Portrait of a Bison Personality
  • Above average size
  • Courageous
  • Stable
  • Reliable
  • Predictable
  • Uninspiring

Scientific Name

Bison bison

Collective Term

A convention of bison

Careers & Hobbies

  • Accountant
  • Politician
  • Lawyer
  • Manager
  • Banker
  • Judge
  • Long walks
  • Chess
  • Golf

Bison are pragmatic, strong shouldered individuals who excel in the art of compromise. They are resourceful and dedicated to the pursuit of success.

As is typical of a herbivorous personality, the bison is a resourceful, determined individual with a strongly conservative bent. Not one to rock the boat, it avoids drawing attention to itself while it quietly goes about it business.

The stoic bison is deceptively intelligent, although most of the time its mental processing is done behind the scenes. Bison allow situations to unfold as they must without feeling the need to change the flow of events, all the while watching thoughtfully behind an implacable exterior.

As a migratory animal, bison love to travel and do so in large, organized groups. They are often seen in popular vacation spots, herding around local landmarks before stampeding off to the next predictable tourist trap.

No one would ever accuse bison of being handsome; they have plain, placid faces that are difficult to remember, and their staid temperaments complement their looks. Although their large frames can handle any physical confrontation, they would never go looking for trouble.

Conservative and fearful of change, bison steer clear of radical ideas that might engender a shift in the social order. Righteous indignation is a hallmark of a bison temperament, and they are determined to maintain their status in the workplace hierarchy.

By keeping a low profile, the bison's reputation as a methodical plodder often elicits unkind remarks from jealous associates. As a consequence of this backbiting, their implacable expressions sometimes mask a deep seated inferiority complex.

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Best Mates for a Bison

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


Nicely balanced


Together forever




Roaming buddies


A rich and satisfying marriage


Do it in the outdoors


Dinner for two


Sensible and stable


Well matched

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

Famous Bison Personalities

Al Gore

So Al Gore was known as a boring plodder, so boring in fact that by his own admission, his Secret Service code was "Al Gore". But no one doubts his ability to shoulder huge responsibility.

Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford was hardly an exciting President -- filling the gap between a disgraced Nixon and Jimmy Carter. But he did the job solidly and without complaint - in typical bison style.

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