The Rooster is one of 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac, which rotates every year. Those born in 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, and 2005 are Roosters. 2017 will be another Chinese Rooster lunar new year.

Those born in the year of the Rooster are self-assured, full of confidence and unwavering, just like the character of the animal. This is where the term “cocksure” comes from! While cocksure is often used as an insult, Roosters can use their self-confidence for great achievement as well. Roosters can become strong leaders and achieve well because they have a fundamental belief in themselves.

Roosters also generally extremely honest. They are not afraid to tell it like it is, and are not the type to sugar coat unpalatable or unwelcome truths. One never needs to wonder if a Rooster is withholding or secretive about something; it is simply not in their nature. A Rooster is emotional and talks problems out when they happen.

Roosters are very motivated, and they can channel this motivation into others as well, which is part of why they make excellent leaders. Because of their unshakable confidence, Roosters will decide on a path and go for it where many other signs would be indecisive or unsure. With a Rooster heading a project, there will be no problem getting it started, but it may be difficult to get them to adjust a plan to deal with new challenges.

Roosters are very social and charming in a straightforward way. Imagine an old school Hollywood star at a big high-class party, and you are probably imagining a Rooster personality. Outgoing and gregarious, Roosters have no trouble inserting themselves into a social situation and becoming the centre of attention. Their self-confidence allows them to break the ice easily with stories about themselves, where other signs may be concerned that they don’t have anything interesting to say.

Roosters are also overachievers. They are obsessed with living up to their talk and giving themselves things to back up their confidence. A Rooster will pour their life into a project that they care about, and usually, have lists of accomplishments to brag about.

All in all, Roosters are outgoing, confident, and sometimes a little abrasive if they don’t keep their personality in check. At their best, Roosters are charming, motivated, and highly accomplished people who are always going someplace in life.