The Rat has an extremely independent streak in his character description in the ancient texts of Chinese Astrology. When the Western sign of Scorpio is involved and the person is born in this animal’s year, they are thought to gain some of this strong independence. A Scorpio Rat is also perceptive and difficult to fool, these people usually have a great sense of the intentions of others. They can be quite cautious in their approach to new things and like to take their time when making decisions. The Scorpio Rat is autonomous in his thought processes and views and often finds conversing and debating with others lots of fun.
Scorpio Rat Traits
The Scorpio Rat personality is rather headstrong and they like to do things in their own way and at their own pace. These people are mostly inclined to choose self employment or working alone as career paths. They get along well with others in social settings but they prefer to keep work separate from their personal life’s. When at home a Scorpio Rat likes to truly relax. They consider their homes to be their castles and will often spend a lot of time making them functional and comfortable but stylish. These individual’s also tend to take quite a pride in their appearances and love to shop for new clothes, shoes and accessories.
These Scorpio’s are generally bright with a good memory and friendly communication skills. They often do well in work environments that are fast paced with varied tasks as these personalities can soon become bored. A Scorpio Rat likes variety in all things, he or she loves to have lots of choice to satisfy their curious nature. When looking for a partner Scorpio Rat’s are often some of the last to settle down. They have a tendency to want to be highly selective and completely sure before they decide to commit to another. They will search for soul mates who will respect their independent but dependable personalities.
Scorpio Rat individual’s are determined characters who can be forceful in their manner but they are not ruthless or unkind. These are for the most part fair people who do not judge but they will instinctively know if someone is lying to them or trying to be dishonest. The Scorpio Rat is a leader rather than a follower and feels happier when in charge and control of situations. This includes work and personal relationships where they can come across as sometime a little too bossy and domineering. It is not intended, they are just a tad impatient.
All personalities contain weaknesses of character and the Scorpio Rat’s is no exception. These Scorpio’s can be extremely blunt and critical at times especially if they are talking to someone who will not listen. Their will alter their usual kind friendly approach and their voice’s tone will raise. If they really lose their patience a Scorpio Rat is prone to blurt out the other person’s faults without tact. These personalities have a fiery temper but it is usually only a verbal one.
Scorpio Rat Compatibility (Love & Friendship)
If you want to know what an Scorpio Rat is feeling, you will have to look into their eyes. Members of this sign are notorious for keeping their true feelings hidden, but their eyes will betray their words. It can be hard to get them to get out and be social if they are working on a project of any sort, but when they are social they are quite charming and funny, if not a bit moody. They tend to have many acquaintances, but keep few close friends. Scorpio Rats do best with intuitive types who can understand them without them having to explain themselves. They don’t get along too well with those who are easily offended, as the witty Scorpio Rat likes to poke fun at every situation that they come across. Be careful about poking too much fun back, though. They don’t take personal jokes nearly as well as they dish them out.
Male and female Scorpio Rats are a bit different. They all want to be respected, if not a bit feared, but they go about it in different ways. Males tend to exert their power through status, money, or will. They command respect because they have earned it. Females tend to use their charms and sense of humor more. They like being the girl that can keep up with guys and don’t have a lot of respect for females who can’t. They command respect because they silently and subtly convince you that they deserve it.
Members of this sign are complicated, and you can be sure their relationships will be complicated as well. The hard-to-read personality of the Scorpio Rat can be an ever-changing array of extremes. They are passionate, sensitive, and deep which others find mysteriously attractive, but they can also be jealous, possessive, and moody at any moment. Scorpio Rats will be loyal once they finally settle down, but settling down doesn’t often come easy. Members of this sign live their lives always looking to improve, and many allow this trait to bleed into their romantic relationships. This is particularly true of young Scorpio Rats. They are more into the challenge of winning a partner over than dealing with the day-to-day reality of a real relationship. As with most things, they are quickly bored or disappointed with the prize they have won and are ready to move on after a short period of time. Luckily, most will eventually settle down and will be loyal and loving partners until the end.
Scorpio Rat Business (Career & Goals)
There is no doubt that Scorpio Rats will go after what they want, so suggesting a line of work may or may not be useful. At the same time, their conquests usually leave them feeling unfulfilled - as if the challenge of conquering was more important than the rewards that came from doing so. Many members of this sign will have multiple careers in their lives, and there are some that are particularly good fits for their skills and talents.
One thing Scorpio Rats are better at than most is keeping control of their emotions (at least externally). When they are at work, they are all business, and are far more concerned with getting the job done than feeling one way or another about it. This makes them particularly good at jobs that others may be squeamish about, such as coroner, crime scene investigator, mortician, pathologist, or surgeon. They also make excellent detectives due to their innate ability to understand and anticipate human nature. For this reason they also make excellent private detectives, homicide detectives, criminologists, criminal psychologists, and the like.
Whatever career they choose, those born under this sign have to either be in charge or have the freedom to do what needs to be done on their own. Scorpio Rats truly believe that they are smarter and more capable than others, and they are usually right. They will become impatient and upset if they have to deal with too much bureaucracy or micro-management. Some other good career fits for this sign are analyst, biochemist, lawyer, financial advisor, entrepreneur, and tax collector.