The Pig type is usually an honest, straightforward, and patient person. This type of person is a modest, shy character who prefers to work quietly behind the scenes and when others disappear he/she is often there to offer support. He/she is reserved with those who are not well known, but as time passes and they gain confidence those around may discover a lively and warm-hearted person behind that mask of aloofness. Despite the fact that those who born in the year of pig have a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, they have only a few close friends who understand them and share their inner thoughts and feelings. It is easy to put trust in the Pig type; he/she will be reliable and work to make sure people get along.
It is important to remember that these people are not vengeful, so if someone tries to take advantage of them, the Pig types tend to withdraw to reflect on the problem and protect themselves. All they need in such situations is a little time to find a constructive way to respond. The people of the Pig type are conservative and creatures of habit. They dislike being made to travel too far from familiar surroundings unless it is a trip to the country. They love nature and are never happier then when they are out somewhere, far from the city.
On the other hand there is a tolerant and peaceful side to their character. Such people are never afraid to allow others their freedom of expression; they do not want to cause any argument and if there is any chance to avoid arguing they probably will take this occasion. They are not weak, however, and if the situation causes them to fight these people will rise to the occasion, whether it is to defend themselves or people close to them. People of the pig type are the ones who everyone admires most. If you make a list of the Pigs in your life you will probably notice that they are all loving and genuinely nice people.
There is a prevailing view that people of this type are dreamers, and at times they certainly are, but it is important to remember that they are also sharp enough to realize what is going on. Their reputations are important to them, and although these people are happy to be the target of gentle jokes, they will get upset if someone unjustly accuses them of something, or is behaving openly vindictive.
Generally, no matter how old they get, Pig people still see and believe that all men/women are basically good. Pig people constantly sacrifice their own happiness and comfort for the sake of their loved ones.
Pigs Career Profile
The Pig is a splendid companion, and makes for a good lifetime friend. Pigs are loyal, faithful, and giving, provided you are loyal in return. In order to keep your Piggy friend, it is important to remember not to try to force your opinions on him/her. Power is not really on their agendas, and it is rare for them to backstab or betray a colleague. Such people are naturally hardworking and try to approach tasks seriously and efficiently.
People of this type are likely to assess how much work is ahead of them and then take it step by step, progressing slowly but surely. These people don't like to take risks and they tend to remain on the safe side. It is also in their nature to seek human contact, and their patience and kindness are qualities that make them ideally suited for caring careers.
(China.org.cn February 13, 2007)