Cats - IxFP (grace, sensuality, moodiness, love for their own rules, loving and protective of those they care for)
Dogs - ExTPs (pack mentality anyone? Tertiary Fe ftw! loyal, help their family, hunt together)
Elephants - ENFJ (wise, strong, matriarchy, the group = survival etc)
Badger - ISTP (fuck that snake, we'll see who eats who!)
Beaver - ISTJ (Let me build you a sturdy house, industrious, reliable)
Horse - ESFJ (cooperative, team player, industrious, herd animal)
Porcupine - INTP (forget about the rest of the world, I'll just go about my own business)
Lion - ENTJ (must rule the roost/world and have minions/harem to do my bidding)
Bunny - ISFJ (sweet, demure, cooperative, team player, secretly competitive and craaaazyyy in the sack )
Otter - ESFP (show-off, works with tools, water acrobat and utterly playful)
Deer - INFJ (grace, beauty, wisdom, frailty, somewhat distant and easily scared off)
Swan - ENFJ (regal, territorial, beauty, grace, mates for life)
Butterfly - ENFP (flits from flower to flower, goes from ugly caterpilar and eating a buffet of stuff to discovering who they truly are)
Owl - INTJ ( never see or hear him coming, looks at you weirdly, always seems up to something...)
Bull - ESTJ ( get out of my way if you know what is good for you, hard workers, reliable, competent, strong)
Well, I've seen a chimp type. I don't think I've seen another animal do it, though.
Originally Posted by Blackmail!
All I can say is that despite the way we like to "humanize" them, cats are actually creatures with a very limited mental capacity, even amongst mammals.
Dogs, on the other hand are rather in the upper category, and elephantine intelligence might be on par with us. Elephants seem to have a perfect memory, and they are very empathetic and sociable animals (except for the occasional large solitary males).
I think there tends to be an under-rating of cat intelligence and an over-rating of dog intelligence by basing intelligence on obedience, compliance, and communication with humans. A similar and telling way people do this is with putting dog intelligence over wolves, though it turns that a wolf raised by humans out-performs dogs on certain tasks.
Of course, now that I'm on this topic (and this thread is silly anyhow) I'm going to complain about chimps. Chimps are over-rated and get too big a share of the scientific investment (which isn't a lot for animal intelligence studies to begin with). Clearly chimps demonstrate intelligence beyond most animals, but I don't like how they are compared to the other apes, as well as animals such as dolphins, elephants, certain parrots and certain corvids. I'm inclined to think chimps get a bonus just for being the closest relative to humans. We always make animal intelligence entirely about us.
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Go to sleep, iguana.
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