"I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion's roar." ~Winston Churchill
The lion personality has the unmistakable presence of nobility. Moving with the unruffled calm of a cat and the dignified gait of someone in command, lions have no need to walk or talk quickly since they're never in danger of being ignored or marginalized. Every now and then, the lion will play to its gruff reputation by dramatically reprimanding a subordinate or impulsively making love to its partner with unsheathed claws. But underneath all its hissing and scratching, it's still a pussycat at heart.
Lion Personalities Have Few Competitors
Lions usurp a disproportional amount of resources with their extravagant lifestyles, and because of their voracious appetites society cannot support a great number of them.
Energetic and strong, lions respect strength in others and have no time for subtlety. Their moods are demonstrated with abandon, from yawning in public to growling at impudent inferiors, and they feel no need to follow social etiquette. They're always the first to complain about bad food or service in a restaurant, but are fair-minded and equitable and are often called to settle disputes of others.
When a lion is hired into a new job, things immediately begin to change. Alliances are forged and old rules are thrown out without regard for the feelings of others. In short order, there is a new sense of direction and a tangible sense of confidence that percolates throughout the organization. Perhaps because of their powerful personalities lions are not detail oriented, for the minutia of the mundane irritates the lion. It prefers to concentrate on the bigger picture, expecting its mate to do the 'trivial' tasks of shopping, housekeeping and childrearing.
The Lion Personality's Career
In business the lion prefers to surround itself with animals beneath it in the food chain, offering leadership, strength and protection in exchange for loyalty and hard work. Realizing that its survival depends on these animals it is protective and possessive with its employees, but at the end of the day insists on taking the lion's share of the profits.
Lions are aggressive, predictable and dependable. Others always know where they stand with a lion, and their confidence and leadership abilities make them successful CEOs, company presidents, judges or lion tamers.
Lions in the Wild
With the exception of the tiger, the lion is the largest member of the cat family and commands enormous respect wherever it is found. Lions were once common throughout Southem Europe, Asia, and the whole of Africa, but the last lion in Europe died about two thousand years ago. They were exterminated largely because of their perceived threat to man.
Lions live in prides and hunt cooperatively. Each pride is serviced by one or two male lions, whose job it is to protect the territory from marauding hyenas and single male lions. In return, the male lion gets the benefit of feeding first at the lioness' kills.
It is not widely known that lions are not completely carnivorous and will even eat fruit occasionally. They typically eat the entrails of their prey first, taking advantage of the minerals, salts, and vitamins from their victim's last meal.