The Crocodile Personality

Portrait of a Crocodile Personality

Scientific Name

Crocodylus niloticus

Collective Term

A treachery of crocodiles

Crocodiles are lean, leathery individuals with air of wariness that comes from living on the edge. Their skin is often decorated with scars or tattoos. But crocodiles are not always easy to identify, because their survival strategy is based on misdirection and camouflage. As natural predators crocs attack without subtlety or intelligence, using any weapon at their disposal.

Crocodiles prefer docile prey, as the more unwary their victims the less likely they are to struggle. They think nothing of using dirty tricks to gain an advantage and have little sense of honor.

Living on the fringes of society, crocs avoid mainstream locales and prefer dimly lit, grimy hotels for their pursuit of food and entertainment. They ply their nefarious crafts by both day and night and are masters of disguise. Their ability to mask their true colors allows them to befriend unsuspecting victims, usurp their resources and then disappear.

They do serve a useful service to society however, doing jobs that others find too unpleasant. With their talent for disguise, they are excellent private investigators, doing deep undercover work that reputable companies shun.

Because of their ruthless natures, they are also hired by legitimate businesses as bouncers or personal bodyguards. Some enterprising crocodiles go into their own businesses as gang-members, drug dealers, hired killers and second-story men, but all too often find their true calling as common thieves or conmen.

Take Another Quiz

Famous Crocodile Personalities

Osama bin Laden

It takes the guile of a crocodile to formulate a sneak attack on a much larger predator. Bin Laden's legacy will forever be associated with the worst attack on U.S. soil.

Charles Manson

The mind of a crocodile is a murky environment, and those who venture too closely are going to regret it.

Ted Bundy

Sometimes a crocodile looks like an innocent log -- until it jumps up and gets all bitey. Just like serial-killer Ted Bundy who decapitated at least 12 of his victims.

Jeffrey Dahmer

Careers & Hobbies

  • Soldier

  • Undercover cop

  • Bodyguard

  • Bail bondsman

  • Gambling

  • Hunting

  • Fishing

  • Swimming

Best Mates for a Crocodile

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


Mutual interests


Bonnie and Clyde?




Partners in crime


Don't eat your young!


Twisting and turning all night




An uneasy alliance


A little roughhousing

Animal Matchmaker

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