Cancer men are usually shy and reserved who do not easily open up in the first meeting itself. They will take time to warm up and open up to people, thus it will take time to know them. They are very emotional and give lots of importance to matters related to their heart. Also they are very affectionate, thoughtful and considerate about the feelings of others. They tend to be ruled by their heart more than by their brain, hence most of their decisions are guided by emotions. They are very homely people who are fiercely protective about their family and loved ones. Wherever they are, at the end of the day they will always be back to their home and family, because this is where they will find utmost peace. They want their home and personal surroundings to be peaceful and calm. Sometimes they go through serious mood swings and tend to oscillate between two extreme moods. They are happy and jubilant at one time and sad and melancholic at times. This makes it quite difficult for people around them to cope with their nature and personality.
One needs to be patient while dealing with cancer men. It is difficult to deal with their dual nature and there is always an uncertainty about their personality. It is very difficult for them to stand rejection and when they are hurt, they take it very seriously. They care a lot about what people think about them and are extremely protective about their image. Thus when they get a setback in this areas, it hits them very hard. They are very sensitive about their emotions and will keep it closely guarded. They will build a wall around themselves and will hardly let any people in and because of this people will tend to think that they are cold and arrogant. However this is just to protect themselves from being hurt. Most of the time they will remain in their shells and will hardly come out. Once hurt they take a long time to recuperate and get back to normalcy, hence they try every possible way to protect themselves from being hurt.
They are conscious about their looks and appearance and tend to pay a lot of attention to it. They take time in deciding what they like and what they don't. They usually like to live a life that is simple and normal, without any major changes. They are very close to their mom and will share a special bond with her. They are so much attached to her that sometimes they are totally dependent on her and cannot do without them, however on the other hand they can also be totally detached from them. This is just another example of their dual personality. They are usually loyal, hard working and sincere people who like to live life in a very simple way, within the comforts of the four walls of their house and the care and protection of their family.