In Chinese astrology, the Rat is described as a quick thinking, practical and industrious creature. People born in his designated astrological years generally acquire some of this animal's smart intelligence and practicality. When an individual identified as a Western sun sign of Virgo is the beneficiary of this influence, it creates very common-sensical people. These personalities are bright and bubbly, friendly and helpful, while they are also extremely fussy and sometimes rather bossy. The Rat's high-strung persona is often predominant in the Virgo Rat. This makes these people some of the fussiest, but nicest, kindest characters you will ever meet.
A Virgo Rat personality is a good combination of the assumed realistic nature of Virgo and the symbolic character of the agreeable and assiduous Rat. These individuals are immensely hardworking and seem to quickly learn new things. They will usually possess high standards in everything they do, and like to finish anything they begin. The Virgo Rat loves to communicate with others and will often have much more friends than they need. These personalities dislike being alone and may get a little depressed without the company of family and friends.
Virgo Rats are devoted and loyal to their families, and many of them tend to center their life ambitions and goals around family. These individuals usually take great pride in their surroundings and sometimes enjoy home improvement projects or gardening. In work, a Virgo Rat is happy to take on a little responsibility, but they prefer to not be in charge of other people. These Virgos are versatile and can adapt easily, so it does not take them long to fit in wherever their life takes them. Aside from their general over-fussiness, these people are fairly well-balanced and will get along with almost anyone else.
Within long-term adult relationships, the Virgo Rat is often deeply committed and will not take on this commitment lightly. While they may not be the most romantic of Virgos, due to their down-to-earth personality, these characters are still genuinely loving and protective of their partners. A Virgo Rat is usually intensely supportive, considerate, attentive and affectionate to their soulmate. So, they generally make strong partnerships that last. Virgo Rats never seem to be still enough to fully relax, but they do enjoy trying. In their leisure time these personalities often opt for doing something sporty that will help them unwind physically rather than mentally.
Unwinding emotionally is sometimes difficult for the Virgo Rat, as they are always eager to talk, but not necessarily about emotions. This weakness in their personalities is quite hidden, as outwardly they normally appear optimistic, quite confident and trouble-free. These Virgos really are worriers, but they do not show it, and as a result may suffer from build-ups of stress. They are inclined to keep things to themselves, believing they can handle the problem or worry. They need friends and partners that understand their reluctance to share troubles and who will gently coax them to reveal what is on their minds.