The Personality Traits of People Born in January Explained

January birthday image showing the calendar

January babies! Get in here, you witty creative kids.

I know you are here because you’ve started noticing the signs. You feel special, and you are right here to check what hand your birth month has in it.

Indeed, kids born in January are extremely special, even science agrees with this. I mean look at you, you were born in the first 31 days of the year, duh. You are literally leading the entire flock of months. Bravo, kid!

January marks the beginning of the year. It is the month that gives us the chance to start everything afresh in the New Year, with promises and resolutions.

January is a hope-filled month, the time of the year when people let go of their old selves and work towards becoming the best version of themselves that they can ever be.

January-born babies are gifted. If you are a parent, this is your cue to capture your baby’s talent while they are still young. They may grow to give you the proudest moments of your life.

In this article, you will find interesting facts about the people born in January, their personality, good and bad traits, horoscope, and the best career path for them.

January Zodiac Signs

People born in January are either Capricorn or Aquarius. January birthday babies whose dates fall between January 1 and 20 are under the Capricorn Zodiac. The ones whose dates are from 20 till the end of the month share the Aquarius Zodiac.

To help you understand the January horoscope, we have written everything you need to know about the Capricorn zodiac sign in this article, which includes its compatibility with other Zodiac signs. However, it is important that you get little information about this sign while you are still here.

Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign that is ruled by the planet, Saturn. The Capricorn symbol is represented by a Sea-Goat — a half-goat, half-fish symbol which reflects the complicated dual personality of Capricorns. What this means is that Capricorns can be ambitious, determined, and hardworking, while being pessimistic about almost everything.

Aquarius, on the other hand, is a fixed air sign that is ruled by the planet, Uranus. The planet that governs innovation and technology. Uranus perfectly mirrors Aquarius’ distinctive attitude, complementing the nontraditional nature of these visionary air signs.

The Aquarius symbol is represented by the Water Bearer, a mystical being who pours water onto earth to nourish it.

Together, these two Zodiacs make great leaders and super-intelligent people. We are going to look at their shared personalities to better understand their collective contribution to making January one of the coolest birthday months.

January Born Personality

January is a chilly month, therefore, people born in this month are usually cool and relaxed. A new study has shown that people born in the winter months are less irritable and less prone to mood swings than people born in other seasons.

January kids have a great sense of humor. They are usually the comedian of the squad with an innate ability to make the atmosphere thick with laughter and happiness.

They don’t sit around waiting for anyone to lead conversations, they take the floor and talk until they wear themselves out.

You may struggle a bit for a turn in the conversation because once these kids start talking, there is barely any opportunity for anyone to chip in. You just sit and listen. Don’t you worry, they would never bore you out.

January personality showing both the negative and positive traits of people born in January

January Birthday Traits

January-borns are all about goals and ambition. They aim high and want to be the best in everything they do. We can best capture the January traits by looking at the leaders of the flock — Capricorns.

Capricorns are extremely resourceful individuals, with practical minds that drive them to success. They are notoriously known as the workaholics of the zodiac.

When we look at Aquarius, we are quickly drawn by their egalitarian spirit. When it comes to working with teams to make a huge impact in the world, you can count the water bearers in.

With two of the most hardworking signs of the zodiac under this month, January holds quite a talent. These babies are very sharp-witted and possess everything that can make them stars.

Positive January Traits

January-born babies will grow to become great problem solvers who like to think ahead because they possess powerful and analytical minds that let them approach tasks and problems intelligently and logically.

January folks like to work independently sometimes; they will prioritize their alone time over anything because they certainly won’t solve problems by talking and making jokes. They also need some time off to think and recharge.

January peeps face their challenges head-on. They believe in themselves and in their ability to crush whatever they set their minds to, therefore they are more likely to be the last man standing in the face of difficulty.

This is one of the many qualities that make them great leaders. They can thrive in fast-paced environments and possess the ability to generate innovative ideas that can change the world.

Negative January Traits

Your January friend may remember their responsibilities in the middle of a flowy conversation and dismiss you right there without thinking twice or feeling bad about it.

They don’t joke about whatever they have to get done, and might even choose their work over their friends and family.

They can be mean and condescending at times, thinking of their opinions and ideas as superior to everyone else’s. This can make the people around them feel undervalued and unappreciated.

January peeps may have problems expressing their emotions. It’s not that they don’t feel at all; they, in fact, feel deeply but would rather bottle them all in because they find it hard to talk about them.

January Birthday Facts

Here are 7 fun facts you should know about January birthday;

1) January Birthstone is Garnet

Garnet is a deep, fiery red stone that legends believe light up the night, protect its owners from nightmares, and promote balance and peace.

Garnet is also the birthstone of January born Capricorns as well as January born Aquarius.

2) January Birth Flower is Carnation

The Carnation is the birth flower for January. Also known as the gillyflower. A pink carnation means affection. A red carnation is associated with love.

3) January kids are creative

Is it painting, drawing, or writing? Which one of these did you catch your baby doing today? A 2012 study found that people born in January (and February) tend to be more creative than other people born at any other time of the year. Whatever form of creative expression your kid is taking, help them nurture it as they grow.

4) Your January-born could be left-handed

Studies show that men born in November, December, and January (typically the winter season) are more likely to be left-handed than during the rest of the year.

5) They are likely to become famous

You better start preparing yourself for all the attention your babe is going to bring home. This is because people born in January (Aquarius especially) stand higher chances to become really famous in life than other signs. As you can see, most world celebrities and highly successful people are born in the month of January. Studies have confirmed this as well.

6) They perform really great in sports

Researchers in Australia have established that January-borns are likely to become professional athletes. During their study, they found that there were 33% more professional players born in January than expected playing in the Australian Football League.

The researchers agree that these results correspond with other international studies which found a link between being born near the start of the school year and the chances of becoming a professional player in the sports of ice hockey, football, volleyball, and basketball.

7) They are the oldest among their age mates

Kids born in January have their birthdays before everyone else born in the same year. They tend to look older, taller, and sometimes more experienced than their peers.

Relationships and Challenges

When it comes to relationships and love, people born in January are not very expressive of their feelings. They care about their partners quite deeply but may have problems with emotional expressions. January-borns are not the kind for flirtatious relationships, they actually don’t have the time for such. They want partners who are deeply into them and care about them.

Their hearts are not always open to love as they are mostly on their way to solving one problem or the other. But once anyone is able to get to their heart (usually through their brains, because they are pure intellects!), they are in for life.

Career Paths

According to Life Daily, The two most common career paths for people born in January are general practitioners or accountants. It is rare to find people born in January become real estate agents. Also, since January folks are driven and headed for success, coupled with their many great leadership qualities, they are more than likely to become CEOs. Research published in the journal Economic Letters has confirmed this.

Lucky Number

The Lucky Number for people born in January is 4.

Famous January Birthdays

Here is the list of famous people born in January. The list includes musicians, scientists, politicians, and celebrities.

  1. Stephen Hawking (Theoretical Physicist) – January 8, 1942
  2. Martin Luther King Jr. (Civil Rights Leader) – January 15, 1929
  3. Benjamin Franklin (Founding Father, Polymath) – January 17, 1706
  4. Edgar Allan Poe (Writer) – January 19, 1809
  5. Elijah Wood (Actor) – January 21, 1981
  6. Sir Francis Bacon (Philosopher, Statesman) – January 22, 1561
  7. Neil Diamond (Singer-Songwriter) – January 24, 1941
  8. Lewis Carroll (Author of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”) – January 27, 1832
  9. William McKinley (25th President of the United States) – January 29, 1843
  10. Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd President of the United States) – January 30, 1882
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