Hi friends! Welcome back to my series about using archetypes from astrology as inspiration for character development. A few people have asked me to please finish this zodiac series, and I will before the end of 2015.

It bothers me that Capricorn, the goat, looks an awful lot like Aries, the Ram. I feel like one of them should be a unicorn instead… except neither are the unicorn type. (Unicorns are Aquarians, don’t you think?)

Anyway, let’s look at the classic Capricorn personality type, which is one of my very favorites!

 

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Here are some good qualities of a Capricorn:

disciplined

serious

success-oriented

professional

good provider

cool under fire

And here are some not-so-good qualities:

shy

fatalistic

miserly

too conservative

all work and no play

can’t take a joke

As a co-worker…

No matter the field, she’s a top performer and brings a sense of professionalism to her work that earns the respect of others. People may be a little intimidated by her, and she doesn’t always join in when everyone else is joking around.

As a lover…

He’s not going to jump right into a relationship. He’s goal-oriented, after all, and he wants to make sure that a relationship is going to lead to something good. Once he commits, he’s completely devoted, and he’ll make sure you have a stable life. You might find his seriousness sexy, but you might also persuade him to lighten up a bit.

As a parent…

She’s good at setting boundaries and saying “no,” and she takes her role as a provider seriously – just like she takes everything else. She may not take the time to play with her kids as much, and she’s not the type to be goofy with them.

As a villain…

Two words: Ebeneezer Scrooge.

In pop culture…

Here are some fictional characters that I think are good examples of classic Capricorn personalities. See if you agree!

Aaron Hotchner, Criminal Minds.

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Oscar Martinez, The Office.

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Professor McGonagall, Harry Potter.

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Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: Next Generation.

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Ron Swanson, Parks and Rec.

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I’ve seen Tiana from The Princess and the Frog suggested as a Capricorn, but as always, my Disney knowledge is lacking.

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Have any thoughts you’d like to share about Capricorns? If you’re a Capricorn, does it fit you, or no? Let us know in the comments!

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