The Badger Personality

Portrait of Badger Personality

Scientific Name

Taxidea taxus

Collective Term

A cete of badgers

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.

Like most carnivores, badgers stay in shape with regular physical activity and are well dressed and precisely groomed. They enjoy all sports and their competitive natures drive them to the edges of their abilities. Because of their small size, they sometimes feel the need to assert themselves to gain the respect accorded the larger carnivores. However, the badger's tendency to bite off more than it can chew often results in an overestimation of its capabilities. With the heart of a tiger, tenacity is both their greatest asset and biggest downfall.

Badger personalities seldom find time for the finer pleasures of life. Art and literature are considered distracting to the pursuit of resources, and their reading habits are usually confined to light fiction or popular action novels.

Badgers are almost always successful in business but often find themselves over their head. Towering ambitions cause them to make sweeping plans without considering the finer details of the exercise. With such an abundance of self-confidence, badgers sometimes rush headlong into overwhelming situations and are forced to burrow their way out. Even so, they never go down without a fight.

The badger is highly regarded as a leader, especially by the smaller animal personalities, but their physical stature can limit political ambitions. This doesn't deter them from running races they are destined to lose, however. Like their cousin the weasel, badgers are opportunists and sometimes team up in business with the more thoughtful animal personalities to help offset their impetuous nature. As a salesperson, they have few equals. Jobs requiring a high degree of proactive selling are ideally suited for the badger's get-up-and-go personality. As managers they are somewhat overbearing, but nonetheless fair and rational. They don't exhibit much of an ego and with their head down, rooting for opportunities, badgers always generate a great deal of respect from their peers.

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Famous Badger Personalities

Joe Pesci

It's hard to know the real Joe Pesci. With his ability to play a wide range of characters in classics like Goodfellas, and My Cousin Vinnie, the only thing consistent about him is his determination, skill and persistence.

Napoleon Bonaparte

You can't spell badger without "bad", and there's a little bad in every badger personality. Ruthlessness, relentlessness and determination in a single small package. Dynamite!

Robert DeNiro

Many actors who play macho roles draw on their own personalities. No one in Hollywood has more badger machismo than DeNiro

Oliver North

Oliver North was a modern-day Machiavelli who, under Ronald Reagan, believed that the ends justified the means. It doesn't take intent to be evil... just the guts and confidence of a badger.

Careers & Hobbies

  • Engineer

  • Soldier

  • Reporter

  • Police

  • Basketball

  • Gambling

  • Golfing

  • Hunting

  • Fishing

  • Debating

Best Mates for a Badger

All animal personalities relate to each other differently - some better than others! Here are the three best matches for a Badger.


Badgers are at ease and comfortable with wolves.


Wolves and badgers share a deep understanding


Fireworks in bed!


Badgers are on the same wavelength as wild dogs


Badgers and Wild dogs are natural soul mates


Badger/Wild Dogs are a magnificent combination


Foxes and Badgers make for friendly competition


Stable and fruitful marriages are common


Compatible and affectionate -- with a lot of spice!

Animal Matchmaker

Choose any two animal personalities from the lists below and see how they match up.