People born in the Chinese astrological Year of the Monkey are thought to be treated to the gift of great wit. When these individuals also have the Western influence of Leo in their birth sign, they are believed to receive an extra-large sense of the Monkey's humor. These personalities seem to find lots of things comical and always appear to be smiling. The mischievous fun-loving Monkey presence really loosens up the sometimes overly serious Lion. This mix of character traits creates people who have a very cheery disposition and have an ability to reflect their cheerfulness.
A Leo Monkey personality is usually bursting with energy, enthusiasm, sociability and charm. They are usually quick thinkers who are decisive and can also be quite persuasive in their manner. These characters are not shy of hard work and enjoy the company of others around them, most of the time. The Leo Monkey is optimistic and direct in his or her approach to life and in their dealings with others. They are generous and kind like the Monkey, and protective and reliable akin to the Lion, and will normally make very supportive partners. In relationships, they take commitments and responsibilities rather seriously and can be deeply wounded by betrayal.
The Leo Monkey has a dependable and confident air, but is neither bossy nor mean-spirited. These are strong personalities who usually easily acquire their own way, but they do not present themselves as forceful or aggressive. A Leo with Monkey influences will use his communication skills and wittiness to win people over. These people are usually really skilled at making others see the funny side of life. They often do well in advisory or counseling roles, as their humorous but sensible personality is perfect for communicating and helping people relax. Of all Leos this type is one of the most lovable and communicative of them all.
These individuals are ambitious, and many of them will be inclined towards self-employment or achieving promotion in their work life. A Leo Monkey has a wonderful imagination and a love of the arts and music. They tend to have lots of different interests, enjoying creative hobbies, gardening, cooking or anything that produces nice things. Leo Monkeys are drawn to anything different or intriguing, as they are inquisitive and like to keep up to date on the latest gadgets. They can soon grow bored of things and always seem to be on the lookout for something new to focus their leisure time on.
Weak spots in the Leo Monkeys sprightly personality sometimes appear when he or she gets too curious about something. If a Leo Monkey feels they are being kept in the dark about something and left out they can get very annoyed and upset. They have a tendency to greatly dislike being excluded from anything. These individual's main weakness is that they are naturally nosy. They cannot help investigating, and their immense nosiness can frequently be misconstrued as interfering. These Leos often get less inquisitorial as they get older.