THE BRIGHT SIDE One of the Capricorn personality\'s most positive features is its sense of humour. This is something which often sustains Capricorn in its efforts to impose some order on the world， or wisely master its resources. Although the humour is likely to be dry， it does involve contact with other people （something that the self-contained Capricorn does not excel at）。 What the Capricorn personality is very good at is everything that others （except for Earth signs） find a little tedious. Capricorn is endlessly patient， prudent， reliable， persevering and disciplined.
THE DARKER SIDE Capricorns can be extremely rigid and pessimistic in their outlook； and gloomy and depressed （and depressing） in their interaction with other people. They can also be emotionally cold and inhibited. The prudent and cautious side of the Capricorn nature can be taken to extremes， too， sometimes into the unsociable realm of the miser.
The Capricorn\'s need to be in control can even extend to the outer limits of authoritarianism. They distrust anything spontaneous， if it tends to deflect them from their sense of purpose which is to go all out to change their environment to suit their needs.
Most Capricorns are in favour of conserving assets and are firm supporters of all things traditional and conventional. Capricorn\'s basic motivation is security. They can also become fanatical moralists， opposing anything that contradicts their view of the world. But they are also widely known for their generosity of nature.