If you’re here because you want to learn more about Capricorn men, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got the answers you need to be able to understand the male Capricorn in your life and what makes him tick.
All men born between December 22 and January 19 are born under the Capricorn sun sign and share some of the same core personality traits. Knowing what these personality traits are gives you a roadmap that ensures smooth sailing in your collaboration, friendship or romance with a Capricorn man.
Without further ado, let’s get started.
What defines the Capricorn zodiac sign
It really is incredibly how much our astrological signs can reveal about us. Of course, every person is unique, but when if take all of the people we know and divide them into groups based on Sun signs, the similarities between people born under the same sign is astonishing.
In order to understand the Capricorn man – or the Capricorn woman, for that matter – we’ve got to start by looking at what defines Capricorn and why.
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Capricorn is an Earth sign
First of all, Capricorn is an Earth sign.
All of the Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) are known for being practical, honest and reliable. The fact that they’re defined by the Earth element tells us a lot about them. They’re slow moving, deliberate, strategic, organised. They’re patient as hell and possess the ability to vizualise very lofty goals that they then approach and manifest through a combination of hard work and patience.
Earth signs are not spontaneous and tend to prefer planning things out in excruciating detail before they get to the execution. Earth signs like to have stable ground under their feet – and by stable ground I mean a certain level of security and predictability. Earth signs themselves tend to be extremely loyal and reliable as both coworkers, collaborators and romantic partners.
Unsurprisingly, Earth signs also tend to be materialistic. They value material success and prestige, and are not afraid of working very hard to achieve these things for themselves. They’re planners and doers rater than dreamers.
Capricorn is a cardinal sign
The next thing you should know about Capricorn is that it is a Cardinal sign. The Cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. They’re the first signs of each season, and as such, they’re the forerunners and natural-born leaders of the zodiac.
Cardinal signs are famously stubborn, determined and ambitious. They perceive of grand schemes and are great at activating and motivating both themselves and others.
Cardinal signs are not the types to sit tight and wait. They’re always in action, full of initiative and zest as they work on their projects and make moves towards their goals.
Capricorn is symbolized by the sea goat
The symbol for Capricorn is a sea goat, a mythical creature representing planning, productivity, creativity and accomplishment.
Capricorn is also associated with the mountain goat, a creature famous for its determination and ability to scale seemingly impossibly steep mountainsides.
Both of these associations are accurate in terms of describing the Capricorn personality. Capricorn is an unstoppable force – through industriousness and grit, Capricorn is usually able to defy all of the odds and reach the distant mountaintop.
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn
Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn, which is the planet of control, boundaries and responsibility.
This inevitably means that the Capricorn zodiac sign comes across as rather stern and serious. Capricorn isn’t light and fluffy, but takes his or her responsibilities and mission in life extremely seriously. It’s truly admirable, even if some other signs might think of Capricorn as being a bit too intense and in need of lightning up.
Capricorn man personality traits
Now we get to the truly exciting part of this article – a full itinerary of the male Capricorn personality. Let’s get started.
One of the key traits that all Capricorn men have in common is an incredible level of stubbornness.
A Capricorn man can sometimes take a long time to make up his mind, but once he does, it is almost impossible to get him to change it. Ever. Good luck trying to change a Capricorn man’s opinion on something if his mind has been made up.
It is important to understand that Capricorn men don’t make decisions or set goals lightly or spontaneously. They do so only once they have deliberated carefully, using all of the information available to them. When they make decisions, they’re often final and as immovable as if they were carved in stone.
You won’t find a Capricorn man who doesn’t have lofty goals. And because he’s a Capricorn man, his wild ambitious are not just fantasy but reality in the making.
Capricorn men are unapologetically ambitious and derive a great sense of meaning and purpose by setting and pursuing goals that would seem intimidating and overwhelming to most of the other signs.
If a Capricorn man doesn’t have a big goal to be moving towards, he feels like his life lacks all color and meaning.
Capricorn men work extremely hard to achieve their goals. They simply don’t know how to switch off, and can take on gruelling workloads that would see lesser signs fall to their knees.
Because he values hard work and the success he expects to result from it above just about everything else in life, the Capricorn man simply cannot relate to or stand lazy people. If he delegates work to others and finds that it has not been completed on time or falls short of his exacting standards, he’ll be gravely disappointed.
Capricorn men a fantastic providers, but at the same time they are often distant as husbands and fathers. If he works from home, the Capricorn man is highly likely to set office hours and forbid his kids from entering his home office.
Every Capricorn man you will lever meet is a practical, roll up your sleeves kind of guy. No matter what the problem, he’ll find a practical, workable solution. He’s an expert problem solver and possesses a rare ability to marry technicality with creativity.
And not only does Capricorn love to problem solve, he also loves to offer practical advice to others. For this reason, he’s an excellent mentor and teacher if he chooses to be.
He’s naturally a pessimist
Capricorn is so highly strung and serious that he’s almost inevitably going to take a pessimistic view of any situation. You can absolutely trust him to have thought through all of the things that could possibly go wrong on your holiday or in your shared business venture.
On the flip side, this means that if you fall and break your leg while snowboarding or if you get sued by a client, he’s already prepared for the unfolding emergency and will know precisely what to do.
He’s got incredible self control
You’re unlikely to meet a Capricorn man who doesn’t possess an extreme level of self control. When a goal is in sight, the typical Capricorn man is able to zero in on it to such a degree that the rest of the world and the people in it go blurry. He can even set aside his own physical needs and bodily functions if necessary.
A Capricorn man will never let himself down – nothing would disappoint and appal him more. He’s usually very proud of his appearance, and is likely to maintain a great physique throughout his life. He’s also very unlikely to let impulse or desire drive him to destroy anything he’s worked to achieve, such as his career or his family life.
He never shies away from responsibility
Whereas most people run away from responsibility as fast as they can, Capricorn men run towards it with open arms. This is just one of many reasons why Capricorn men often rise to prominent positions within corporations and hierachies – they can be relied upon to carry vast amounts of responsibility without crumbling.
A truly admirable Capricorn trait is that Capricorn never blames others for his circumstances. He accepts full and complete responsibility, and works his way up from wherever he finds himself.
He wants a secure future
Capricorn men don’t like volatility and unpredictability, particularly not in their careers or in their home lives.
Most Capricorn men think ahead and secure their future early on. While other signs may be partying through their 20s, the typical Capricorn man will be saving for a house and investing in the stock market.
What to expect when dating a Capricorn man
Now you have a good idea of what his personality is like, you are probably wondering what it’s like to date a Capricorn man. Well, we’ll tell you.
He’s looking for a worthy catch
Capricorn men may go through a promiscuous phase in their youths, but ultimately they tend to prefer a stable, loving and committed long-term relationship or marriage. Not that the male Capricorn will ever settle for someone who isn’t worthy of him, just for the sake of getting married and starting a family. Rather, he will wait it out and take his time until the right person comes along. He’s not in a hurry.
Capricorn men are guarded and don’t let very many people close to them. When it comes to love and romance, they’re picky and patient. Capricorn men tend to fall in love slowly rather than head over heels.
He’s likely to take the initiative
If a Capricorn man is interested in you, he’s likely to make the first move. If he senses that you’re not interested, he is not going to pursue you but will immediately step away.
Capricorn men don’t enjoy the chase for the sake of the chase – they’re after the prize. Which, for most Capricorn men, is a long-term committed relationship.
If you respond positively to a Capricorn man’s advances, this is when romance may begin to blossom and unfold.
He takes his time
Don’t expect the early stages of your relationship with a Capricorn man to progress quickly. On the contrary, most Capricorn men like to move slowly and access their every step into a new relationship.
One of the worst things you can do while developing a romantic bond with a Capricorn man is to rush him. Instead, focus on getting to know him and, by the same token, allowing him to get to know you.
Following the same logic, don’t come on too hot and heavy. Instead, let him lead the dance. Capricorn men need to feel that they are in control of the situation, so if you push, he’s likely to retreat.
He likes to be in control
The typical Capricorn male doesn’t know how not to take charge and be in control. He’s a born leader and likes to be the one to call the shots in all areas of life, including dating.
For this reason, Capricorn compatibility is highest with Sun signs that are happy to relinquish a little bit of control, because getting a say in edgeways if you are in a relationship with a Capricorn man can prove a bit of a challenge.
Having said that, once your Capricorn man feels secure in the relationship, he will ease up a little and will let you take the wheel on special occasions.
He’s loyal, once he decides to be
Capricorn men are not necessarily monogamous by nature, but they’re loyal and faithful once they decide that they are with a partner who is worthy of such exclusive devotion.
Capricorn men are risk averse and abhor the feelings of guilt and shame that come along with cheating on their romantic partner or spouse. Instead, Capricorn men prefer the stability and security that comes from being in a loving and committed relationship.
He’s not an emotional man
If your ideal man is sensitive and open about his feelings, a Capricorn man may not be the best match for you. He’s a tough nut to crack and is deeply uncomfortable opening up about his emotions.
If you’re involved with a Cap man, you will just have to accept that he’s reluctant to discuss feelings. When you want to have a heart-to-heart with him, you’ll have to lure him out of his standoffishness, deploying lots of patience. Consider baiting him with an issue requiring a practical solution in order to make him feel secure.
He’s unlikely to choose love over his career
Capricorn men tend to value their careers over everything else in life, including their most important romantic relationships.
What this means is that one of the best things you can do to ensure a thriving relationship with your Capricorn man is to be supportive of his ambitions and to never, ever, put him in a position where he has to choose between you and his career. His decision is unlikely be in your favor, and even if it is, he’ll resent you for blocking his career development.
Whatever your personal or professional goals and ambitions may be, your Capricorn partner is going to be extremely supportive and encouraging. Because he values success so highly, he also loves to see his paramour winning in life.
Capricorn men are always striving to be better, and they expect their partners to place great importance on continual personal development. If he has the means, he may offer to pay for your higher education or whatever professional equipment you may need to be able to realize your creative vision. And if he can help you along by sharing practical advice or pulling strings, he will.
Sex is his way of expressing love and affection
For a Capricorn man, sexuality is his primary way of expressing love and affection for his partner. Not given to many overt displays of affection, Capricorns tend to let loose in the bedroom, where, it has to be said, their stamina is unmatched by most other star signs.
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Frequently asked questions about Capricorn men
What a Capricorn man wants in a relationship?
Many Capricorns want stable and secure romantic relationships. Capricorn men don’t like to waste their time and efforts on anything they perceive to be frivolous or superficial, so they choose their romantic partners with great care and deliberation.
A Capricorn man’s ideal partner is someone loving, loyal and supportive, as well as being fully onboard with playing second fiddle to Capricorn’s career. Capricorn men tend to be workaholics and can only really make it work with romantic partners that get behind, rater than in the way of, their professional ambitions.
What is a Capricorns weakness?
If Capricorn men have one fatal flaw, it’s their inability to be vulnerable and express emotions, even in their most intimate relationships. Capricorn men are very masculine and tend to clam up when it comes to discussing how they feel.
The typical Capricorn man’s lack of emotional expressiveness can be frustrating for a romantic partner, who would of course would like to know and connect with their partner on a deep emotional level.
Can a Capricorn man be trusted?
Once a Capricorn man has committed to you, you can usually trust him completely.
Capricorn men are known for being honest, scrupulous, and sensitive to social stigma. It’s highly unusual for a Capricorn man to cheat on his spouse or someone he is in a committed relationship with.