The Dolphin Personality

Portrait of a Dolphin Personality

Scientific Name

Tursiops truncatus

Collective Term

A pod of dolphins

Dolphins are those tanned, fit, beautiful people who populate the background scenes of Baywatch. They are annoyingly healthy; eating and drinking with abandon and never becoming overweight.

Undoubtedly it's their active lifestyles that keep them so trim, but their good genes have something to do with it too. Even though dolphins subsist on junk food, their hair is shiny and their skin always glossy.

Though their large brain is capable of solving almost any problem, the dolphin's reputation for intelligence is overrated. They place little value in cerebral pursuits and avoid mental challenges. Dolphins are nonetheless able to hold their own in debates, they simply prefer cavorting and surfing to discussing weighty philosophical issues.

Dolphins were not designed for manual labor. Their bodies lack the skillful hands of the land mammal personalities, but their intelligence and social abilities give them advantages in people-oriented careers.

Rarely found in nine-to-five office jobs, their outgoing personality makes the dolphin a capable public relations representative or outside salesperson. Other recommended careers include professional sports figure, fitness instructor and actor.

A natural sonar gives dolphins the ability to accurately read the hidden intentions of others by picking up their subtle body language. This talent makes them ideal psychologists or crime investigators.

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Famous Dolphin Personalities

Cameron Diaz

Lithe. Wet. Sleek. Playful. Nothing else to say.

Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds in his later years became a parody of a dolphin. Self-absorbed perhaps, but always on the look-out for fun times.

Dan Marino

Yeah. Dan Marino was the Dolphin's most famous quarterback, but he was also athletic, smart and unpredictably agile.

Careers & Hobbies

  • Public relations

  • Sales

  • Pro sports

  • Fitness instructor

  • Boating

  • Skiing

  • Swimming

  • Partying

  • Surfing

  • Practical jokes

Best Mates for a Dolphin

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


Goes deep


Forever interesting


Right up your alley


Play down at the river together


An interesting pair


A joyful romp


An intense friendship




A dream date

Animal Matchmaker

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