10 Brutal Truths About Loving A Capricorn Man

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Capricorn Man: Male Zodiac Sign Personality Traits, Characteristics & Love Compatibility

According to astrology, the Capricorn zodiac sign is represented by the symbol of the Sea Goat.

But while these earth signs may seem tough from the outside, don't be fooled. As Capricorn birthdays fall during the winter months, they are associated with the winter solstice, so they excel at embracing the balance between their lighter and darker sides.

Capricorn males, born between the dates of December 22 to January 19, are truly God's gift to earth.

Hello! Kit Harington and Eddie Redmayne are just two of the famous celebrities who happen to be Capricorns.

And the appeal of a Capricorn man is about more than just his rugged good looks, his smarts and his charming personality traits, as he makes you feel oh-so-special in the context of a loving relationship. He's the type of guy who stands by you through thick and thin.

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Of course, like all zodiac signs, Capricorn men have some characteristics that might be considered flaws. But in the end, they are able to make sure their weaknesses do not define them.

If you want to understand a Capricorn man, check out these 10 facts about their personality traits, characteristics and love compatibility.

Take this as proof that there's more to a Sea Goat's ways than meets the eye.

1. A Capricorn man takes himself seriously.

Capricorns are trustworthy and reliable people, which means that they hold themselves to high standards. It doesn't matter if they promise a friend something or want to make more of an effort in a relationship, if something unexpected happens, they can be pretty hard on themselves.

If you are in a relationship with a Capricorn man, don't take it personally if he feels like he's failed. He just wants to do things right the first time.

2. A Capricorn man loves being admired for his practicality.

One of Capricorn's greatest strengths is their ability to be level-headed in most situations, even when said situations can be stressful.

It's one thing for them to know how pragmatic they can be, but if you take the time to mention how much you appreciate your Capricorn guy's sensibility, it will go a long way in his book.

3. Capricorn males tends to be the more responsible one in their ;relationships.

Capricorns are easy-going people, which makes them compatible partners for love with almost any zodiac sign. But what makes then a really great choice on your part is their responsible attitude.

Whether you are practical like he is or more of a free spirit, you can always count on your Capricorn man to make good decisions. You can chalk that up to his analyzing nature.

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4. Capricorn men are known for being know-it-alls.

Capricorns are smart, but that fact can go to their heads pretty quickly. It might seem cute at first when your Capricorn guy acts like he knows everything, but it can get old really fast (trust me).

If you love your Cappy man, the best thing you can do in these situations is talk things out. He'd rather you be honest with them than ;pretend like something isn't bothering you.

5. Capricorn men have a love-hate relationship with almost everything.

Capricorns have intense personalities. One week they love something and the next week they want nothing to do with it ... until they do again.

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This can be extremely unnerving if you are trying to get to know the new Capricorn man in your life or even if you're trying to pick out a birthday gift for him. Who knows what he's going to like when the big day finally rolls around?!

6. Family is hugely important to a Capricorn male.

Capricorns love hard, especially when it comes to family. Don't be surprised if he wants you to meet his parents right away; he just wants you to love them as much as he does!

Whether he comes from a big family or a small one, you can guarantee he makes as much time for them as he does for you.

7. A Capricorn male takes pride in his self-control.

A Capricorn man knows when it's time to have fun and when it's time to reel it in. Capricorns have some serious self-control and aren't likely to indulge in guilty pleasures the way some other signs do.

Because they are so responsible, Capricorns tend to over-analyze everything instead of letting things go when they sometimes should.

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8. Capricorn men can be condescending when they feel hurt.

When all is said and done, Capricorns take heartbreak seriously. It might seem like they are handling a breakup or argument pretty well ... until they're not.

Not only will a Capricorn man shut down when he's upset, but he will also start saying things he'll probably regret later. If you're in a relationship with a Capricorn guy, be prepared to have to deal with some not-so-nice words at some point, (unfortunately.

9. Ambition is a Capricorn man's middle name.

One of the easiest ways to describe a Capricorn man is as someone who's always reaching for the stars. They have so much ambition that it can sometimes be hard to keep up with them.

The best thing you can do as their significant other is to listen to their advice; they know what they're talking about.

10. A Capricorn is one of the most down-to-earth signs you'll meet.

All in all, Capricorn guys are pretty laid-back people. It doesn't matter if they're dating someone equally as chill or someone more high-maintenance — they adapt to any personality.

This makes them one of the most relatable and lovable zodiac signs. But hey, they already knew that.

One thing all Capricorn guys love is when their significant other takes to heart the person they want to be and how hard they work on strengthening their own weaknesses.

You don't have to be a mind reader when it comes to being the best better half your Capricorn man could ask for, but it does help to be honest and intentional when it comes to the serious stuff.

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes.