The sea lion Personality

Sea Lion Characteristics: Enthusiastic • Flirtatious • Charming • Plucky • Obstinate
Scientific Name: Otaria byronia
Collective Term: A splash of sea lions 

Amiable and Enthusiastic

These charming pinnipeds are agile, sleek and energetic with an eagerness of spirit that's irresistibly compelling. The sea lion can be described as a combination of the dog and dolphin personalities - part carnivore, part sea dweller; it is well groomed with an attractive mind and body. Like the dolphin, sea lions are pleasure connoisseurs who can be quite lazy when it comes to putting in a solid day's work. With the dog's loyalty and generosity, it manages to charm everyone with its effervescence. The sea lion’s irrepressible nature craves the spotlight and they enjoy performing, telling stories and hogging the attention of their large group of friends.

Sea Lions Are Profligate

Sea lions have little respect for the value of money, for even though they have the talent to accumulate vast wealth, they're much more likely to be found at the beach. Alas, the lack of money doesn't discourage the sea lion from those spending sprees that leave it in debt, and saving for the future is never a priority. Sea lions are forever emptying the penny jar or mooching a few bucks to buy a tuna sandwich.

The sea lion's agile mind is exercised by long hours of debate on issues of philosophy. Their lazy dispositions, however, can result in conversations that lack substance and logical grounding, but they are curious about the universe and pay particular attention to numerology and astrology. Their cheerful dispositions belie a hot tempered core. When reacting assertively, their attack comes in the form of a sharp, barked retort and their slippery personas provide sufficient defense in the event of a counter-attack.

Sea Lions in the Workplace

Their smooth personalities are well suited to a wide range of sales positions. Whether selling real estate or motor vehicles, they are skillful, enthusiastic and sincere. Their straightforward, genuine desire to help others shines through in their work and they are instinctively trusted by their coworkers. However, their careers suffer from lack of motivation, for they are prone to rest on their laurels. 

An aggressive streak serves sea lions well in jobs that require physical and emotional strength, and they are a good fit for careers as police officers, air traffic controllers, paramedics or lifeguards. As entrepreneurs with high levels of self-esteem, sea lions confidently plunge into risky business ventures but this confidence is not always warranted. All too often they find themselves in both financial and social trouble although their natural buoyancy always helps them keep their head above water.

Sea Lions in the Wild

Sea lions are one of the few land mammals that have returned to the sea to eke out a living. Supremely well adapted for life in a rocky, unpredictable environment, they have even evolved "rubber" ribs made from soft cartilage to protect them when swimming around rocks in high seas.

Like their dolphin companions, sea lions have developed a rudimentary sonar system but their eyesight is the preferred hunting tool. It is the California sea lion that is commonly seen performing in circuses and animal parks, and the creature's intelligence and social expertise make it a perennial crowd favorite.

Careers & Hobbies

Performing arts • Air traffic controller • Paramedic • Lifeguard
Diving • Fishing • Volleyball • Astrology

Love & Friendship

The sea lion's sex life is a hoot. Although its ardor and enthusiasm can make a partner feel as though they are the only person in its life, it quickly becomes apparent the sea lion feels the same way about many people. It's not that the sea lion wants to be unfaithful --it just doesn't like to say no. 

The sea lion is a sucker for flattery and its greatest aphrodisiac is someone showing an interest in it. Because they are in such high demand, sea lions rarely have to initiate romantic encounters.

As a semi-aquatic creature, sea lions are compatible with a wide array of land and sea-based personalities. However, with the exception of the water-based swans and penguins, sea lions should avoid the irritating and unreachable birds.

Clearly, its best partnerships are with those personalities that share its affinity for water. Dolphins, for example, understand the sea lion's need for independence and make for wonderful casual sex-partners, while for more serious relationships; the sea lion should consider the walrus, penguin, hippo, and otter.

Famous Sea Lion Personalities

Pamela Anderson

Portrait of Pamela Anderson

Sleek + glossy coat + unpredictable +predatory =-sea lion. 

Mark Spitz

Portrait of Mark Spitz

Until Michael Phelps came along, no one in Olympic history ever won more gold medals for swimming. It makes sense -- Spitz is a sea lion and Phelps a dolphin.