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Yin Wood


Yin Wood


To figure out the Yin Wood character it’s best to imagine grass or long creeping plants like ivy. They are soft, graceful and tidy.

As persons, Yin Woods are calm, well-mannered and soft spoken charmers. They are very articulate in speech because of their quick wit and sharp mind.

Ironically, this rather small and fragile element can survive the heaviest pressures in life – more than any other – and it will always spring back to life. It is very resilient, as grass or ivy – or even as the most stubborn weeds; it just keeps growing back no matter what you do.

When facing a problem they have the ability to see it through different angles, but often do not consider the details, so their approach might lack depth and can work mostly just as a short term improvisation.

Yin Wood people can be rather greedy for money and material lifestyle. They have fragile emotions and can easily get angry and be swayed this way and that by current conditions, like a plant which gets easily disturbed by bad weather conditions.

They can be quite insecure, especially when making decisions, so therefore they are only able to make short term decisions – whilst with long term decisions they often make lots of wrong judgments.

They are very good in networking and they rely a lot on other people’s opinions, which they use to boost their confidence. Their minds can wander off quite often so they need friends to keep them grounded and their sense of worth very much relies on what people around think about them.

Like most plants who need constant watering, changing the soil and good light, Yin Wood needs lots of attention from other people, and if they lack attention they get easily depressed and they can lose confidence.

For Yin Wood is very important to learn how to be independent and boost their own confidence without help of others, in which case they are going to be much more productive, successful and overall balanced.


The best career for Yin Wood is leadership. Yin Woods can also be great analyzers. With only one condition of receiving enough attention – they can be at the front line of the career world – and supply a lot of detailed support through analysis. Yin Wood is able to follow through with any project, from the beginning to the end. Despite their abilities, they can react melodramatically and be spoilt. This is how they seek attention, if needed, but regardless all the drama, Yin Woods always have ready solutions for problems.

Yin Wood will take any help and support it can get – even from the metal element – as pruning will help it grow. Yin Woods have an excellent understanding and judgement of people. Therefor they also make great lawyers.

At work Yin Wood people are highly creative, quick to react and find easy solutions, therefore they are well respected by their co-workers. They just need constant reassurance from their colleagues and bosses to develop ideas fully. Yin Wood often change their jobs, to find something more stimulating, rewarding and aligned with their goals.

Yin Wood people sometimes can be schemers, using their good communication skills to make other people doing things for them. In some cases this can be very useful but in others it can go too far and people can be offended.

Business and Career

As a bosses, Yin Wood people are rather good team builders; they do not rule from their pedestal, and they like to go amongst the people, connect with them and their families, get to know them and their issues, making sure that the whole team is functioning well from all aspects.

They do not like to put pressure on their workers but if this goes too far it might create problems for them and might lose respect from their workers and overall production might suffer. Thus for Yin Wood it is very important to introduce, from time to time, a bit more of a tough approach, just to keep things in good shape.

Yin Wood entrepreneurs never stop moving and developing and they always crave for the latest ideas and approaches to move ahead of their competition. They are very much product and service orientated, making sure it has very high standards and quality. Yin Wood people should work in a profession where they love the product or service because they enjoy bringing them to customers and making them happy with high quality things.


When it comes to money, Yin Wood people sometimes lack financial planning, especially if they lack the metal element in their chart.

Yin Wood likes high-risk gambling and they often do not perform proper research and rely for their success on the pure luck factor. But if they end up in financial trouble, true to their tough nature, they are able to find a way out.

When it comes to finances, it’s good for Yin Wood people to team up with other people to get a better grip on reality.

Friendship and Relationship

Deep in their nature Yin Wood people are teachers and guides, they love to show other people the right way but sometimes this push of the ‘right’ way can go bit too far. Yin Wood likes to win verbal fights and this might put some people off. In fact, to have good relationships with friends and lovers, Yin Wood people should try to be less competitive and less manipulative.


Strengths Weaknesses
  • Gentle
  • Elegant
  • Resilient
  • Quick witted
  • Flexible
  • Resourceful
  • Team-spirited
  • Calm
  • Shrewd
  • Detailed
  • Competitive
  • Manipulative
  • Dependent
  • Lazy
  • Superficial
  • Attention seeking
  • Stubborn
  • Melodramatic
  • Low self-esteem
  • Too sensitive to criticism

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