Not only that, but I'm surrounded by earth signs. My father and nephew are Capricorns, my mother is a Taurus and my brother and boyfriend are Virgos. Also, all but one of my ex-boyfriends have (by total coincidence) been Virgos!
It's funny because I don't think of myself as being all that down-to-earth. I've always thought that I'm too sociable and talkative, too moody and sensitive, and too volatile to be an earth sign. But on the other hand, I'm a textbook Capricorn. I'm ambitious, driven, and bossy. At work, I care more about getting to the top than being liked. I'm good with money. I'm quite introspective. I'm very faithful. I take on a lot of responsibility and have everyone convinced that I'm efficient and in control. As a child I was kind of old for my age, a bit sober, a bit depressive, nose in a book. I get depressed easily. I have a dry sense of humour. I'm kind of cynical. I secretly quite like authority and have a lot of respect for it (and I love having it!) I'm not easy to know intimately, very VERY self-critical and self-deprecating, and am not good at relaxing/playing/being spontaneous. I hate feeling left out/laughed at. And I can be way too serious.
(x-posted to capricorn_forum)