The Rooster Personality

Portrait of a Rooster Personality

Scientific Name

Gallus gallus

Collective Term

A brood of roosters

Roosters are those talented, creative, but somewhat eccentric people who make life interesting for the rest of us. Their bird-like minds are always on the lookout for stimulation and roosters display the characteristically high-energy behavior of their species. They are artistic, creative and sophisticated, with a thorough knowledge of fine wines, cooking, writing, theater and painting.

Roosters exhibit a decided theatrical streak as they strut their stuff in the latest fashions. Craving attention, their show-off attitude sometimes generates criticism from those close to them, and the need to be the center of attention permeates every aspect of their busy life. When it comes to clothes, furniture and cars they only purchase the highest quality items and their excessive spending can land them in financial disarray.

The rooster's active mind is always working on a way to create more drama in its life. Offsetting a feisty and competitive nature is a secretive and aloof side that manifests itself when it feels insecure. And yet, a rooster is a solid friend. Their blunt approach, while sometimes hurtful and tactless, can always be counted on to be honest and frank.

Subscribing to the early bird maxim, roosters rise a little earlier than their competition and could even be accused of having their fingers in too many pies. The world is so fascinating to the rooster that settling down into any one career would be impossibly constricting. Unfortunately, their earning potential can suffer in a competitive world that rewards specialization. But roosters will succeed when they choose a career that presents a variety of challenges, such as medicine, publishing, journalism or acting.

As a salesperson, a rooster is without equal and can sell anything from real estate to used cars. A hard worker with a keen eye for detail, its creativity and dedication make it a wonderful employee. As a manager or business owner, however, a rooster is finicky and picky and tends to alienate subordinates with unrelenting enthusiasm. It is also not a particularly strong team player, and the perceived self-absorbed and sanctimonious attitude breeds resentment.

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Famous Rooster Personalities

PT Barnum

When you're the loudest rooster on the farm, you get attention. And no one crowed harder than PT Barnum who was the epitome of a rooster personality.

Dennis Rodman

If you let it all hang out, aren't afraid to crow about your achievements and adorn yourself with tattoos and jewelry, chances are you're a rooster personality.


Prince -- especially on stage -- wasn't afraid to strut his rooster personality and use color and plumage to drive the point home.

Careers & Hobbies

  • Broadcaster

  • Insurance agent

  • Medical

  • Actor

  • Editor

  • Journalist

  • Eating out

  • Socializing

  • Shopping

  • Music

Best Mates for a Rooster

All animal personalities relate to each other differently - some better than others! Here are the three best matches for a Rooster.




A match made in heaven


Feathers will definitely fly


A mutual admiration society


A good-looking couple




A rambunctious duo




A glittery affair

Animal Matchmaker

Choose any two animal personalities from the lists below and see how they match up.