The combined astrological influences of Western astrology's Capricorn and the Chinese symbol of the Monkey make a harmonized personality. Capricorns are traditionally associated with the sign of the Goat. The mixture of a Goat and Monkey-influenced personality is an odd combination, but it works. The Capricorn Monkey is believed to be granted a highly competent, adaptable and emotionally-balanced character. These people are typically cool and determined Capricorns, but they have the Monkey's ingenuity and a little touch of his mischievous humor. This makes them a little more lively and relaxed than most Capricorns, and as a rule more willing to mix with others and socialize.
A Capricorn Monkey usually likes to do and say things properly and in order of priority. They will always tend to plan actions and words before they carry out movement or speech. This is automatic and unnoticeable, and they are often rather good at controlling this. Careful planning helps the Capricorn Monkey personality to be very skilled in most tasks, and they are especially competent with their hands. Their dexterity from the Monkey's presence enables them to be capable of the most intricate and complicated of tasks. They are inclined to seek out jobs that will make use of this skill. These people become bored quickly and welcome work that has a purpose and lots of variety.
The Capricorn Monkey is hardworking and diligent, but he or she will always find time for their close family and friends. These particular Capricorns are usually quite family-oriented and tend to not live far away from their parents and any siblings. They will work hard to build comfortable bases around those they love. Although more sociable than most Capricorns, these individuals do like their privacy. A Capricorn Monkey considers their home to be their retreat from the fast pace of modern-day life. So, they generally enjoy making it as comfy as possible. They are quite modern in their tastes, preferring bright, cheerful decor and practical but comfortable furniture.
Capricorn Monkeys display the same degree of competence in personal relationships as they do with everything else in life. They prioritize them highly and take them seriously, and will be devoted and emotionally supportive of partners. Within long-term relationships is where a Capricorn Monkey relaxes best, and his or her sense of humor may emerge. They find that many of the simple things in a couple's daily routines are humorous. These characters also love sharing and can be extremely close and intimately involved with their other halves. They expect the same devotion from partners as they give.
Aiming for too high a standard and expecting too much can be the weak spot in the Capricorn Monkey personality. As they are so competent themselves, they sometimes anticipate that others will have equal ability. They are usually greatly disappointed when their anticipations are not realized. The Capricorn Monkey finds it difficult to lower standards to accommodate different people's capabilities. To overcome their weakness, they must learn to be a little more understanding and patient in these circumstances.