Capricorn Man Personality Traits & Characteristics

The Capricorn male is anyone born around December 21 to January 20. The Capricorn sign offers him a strong and intimidating personality that can allow him to achieve great success and be a formidable leader. He takes life seriously and is someone who will also take your personal trials seriously and help you as much as he can.

He is a protective and loyal friend and partner who seems to have endless energy for whatever task he sets his mind to.

The Capricorn man is an Earth sign, which means he is grounded, practical, and not inclined to emotional decisions. He likes to have a plan and to be financially secure. He is known for his swiftness in finance because he has a logical mind that can wrap around complex numbers. He is a provider in every sense of the word. Still, his focus on business means he can come off as a bit uninterested or even dull when it comes to stimulating conversations or spiritual pursuits.

When you know a Capricorn man’s best traits, you can appreciate his spirit and see he is a good man at heart, willing to go to great lengths for his wolf pack.

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Personality Characteristics of the Capricorn Man

Traits of the Capricorn man are easy to spot because he is often the business owner, often the one who works overtime and on the weekend, and is usually the one in long term committed relationships.

He is not a big risk taker but can achieve great success through his strong work ethic and patience. He has a stern personality but is actually quite sensitive to people threatening his family and loved ones. He appreciates people who make logical decisions and plan ahead. He is a man of fine tastes, but will not overly spend because he needs a comfortable nest egg.

He is often athletic, watches what he eats, and very diligent with his daily routine because he prides himself on efficiency.

A Capricorn man is defined by his ability to lead, acquire great wealth, and achieve success in life, whether that means starting a business from scratch and sticking with it for thirty years or taking over the family business and improving it. He is the most loyal of all the zodiac signs and expects loyalty in return from his friends. He doesn’t need to have a million friends, but he will size people up to see if they have strong will power and a dependable nature before he opens up to them.

He is a closet romantic and dreams of having a partner he will love for the rest of his life.

Are you a Capricorn? Are you interested in getting more insights on the Capricorn in your life? Read the Capricorn daily horoscope for more guidance.

The Capricorn Man in Love


A Capricorn man in love will go after what he wants and won’t consider failure as an option.

He will not let on that he has feelings until he is sure, though, so be patient if you’ve just met him and you’re interested in him. When they are in a relationship, they will be working more than spending time with you.

However, they will be able to provide you a comfortable life and protect you without suddenly changing their tune.

They value respect in all their relationships, which means they don’t tend to cheat. If you’d like to know how to make a Capricorn man fall in love or attract a Capricorn man, it’s simple to show him you are responsible and successful. He likes people who take pride in being practical, so don’t show up to a date with a new outfit that you spent your rent money on or quit your job without a backup plan.

Show him you can be self-sufficient.

There are some clear signs a Capricorn man is in love: he spends time with you, remembers what is important to you, and spoils you. If he helps you fix your car or does repairs in your home, he’s certainly smitten because the Capricorn man does not waste time. Checking to see that your smoke detector battery isn’t dead and helping you evaluate your appliance warranties are subtle signs a Capricorn man likes you. It may not seem romantic, but this is how a Capricorn man expresses his love.

Just bear in mind his small talk may be about liquid assets or weatherproofing your porch instead of asking about your deepest secrets. What makes a Capricorn man fall in love is to share a vision of a stable, happy home life.

The upside to dating a Capricorn man is that he will follow through with plans, while a downside is that he’s not good with being spontaneous.

A Capricorn man in relationships will start saving for your child’s college fund before he meets you, and he will ask that you take care of the things he works hard for so that they will last. It’s important to know what a Capricorn man is like in a relationship to know if you are up for the commitment. They don’t take love lightly and will want you to promise to be there if they fall for you.

Keep up on love with the Capricorn love horoscope whether you are a Capricorn or are dating a Capricorn!

Capricorn Compatibility & Communication

The Capricorn man can be a bit gruff.

He needs a tough skin to be able to lead any personality. Don’t take his terse words as rude because he tries to help guide you to not let emotions get the best of you, as that’s how he feels safe. If he doesn’t seem to know the difference between projecting, blaming, being tender, and being sensual, he doesn’t take the time to distinguish these more specific emotions as he is always thinking about how to run his business.

Talk to him about actions, not about fantasies or daydreams. He understands practical language best, and he wants people to be honest at all costs.

Capricorn man compatibility is usually focused on each person’s Sun sign, but it can show up in other places in the birth chart. The best match for Capricorn man is either Scorpio or Taurus, as well as Virgo and Pisces.

The worst matches are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Sagittarius, with Gemini not far behind. Don’t give up hope if it appears you’re not instantly compatible because we can still use our intention to find common ground and understand each other! For more insights, you can read the full Capricorn compatibility page. For more on general zodiac compatibility, peruse our love compatibility page.

Learn More About the Capricorn Man

There is much more you can learn about a Capricorn, such as how their personality is influenced by their ruling planet Saturn which is the timekeeper of the cosmos. Saturn is where the Capricorn man gets their disciplinarian qualities because it is also the planet of learning and karma.

Saturn energy makes him a great teacher, father, and coach.

You will start to see the lens through which a Capricorn sees the world the more you pay attention to how things affect him and how his interests, goals, and personality traits are different than the other signs.

See if you can spot the stable, determined, pragmatic Capricorn men already in your life based on what you’ve learned.

Related article: How to Navigate Love & Relationships With Capricorns

About The Author

Shannon Yrizarry

Shannon Yrizarry has taught metaphysical subjects since 2013 including the deeply esoteric lineage of kundalini yoga. She has worked as a healer, clairvoyant and card reader and been featured as a dream interpreter on Viceland’s Nuts + Bolts show as well as for Mercedes Benz and Refinery29. She has read Tarot for The Zoe Report, done readings for stars and aims to bring the empowering wisdom of astrology mainstream.With a bold voice, she wants to uplift consciousness to help us evolve to a healthier more spiritual society. Her classes can be found online at www.HOI.TV/authors/shannon and you can follow her daily inspirations on Instagram @shannonyrizarry. She also teaches kundalini yoga in Portland, Oregon. What gets her out of bed is helping people align with their soul purpose.Shannon is the author of two books published by Llewellyn Worldwide, Psychic Yoga and Modern Guide to Meditation Beads.
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