power to make you fall in love with them. We’re not talking about mere infatuation either but instead, full on, head over heels love.

Part of this ability comes from Capricorn’s energy and part of it comes from this sign’s ability to penetrate the psyche and cause those whom it encounters to get in touch with deep, once forgotten feelings.

Bear in mind that Capricorn forgets nothing and once it taps into the private parts of your soul, it will expose them. That may seem far-fetched but talk to anyone who has been involved with a Capricorn male and you will find this to be true.

Capricorn Equals Stability

Finally under this point, Capricorn men are down to earth, practical and success driven. Unlike other signs which tend to have their heads in the clouds, such as the water signs, Capricorn is much more grounded. Perhaps this is why it is considered an earth sign.

Capricorns are the professionals – the business people of the astrological Zodiac. They are not interested in taking huge risks or jeopardizing all they have worked for.  When you think of Capricorn, think of stability and strength.

Capricorn men in particular are wrongly accused of being too conservative and too traditional. It’s simply not true. Instead, Capricorn prefers the familiar and is perfectly capable of stepping outside of its comfort zone – but only if it feels absolutely safe.

The power of change over others for Capricorn begins in the later part of December and reaches its zenith towards the end of January. As the year goes on, its powers recede until the cycle starts up again at the calendar’s year’s end.

We will now move on to the 10 primary Capricorn personality traits as illustrated through animal symbols. We’ve got a lot to cover here so let’s jump right in!

Sea Otter

Capricorn Man Trait 1:  Playful like Sea Otters

Capricorn men can be very playful, much like the Sea Otter you see in this picture. What empowers this sign’s ability to have fun is its real need to regularly chillax. Why?

Because Capricorn men typically are hard workers and need to have different pathways to relaxation. One of them is play. Some people consider sea otters to be the regressive part of the Capricorn mind.

goat

Capricorn Man Trait 2: Hard Working Like Goats

You are no doubt very familiar with this animal because it has come to historically symbolize all Capricorns. The reason? Goats are considered to be extremely hard workers with a strong sense of focus and determination.

They also have life giving powers in the form of milk. Goats can be super protective of their loved ones, similar to how Capricorn men are in relationships. There is a reason you should never corner a goat.

Capricorn horse

Capricorn Man Trait 3: Majestic Like a Horse

Capricorn men have a certain elegance about them. Depending upon the situation, they can also come off as very regal and majestic. Some people incorrectly mistake this trait for arrogance. Instead, Capricorns have a sense of purpose about themselves.

Capricorn men in particular enjoy the respect that comes with power. This is why so many of them are natural born managers and leaders.

doplphin

Capricorn Man Trait 4: Smart Like Dolphins

Men who are born under the Capricorn sign are smart. This is particularly true in the business world. If you are with a Capricorn man, he will likely take his time when making decisions. In this way, Capricorn guys are similar to dolphins.

As you may know, dolphins are considered some of the most intelligent animals on the planet.

eagle

Capricorn Man Trait 5: Free Like Eagles

Perhaps one of the most endearing attributes of the Capricorn male is his ability to live free. Typically, Capricorn born people are beholden to know one. They live free spirited lives with a strong will.

In this way, Capricorn men are similar to the eagles you see flying high above in the sky. Free, strong and wise.

jaguar

Capricorn Man Trait 6: Wise Like the Jaguar

Jaguars are very wise animals. They can see through the chaos of the moment and are emphatically able to focus in their needs.

Capricorn men are very much this way in that they can bring stability to emotionally difficult moments through innate wisdom.

bear

Capricorn Man Trait 7: Strong Like the Bear

Bears are known for their power and strength. Capricorn men borrow from this animal spirit in many ways.

Strength through personal conviction and a strong sense of self are the primary ways Capricorn men show this ability.

gazelle

Capricorn Man Trait 8: Agile Like the Gazelle

When necessary, Capricorn men can be very agile. Part of this has to do with the fact that this is a cardinal sign, responsible for creating change and transformation.

And part of this ability has to do with an innate ability to move with speed when the situation calls for it. In this way, Capricorn can sometimes be like a Gazelle.

Turtle

Capricorn Man Trait 9: Slow Like a Turtle

Turtles get a bad reputation sometimes for being slow but they shouldn’t. Here is why – turtles are nature’s symbolic teacher of taking time with task accomplishment.

Capricorn men are masters at slowly and methodically taking their time as they move towards and ultimately achieve their goals. It is very easy to see the relationship between this sign and the turtle.

rabbit

Capricorn Man Trait 10: Sexual Like the Rabbit

Rabbits are known for their cuteness but also their desire to breed. If you are connected to a Capricorn man, expect him to be very much like the rabbit – particularly during the morning hours and late evening.

Capricorn men will find their “rabbit power” most intense during the winter solstice as they command the winds of change.

Famous Capricorn Men

  • Liam Hemsworth

    Liam Hemsworth - Capricorn
    Liam Hemsworth
  • Grant Gustin
  • Joe Manganiello
  • Eddie Redmayne
  • Jared Leto
  • James Earl Jones
  • Kevin Costner
  • Jason Bateman
  • Steve Harvey
  • Elvis Presley
  • Jason Shane Scott

Inviting Capricorn Sign Symbols

If you want to invite Capricorn animal sign spirits into your awareness, you will want to be open to the process of imaginative meditation.  All of the creatures mentioned here will reveal themselves to you but you need to invite them without skepticism.

Because you are Capricorn, you are a cardinal sign and hold great powers. These powers should not be abused, particularly when it comes to influencing others emotionally. This may have something to do with your ruling planet, Saturn.

As you likely know, Saturn in considered a mysterious, mystical planet with rings. You would be wise to lean into those rings and consider them as boundaries. If left unchecked, your powers can cause much grief in your life and the lives of others.

Capricorn Constellation

The video above provides information about the Capricorn constellation. Be sure to review this as a way of better understanding your Zodiac sign. FYI, the constellation Capricorn is one of the oldest in our solar system.

Capricorn Sign Poll

This poll is designed to let you choose which animal spirit most closely aligns with your personality. All 10 of the animals mentioned in this post have been made available. Pick the one that you think most accurately depicts who you are.

While not scientific, this Capricorn poll does allow you to compare your own gifts to that of others.

Capricorn Myths

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Capricorn Man Myths Debunked

Bear in mind that the Capricorn man myths listed below are just a sampling of the many misnomers that exist about this Zodiac sign.

  • Capricorn men are bad in bed
  • Capricorn men are super endowed
  • Capricorn men are controlling
  • Capricorn men are always great business partners
  • Capricorn men don’t like change
  • Capricorn are not good matches with other Capricorns
  • Capricorns are boring and uninteresting

Capricorn Compatibility

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Capricorn Compatibility Best Matches

There’s lots of information on the Internet about Capricorn compatibility but much of the material is based on wishful thinking.

After carefully studying the teaching from the ancients and examining astrological alignments, the following signs seem to be “best matches” for Capricorn.

Capricorn Compatibility Difficult Matches

It is a common misnomer in the world of astrology that certain signs are a “bad match”. That’s simply not true.

What is more accurate is this – certain Zodiac signs will find more difficulty with other signs. This is particularly true of Capricorn. These signs are:

  • Libra
  • Aries
  • Leo

Capricorn Traits and Characteristics Book

If you are hoping to learn more about Capricorn men and the Capricorn sign in general, an excellent book to pick up is Capricorn by Joanna Woolfolk.

What I like about this particular read is how the author steps into this sun sign and helps readers better understand what being born under the 10th House really means.

This resource can be easily downloaded to your Kindle or other electronic reading device. I highly recommend if you are interested in learning more about what makes Capricorn tick.

Final Thoughts

Capricorn is a rare and wonderful sign – really. When you hear someone identify as Capricorn, think stability, loyal and loving.

Makes you want to pet a little goat right now – doesn’t it?

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