The Rat has an extremely independent streak in his character description in the ancient texts of Chinese astrology. When the Western sign of Scorpio is involved and the person is born in this animal's year, they are thought to gain some of this strong independence. A Scorpio Rat is also perceptive and difficult to fool, since these people usually have a great sense of the intentions of others. They can be quite cautious in their approach to new things, and like to take their time when making decisions. The Scorpio Rat is autonomous in his thought processes and views, and often finds conversing and debating with others lots of fun.
The Scorpio Rat personality is rather headstrong, and they like to do things their own way and at their own pace. These people are mostly inclined to choose self-employment or working alone as career paths. They get along well with others in social settings, but they prefer to keep work separate from their personal lives. When at home, a Scorpio Rat likes to truly relax. They consider their homes to be their castles, and will often spend a lot of time making them functional and comfortable, but also stylish. These individuals tend to take quite a pride in their appearance, and love to shop for new clothes, shoes and accessories.
These Scorpios are generally bright with a good memory and friendly communication skills. They often do well in work environments that are fast-paced with varied tasks, as these personalities can soon become bored. A Scorpio Rat likes variety in all things; he or she loves to have lots of choices to satisfy their curious nature. When looking for a partner, Scorpio Rats are often some of the last to settle down. They have a tendency to want to be highly selective, and completely sure before they decide to commit to another. They will search for soulmates who will respect their independent but dependable personalities.
Scorpio Rat individuals are determined characters who can be forceful in their manner, but they are not ruthless or unkind. These are for the most part fair people who do not judge, yet they will instinctively know if someone is lying to them or trying to be dishonest. The Scorpio Rat is a leader rather than a follower, and feels happier when in charge and control of situations. This includes work and personal relationships, where they can come across as sometimes a little too bossy and domineering. It is not intended; they are just a tad impatient.
All personalities contain weaknesses of character and the Scorpio Rat's is no exception. These Scorpios can be extremely blunt and critical at times, especially if they are talking to someone who will not listen. Their will alter their usual kind, friendly approach, and their voice's tone will raise. If they really lose their patience, a Scorpio Rat is prone to blurt out the other person's faults without tact. These personalities have a fiery temper, but it is usually only a verbal one.