Portrait of a Fox Personality
  • Small to medium size
  • Autonomous
  • Generous
  • Creative
  • Flirtatious
  • Procrastinating

Scientific Name

Vulpes vulpes

Collective Term

A skulk of foxes

Careers & Hobbies

  • Computer programmer
  • Lawyer
  • Doctor
  • Advertising
  • Chess
  • Gambling
  • Debating
  • Jeopardy

The fox is very much a creature of the night and is, along with its dog relatives, the most gregarious of the carnivores. Their agile minds are always active, and although they never intend to harm others foxes have developed a reputation for slyness and manipulation. The female of the species is called a vixen for good reason: With her sharp mind and equally sharp tongue, she is best left alone when angry.

Appealing, cerebral and of average size, the fox is a close relative of both the wolf and dog personalities and displays typical canine qualities of loyalty, passion and creativity. Largely misunderstood to be a shy, retreating individual, it's the fox's unique stature as a small carnivore that defines its survival strategy. Because it cannot succeed in the world using brute force alone, it must rely on its sharp mind and engaging personality to garner resources. Consequently it spends a lot of time in its head, giving the impression that it's trying to outsmart its friends. The fox is often surprised to learn that its intellectual pursuits are intimidating.

Foxes are fussy eaters and feed on a wide range of foods. With an appreciation for the finer things in life, they demand quality in entertainment, food, and friends. A love for exploration is mixed with enjoyment in overcoming challenges, and foxes are often out climbing mountains or journeying to exotic, forbidden places.

Flamboyance is usually not the fox's style, preferring to remain inconspicuous in choose subtlety and cunning over brute strength. They live in small, cozy environments and their houses are usually organized and neat. As a hunter personality, foxes are in good physical shape and enjoy sports that challenge their mind and body.

Foxes are typically successful in the workplace, but their competitiveness and ambition sometimes make coworkers feel belittled. They would never deliberately take advantage of others, but their single-mindedness often blinds them to their feelings. So they thrive in their own businesses and like to surround themselves with family and friends in these ventures. Although they demand consensus in all decisions, they dominate discussions and steer the plans to reflect their own agenda. Competent in a wide range of fields, foxes are particularly well suited for a career as computer programmers, lawyers, doctors or professional chess players.

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Best Mates for a Fox

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


Fun and games


Compatible in every way




Fun competition


Stable and fruitful


Compatible and affectionate




Fellow canines


Energetic and satisfying

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

Famous Fox Personalities

David Duchovny

David Duchovny is a self-admitted sex-addict - and it takes a foxy personality to keep the babe-stream flowing. Made famous by his role in The X Files, Duchovny is also an accomplished comic actor.

Hugh Grant

If you were to choose only three C adjectives to define a fox, you'd pick are Charming, Cunning and Cute. The same attributes that describe British actor Hugh Grant.

Johnnie Cochran

If you're ever charged with murder (and you did it), you'd want a fox personality to represent you in court. OJ Simpson hired Johnny Cochran and the rest was history.

Michael J. Fox

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