So You’re a Taurus? These 125 Taurus Personality Traits Will Reveal Just What That Means

Hey there, Taurus, you hard-working, charmer, you! This astrological sign, represented by the symbol of a bull, belongs to anyone whose birthday falls between April 20 and May 20. If this is you (or someone you know), understanding a bit more about the personality behind the bull horns can help you better know what makes Taurus tick. What are their motivations? What drives Taurus crazy? What are their characteristics?

To assist in unraveling the many sides of this sign—the good and the occasionally tricky characteristics—we put together a lengthy list of 125 of Taurus’s most common personality traits. Whether you’d like to learn what Taurus is like generally, as a friend, in a relationship, in the work world or on the weekend, we’ve got you covered.

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What are the qualities of the Taurus zodiac sign?

First, a little more background: Second of the 12 zodiac signs, Taurus is an earth sign (each sign is associated with an element, air, earth, fire or water). So Taurus individuals are often grounded and good at making others feel secure.

The Taurus bull represents this sign’s stubborn (AKA bull-headed) tendencies, but that quality can spin positive as well as negative. It can be tricky to change a Taurus' mind, but a Taurus also doesn’t give up easily. (Think of the bull facing down that red cape.) Taurus is top-notch at setting its sights on a goal, mapping out the steps needed to get there and getting the job done in style.

“Taurus energy has two speeds,” say the AstroTwins. “It’s either relaxed and contented (like a steer luxuriating in a verdant pasture) or hyped-up and ready to charge.” So for all Taurus’s hard work, this sign is also a pro at letting the good times roll. Taurus never met a luxury it didn’t like—the AstroTwins also note, “Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, luxury and beauty.” This sign revels in life’s comforts and among Taurus’s positive personality traits is its ability to kick back and relax.

Occasionally, Taurus slips into being a little too chill; laziness and self-indulgence can also be Taurus traits. But generally speaking, Taurus is fun-loving, passionate and supportive. As a romantic partner, Taurus is tops. And Taurus is a loyal, encouraging friend.

Beginning to get a sense of Taurus traits? Whether this is your sign or you have a Taurus in your life, read on for more personality and characteristics you might recognize.

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Most common Taurus personality traits

At its best, the Taurus personality is…

  1. Charming

  2. Stylish

  3. Patient

  4. Dedicated

  5. Relaxed

  6. Content

  7. Honest

  8. A force to be reckoned with

  9. Friendly

  10. Driven

  11. Unwavering

  12. Brave

  13. Resilient

  14. Grounded

  15. Sophisticated

At its more difficult, the Taurus personality is…

  1. Vain

  2. Penny-pinching

  3. Tight-fisted

  4. Lazy

  5. Bull-headed

  6. Self-indulgent

  7. Explosive

  8. Resistant to change

  9. Stubborn

  10. A procrastinator

  11. Obstinate

  12. Possessive

  13. Uncompromising

  14. Materialistic

  15. Overprotective

  16. Resistant to authority

  17. Reticent

  18. Complacent

  19. Picky

As a friend, Taurus is…

  1. Supportive

  2. Dependable

  3. A good moderator

  4. Reliable

  5. Loyal

  6. Genuine

  7. Trustworthy

  8. Patient

  9. A good listener

  10. Understanding

  11. Generous

  12. Imaginative

  13. Calming

In a relationship, Taurus is…

  1. Sensual

  2. Romantic

  3. Faithful

  4. Passionate

  5. Steadfast

  6. Devoted

  7. Expressive

  8. Committed

  9. Affectionate

  10. Harmony-loving

  11. Caring

  12. Practical

  13. Sweet

  14. Loving

  15. Consistent

  16. Not a fan of confrontation

  17. Soothing

  18. Security-seeking

  19. A good provider

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As a professional, Taurus is…

  1. Persistent

  2. A hard worker

  3. Persevering

  4. Slow and steady

  5. Skilled at getting the job done

  6. Diligent

  7. Artistic

  8. Ambitious

  9. Motivated

  10. Organized

  11. Careful

  12. Routine-loving

  13. A good mediator

  14. Intelligent

  15. A perfectionist

  16. Thorough

  17. Good with money

  18. Not great at multitasking

  19. Diligent

  20. At risk of being a workaholic

  21. Smart

  22. Trailblazing

  23. Determined

  24. Focused

  25. Someone who likes to take their time

  26. Resourceful

  27. Financially savvy

  28. Responsible

  29. Meticulous

  30. Diplomatic

  31. Productive

  32. Creative

  33. Industrious

  34. Someone who likes to stick to a plan

  35. Constructive

  36. Hands-on

  37. Strategic

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A Taurus’s style sense is…

  1. Rock-and-roll

  2. Earthy

During downtime, Taurus is…

  1. Fun-loving

  2. Decadent

  3. A fan of the luxurious life

  4. A nature lover

  5. Ready to be pampered

  6. A foodie

  7. Into life’s comforts

The Taurus personality is also…

  1. Headstrong

  2. Fierce

  3. Philosophical

  4. Cautious

  5. Realistic

  6. Conservative

  7. Methodical

  8. Contemplative

  9. Steady

  10. Peaceful

  11. Reflective

  12. Straightforward

  13. Kind

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More about the Taurus personality and zodiac sign

We asked the AstroTwins to weigh in on what it means to be a Taurus—beyond the most common characteristics and personality traits of this charming zodiac sign—and to elaborate on what it takes for Taurus personalities to live their best life:

What’s the best look for a Taurus?

According to the AstroTwins, those who embrace the full scope of their Taurus personality should opt for looks that are sophisticated, classic, well-made, comfortable or rock-and-roll.

What are the best jobs/careers for a Taurus?

Given the characteristics unique to Taurus personalities, some of the best jobs for those falling under this zodiac sign include: banker, manager, real estate agent, photographer, filmmaker, interior designer, dancer, musician, art dealer, restaurant owner, makeup artist and singer.

Who is Taurus most (and least) compatible with and why?

The AstroTwins believe that any two signs are compatible. It just depends on what you want from a relationship! Some people like an easy-breezy vibe, while others prefer the challenge that comes from dating someone who is dynamic and different.

Same Sign (Conjunct): Taurus
Similar temperaments; possibly too alike

1 Sign Apart (Inconjunct): Aries, Gemini
Strong attraction, but can be awkward and hard to understand each other

2 Signs Apart (Sextile): Pisces, Cancer
Best friends with benefits, friendly and fun

3 Signs Apart (Square): Leo, Aquarius
Difficult, but an exciting challenge

4 Signs Apart (Trine): Virgo, Capricorn
Easy and harmonious but can get too comfortable

5 Signs Apart (Quincunx): Libra, Sagittarius
Karmic connection, challenging—but will keep you on your toes

6 Signs Apart (Opposite): Scorpio
Magnetic, intense chemistry; can repel and attract in equal measure

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What is the Taurus element?

"Taurus is one of the three zodiac signs grouped under the earth element," say the Astrotwins. "The other two earth signs are Virgo and Capricorn. Since Taurus is the first earth sign in the zodiac cycle, it’s like the bedrock that sets the foundation. Many Taurus people are stabilizers, ensuring that there’s security for themselves and others. Under the influence of a Taurus planetary cycle, we all become more grounded and easygoing, taking the proper steps necessary to ascertain our goals through diligent effort and output."

What is the Taurus color?

Emerald green, rich brown, plum.

What is the Taurus birthstone?

Diamond is the birthstone for Taurus born in April; emerald is the stone for May-born Taurus.

What planet rules Taurus?

"Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, luxury and beauty," according to the AstroTwins. "Legend has it that when Saturn castrated his father, Uranus, Uranus’ blood spilled into the sea, impregnating the sea foam and giving birth to the goddess Venus. (Who knew this charming goddess came from such violent origins?) In Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli’s famous painting The Birth of Venus, the goddess is fully naked, perched exquisitely on a clam shell. That is sensual Taurus in a nutshell. This sign’s Venusian energy adds charm and embellishment to everything it touches, from food to fashion to home decor."

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