The Elephant Personality

Portrait of an Elephant Personality

Scientific Name

Loxodonta africana

Collective Term

A herd of elephants

An elephant personality is a person whose deliberate movements exude confidence and calm in all aspects of his or her life. While maybe not the king of the animal world, it is surely a member of the royal family. With an imposing physical presence and kind, spiritual demeanor, it moves easily through life where few barriers can hold it back.

There's a touch of cool in the stoic elephant that's appealing and reassuring. In all probability this composure stems from the knowledge that they have no natural enemies; even the lion and crocodile personalities pay homage by giving them a respectful berth. Only the unpredictable tiger has been known to trigger any semblance of anxiety in this otherwise fearless animal.

When elephants set their minds to something, they don't waver in their commitment until the task is complete. Their intelligence, combined with a formidable personality, gives them a terrific advantage in business and social affairs while their communication skills make them first-rate leaders. Trustworthy and honest, they always let others know where they stand with regard to their feelings.

In business, elephants are usually found in leadership roles as executives or company presidents and, although highly paid, are never ostentatious with their wealth. In the top echelons of political office, elephant personalities are far more likely to be female. Male elephants are not as predictable as their counterparts, and females are more likely to maintain an even temper.

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Famous Elephant Personalities

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi was the leader of India -- the world's largest (and most tumultuous) democracy. If that doesn't call for the steady hand of a matriarchal elephant personality, nothing does.

Golda Meir

If it's true that female elephant personalities make great leaders, it's because the have the perfect combination of stability, thoughtfulness and intelligence. Israel's first -- and only -- female leader embodied all these qualities.


Most famous male elephant personalities are not known for their calm, reasoned interaction with the world. But they do have one or two distinctive physical attributes -- like Pavarotti's incomparable singing voice.

Careers & Hobbies

  • Manager

  • Judge

  • Musician

  • Business Exec

  • Politician

  • Leader

  • Singing

  • Family

  • Art appreciation

Best Mates for a Elephant

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


A solid team


Solid and long-lasting


The ground shakes




A storybook romance


Serious sexual attractions


Unstoppable together


Never a dull moment


A feisty twosome

Animal Matchmaker

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