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Cancer men are the shy and reserved types. Go through this article to get in-depth information about personality traits & characteristics of Cancer man.

Famous Cancer Men

If you come across a male who is reserved and shy, does not get into the business of others and likes to remain in his territory, be assured he belongs to the zodiac sign, Cancer. A Cancer male is usually the super-sensitive type, who comes across as a vulnerable person. It is due to this instinct that others close to him turn on their guarding shield and become protective of him. Cancer men are emotional beings. As such, they do not like to be singled out. They are most comfortable in their home space and are extremely protective of their private life. Cancer men stay true to their symbol, crab. Just like the crab, they like to take everything slowly and steadily. This is mainly because they cannot stand rejection. As such, they tread a path only when they are sure that they won’t get rejected in the process. However, dealing with a Cancer male is not at all easy as he is prone to tremendous mood swings. Nevertheless, with a little bit of extra care and love, a Cancer guy can turn out to be the perfect recipe for a partner, he is smart, he is sophisticated, he is intelligent and above all, he is the most loving and caring! To know more about a Cancer man’s positive and negative traits and his romantic tendencies, read through the following lines.

  • Abel Ferrera
    Abel Ferrara

    Famous as: Director, Screenwriter and Actor

    Born on: 19 July 1951

     

    Born in: The Bronx

    Nationality: American

  • Alberto Santos Dumont
    Alberto Santos Dumont

    Born on: 20 July 1873

    Died on: 23 July 1932

     

    Born in: Santos Dumont

    Nationality: Brazilian

  • Alex Trebek
    Alex Trebek

    Born on: 22 July 1940

    Born in: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

     

    Nationality: Canadian, American

  • Andrew Newell Wyeth - American Painter
    Andrew Wyeth

    Born on: 12 July 1917

    Died on: 16 January 2009

     

    Born in: Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania,, United States

    Nationality: American

  • Anthony Bourdain
    Anthony Bourdain

    Born on: 25 June 1956

    Born in: New York City

     

    Nationality: American

  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    Born on: 29 June 1900

    Died on: 31 July 1944

     

    Nationality: French

  • Arthur Ashe
    Arthur Ashe

    Born on: 10 July 1943

    Died on: 06 February 1993

     

    Born in: Richmond

    Nationality: American

  • Asai Chu
    Asai Chu

    Famous as: Painter

    Born on: 22 July 1856

    Died on: 16 December 1907

     

    Born in: Sakura

    Nationality: Japanese

  • Barry Sanders
    Barry Sanders

    Born on: 16 July 1968

    Born in: Wichita

     

    Nationality: American

  • Beck
    Beck

    Born on: 08 July 1970

    Born in: Los Angeles, California, United States

     

    Nationality: American

  • Bill Blass
    Bill Blass

    Born on: 22 June 1922

    Died on: 12 June 2002

     

    Nationality: American

  • Bill Withers
    Bill Withers

    Born on: 04 July 1938

    Born in: Slab Fork

     

    Nationality: American

  • Billy Wilder
    Billy Wilder

    Born on: 22 June 1906

    Died on: 27 March 2002

     

    Born in: Sucha, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (present-day Sucha Beskidzka, Poland)

    Nationality: American

  • Bon Scott
    Bon Scott

    Born on: 09 July 1946

    Died on: 19 February 1980

     

    Born in: Forfar

    Nationality: Australian, Scottish

  • Brian May
    Brian May

    Born on: 19 July 1947

    Born in: Hampton, London

     

    Nationality: British

  • Bruce Campbell
    Bruce Campbell

    Born on: 22 June 1958

    Born in: Royal Oak

     

    Nationality: American

  • Buju Banton - Mark Anthony Myrie
    Buju Banton

    Born on: 15 July 1973

     

    Nationality: Jamaican

  • carl lewis
    Carl Lewis

    Born on: 01 July 1961

    Born in: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S

     

    Nationality: American

  • Carl Orff
    Carl Orff

    Famous as: Composer

    Born on: 10 July 1895

    Died on: 01 January 1970

     

    Born in: Munich

    Nationality: German

  • Carlos Santana
    Carlos Santana

    Born on: 20 July 1947

    Born in: Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, México

     

    Nationality: American

  • Cecil John Rhodes
    Cecil John Rhodes

    Born on: 05 July 1853

    Died on: 26 March 1902

     

    Born in: Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

    Nationality: British

  • Charles Horace Mayo
    Charles Horace Mayo

    Famous as: Medical Practitioner

    Born on: 19 July 1865

    Died on: 26 May 1939

     

    Born in: Rochester

    Nationality: American

  • Charles Messier
    Charles Messier

    Famous as: Astronomer

    Born on: 26 June 1730

    Died on: 12 April 1817

     

    Born in: Badonviller

    Nationality: French

  • Chris Cornell
    Chris Cornell

    Born on: 20 July 1964

    Born in: Seattle, Washington, United States

     

    Nationality: American

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck
    Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Famous as: Composer

    Born on: 02 July 1714

    Died on: 15 November 1787

     

    Born in: Berching

    Nationality: German

  • Clarence Thomas
    Clarence Thomas

    Born on: 23 June 1948

    Born in: Pin Point, Georgia, U.S.

     

    Nationality: American

  • Dalai Lama
    Dalai Lama

    Famous as: Spiritual Leader of Tibet

    Born on: 06 July 1935

     

    Born in: China

    Nationality: Chinese

  • Daniel Edward Dan Aykroyd
    Dan Aykroyd

    Born on: 01 July 1952

    Born in: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

     

    Nationality: American

  • Dan Brown
    Dan Brown

    Born on: 22 June 1964

    Born in: Exeter, New Hampshire U.S

     

    Nationality: American

  • Daniel Radcliffe
    Daniel Radcliffe

    Born on: 23 July 1989

    Born in: Fulham

     

    Nationality: British

  • Danny Glover
    Danny Glover

    Born on: 22 July 1946

    Born in: San Francisco, California, U.S.

     

    Nationality: American

  • Dave Thomas
    Dave Thomas

    Born on: 02 July 1932

    Died on: 08 January 2002

     

    Born in: Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

    Nationality: American

  • Dave Barry
    David Barry

    Born on: 03 July 1947

    Born in: Armonk

     

    Nationality: American

  • David McCullough
    David McCullough

    Born on: 07 July 1933

    Born in: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

     

    Nationality: American

  • David Ogilvy
    David Ogilvy

    Famous as: Businessman

    Born on: 23 June 1911

    Died on: 21 July 1999

     

    Born in: West Horsley, Surrey

    Nationality: British, American

  • Composer Dieterich Buxtehude
    Dieterich Buxtehude

    Famous as: Musical Composer and Organist

    Born on: 24 June 1637

    Died on: 09 May 1707

     

    Born in: Bad Oldesloe

    Nationality: German, Danish

  • E. B. White
    E. B. White

    Born on: 11 July 1899

    Died on: 01 October 1985

     

    Born in: Mount Vernon, New York

    Nationality: American

  • Francesco Petrarch
    Francesco Petrarch

    Famous as: Poet, Scholar and Humanist

    Born on: 20 July 1304

    Died on: 19 July 1374

     

    Born in: Arezzo

    Nationality: Italian

  • Franz Boas
    Franz Boas

    Born on: 09 July 1858

    Died on: 21 December 1942

     

    Born in: Minden, Westphalia, Germany

    Nationality: American

  • Franz Kafka
    Franz Kafka

    Famous as: Novelist

    Born on: 03 July 1883

    Died on: 03 June 1924

     

    Born in: Prague, Austria-Hungary

    Nationality: Austrian

  • George M. Cohan
    George M. Cohan

    Born on: 03 July 1878

    Died on: 05 November 1942

     

    Born in: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.

    Nationality: American

  • Gerard Debreu
    Gerard Debreu

    Famous as: Economist

    Born on: 04 July 1921

    Died on: 31 December 2004

     

    Born in: Calais

    Nationality: French, American

  • Gian Carlo Menotti
    Gian Carlo Menotti

    Famous as: Composer and librettist

    Born on: 07 July 1911

    Died on: 01 February 2007

     

    Born in: Cadegliano-Viconago

    Nationality: Italian, American

  • Gideon Welles - United States Secretary of the Navy
    Gideon Welles

    Born on: 01 July 1802

    Died on: 11 February 1878

     

    Nationality: American

  • Giorgio Armani
    Giorgio Armani

    Born on: 11 July 1934

    Born in: Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

     

    Nationality: Italian

  • Giuseppe Mazzini
    Giuseppe Mazzini

    Born on: 22 June 1805

    Died on: 10 March 1872

     

    Nationality: Italian

  • Gottfried Leibniz
    Gottfried W. Leibniz

    Famous as: Mathematician and Philosopher

    Born on: 01 July 1646

    Died on: 14 November 1716

     

    Born in: Leipzig, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire

    Nationality: German

  • Gregor Mendel
    Gregor Mendel

    Born on: 22 July 1822

    Died on: 06 January 1884

     

    Born in: Heinzendorf bei Odrau, Austrian Empire

    Nationality: Austrian

  • Guy De Chauliac
    Guy De Chauliac

    Famous as: Surgeon and Physician

    Born on: 23 July 1903

    Died on: 29 September 1903

     

    Born in: Chaulhac

    Nationality: French

  • Hermann Hesse
    Hermann Hesse

    Born on: 02 July 1877

    Died on: 09 August 1962

     

    Born in: Calw

    Nationality: German

  • Hermann Minkowski
    Hermann Minkowski

    Born on: 22 June 1864

    Died on: 12 January 1909

     

    Born in: Aleksota, Kingdom of Poland

    Nationality: German

  • Huey Lewis
    Huey Lewis

    Born on: 05 July 1950

    Born in: New York City

     

    Nationality: American

  • Ingmar Bergman
    Ingmar Bergman

    Born on: 14 July 1918

    Died on: 30 July 2007

     

    Nationality: Swedish

  • Isaac Stern
    Isaac Stern

    Born on: 21 July 1920

    Died on: 22 September 2001

     

    Born in: Krzemieniec, Ukraine

    Nationality: American

  • J.J. Abrams
    J.J. Abrams

    Born on: 27 June 1966

    Born in: New York City, United States

     

    Nationality: American

  • Jack Dempsey
    Jack Dempsey

    Born on: 24 June 1895

    Died on: 31 May 1983

     

    Born in: Manassa

    Nationality: American

  • Jean-Bertrand Aristide
    Jean-Bertrand Aristide

    Born on: 15 July 1953

     

    Nationality: Haitians

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Famous as: Philosopher, Writer, & Composer

    Born on: 28 June 1712

     

    Died on: 02 July 1778

    Born in: Geneva

  • John Calvin
    John Calvin

    Famous as: Protestant Reformer, Theologian, Pastor

    Born on: 10 July 1509

    Died on: 27 May 1564

     

    Born in: Noyon

    Nationality: French

  • John Clare
    John Clare

    Born on: 13 July 1793

    Died on: 20 May 1864

     

    Born in: Helpston, England

    Nationality: British

  • John Cusack
    John Cusack

    Born on: 28 June 1966

    Born in: Evanston

     

    Nationality: American

  • John D. Rockefeller
    John D. Rockefeller

    Famous as: Businessman

    Born on: 08 July 1839

    Died on: 23 May 1937

     

    Born in: Richford, New York, U.S.

    Nationality: American

  • John Quincy Adams
    John Quincy Adams

    Born on: 11 July 1767

    Died on: 23 February 1848

     

    Born in: Braintree

    Nationality: American

  • Josh Hartnett
    Josh Hartnett

    Born on: 21 July 1978

    Born in: Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.

     

    Nationality: American

  • Julio Cesar Chavez
    Julio Cesar Chavez

    Born on: 12 July 1962

    Born in: Obregón, Sonora, Mexico

     

    Nationality: Mexican

  • Keith Sweat
    Keith Sweat

    Born on: 22 July 1961

    Born in: Harlem, New York City, United States

     

    Nationality: American

  • Larry David
    Larry David

    Born on: 02 July 1947

    Born in: Brooklyn

     

    Nationality: American

  • Leos Janacek
    Leos Janacek

    Famous as: Composer

    Born on: 03 July 1854

    Died on: 10 August 1928

     

    Born in: Hukvaldy, Moravia

    Nationality: Czech

  • Lionel Messi
    Lionel Messi

    Born on: 24 June 1987

     

    Nationality: Argentine

  • Lord Kelvin
    Lord Kelvin

    Famous as: Physicist, Mathematician

    Born on: 26 June 1824

    Died on: 17 December 1907

     

    Born in: Belfast, Ireland

    Nationality: British

  • Lord Mountbatten
    Lord Mountbatten

    Famous as: Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General of Independent India

    Born on: 25 June 1900

    Died on: 27 August 1979

     

    Born in: England

    Nationality: British

  • Marc Chagall
    Marc Chagall

    Born on: 06 July 1887

    Died on: 28 March 1985

     

    Born in: Lizona, Belarus

    Nationality: French

  • Marcel Proust
    Marcel Proust

    Born on: 10 July 1871

    Died on: 18 November 1922

     

    Born in: Auteuil-Neuilly-Passy

    Nationality: French

  • Mary Baker Eddy
    Mary Baker Eddy

    Famous as: Religious Leader, Founder of Christian Science, Writer

    Born on: 16 July 1821

    Died on: 03 December 1910

     

    Born in: Bow

    Nationality: American

  • Michael Phelps
    Michael Phelps

    Born on: 30 June 1985

    Born in: Towson, Maryland

     

    Nationality: American

  • Mike Tyson
    Mike Tyson

    Born on: 30 June 1966

    Born in: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S

     

    Nationality: American

  • Milton Berle
    Milton Berle

    Born on: 12 July 1908

    Died on: 27 March 2002

     

    Born in: New York City, New York, U.S.

    Nationality: American

  • Muhammad Yunus
    Muhammad Yunus

    Born on: 28 June 1940

    Born in: Chittagong

     

    Nationality: Bangladeshi

  • Nelson Mandela
    Nelson Mandela

    Famous as: Anti-Apartheid Activist, President of ANC and Former President of South Africa

    Born on: 18 July 1918

    Died on: 05 December 2013

     

    Born in: Mvezo

    Nationality: South African

  • P. T.  Barnum
    P. T. Barnum

    Born on: 05 July 1810

    Died on: 07 April 1891

     

    Born in: Bethel

    Nationality: American

  • Pablo Neruda
    Pablo Neruda

    Born on: 12 July 1904

    Died on: 23 September 1973

     

    Born in: Parral, Chile

    Nationality: Chilean

  • Constantino Paul Big Paul Castellano
    Paul Castellano

    Born on: 26 June 1915

     

    Nationality: American

  • Percy Grainger
    Percy Grainger

    Famous as: Musician, Composer, arranger and pianist

    Born on: 08 July 1882

    Died on: 20 February 1961

     

    Born in: Brighton

    Nationality: Australian, American

  • Peter Singer
    Peter Singer

    Born on: 06 July 1946

    Born in: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

     

    Nationality: Australian

  • Reinaldo Arenasf
    Reinaldo Arenas

    Born on: 16 July 1943

    Died on: 07 December 1990

     

    Born in: Oriente

    Nationality: Cuban

  • René Gerónimo Favaloro
    René Gerónimo Favaloro

    Famous as: Cardiovascular Surgeon

    Born on: 12 July 1923

    Died on: 29 July 2000

     

    Born in: La Plata

    Nationality: Argentine

  • Richard Axel
    Richard Axel

    Born on: 02 July 1946

    Born in: Brooklyn, New York City

     

    Nationality: American

  • Richard Branson
    Richard Branson

    Born on: 18 July 1950

    Born in: Blackheath London

     

    Nationality: British

  • Richard Rodgers
    Richard Rodgers

    Famous as: Composer, songwriter, playwright

    Born on: 28 June 1902

    Died on: 30 December 1979

     

    Born in: New York City

    Nationality: American

  • Robert Ballard
    Robert Ballard

    Born on: 30 June 1942

     

    Nationality: American

  • Salvador Allende
    Salvador Allende

    Born on: 26 June 1908

    Died on: 11 September 1973

     

    Born in: Santiago, Chile

    Nationality: Chilean

  • Samuel Colt
    Samuel Colt

    Born on: 19 July 1814

    Died on: 10 January 1862

     

    Born in: Hartford, Connecticut, United States

    Nationality: American

  • Seth Godin
    Seth Godin

    Born on: 10 July 1960

    Born in: New York

     

    Nationality: American

  • Thomas Kuhn
    Thomas Kuhn

    Born on: 18 July 1922

    Died on: 17 June 1996

     

    Born in: Cincinnati

    Nationality: American

  • Van Cliburn
    Van Cliburn

    Born on: 12 July 1934

    Died on: 27 February 2013

     

    Born in: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

    Nationality: American

  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin

    Born on: 15 July 1892

    Died on: 27 September 1940

     

    Born in: Berlin, German Empire

    Nationality: German

  • Willem Dafoe
    Willem Dafoe

    Born on: 22 July 1955

    Born in: Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S.

     

    Nationality: American

  • William Gary Busey - American Actor
    William Gary Busey

    Born on: 29 June 1944

    Born in: Baytown

     

    Nationality: American

  • William James Mayo
    William James Mayo

    Famous as: Physician and Surgeon

    Born on: 29 June 1861

    Died on: 28 July 1939

     

    Born in: Le Sueur

    Nationality: American

  • William Makepeace Thackeray
    William Makepeace Thackeray

    Famous as: Author & Novelist

    Born on: 18 July 1811

    Died on: 24 December 1863

     

    Born in: India

    Nationality: British

Cancer Men Personality Traits & Characteristics

The Bright Side
Even after several meetings, if your Cancerian boyfriend seems to be like a mystery box not unfolded, then blame not yourself for that is the sign of a true Cancerian! It generally takes a large number of meetings to actually start judging the basic characteristic features of a Cancer male. A Cancer male may seem to be a different individual every time you meet him but don’t confuse this with the multiple personality traits of a Gemini. It is just the mood swings of a Cancer that project him as a different person in different times. He may be happy one moment, sharing witty jokes and slapstick humor at the other and at the very next moment he would turn into a sad and melancholic guy who would want all the comfort and reassurance. Just like the crab, which is the symbol for this zodiac sign, a Cancer man retreats to his shell when he is miffed or hurt and comes out only when he capable of dealing with the world again. Cancerian men are generally insecure and look for words of reassurance every now and then from their loved ones to feel secured and happy. Nothing fulfils a Cancer man more than a happy family, with himself at the helm. While most Cancerian men come across as shy, sensitive, emotional and vulnerable people, some of them may seem harsh and distant at times. But don’t mistake this as their negative trait as they project a tough outside just to hide their gentle, kind, affectionate and vulnerable feelings, lest anyone hurts or offends them!

The Dark Side
If you aren’t the person who is into words of reassurance, comfort and encouragement, then getting along with a Cancer can be a tough call. Also, if you can’t deal with mood swings then you can’t deal with Cancerians at all, for men under this zodiac sign have tremendous mood swings. They are frowning one moment, smiling the other, laughing the next and melancholic the following. Sitting beside a Cancer guy, you can never seem to judge what is running is his mind or how would he react to a particular situation or person. The unpredictability of his behaviour most of the times leaves the other person confused and irritated. Since Cancer guys are highly emotional people, they get hurt at the drop of a hat. What’s more, when hurt, they do not confide in their resentment and instead, indulge in brooding. This results in a negative outlook of life which makes them prone to depression and sadness. Another aspect that works negatively for Cancer men is their possessive nature. They are clingy to the extent that their partners often complain of lack of space or freedom. Also, Cancerians follow an indirect approach to life. As such, things which can be done almost instantly take a lot of time, making others exasperated and frustrated in the process!

Romance Quotient
Dating a Cancer guy requires you to possess loads of patience and perseverance, for he isn’t the one who would let out his feelings after a couple of meetings. In fact, it may take days and sometimes even months for a Cancer guy to come up with those three words. Blame him not for his slow and steady approach to romance as it is something he is born with. Cancer men are highly emotional, sentimental and sensitive. As such, they get hurt easily. To save themselves from the trauma of a rejection, Cancer men usually play it safe and propose a girl only when they think they would never have no for an answer. However, when in love, Cancer men are extremely loyal, caring, dependable and adaptive. They can never think of two-timing their lover and are way too serious in the relationship. But from the point of view of the lover, a Cancer man is difficult to judge as he seems to be a different person every time you meet him. He is a practical person but with ideas and dreams of fairy tale romance. This juxtaposition of reality and fantasy can be quite baffling for the potential partner.

When looking for a mate, Cancer men are dazzled by powerful women. Interestingly, women who are simple yet complex appeal to the whims and fancies of a Cancer male. Their outward simple charm and their inward complexity suit the needs of a Cancer man. He wants a woman who can make him laugh and think, and most importantly who is always by his side when he needs her. A Cancerian guy does not mind an independent soul mate but she shouldn’t be one who would give him a run for his own life! Basically homely beings, a Cancerian man strives for love and security. Once in love, his whole life revolves around it. He forms a deep attachment with his lady love and responds well to steady affection and honesty. Being around a Cancer guy, you can be assured of gifts and attention. He is the one who would not forget even the minutest details of the relationship, like the first time you guys dated, or the first time he kissed you and so on. What’s more, he would go ahead and celebrate each moment with exactly the same zeal and enthusiasm like it first happened! In true sense, romancing with a Cancerian guy is ditto to growing old with him!