The element of Earth can best be described as solid. It is a substance which nurtures life, but can be crushing and tumultuous. People and creatures influenced by earth are often seen as the strong, silent type. They have a hands-on approach to almost everything in life and because they are so deliberate things tend to get done right the first time. Other traits include: Cautious, Direct, Firm, Industrious, Logical, Patient, Practical, Protective, Reliable, Supportive, and Stubborn.