The Monkey is the 9th Animal Sign of the Chinese Zodiac. Those born in the Year of the Monkey are bright, active, clever, good at competition, and act quickly according to the situation. They are highly sociable, good in comprehension, and easily merged with others, but dislike to be controlled by others and prefer fresh things. People born in the Year of the Monkey are full of energy, wit, good at speaking, and have a strong desire of showing off. They also have strong desires in pursuing knowledge, reading books of broad subjects, and have a wonderful memory. They are flexible,creative, and have a strong feeling towards their elder members of the family. Monkey people are energetic and capable of using their wits to solve problems and using their intelligence to push their own ideas forward. They are usually popular and are able to motivate others by their sheer enthusiasm for new projects. They are constantly on the look out for new challenges and their innovative approach and excellent memories generally make them successful. They have little sympathy for those who are unable to keep up with them, but will soon forget any difficulties. Monkey Years: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028.