Taurus Personality Traits & Characteristics

Taurus' are the stabilizers of the zodiac sign, but there's so much more to their personality traits and characteristics.

Updated November 27, 2023
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We all have that practical, level-headed friend who gives the best advice. Odds are good that they’re a Taurus. When it comes to Taurus's personality traits and characteristics, think stable and grounded. Taurus's symbol is the bull, which makes them the great stabilizer of the zodiac.

Taurus folks are down-to-earth, practical, and methodical. They're not the type to sweat the small stuff, but their headstrong nature can sometimes get them in trouble. Learn about Taurus's personality traits and characteristics to get the inside scoop on this sign. 

Taurus Overview 

Here's the low down on the Taurus zodiac sign: 

  • Taurus dates: April 20 - May 20 
  • Element: Earth
  • Aspect: Fixed
  • Planetary ruler: Venus
  • Symbol: The Bull ♉︎ 
  • Colors: Green, brown 
  • Most compatible signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces 
  • Love language: Physical touch 

Taurus's Traits

If you were born between April 20th and May 20th, you were born when the Sun was in Taurus, which means it's your sign. Like all zodiac signs, a Taurus has both positive and negative personality traits.

Taurus Personality Traits

Taurus' Positive Traits

Taurus's are devoted friends and companions, among plenty of other positive traits. 

  • Kind
  • Generous
  • Trustworthy
  • Determined
  • Hardworking
  • Gentle
  • Loyal
  • Patient
  • Steadfast
  • Independent

Taurus' Neagative Traits 

Like every other zodiac sign, Taurus folks do have more challenging traits. 

  • Jealous
  • Lazy
  • Stubborn
  • Dependent
  • Materialistic
  • Possessive
  • Self-indulgent
  • Gluttonous
  • Selfish
  • Self-absorbed

9 Powerful Personality Traits of a Taurus

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How does a Taurus act? Taurus, the fixed Earth sign of the zodiac, takes few risks, stubbornly hangs on, and resists change. A typical Taurus is physically strong, mentally tough, and a connoisseur of the finer things in life. This sign has superb taste, a talent for making money, and surrounds themselves with the best their money can buy.

Highly Dominant

It's easy to see how the bull is always in charge. If some poor soul thinks they can just barge in and take over, they'll find they're soon on their way out the door. The last thing one wants to do is challenge a bull head-on because they know how to butt heads and come out the winner.

Astute and Observant

Taurus is very knowledgeable about the world and quiet but incredibly articulate with a great speaking voice. They're great listeners and highly observant, and their minds are like a sponge that soaks up and holds onto data and facts and stores them for that moment when they're needed or when they can be used to impress.

Strong and Virile

The bull is a symbol of strength and virility, and the Taurus isn't much different when it comes to animalistic traits. Taurus is robust and virile, and when you combine these attributes with their earthy sex appeal and good looks, it's no wonder others fall all over themselves to meet the best catch around.

Sensual, Indulgent, and Artistic

Today's Taurus individuals would have thrived during the height of the Roman Empire when the pleasures of the senses ruled. Ancient Romans understood how to evoke pleasure by stimulating the senses through taste, touch, sight, smell, and sound. Taurus carries on those epicurean traditions by collecting great works of art, indulging in fine cuisine, and creating homes fit for kings. Taurus is also artistic, and many have artistic hobbies or are patrons of the arts.

Critical Eye

A Taurus has a very critical eye. Unfortunately, they don't always know when to refrain from voicing their opinions on how something should look or be done. Taurus individuals believe everything should be beautifully done and aesthetically pleasing. It's just their nature to feel every aspect of life is an art form.

Slow and Deliberate

Although Taurus individuals are hard workers, they live life at a slow, deliberate, and easy pace. They're focused, determined, patient, and can't be rushed. Although generally good-natured with the ability to flick away small annoyances, if you challenge or rush a Taurus, like a bull, they'll snort and stomp angrily.

Animal and Nature Lover

Taurus is a gentle, earthy soul who empathizes with animals, planet Earth, and all living things. They often advocate for the protection and preservation of the environment and wildlife. Typically, a Taurus has a green thumb, loves to garden, and can't imagine anything more pleasurable than puttering around in their garden or taking a quiet stroll through the countryside.

Emotionally Strong

A Taurus is emotionally strong, can endure huge amounts of stress, and seldom crumbles under pressure. They don't look for sympathy, don't complain, and don't often show signs of being upset. This sign relies on their independence and fortitude to get through difficult and stressful situations.

Painfully Intransigent

Once a Taurus makes up their mind about something, they can be painfully bullheaded. They can't stand to be contradicted and are dismissive of the thoughts and opinions of others. It's not that they're totally unreasonable; they may listen and change their mind if you have a very strong and convincing argument —  but don't count on it.

Physical Characteristics of a Taurus

A typical Taurus is physically strong along with being mentally tough. They tend to have broad shoulders and toned muscles. They're usually shorter in height than the other signs. Taurus folks are attractive and aren't afriad to embrace their good looks. 

Taurus Relationship Traits 

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When you have Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love, as your ruling planet, you don't stand a chance of avoiding love. You may run into an occasional Taurus who denies how important love is to them, but it's rare to find one that's cynical about love. Taurus has the potential to be an amazing lover and mate, but they also have a few weaknesses when it comes to loving relationships.

  • A Taurus isn't afraid to wait for their perfect match. 
  • They tend to be fairly cautious. 
  • They're incredibly loyal to the people they love. 
  • They love showering their partners with fine gifts. 
  • They can be stubborn in relationships.
  • Their jealousy and possessiveness can spell problems.
  • They can handle conflicts in a practical way. 

Taurus Career Traits

Being so trustworthy and driven means Taurus has great career prospects. They're very hard workers and excel in whatever they put their mind to, but the best-suited professios for a Taurus include: 

  • Real estate
  • Culinary arts
  • Teaching
  • Accounting
  • Interior design
  • Finance
  • Botonist
  • Environmental lawyer

Eminent Taurus Personalities

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Famous and successful Taurus individuals are plentiful, and some of the biggest names within this sign include:

  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (5/2/72)
  • Adele (5/5/88) 
  • Mark Zuckerberg (5/14/84) 
  • George Clooney (5/6/61) 
  • Bono (5/10/60) 
  • Emilio Estevez (5/12/62)
  • Robert Pattinson (5/13/86) 
  • Cate Blanchett (5/14/69) 
  • Janet Jackson (5/16/66) 
  • Tina Fey (5/18/70) 
  • Jack Nicholson (4/22/37)
  • Carol Burnett (4/26/33) 

Getting to Know Taurus

Taurus individuals are kind, gentle, and hardworking souls who are loyal and steadfast. They will lend a helping hand to family, friends, or even strangers. There's no doubt that this sign is practical and lives in the here and now. The many earthy characteristics of Taurus make them such devoted friends and loyal companions. If you're lucky enough to know a Taurus, they'll be in your corner for life. 

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