Portrait of a Giraffe Personality
  • Large/tall size
  • Good-looking
  • Confident
  • Sophisticated
  • Uncompromising
  • Snooty

Scientific Name

Giraffa camelopardalis

Collective Term

A loft of giraffe

Careers & Hobbies

  • Model
  • Dancer
  • Writer
  • Actor
  • Athlete
  • Basketball
  • Gossiping
  • Hiking
  • Shopping

Giraffes are graceful, well-groomed individuals who move with confidence and elegance found only in the big game animals. Michael Jordan is a typical giraffe. Tall, good-looking, and successful, he stands heads and shoulders above the rest of the animal kingdom. In full stride, giraffes look like they're flying -- their long legs pumping as they gallop effortlessly through life.

Giraffes are not arrogant but have an extraordinary need to be the center of attention. Although their highly visible frames make them somewhat self-conscious, they would never dream of hiding their height by stooping. Even though they might capitalize on their size they perpetually worry about what other people think, knowing that they're an easy target for jealous backbiters.

Since most of the giraffe's self-confidence is the product of its physical stature, it is fastidious about its appearance. A giraffe's tastes in consumer goods are refined and expensive, leaning toward Armani and Mercedes.

Giraffes prefer to spend personal time shopping or showing off the latest fashions and enjoy being the center of attention. Their aloof behavior is designed to enhance their image, and they certainly could be accused of being too self-conscious.

Even so, giraffes have little need for worldly goods other than personal possessions that serve to enhance their prestige. They have a definite taste for quality and would rather own a few prized possessions than anything else. Their ambitions are limited to having a comfortable living environment, close friends, and universal admiration. Their living spaces tend to be untidy, large apartment or sparsely furnished loft being the giraffe's preferred living environment.

When and if they work, giraffes are able to make a good living with their physical attributes alone. This makes them well suited to be models or dancers. Their heightened aesthetic sense makes giraffes a natural for the creative arts, including writing and acting, and as athletes they have no equal.

Intellectually, giraffes are no owls, but then they've never had to rely on their wits to compete in life. Instead, their graceful presence and charm have provided them with a serene and gentle passage. When necessary though, they display a sharp wit and have an engaging sense of humor.

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Best Mates for a Giraffe

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


An understanding friendship


Long-term possibilities


Big game!


Positive vibes


A precious relationship


A potent couple




Mutual devotion



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

Famous Giraffe Personalities

Gisele Bundchen

It's easy to identify a giraffe personality when it's a tall, good-looking, leggy blonde. But it also has to come with a particular breed of confidence that super-model Gisele is famous for.


Actor Ru Paul made his name by playing drag queens and achieved international fame with the hit song Supermodel. Tall and spectacular-looking, RuPaul is the quintessential giraffe.

Michael Jordan

The NBA is full of lanky and rangy men -- but very few of them are giraffes. What makes Michael Jordan different? His comfort with his size and his unexpected agility. Oh. And his slam-dunk.

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