This Is Your Most Unexpected Quality, Based On Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

Our personalities have so many interesting facets, including positives, negatives, quirks, and everything in between. But this is especially true when you take personality traits based on the Chinese Zodiac sign into account, and look further into what stands out — and which traits may be considered shocking or interesting — for each sign.

Here's how it works: "General Chinese astrology defines people through their year of birth," Laurent Langlais, an international consultant who specializes in Chinese astrology and Feng Shui, tells Bustle. "There are 12 animal signs: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. There are also five Elements (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal) and so five different types of Rats, Snakes, Monkeys, etc."

It can become quite complex, but the takeaway is that everyone has a sign, and everyone has personality traits that go right along with it. While they don't perfectly describe everyone — and there are tons of variations within each sign — Dogs often have a lot in common, as do Rats, and Goats, and so on.

Each sign has plenty of positive personality traits, but each one can have a few traits that seem a bit unique — and sometimes even surprising. "Each sign has some strong personality traits that will be common to people born under the same sign," Langlais says. "Some are noble qualities and some can seem odd, especially to other signs." Depending on your sign, others might rub you the wrong way, shock you with their interests, or surprise you with the things they say. Here are a few of the quirkiest traits for each sign, according to Langlais, as well as how to balance them out — if you'd like to do so.