The deer Personality
Deer Characteristics: Petite to average size • Beautiful • Elusive • Flexible • Idealistic • Inconsistent
Scientific Name: Odocoileus hemionus
Collective Term: A herd of deer
Gorgeous but Capricious
This beautiful and delicate creature is a classic example of a prey species, and with few defenses other than its nimble mind and agile body it must be constantly on the lookout for danger.
Deer are active and lithe creatures with little excess body fat, and enjoy and excel at most athletic pursuits. Their athleticism and grace may well create a fine first impression; it often masks a scatterbrained and emotionally taxing inner core.
Deer Personalities are Skittish
Best known for their highly-strung and skittish behavior, deer personalities are shy and demure. With a propensity to withdraw emotionally for fear of getting hurt, deer often struggle to settle down, and while it might be too callous to describe them as schizophrenic, their motivations are certainly difficult to predict.
Because their coquettish behavior is rooted in deeply buried insecurities, deer are drawn to the entertainment industry as actors and models, where -- by hiding behind the mask of characters --they find temporary refuge from the painful elements in their own lives.
The Secret to the Deer Personality's Success
The deer's quest for a balanced life goads it into wildly emotional searches, and stability may take the form of solitude or an obsessive relationship. But more often than not, sanctuary is found in its strong spiritual beliefs.
Many deer personalities have strong religious convictions, and spend a great deal of time in the company of like-minded individuals. Deer are also habitual people-watchers and enjoy nothing better than quietly ruminating while the world goes by. The outdoors is where they feel most comfortable and they are drawn to the freedom of wide open spaces where their graceful movements and love for music can express themselves.
When it comes to work, deer are not known for their stability - repeatedly switching jobs while trying to find the perfect career. In part, this is because most bosses tend to be larger, predatory animal personalities, and proximity to lions, warthogs and bears make the deer nervous. Consequently, the deer will feel most at home as a member of a large team.
Deer in the Wild
Extremely shy and wary, most deer spend their time in small herds, constantly surveying their surroundings as they nervously browse on grass and shrubs.
Male deer sport antlers ranging in size from inch-long stubs to handsome, multi-branched displays and, interestingly enough, reindeer are the only species of deer in which the female also has antlers.
Deer populations in North America are making a comeback. Because of the positive press provided by the movie Bambi, communities are loath to cull their numbers, and in many western states they have become significant pests and health hazards. Belying their large populations, there are fewer than fifty species of deer left in the world, with the majority found in Asia and South America.
Careers & Hobbies
Dancer • Actor • Social worker • Secretary • Retail clerk
Athlete • Dancing • Hiking • Gymnastics • Aerobics
Love & Friendship
Deer take pride in keeping fit and are well aware of their sex appeal -- with no qualms about using it to their advantage. Delicious outdoor encounters come from safe rendezvous with horses and mountain goats, and deer are also attracted to the sensual aspects of swans, peacocks, and foxes. The powerful and exciting zebra guarantees an interesting time between the sheets.
Despite their timidity, deer are surprisingly adventurous lovers willing to participate in all forms of experimental fantasy games. But once a deer draws the line; it’s best not to cross it. When seeking a long-term mate, they are drawn to strong animal personalities offering protection from life's perils, and while the ultimate prize would be a sable, giraffe or elephant, they'd happily settle for a comfortable grazing existence with a horse, bison, or sheep.
Once a deer commits to a partner, it will hang on to the relationship for all it's worth -- remaining faithful and supportive even when its loyalty is not reciprocated.
Famous Deer Personalities
In her heyday, Elizabeth Taylor was universally considered the most beautiful woman in the world. Her skittish, deer-like personality perfectly complimented her deer-like, unforgettable eyes.
Start with those eyes that are too big for her head, then move on to the small mouth and unpredictable movements, and you have the quintessential deer in Amanda Seyfried.