"Metal is the diamond found in the rough - it is the breath of life. Metal respects itself and also respects others. It is strong and hard, but will adapt and change when put under pressure. Metal is often seen to be unyielding, rigid and determined. People with this element tend to be minimalists -- enjoying the simplicity of an organized and clean life. However, on the negative side, Metal can also be forceful and controlling. Metal is matter-of-fact and does not see a need for complex or unnecessary emotion in its life."
– Cara Hebert, The Five Elements: What Chinese Element Am I?