Year of the Tiger: Personality and 2024 Predictions

Written by Matteo Updated Feb. 1, 2024

The Tiger ranks third of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animal signs.  The recent tiger years are … 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022… If you were born in one of the years, then your Chinese Zodiac sign is a tiger.

The tiger is a symbol of power, confidence, and strong will. People born in the Tiger Years are brave, confident, and generous. 

The tiger people may encounter some ups and downs in their careers in 2024.  But there are also great opportunities for them.

year of the tiger 2022
year of the tiger 2022

Chinese Zodiac Tiger Years

The Chinese zodiac tiger years comes every 12 years as a cycle. 

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. 2022 is the Year of the Water Tiger.  Water tiger years come every 60 years.

Chinese zodiac years are based on the Chinese lunar calendar which is around one/two months behind the Gregorian calendar.

Tiger Years Birth Dates Tigers
2022 Feb. 1, 2022 – Jan. 21, 2023 Water Tiger
2010 Feb. 14, 2010 – Feb.2, 2011 Gold Tiger
1998 Jan. 28, 1998 – Feb. 15, 1999 Earth Tiger
1986 Feb.9, 1986 – Jan.28, 1987 Fire Tiger
1974  Jan. 23, 1974 – Feb. 10, 1975 Wood Tiger
1962  Feb. 5, 1962 – Jan. 24, 1963 Water Tiger
1950  Feb. 1950 – Feb. 5, 1951 Gold Tiger
1938  Jan. 31, 1938 – Feb. 18, 1939 Earth Tiger

Tiger's Personality

People born in the year of the tiger are tigers who have the personality traits of tigers. They are most active and full of valor and vigor.

They usually act decisively but cautiously. In the face of setbacks, resistance, or failure, they make prompt decisions and are willing to start from scratch until they succeed.

With great ambition and an unusual spirit of adventure, the talented Tigers want to open up their fields and will not stay for a long time in a small and unpleasant workplace. In their careers, they prefer large companies so they can show off their abilities and gain promotion more easily.

With high self-esteem, they often act independently, ignoring colleagues and looking down on them. Though loyal to friends, they are sometimes too blunt, and not sophisticated enough, as they stubbornly and arbitrarily cling to their plans.

Male Tigers' Characteristics 

Male tigers are energetic and ambitious. They are also very aggressive and dominating. They like to challenge themselves with the belief to achieve all the goals they set. They keep their promises and do what they have promised. 

Male tigers are good at socializing. It is easy for them to attract people to follow them with their calm and elegant manners.

Tiger men are talented. They are unlikely to stay in an unsatisfied work environment for long. They are very likely to set up their own business after working for a few years in a big company.

Tiger men are romantic in relationships but also very dominating. They tend to control their partners.

Female Tigers' Characteristics

The tiger is one of the most powerful zodiac signs. Female tigers are bold and fearless and they never hesitate to take a leadership role at work.

Female tigers are intelligent but sometimes suspicious. They can appear brash to make hasty decisions. They are good at communication and are open-minded. They like to be free and are unlikely to find satisfaction in home and family life ( ancient Chinese culture believes a woman's best place was in the home).  

Some female tigers are fashionable. They tend to keep up with the latest fashions and hairstyles. They are obsessed with shopping and are thought to be prodigal.

Water, Fire, Wood, Earth, Metal Tigers

In Chinese philosophy, there are five elements: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Each zodiac year is associated with an element. Years with the same animal sign and element repeat every 60 years.

It is said that personal characteristics are associated with the birth of animal signs and elements. People born with different animal signs and elements will have different personalities.  

Water Tiger

Water tigers are curious with high independence and self-esteem. 

Fire Tiger

The Chinese zodiac tiger associated with the fire element is clever, strong-willed, and serious-minded.

Wood Tiger

Wood tiger is sympathetic, opinionated, and reliable. 

Earth Tiger

Earth tigers are proud, confident, and ambitious. They are the best leaders. 

Gold/Metal Tiger

Gold tigers are peaceful. They care much for their families.

Read more details on the Five Elements of the Zodiac Tiger.

Chinese Zodiac Tiger Horoscope 2024

2024 is a year of challenge for the tiger. Although things are getting better for them, they still meet a lot of hardships in their work. Fortunately, they can get help from their bosses and friends. 

Tiger's Career in 2024

Opportunity and challenges coexist for the Tigers. They may encounter some difficulties are work. But at some time, they can expect to be promoted if they keep a proactive attitude at work. It's not a good year for them to make a big career change. Any plans for job-hopping or adventure should wait until next year.

Tiger's Finance in 2024

This year the Tigers' wealth mainly comes from their careers. So concentrating on their jobs and trying to make breakthroughs at work can be the best strategy. Business people should not be too aggressive or anxious to broaden their business scope. Any risky investment should be avoided.

Tiger's Relationships in 2024

Single Tigers will devote most of their energy to their careers. Finding the right partner this year may be challenging. Tigers are advised to pay attention to the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2022, it is a good time to meet one.

Tiger's Health in 2024

Under the pressure of work, tigers will indulge in flights of fancy, affecting their sleep. It will help if they travel on trips with their families and listen to some light music. The major issue they need to pay attention to is transportation.

Read more details on Tiger's Fortune Predictions in 2024.

Chinese Zodiac Tiger's Lucky Numbers and Colors

See below the lucky numbers and colors for tigers. Follow these lucky things and avoid these unlucky ones for you, and you will have a prosperous life. 

Tiger's Lucky Things

Tiger's Lucky Numbers and Colors

Tiger's Unlucky Things

Tiger's Love Compatibility - Romantic Relationships

Both tiger men and women are good romantic partners. Women born in the year of the tiger particularly look for romantic relationships. Find below the best matches for tigers:  

Tiger's Compatibility

Tiger's Most Compatible Zodiacs: Horse, Dog

Couples that are formed from Tiger and Horse are willing to make sacrifices for each other. They will share the same goals in life and work more inspiringly when together.

Tiger and Dog will make their relationship full of mutual respect and support.

Worst Match with Tiger: Snake

Tigers are independent and charming, but also adventurous and with high self-esteem, while Snakes are calm and jealous, so it is hard to be compatible with each other.

Read more on Tiger's compatibility.

Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Calculator


Introduction to the 12 Zodiac Animals

Listed below are all the 12 zodiac animals with detailed information, check out which animal sign you belong to and get lucky in the coming year!

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