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Cancer women are sensitive, loyal and emotional beings. Read this article to know more about personality traits and characteristic features of Cancer woman.

We give you two situations - a strong willed and persistent girl who talks her mind and portrays herself as a bubble, effervescent girl-next-door and a reserved and docile girl who shies away from crowd and loves to be in her shell. If you think we are talking about two different girls, then you are completely wrong. A Cancer woman can be both of those, and all in the same hour. Ruled by the moon, Cancerian women are emotional, sensitive, friendly and caring females who look at the world with a rose-tinted glass. They are homely individuals who pay utmost priority to their family and friends. The only thing that works against them is their tremendous mood swings. They may be chirpy one moment, somber the other and distant the next. Cancer woman take to their symbol of the zodiac sign very seriously. As such, they often demonstrate traits of a crab. Just like a crab is tough from the outside and mushy from the inside, similarly a Cancer female may seem cold and distant from the outside but if you look deep within, she would be sensitive and loving at heart.  To know more about the traits and characteristics of a Cancer female, look through the following lines.

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Jerusalem, Isreal

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10 July 1931

Wingham, Ontario, Canada

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22 July 1982

Yerevan

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(Renowned Author & Aviator)

22 June 1906

07 February 2001

Englewood, New Jersey

American

Aphra BehnAphra Behn
(Playwright)

10 July 1640

16 April 1689

Canterbury

British

Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington

15 July 1950

Athens, Greece

American

Aruna Asaf AliAruna Asaf Ali
(Indian Independence Activist)

16 July 1909

29 July 1996

Kalka, Haryana

Indian

Aruna RoyAruna Roy
(Political and Social Activist)

26 June 1946

Chennai

Indian

Assia DjebarAssia Djebar
(Author)

30 June 1936

Cherchell

Algerian

Babe Didrikson ZahariasBabe Didrikson Zaharias

26 June 1911

27 September 1956

Port Arthur

American

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09 July 1901

21 May 2000

Edgbaston, Birmingham

British

Berenice AbbottBerenice Abbott

17 July 1898

09 December 1991

Springfield, Ohio

American

Camilla Parker BowlesCamilla Parker Bowles

17 July 1947

London, England

British

Camille CorotCamille Corot

16 July 1796

22 February 1875

Paris

French

Carly SimonCarly Simon

25 June 1945

New York City

American

Charles WhitemanCharles Whitman

24 June 1941

01 August 1966

Lake Worth, Florida, United States

American

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
(Writer)

03 July 1860

17 August 1935

Hartford, Connecticut

American

Cicely SaundersCicely Saunders

22 June 1918

14 July 2005

Barnet, Hertfordshire, England

British

Debbie HarryDebbie Harry

01 July 1945

Miami

American

Diahann CarrollDiahann Carroll

17 July 1935

The Bronx, New York

American

Diane Kruger Diane Kruger

15 July 1976

Algermissen

German

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman

27 June 1869

14 May 1940

Kaunas

American

Emmeline PankhurstEmmeline Pankhurst
(Leader of the British Suffragette Movement)

04 July 1858

14 June 1928

Moss Side, Manchester

British

Estee LauderEstee Lauder
(American Businesswoman)

01 July 1906

24 April 2004

Corona, Queens, New York

American

Florence Ballard Chapman Florence Ballard

30 June 1943

22 February 1976

Detroit, Michigan

American

Frances Cleveland Frances Cleveland

21 July 1864

29 October 1947

Buffalo, New York

American

Frida KahloFrida Kahlo

06 July 1907

13 July 1954

Coyoacán

Mexican

George SandGeorge Sand

01 July 1804

08 June 1876

French

Ginger Rogers Ginger Rogers

16 July 1911

25 April 1995

Independence, Missouri, USA

American

Gisele BundchenGisele Bündchen
(Fashion Model)

20 July 1980

Três de Maio

Brazilian

Hannah WhelanHannah Whelan
(Gymnast)

01 July 1992

Singapore

British

Hella WuolijokiHella Wuolijoki
(Writer)

22 July 1886

02 February 1954

Helme Parish

Finnish

Imelda MarcosImelda Marcos

02 July 1929

Manila

Filipino

Judy ChicagoJudy Chicago

20 July 1939

Chicago, Illinois

American

Julius CaesarJulius Caesar

13 July 0100

15 March 0044

Rome

Roman

June Carter Cash June Carter Cash

23 June 1929

15 May 2003

Maces Spring, Virginia

American

Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham
(Dancer, Choreographer, Social Activist, Author)

22 June 1909

21 May 2006

Glen Ellyn

American

Kathy BatesKathy Bates
(Actress and film director)

28 June 1948

Memphis

American

Kristen BellKristen Bell
(Actress, Singer)

18 July 1980

Huntington Woods

American

Laila FreivaldsLaila Freivalds
(Swedish Politician)

22 June 1942

Riga

Swedish

Lil’ KimLil’ Kim

11 July 1974

Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

American

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan

02 July 1986

New York City

American

Liv TylerLiv Tyler

01 July 1977

New York City

American

Lizzie Andrew BordenLizzie Borden

19 July 1860

01 June 1927

American

Lucille CliftonLucille Clifton

27 June 1936

13 February 2010

New York, United States

American

Malala YousafzaiMalala Yousafzai
(Youngest Nobel Laureate)

12 July 1997

Mingora

Pakistani

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep

22 June 1949

Summit, New Jersey, U.S.

American

Michelle BranchMichelle Branch

02 July 1983

Phoenix, Arizona

American

Mireya MoscosoMireya Moscoso
(Political figure)

01 July 1946

Pedasí township, Los Santos

Panamanian

Missy ElliottMissy Elliott
(Rapper)

01 July 1971

Portsmouth

American

Molly BrownMolly Brown

18 July 1867

26 October 1932

Hannibal, Missouri, U.S.

American

Monica LewinskyMonica Lewinsky

23 July 1973

San Francisco, California, U.S.

American

Natalie WoodNatalie Wood

20 July 1938

29 November 1981

San Francisco, California, U.S

American

Octavia ButlerOctavia Butler
(Science Fiction Writer)

22 June 1947

24 February 2006

Pasadena

American

Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson

01 July 1967

Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian

Pearl BuckPearl Buck

26 June 1892

06 March 1973

Hillsboro

American

Petra NemcovaPetra Nemcova
(Model)

24 June 1979

Karviná

Czech

Princess DianaPrincess Diana

01 July 1961

31 August 1997

Sandringham

British

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
(Film actress)

18 July 1982

Jamshedpur

Indian

Rose KennedyRose Kennedy

22 July 1890

22 January 1995

Cleveland,New York, U.S.

American

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
(Actress)

22 July 1992

Grand Prairie

American

Tichina ArnoldTichina Arnold

28 June 1969

American

Tracey EminTracey Emin

03 July 1963

Croydon, London, England

British

Twyla TharpTwyla Tharp
(Dancer and Choreographer)

01 July 1941

Portland

American

Virginia SatirVirginia Satir

26 June 1916

10 September 1988

Wisconsin

American

Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph

23 June 1940

12 November 1994

Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee

American

Abigail Van BurenAbigail Van Buren

04 July 1918

16 January 2013

Sioux City

American

Alexis HermanAlexis Herman

16 July 1947

Mobile

American

AmantineAmantine

01 July 1804

08 June 1876

Paris

French

Amy VanderbiltAmy Vanderbilt

22 July 1908

27 December 1974

New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Angela Dorothea MerkelAngela Dorothea Merkel

17 July 1954

Hamburg, West Germany

German

Anna AkhmatovaAnna Akhmatova

23 June 1889

05 March 1966

Odessa, Russian Empire

Soviet Russian

Anna Marie QuindlenAnna Marie Quindlen

08 July 1952

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

American

Anne HutchinsonAnne Hutchinson

20 July 1591

20 August 1643

Alford

American

Ashley Michelle TisdaleAshley Michelle Tisdale

02 July 1985

Deal, New Jersey, U.S

American

Ask Ann LandersAsk Ann Landers

04 July 1918

22 July 2002

American

Barbara DemingBarbara Deming

23 July 1917

02 August 1984

New York City

American

Bess MyersonBess Myerson

16 July 1924

American

Bessie Emery HeadBessie Emery Head

06 July 1937

17 April 1986

South African

Christina Ellen SteadChristina Ellen Stead

17 July 1902

31 March 1983

Australian

Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper

22 June 1953

New York City

American

Deborah MoggachDeborah Moggach

28 June 1948

British

Diane HegartyDiane Hegarty

10 July 1942

American

Dorothy ThompsonDorothy Thompson

09 July 1893

30 January 1961

New York City

American

Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus

22 July 1849

19 November 1887

American

Fanny FernFanny Fern

09 July 1811

10 October 1872

American

Faye WattletonFaye Wattleton

08 July 1943

American

Gilda Susan RadnerGilda Susan Radner

28 June 1946

20 May 1989

Detroit, Michigan, United States

American

Gisele BündchenGisele Bündchen

20 July 1980

Três de Maio,, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Brazilian

Iris MurdochIris Murdoch

15 July 1919

08 February 1999

Dublin, Ireland

Irish

Jerry Faye HallJerry Faye Hall

02 July 1956

Gonzales, Texas, United States

American

Jessica Ann SimpsonJessica Ann Simpson

10 July 1980

Abilene

American

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri

11 July 1967

London

Indian

Karen SundeKaren Sunde

18 July 1942

American

Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif

16 July 1984

Hong Kong

British

Kevin Norwood BaconKevin Norwood Bacon

08 July 1958

Philadelphia

American

Lisa Deshaun Leslie-LockwoodLisa Deshaun Leslie-Lockwood

07 July 1972

American

Marianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson

08 July 1952

Houston

American

Mary McLeod BethuneMary McLeod Bethune

10 July 1875

18 May 1955

Mayesville

American

Cancer Woman Personality Traits & Characteristics

The Bright Side
Sensitive, stubborn, docile and distant – that is a Cancer female for you. Confused? Don’t be, for she is all of these and much more. Now, don’t confuse her with the chameleon Gemini female. For, unlike the latter who changes her personality in different situations, a Cancerian just goes through a change in her mood, which causes the variation. Thus, a Cancer woman becomes difficult to judge as she sad one moment and happy the other. However, excepting for this, a Cancerian female is the kind of girl which every boy would like to take home to. She has a friendly and caring nature which extends to motherly affection. Once committed, she will go to any lengths to help her friend/lover who is in trouble. She is not just sympathetic but empathetic towards others feelings and emotions. A Cancer woman has oodles of patience and perseverance which she uses quite generously. As such, she will seldom show her fiery temper, her anger or resentment.  However, with a Cancer woman around, you will have to constantly display your love and affection to her as she is highly insecure. Reassurance is what a Cancer woman longs for in a relationship. In matters of money, women born under this sun sign have a balanced approach. As such, they would neither be stingy, nor totally extravagant.

The Dark Side
If you have ever had a Cancer woman as a friend, you would know that she is a hard one to crack. Not because she lacks intelligence or is a dumb-headed female, but due to her incessant mood swings. Happy one moment, sad the other, witty the next and gloomy the following! It is very difficult to judge what is going on in the mind of a Cancerian female and how to react or respond to it. You may find her melancholic and depressed one moment. But just when you feel like putting your arm around to comfort and pacify her, out goes the wistfulness as she turns into a sparkling girl full of wit, humor and life. A Cancer woman has the capability of being stubborn, criticising, furious and docile all at the same hour. Another aspect that works against a Cancer woman is her over protective nature. Females under this zodiac sign tend to get sticky and can be really annoying. They are full of insecurities and hate to be criticized, ridiculed or rejected. As such, a Cancer woman never makes the first move in a relationship for the fear of a negative answer. Cancer women are secretive in nature and do not express their true feelings even to their lovers.

Romance Quotient
If loyalty, dedication and devotion are what you are looking for in your partner, note that a Cancer woman has all of those in immeasurable amounts. But if you think you can easily date this reliable lady, be forewarned as she is no pushover. Cancer woman likes to take it slow in matters of heart because once she commits, she likes to give her all. As such, she is never in a hurry while choosing her love and weighs the pros and cons before saying a yes. While dating a Cancer woman, you would have to play the role of the initiator all the time, as expecting her to make the first move is far too much. Remember, a Cancer woman only knows how to move backward or sideward in a relationship. This is mainly due to her shy and reserved nature and the fear of rejection. Only when a Cancerian female is more than 100 percent sure of your love to her will she ever let out her feelings and emotions. Until then, loving her can seem to be a one-side affair to you.

Once committed, a Cancer woman is an extremely devoted and dedicated lover. She knows not the trade of deceiving and can never think of anyone else except you. Tender, womanly, timid and modest, a Cancerian female is constantly in need to reassurance of your love to her in the forms of gifts, flowers, surprises, celebrations, holiday and so on. Since she is extremely sentimental and emotional, a Cancer female can never stand harsh words or an aggressive behaviour. She can get easily hurt, following which she may even retreat to her shell and take a long time to come out. When sad and melancholic, she would need you by her side to caress her, console her, take care of her and love her. Note a Cancer girl always wants to be told how much desirable she is to you and how you still need her at every step of your life. But don’t mistake this for her weakness as if needed, a Cancer woman can be as strong as a rock and sacrifice her everything for her loved ones. It is just that she loves to be pampered and spoiled after every few days.  In short, one can say, a Cancer girl is a perfect take-away package, who will always be there to love you, take care of you, get rid of your worries and make you smile again!