"I took the test; I was a tiger. It says I'm able to read people's motiviations and assess situations quickly. It says I'm blunt and to the point and I guess some of that is fairly accurate." - Dr. Phil
"I am not a badger. I am NOT a badger!" - Dr. Phil's wife Robin
"I recently reviewed your website; animalinyou.com, and found it quite entertaining.
My mother was of Native American decent. Her family was positioned in high regard within the clan & nation. In her culture; the women hold the power, with men as the up-front enforcers/directors of actions. Many indigenous peoples worldwide have similar cultures. They also share in the belief that our human journey is based on multiple journeys as animals. This is how we learn those things we need to survive our humanity. We may spend many,many "lives" as one animal, to perfect and absorb those given traits before our 'spirit' moves on to the next animal in progression. In other words; we must 'master' being the Snake, before we may be the Bear. Along that journey, our Spirit is grasped by one animal. That animal now guides our Spirit forever through all the remaining journeys. It is through those eyes, we learn all other things to make us 'whole'. Because we are not allowed by The Great Sprit to carry this conscious knowledge forward, our unconscious "dream time" reminds us constantly through the stories of our previous journeys. Only when our stubborn 'human mind' refuses to listen, do we remember the dream in a human interpretation. This is intended to occupy our thoughts to an extent, until that particular lesson is learned. Then the dream melts away from our conscious minds. Each day our Spirit Helper assigns one of our previous animal people to "color our day" in their perspective. This is why we may react instinctively different from one day, to the next to similar stimuli (fight or flee). As we continue on our path, we progress in knowledge of all things from all perspectives. When we have become the best of what we are, we move on, with humans as the highest form in that order (thus far). Many cultures then believe we 'graduate' to be at the right hand of The Great Spirit, assisting as Spirit Helpers ourselves. It is interesting that so very many indigenous cultures worldwide shared in close versions of this belief without the ability to communicate over those vast distances.
As being baptized a Catholic (customary to the time), I found many contradictions in "organized religion", both in theory and practice. My own abhorrent behavior as a youth, caused my Mother to refer me elsewhere from exasperation. I have studied on multiple Native American Reservations including; Navajo, Apache, Cherokee, Sioux, Arapahoe and others. Although there are variations from nation to nation, all are respected and valued by each other. Another difference from organized religion.
In closing, I would only ask you respect the rich, historic, traditional cultures of so many peoples by not overstating the information you exchange as anything other than what it is; entertainingly informative." - Les Wolf
"A friend and I were at the bookstore and decided to take the personality test. She found her personality quickly (mountain goat) but I had much more difficulty. I was VERY honest on the test but when I looked up the choices for those numbers none of them were quite right.
I then figured out why. I am in the process of losing weight and descibed myself as above average or large (whatever the 3rd one was) None of those animals hit on my personality - even my friend said so. So when I changed the first answer to "average" weight (which is where I'm headed), the animal that came up was Baboon-which was VERY close to my personality. So, perhaps the thinner person inside is who I really am, not what is present now on the outside. Has this happened to anyone else??" - Mary K. Roanoke, VA
"I thought I would write you this short email to comment on your book and website. I loved the book! It was very easy to use and I must say very accurate. What a fun way to learn about yourself! I took the test and found that Iwas either a bat or a mountain goat. I always have it handy to refer to and show my friends-they too are amazed how accurate the descriptions are. Your website also is very good-easy to understand and surf around in. Pictures are appealing too. Thank you." - Barb S. in Wisconsin
"INSIGHTFUL! The Animal in You is a refreshing and delightfully entertaining journey into understanding your own and others' personalities. The book provides a brief intruiging self diagnostic test and then applies animal behavioral typology to identify and describe your specific animal personality. This light and rather whimsical approach to personality theory provides a fresh look at human interaction that is filled with creative insight into how we relate to each other as "social animals." In short, The Animal in You is a MUST read and is far more fun and revealing than an astrological forecast -- this "wolf" loved it!" - email@example.com Los Angeles, California