Mountain Goat Characteristics:
Some things are more relatable than others (in the extended description, the whole bit about being a loner and observer as well as the entire "Mountain Goat Psyche" part hit the nail on the head, not so much the "A Socially Adept Creature" part), but it was still a cool test!
Badgers are closely related to weasel personalities and share the same range as their cousins the skunks. What distinguishes them from their relatives is their extraordinary physical and emotional strength and tenacious approach to life's challenges. Good looking, small to medium sized individuals, they walk and talk as if they own the world and their powerfully built bodies and dominating personalities back down for no one, not even the much larger personality of the lion. They will confidently enter the territory of others -- woe betide anyone who blocks their path.
The Wild Badger
A bearlike animal with short, powerful legs and strong claws, the badger is armed with musk glands (like its close relative the skunk), and relies on its powerful and stocky three-foot-long body to protect itself. Because of their nocturnal habits , they are rarely observed in the wild, although they are common throughout Northern Europe and the United States. A badger's response to danger can be quite astonishing. When threatened, the hair on its body stands on end so that it suddenly looks twice its normal size, and when combined with a violent snarling sound, its blustering reaction is enough to frighten off any would-be predator.
Quiet and Solitary
Uses shyness as a tactic for success
Aggressive in their search for resources
Rely on their social skills for success
In a relationship:
Follows the leader
Goes with the flow
Practical. Chooses partners deliberately and carefully.
Other practical animals like Prairie Dogs, Beavers, Deer.
Spiritual animals like Bats, Foxes.
"Put silk on a goat and it is still a goat" ~Irish sayingMountain goat personalities are very much loners. Observing the goings-on from their unique perch, they are consummate voyeurs and when mingling with other terrestrial animal personalities they feel uncomfortable and vulnerable. After brief forays into their world, they must return to their place of security.
The Mountain Goat PsycheBalance is a critical component of a mountain goat's life, and they are moderate in every facet of their behavior. With conservative family values, their politics are middle of the road, and their even-keeled life has similar characteristics to that of their cousin the sheep. However, there's an air of eccentricity about a mountain goat, and this is reflected in their unusually decorated homes.
Nimble of foot and quick of mind, mountain goats are adept at extricating themselves from tricky situations. Usually though, they're're responsible for getting into these predicaments in the first place and have a habit of not learning from their mistakes. Although intelligent, they do not have much in the way of street smarts and could be considered naive. This is probably due to a lack of real-world experience.
A Socially Adept CreatureA creature of gossip, mountain goats subscribe to the rumor mill that includes tabloid magazines and TV shows in an attempt to better understand the world of the terrestrial personalities. They love to watch soap operas and other shows depicting the tumult of human relationships. With this affinity for intrigue and gossip, they would make a great movie critics, writers, hairdressers or tabloid journalists.
If you're looking for a scout guide or hiking partner, this sure-footed beast is an ideal choice. However, its talents as a leader are suspect. Because of its solitary existence, it does not have the insight into human behavior that is required for leadership. Mountain goats are not risk takers and need to feel solid ground beneath their feet before making any major decision. Mia Farrow is an exemplary mountain goat who manages to maintain her balance while snakes and rock-falls threaten to dislodge her grip on life.
Mountain Goats in the WildMountain goats have a precarious existence. While their highly evolved hooves make them master of their slippery, dangerous domain, they are challenged by the sparse vegetation found at these higher elevations. Having found a niche on slopes between two thousand and seventeen thousand feet, they feed mainly on grass and herbs during the summer and leaves in the winter.
Mountain goats are also known as Ibexes, and there are seven distinct species found in Asia, North Africa, and Europe. One advantage to living in such an inhospitable environment is the lack of predators. However, snow leopards and wolves will often claim unwary individuals on the lower elevations.
Careers & Hobbies
Movie criticHair dresserRock climbingPeople watching
Love & FriendshipMountain goats enjoy nothing more than open-air rendezvous with their lovers. The goat's courting behavior is simple and charming. It prefers a picnic basket on a checkered tablecloth to a formal dinner with champagne and crystal. This style is reflected in its choice of mates -- casual, quirky types with laid back personalities.
These are high maintenance lovers for a relationship with a mountain goat is an exercise in ups and downs. Even though their emotional fragility causes the premature death of many love affairs, as long as their partner remains faithful, the mountain goat will honor it with commitment and love.
The mountain goat's elusive sensibilities don't give it a wide choice of partners. In fact, only a small number of animal personalities are even remotely compatible with this erratic creature.
The unfettered swans, horses, sheep, and deer make for sweet and gentle unions, but it is with the soaring eagle that the mountain goat finds its spiritual communion. A shared love of freedom and appreciation for the open air makes them eternal soul mates.
This is a decidedly nonconformist creature, for as an airborne personality, the bat tends to look down at the conventions of the 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 enables them to intuitively read the motivations of others.
Spotting a Bat Personality
Identifying bat personalities is not difficult. Being nocturnal creatures, they come alive at night and can be spotted in underground clubs or dimly lit bars. They prefer the sanctuary of dark clothing and dark corners, and you'll never see a bat sporting a heavy tan. These are intelligent, spiritual, creative individuals who use their full range of senses (other than their poor eyesight) to carefully 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, generally decorated in unusual but expressive ways.
The Bat's Secret Weapon
A sixth sense gives bats a number of advantages in their work, and their insightful nature enables them to understand others better than they understand themselves. This intuitiveness makes bats excellent psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and palm readers. They respond poorly to direction however, and function best as a sole practitioners in their own business. Preferring to work at night and sleep by day, a bat's job must be flexible enough to accommodate these unusual hours. A creative streak often finds them in the design and architectural fields, and their unique relationship with dark caves makes you a natural archeologist or spelunker.
Although the bat's spiritual side is always on display, they are not overly emotional. Because of their unusual and sometimes awkward approach to life they can sometimes have difficulty finding companions. However, bats respond well to anyone who shares their philosophical perspective, and they love spending long hours in deep conversation. Once they have successfully located a partner, bats prove to be both dependable and committed companions.
Bats in the Wild
While often mistaken for birds, bats of course 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 an image of a mysterious and vaguely repellent rodent on the wing.
Careers & Hobbies
Love & Friendship
Bats are enamoured with the idea of love more than they are with its colder realities. Decidedly romantic, they are prone to flights of extraordinary fantasy. And it's not the traditional Ken and Barbie type of romance that tickles its fancy either. 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 finding 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 nighthunt. Perhaps this is why another term for the bat is flying fox.