The albatross Personality

Albatross Characteristics: Successful • Admirable • Visionary • Inaccessible • Unrealistic • Inflexible
Scientific Name: Diomedea exulans
Collective Term: A rookery of albatrosses

The Bold Albatross 

Albatross personalities represent the kinds of people we admire from afar. In the wild, they spend as many as ten years in the air without ever touching the ground, so it's impossible for most animals to imagine what the life of an albatross is like. Other birds may have some idea, but none have so completely adapted to life in the sky.

Highly visible -- but rarely accessible -- albatrosses often accumulate vast wealth, and can be seen cruising around town in expensive cars. Despite these apparent cries for attention, it's unlikely that albatrosses will exchange more than a few meaningful words with its colleagues before moving on to its next destination.

Having the resources to support this freewheeling lifestyle often makes other people a little jealous but, in reality, albatrosses are not fully in control of their own destinies. They are neither willing nor able to exert the massive effort required to change their trajectories, and passively rely on the winds of fate to take them where it will.

Those lucky enough to spend quality time with an albatross may wake up one day to find them gone, and realize that they never knew much about them in the first place. This is why, that when an albatross finally settles on a mate, it’s almost always with a partner that is as distant and inscrutable as it.

While they can come off as callous and aloof, the truth is that albatrosses are deeply insecure. Several times larger than any other seabird, their huge bills and unwieldy frames mean they are unable to integrate with terrestrial creatures the same way most birds do. They may look majestic from the ground, but on the rare occasion that albatrosses deign to mix with terrestrial animal personalities, it immediately becomes apparent that they simply don't fit in

Albatrosses know how awkward they can be, and structure their lives accordingly. After all, an 11 foot wingspan is only impressive when you're flying.