Geng Metal (Yang Metal) individuals really prove their worth to the world in the face of adversity. When the going gets tough, the Geng Metal person gets going! Once they know what they want and how to get it nothing will stand in their way and they will pursue it tirelessly without faltering to distraction or waning will-power. They are driven by the need to be the best no matter how tough the battle and they are extremely competitive. They have a systematic approach to problem-solving and will take each new challenge as it comes. They are also exceedingly trustworthy at all times and once you have won their regard you can be assured of unconditional loyalty, support and friendship.
Winning is everything to them and this does have its negative side. The Geng Zi person often struggles to relax and they can, at times, allow anger and energy to cloud their judgment. Image is everything to them and they want to appear strong at all times but if they fail in achieving a goal for any reason the effect on their self-esteem is tremendous, meaning that they are very volatile. They can be exhausting company. If they allow themselves to become so competitive that they start to fear failure it can make them risk adverse to their own detriment.