The Hare craves company, and needs to belong to an established crowd. Safely within their social circle, Hares feel protected and secure; outside it, they are reserved and quite possibly withdrawn. However, even within the group, the Hare maintains a certain independence and, though hardly extrovert, can often become the focus of attention by being visibly on the edge of events. Thus, a gregarious and social disposition does not prevent the Hare from remaining aloof.

The typical Hare will be submissive, even humble, in a constant effort to avoid all confrontations. Happiest with friends, if somewhat inclined to gossip, this kind and benevolent lover of conversation, reading and literary pursuits may appear rather too meek but can be remarkably brave when faced with danger.

Traditionally associated with clear-sightedness, the Hare is an excellent judge of character, with an instinct for recognising sincerity in others and an almost uncanny ability for sensing falsehoods. In personal relationships, even the most innocent deceptions will be identified almost at the moment they are perpetrated.

Another traditional belief accredits the Hare with the recipe for the divine elixir of life; and accordingly Hare personalities are often gifted healers, both of emotional and physical maladies.

NB The Hare, or Rabbit, in some traditions (specifically Korea) is replaced by the Cat.