What your Chinese zodiac sign says about you Learn about your Chinese zodiac sign and the unique personality traits that define you. Plus, find out which famous celebrities share the same sign as you. By Adrienne Brown Slide: 1 of 12 auto-play pause next first speed Rat Born in: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 You creative genius, you. Ignore anyone who laughs at the western notion of dirty, weak pests. You're innovative and quick-thinking. You're most imaginative and active at night, as Rats tend to be, but you can sometimes have trouble putting your brilliant ideas in motion without help or encouragement from someone of another sign. You also have a wacky sense of humour that's not always appreciated, but definitely sets you apart from others. Colour: Black Strengths and weaknesses: You're a great thinker, always coming up with new ideas. However, you're also easily distracted and you can abandon projects too hastily. Use your excellent communication skills to your advantage. Compatibility: The Dragon and the Monkey are your friends, but you tend to not get along with the Horse. Famous Rats: Peter Mansbridge, Bono, Wayne Gretzky, Gwyneth Paltrow, David Suzuki, Clara Hughes Still curious about how the Chinese zodiac signs work? Here are simple tips to help you figure out your zodiac animal.