The Sopranos is a fantastic television series, and it contains a wonderful cast of characters. Part of what made The Sopranos so endlessly entertaining for millions of people were these characters. They weren’t perfect people by any means – in fact, they were downright terrible. But they were also wonderfully relatable, and many people saw themselves in their flaws and problems.
Part of what makes the cast so great is the different personalities in the characters involved. Some are hot-headed, some are funny, and some are a little more benevolent. This is what character from The Sopranos you would be based on your Chinese zodiac.
Rat: Carmela Soprano
2020 is the year of the rat. And rats are certainly fitting for a show like The Sopranos. Rats are described as being “quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, and kind,” and that has to be Carmela Soprano.
She is quite polite to nearly everyone she meets, she’s very smart and quick-witted, and she often uses her own resources (like Tony) to her own benefit.
Ox: Tony Soprano
Tony Soprano is built like an ox, so it’s only fitting that he inhabits ox personality traits. The ox is described as “diligent, dependable, strong, and determined.” Tony is all of those things – at least when it comes to his mob family.
For all his flaws, Tony is generally a solid, loyal team member and an excellent soldier, often using his strength – both mental and physical – to his own advantage.
Tiger: Phil Leotardo
Phil Leotardo wasn’t introduced until the fifth season, but his role was greatly expanded in the sixth when he became the “final boss” (so to speak).
A tiger is “brave, confident, and competitive,” which are all traits that Phil inhabits. Phil is nothing if not confident and competitive, often openly confronting Tony over his rules and business practices.
Rabbit: Silvio Dante
Despite being a major player within the Family, Sil remains in the periphery throughout much of the series. But that’s by design, as Sil prefers to blend into the background and let Tony be the face of the Family.
A rabbit shows traits of being quiet, kind, and responsible. And while Sil can be kind to those he loves (like his family), he is very responsible when it comes to Family business (like taking out Adriana without question) and very quiet (blending into the background).
Dragon: Jennifer Melfi
Melfi often plays the role of audience surrogate, as she is an outside force looking into Tony’s problematic mob life.
A dragon is “confident, intelligent, and enthusiastic,” which are all traits that Melfi inhabits. She is confident in her work, she is arguably the most intelligent character on the show, and she’s very enthusiastic when it comes to helping Tony – even if he doesn’t want or heed her help.
Snake: Junior Soprano
Junior Soprano inhabits the snake, which is described as “enigmatic, intelligent, and wise.” Junior is one of the most enigmatic characters on The Sopranos, as his old school masculine traits never allow him to be vulnerable.
Even Tony often has problems interpreting his motives and beliefs. He is also very intelligent and wise, often displaying great leadership capabilities.
Horse: Paulie Walnuts
Paulie is arguably the most “entertaining” character of The Sopranos, and that fits in well with his horse-like traits. The horse is described as “animated, active, and energetic” – three traits that are very reminiscent of Paulie’s personality.
Paulie is arguably the most animated, active, and energetic of them all – always in a good mood, and always quick with a joke.
Goat: Bobby Baccalieri
Even though he’s a member of the mafia, Bobby is a giant teddy bear. The goat is described as “calm, gentle, and sympathetic,” and that often sounds like Bobby.
Bobby rarely partakes in violent affairs, and he is arguably the friendliest of the guys. He’s a family man first and foremost, and he just wants to hang out with those he loves and play with his train set.
Monkey: Johnny Sack
The monkey is described as being “sharp, smart, and curious,” and that could certainly apply to New York mob boss Johnny Sack.
The monkey is essentially the “smart one,” and Sack is nothing if not smart. He is often very sharp, having the ability to keenly observe when things are not going his way.
Rooster: Christopher Moltisanti
A rooster is “observant, hardworking, and courageous,” which applies to Christopher on most occasions. He is observant, often being keenly aware of mob business and personal relationships.
He is also courageous and hardworking, often doing anything and everything that Tony asks of him. Even the things he doesn’t want to do.
Dog: Adriana La Cerva
Dogs are “lovely, honest, and prudent” people, and that is certainly Adriana. No, she is not “honest” in that she keeps her dealings with the FBI a secret, but no one can blame her for that.
She is prudent, often thinking about the future and about how she and Chris can get themselves out of their situation. And of all the characters on The Sopranos, Adriana is easily one of the most lovely.
Pig: Meadow Soprano
Pigs are “compassionate, generous, and diligent,” and that applies most strongly to Meadow. There are very few compassionate and generous characters on The Sopranos, with the exception of Meadow and a select few others.
But Meadow is perhaps the most compassionate and generous of them all, even volunteering at the South Bronx Law Center.