So, I was born on January 13th, which makes my Star Sign a Capricorn, and I wanted to write a post looking at whether I’m at all similar to the Capricorn ‘traits.’ I will also be doing a second post looking at how I compare to the traits of my Myers-Briggs personality type (they were going to be in one but it just ended up being too long).
My main problem with star signs is that you don’t get a new one every few years, you have one when you’re born and you have the same one when you die, and that doesn’t seem to leave much room for growth – at least to me.
I, like all pre-teens, went through a stage of reading my horoscope religiously in Shout magazine, fold down the corners of the ones that predict a great love coming into your life, or falling out with your friend because the July pages told you someone close to you would betray you, but I’ve never identified much as Capricorn. I wanted here, to compare what the two things say about me and what I think I’m like.
Capricorn… is all about hard work. Those born under this sign are more than happy to put in a full day at the office…they are both ambitious and determined. They adopt a businesslike approach to most everything they do.
I think I have the ability to be pretty hard working, and I don’t normally mind staying late, or doing extra work, but I don’t think my life revolves around hard work. I think I have the capacity to procrastinate a lot and get distracted easily, and I really don’t think I’m very ambitious, I’ve never had a big dream I’m working towards. I definitely do not think I adopt a businesslike approach to everything I do!
Capricorns are practical as well, taking things one step at a time and being as realistic and pragmatic as possible… are industrious, efficient, organised…scrupulous with details…they feel best playing it safe, since this is a fail-safe way to get to the top.
Again, I think I have the capability to be quite practical but it doesn’t always come easy to me, I would set myself the task of going one step at a time for something and often end up going off a different way or getting impatient. I would definitely not say I’m especially realistic about things, I swing between optimism and pessimism but always dream of unrealistic things.
I am definitely not organised or efficient – or maybe organised chaos is the best way to look at it! I can list all the ways I should organise my workload, but that doesn’t mean I use any of them, and I have an endless to-do list running through my mind – my weakness for procrastination means I barely ever do anything efficiently.
I think I do have a tendency to play things safe but I don’t do it to ‘reach the top,’ I’m just a bit of a wimp!
Capricorns are patient and happy to wait for their ship to come in.
I feel like I used to be really patient? In some things I am, but with myself I’m not, and with certain aspects of my life I’m not. My parents used to say I was endless patient putting together little Playmobile scenes and I was patient enough to teach kids to play piano, but with myself, if I don’t pick things up very quickly I get very frustrated at myself, and if I do decide I want something, I’m impatient in waiting for that something to arrive or happen.
Capricorns are extremely dedicated to their goals, almost to the point of stubbornness.
Again, I just don’t think I’m this determined to reach something! I’ve never had a full on goal or dream that I’ve felt like I had to reach or that I poured my all into, I also don’t think I’m particularly stubborn, I give in quite easily.
They are traditional and somewhat inhibited.
This one I had to think about, as I have ideas in my head of what ‘traditional’ is, and I don’t think it’s me. I’m happy to do things a bit differently but like I said earlier – I do play it safe – but I think I have the capacity to be nontraditional! At least, I don’t like to think of myself as traditional? I think it has kind of bad connotations now.
As for inhibited, I think I would maybe saw that I am more now, than I used to be? I’ve never been one to completely let go or let loose, but I think I’ve become more withdrawn in the last couple of years. So maybe that one is accurate.
They’re not interested in wild ideas or round-the-world dreams.
I am definitely interested in wild ideas and round the world dreams, and thanks to my ever amazing and boundary ignoring mum, I know that so many things that I could dream are possible – I just haven’t had one yet that I’m determined to see through.
When it comes to love Capricorns are ever devoted and never emotive.
I am devoted, and loyal, I do believe that, but god damn am I emotive! I am needy and loving and perfectly happy to PDA it up and say ‘I love you’ all the time even in inappropriate situations. Also in general emotions I am pretty much always emotive as I cry, all the time.
Capricorns look for facts and evidence before rushing to conclusions.
Nope. Or at least, I will rush to the conclusion, and then go back and look at the facts and evidence to reinforce what I’ve already decided.
They are not quick to forgive or forget.
I am very quick, in fact most definitely too quick to forgive. As a teenager I could never ever hold a grudge and would forgive people to avoid conflict (even if I was definitely right) and I still forgive people very easily, even if they don’t deserve it. Forget, though? I don’t know if I ever forget, I don’t think that’s something you know about yourself until you’re older, maybe?
Capricorns give seriously good advice.
I have nicknamed myself the ‘wise owl’ in the past and I think that I do give good advice, but I never ever ever follow my own advice. Ever.
Capricorns have a bad habit of overthinking things.
This is true.
Capricorn has no problem being alone…in fact they kind of love it.
This is another one that through me, because my first reaction was to go ‘nope, this is the furthest thing from the truth’ because I hate being alone. I hate being lonely, but actually, sometimes I absolutely love being alone. I love sitting in my car just by myself, and sometimes the thought of company makes me really tired, but I think I only like short periods of being alone – I like being alone travelling towards not being alone, the end goal is to be with someone else.
Look out for my Myers-Briggs post coming soon – do you think you’re like your star sign?