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Capricorn Man

Capricorn Man

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Always in control, when a Capricorn man says that he is going to do something, it gets done…

  • Dates: December 22-January 19
  • Ruling Planet: Saturn
  • Symbol: The Goat
  • Element: Earth
  • Quality: Cardinal

Capricorn Man Personality, Traits & Characteristics

Capricorn men have the kind of self-control and self-discipline that others envy. They have no problem sticking to a diet, or saying no to a few nights out in order to save some money. Once they have made a decision, they stick to it. For the same reason, they are highly reliable and can always be taken at their word. This can be quite stressful for them as they tend to overcommit, and beat themselves up if they don’t live up to their own expectations.

Capricorn men can be very focused on their own goals and achieving their own dreams. While they are always willing to lend a helping hand to someone else, they struggle to make genuine compromises to their own lives or their own way of doing things for others.

Learn about the Capricorn zodiac sign.

Personality Traits:

  • Self-controlled
  • Disciplined
  • Reliable
  • Stubborn
  • Uncompromising

Likes & Dislikes

Capricorn men like to have a plan. Whenever they set out to achieve anything, they always start with a plan that they can commit to. They also enjoy tracking things, and probably have complicated finance spreadsheets and a fitness tracker. They like to celebrate small successes. While they are willing to go above and beyond to help others, they expect their work to be acknowledged, and can be upset when they feel like their contributions are overlooked.

When it comes to making decisions, they like to have all the information at their fingertips and make rational decisions based on the evidence. There is no guesswork or going with the gut. Impulsiveness can make them uncomfortable, as they like to have an opportunity to prepare themselves for things in advance.


  • Planning
  • Tracking
  • Evidence-based decision making


  • Lack of gratitude
  • Impulsiveness
  • Being unprepared

Home Life & Family

While Capricorn men are extremely generous and always seem like they are willing to lend a helping hand, they can actually be very hard to live with. They struggle to make genuine compromises to what they want for anyone. Don’t expect them to cancel a regular night out with the boys to pick up the kids or to stay home from work to wait for the electrician. They aren’t happy unless they are working towards their goals, on their terms.

Career & Money

Capricorn men are incredibly ambitious and dedicated, which is always a combination for success. They are likely to be the first in and the last out of the office, and can push through the tedious tasks that need doing with more alacrity than others.

They work best in an environment where they are free to manage their own work. While they like to micromanage themselves, they can’t stand being micromanaged by others. Regular praise of their work, that is genuine and not over the top, is pretty much all they need to keep going. They won’t be happy in an organization where their hard work is not recognized.

Capricorn men always seem to have quite a bit of money as they are both savers and investors. They have the discipline to stick to a budget, and the attention to detail and patience to track investments. They appreciate the freedom that comes with financial security and it is generally a priority for them.

Capricorn Men in Love & Relationships

Capricorn men generally have a list of exactly what they are looking for in a partner. They are probably actively on the lookout for someone who fits the bill and are likely into online dating or something similar. They aren’t being shallow, they just don’t see the point in wasting their time with someone they aren’t compatible with.

But underneath that, they are pretty soft-hearted, and when they meet someone that they click with, they will probably be unconsciously updating their list to suit that person.

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Sexuality & in Bed

Capricorn men are controlling in every part of their lives, including the bedroom. While they feel like they are in control, they can be very adventurous and giving. If they feel like things have gone out of control, they can quickly shut down.

Attracting a Capricorn Men

While Capricorn men do follow their heart, they also listen to their heads and they are looking for someone they think that they are compatible with. They are always impressed by a partner that expresses similar core life values, is looking for the same things in life and is at the same life stage.


Capricorn men tend to be compatible with Cancer and Virgo. Cancer craves safety and stability, and Capricorn gives off the image of control and security. Cancer will be happy to bend their lives around Capricorn’s in exchange for that. Virgo matches Capricorn for ambition and dedication, so together they can make a quiet power couple. They might not be surrounded by glitz and glamour, but there is no limit to what they can achieve together.

Learn more about Capricorn compatibility.

Famous Capricorn Men

Capricorn men put in the hard work to achieve their big dreams. They are always working to a plan.

  • Muhammad Ali, American boxer
  • Rowan Atkinson, British actor and comedian known for Blackadder
  • David Bowie, British singer and pop icon
  • Martin Luther King Kr, American civil rights activist
  • Elvis Presley, American singer and actor

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