Once again I get the Swan
Here is test creator, Roy Feinson's, concept of "bird personalities" in general:
Originally Posted by Vasilisa
Just interesting for me to have this come up again as I concurrently reflect on something I read this summer:
Bird personalities are those attractive, talented people who brighten our day with their infectious joire de vivre. But maintaining this high-flying lifestyle requires a high metabolism that often makes them flighty and emotionally jittery. While their showoffy attitudes generate criticism, they're are always at the top of the list when it comes to sending out the party invitations.
Unable to remain in one place for long, birds love to travel, sometimes for no other reason than the sheer joy of exploration. Rarely alighting to integrate with the locals, they are consummate voyeurs preferring to people-watch through eagle eyes. So, to the other terrestrial personalities, birds are mysterious and enigmatic individuals who have disassociated themselves from the everyday life of land creatures. Birds also exhibit a decided theatrical streak that leans toward the melodramatic. Birds of prey - vultures, eagles and owls -- are particularly fascinating.
Proud, strong, and universally admired for their independent soaring spirits, their agile bodies are usually in excellent condition. Birds do not adjust well to the confines of the office unless the work is creative and challenging and are drawn to occupations as artists, writers, and editors. They also covet jobs that take them outdoors -- particularly as construction workers, park rangers and pilots. While their talents as performers and their love for beauty makes them ideally suited for careers as models, dancers, actors, aerobic instructors, interior designers and architects. With their brilliant organizational skills, birds are also outstanding managers and business owners. On the other hand, they tend to be finicky and picky, sometimes alienating subordinates with their unrelenting perfectionism.
The Bird as Symbol in Current Culture
I first noticed the bird motif on the pro-ana sites. Girls described wanting to have bird bones, to be feather thin, ‘become frail’, to be light as air, be delicate, small, like a shimmering, (starving) sparrow. < continue reading... >
The bird lust has seeped into other facets of culture, fashion primarily. Bird tats, shirts, golden necklaces on mall teens; over priced frumpy Anthropolgie dresses with hummingbird patterns splayed across the skirt and bodice. The bird, the common bird, not the scavenger vulture or populist pigeon, but the sparrow of all creatures, the frail, dumb, petite beaked thing has been adopted as a hipster talisman, a way to signify delicacy and airiness.
It’s gone from collar bone tattoos and into the mainstream. Jonathan Franzen wrote in the NYT that he is a secret bird watcher, which he described as very uncool, which is not true! It is very cool, right now, probably cooler than collecting vinyls and collecting customized moleskin notebooks.
Here’s what I despise about the mass bird adoption, it glamorizes frailty...