The bear Personality

Bear Characteristics: Large • Confident • Ethical • Protective • Blunt • Overpowering
Scientific Name: Euarctos Americanus
Collective Term: A maul of bears

Duality Personified

Conflicting forces shape the bear's nature, and as a classic omnivore, this burly beast exhibits two distinct sides to its personality. The carnivorous component makes the bear gruff and powerful, while its herbivorous side reveals a sensitive and intelligent individual.

Their gruff, outgoing personalities and burly physiques make bears easy to identify, especially as their natural confidence and swaggering gaits puts others on notice that a bear is present. Bears require a great deal of personal space and – when they enter a room -- the tension level rises perceptibly. As youngsters, bear personalities excel in sports, although their propensity for laziness relegates them to being an observer and fan in later life. Familiar with the seduction of the couch, their ability to sleep soundly is legendary throughout the animal world.

The Secret to the Bear Personality's Success

Although alert and intelligent, the bear mostly succeeds through the sheer force of its personality. Rarely challenged to reach its full intellectual potential, it dominates conversation with its intense single-mindedness, but -- since it is unwilling to argue from a position that it doesn't truly believe in – it makes a lousy lawyer.

Bears routinely enjoy success in all aspects of their industrious lives and their large and capable frames elicit respect and admiration in the workplace. Natural leadership talents make them suitable for jobs in management, academia and personnel training, while their physical prowess also makes them excellent physical education teachers, martial arts trainers or professional wrestlers. Most bears could also have a measure of success in politics if they were to put their mind to it.

Don't Confront 'em!

Two elements define the bear's style of debate: Never avoid an argument and never back down. Bears will batter their opponents into submission just for the endorphin rush -- there's nothing a bear enjoys more than pitting every drop of its intellectual juices against the mind of a worthy opponent.

The Wild Bear

Although bears belong to the order Carnivora, they are actually omnivorous and their diets vary greatly depending on where they live. Highly adaptable creatures, they have a range that extends throughout Europe and most of North America and are found in both forest and mountainous regions. Bears are well-armed for conflict. Equipped with sharp, non-retractable claws, their powerfully built bodies are capable of defending against any aggressor. Although they do occasionally attack and kill small deer, their favorite foods are fish and fruit. 

Careers & Hobbies

P.E. Teacher • Politics • Teaching • Military
 Camping • Outdoor Activities • Sleeping • Competing • Fishing

Love & Friendship

Bears are not the most reciprocating of lovers and their mating habits can be described as intense, speedy and sweaty -- never as romantic or extravagant. But still, they're always willing to get the fur flying and their mates secretly appreciate the passion and ferocity of their sexual interest.

However, not everyone puts up with their boorish sexual routines, which is why bears should limit their advances to those personalities that can handle their gruff demeanors, such as wolves, sea lions, zebra and eagles. Gorillas and walruses can also maintain the pace, but lingerie is not recommended for these carnal escapades.

Bears are selective when it comes to their love affairs since their burly dispositions can easily overpower smaller animal personalities... even weasels and deer are too insipid for its assertive lifestyle.

When it comes to remembering birthdays and anniversaries: forget it. The bear must rely on its mate to remind it of these social functions, so it's well served to seek relationships with the family-oriented dog, wild dog and horse personalities.

Famous Bear Personalities

Teddy Roosevelt

Portrait of Teddy Roosevelt

As the 26th President of the U.S., Teddy Roosevelt embodied the personality of a bear so much that the Teddy Bear was named after him.

Babe Ruth

Portrait of Babe Ruth

Three G words summarize Babe Ruth's bear personality. Grit. Gumption. Girth.

Norman Schwarzkopf

Portrait of Norman Schwarzkopf

Nicknamed "The Bear" for his hard driving, aggressive military approach, Schwartzkopf showed his soft side by helping recover the grizzly bear from the endangered species list.

Jack Nicklaus

Portrait of Jack Nicklaus

There is no better compliment to call a sportsman "The Bear" -- as Jack Nicklaus came to be known. His confidence and poise were a perfect match for his physical prowess in golf.