The bat Personality
Bat Characteristics: Artistic • Reflective • Unpredictable
Scientific Name: Chiroptera
Collective Term: A cauldron of bats
The Unconventional Bat
Bats are decidedly nonconformist creatures and -- as airborne personalities -- tend to look down at the conventional goings-on of ground animals. And yet, since it is not a true bird and has not mastered the art of smooth controlled flight, it often appears awkward in social situations (hence the phrase "acting batty"). But as compensation for this social ungainliness, many bat personalities sport a built-in radar which enable them to intuitively read the motivations of others.
Spotting a Bat Personality
Identifying bat personalities is not difficult. These nocturnal creatures come alive at night and can be spotted in underground clubs or dimly lit bars. Bats prefer the sanctuary of dark clothing and dark corners, and you'll never see a bat sporting a heavy tan. These are intelligent, spiritual, and creative individuals who use their full range of senses (other than poor eyesight) to artfully navigate their way through life.
Bats have a habit of flitting in and out of social situations -- swooping down to interact briefly with others before quickly flying off to resume their bat lives. Unassertive and aloof, they'll take flight at the first hint of a confrontation to seek comfort in their personal spaces, which are generally decorated in unusual and expressive ways.
The Bat's Secret Weapon
The bats’ sixth sense gives them a number of advantages in the workplace, and their insightful natures enable them to understand others better than they understand themselves. Their intuitiveness makes bats excellent psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and palm readers. Bats respond poorly to direction, however, and function best as sole practitioners running their own businesses. Preferring to work at night while sleeping by day, the bat's job must be flexible enough to accommodate their unusual sleep schedule. Their creative streak often finds them in the design and architectural fields and their unique relationship with dark caves makes them natural archeologists or spelunkers.
Although the bat's spiritual side is always on display, they are not overly emotional. Due to their unusual -- and sometimes awkward -- approach to life, they can sometimes have difficulty finding companions, but will respond to anyone who shares their philosophical perspective. Bats love spending long hours in deep conversation, and when they’ve successfully located a partner, they prove to be both dependable and committed companions.
Bats in the Wild
While often mistaken for bird personalities, bats are mammals that have chosen to abandon the world of the terrestrial and adopt the nocturnal, airborne environment in which they thrive. Although a number of other mammals are able to glide, bats are the only ones to have achieved real flight. Highly skilled hunters, bats have been able to infiltrate a variety of geographical niches using all manner of feeding techniques -- from the famous bloodsucking vampire to the tiny pollinating fruit bat, their nocturnal flappings evoke the image of a mysterious and vaguely repellent rodent on the wing.
Careers & Hobbies
Psychiatrist • Artist • Social Worker • Archeologist • Writer • Musician
Socializing • Philosophy
Love & Friendship
Bats are enamored with the idea of love more than they are with its colder realities. Decidedly romantic, they are prone to flights of extraordinary fantasy. But it's not the traditional Ken and Barbie type of romance that tickles its fancy, it's the Anne Rice kind: dark, moody and gothic.
A lover able to tap into the bat's rich world is in for some delightful intrigue and although it's no easy task burrowing one's way into the bat's mysterious heart, the fox personality makes the air/land transition quite well. The fox's incisive mind and adventurous sexual spirit intersects perfectly with the bat's quirky fascination for the night-hunt, which is perhaps bats are sometimes known as flying foxes.
Famous Bat Personalities
Nostradamus was a mystic and seer who published collections of prophecies of such notoriety, that he must have had the sixth sense of a bat.
Gypsy Rose Lee
It helps to have a bat personality when flitting around the social scene of early Hollywood. Gypsy Ross Lee made burlesque mainstream by emphasizing the "tease" in striptease.