The Lion Personality

Portrait of a Lion Personality

Scientific Name

Panthera leo

Collective Term

A pride of lions

"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.

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.

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.

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.

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Famous Lion Personalities

Nicolas Cage

Nick Cage clawed his way to the top of Hollywood's A-listers through determination and guile, and his lion personality is on display in his personal life as well. The divorce from his second wife lasted longer than the marriage.

Ted Turner

It's hard to be a lion. You may be on top of the food chain, but there's always someone looking to knock you off your perch. The hard-driven founder of CNN and many other successful businesses, Ted Turner was the ultimate male lion personality.

Sharon Stone

Women don't make it as big in Hollywood as Sharon Stone did, by being mousey. Sharon Stone embodies the ultimate lioness.... strong, proud and gorgeous.

Careers & Hobbies

  • Judge

  • CEO

  • Business owner

  • Manager

  • Fine dining

  • Competitive sports

  • High fashion

  • Hunting

Best Mates for a Lion

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


Enjoy each other's style


A power couple


Remarkable synergy


Friends for life


Unswervingly faithful


Just fabulous


Like an old shoe


You can handle each other



Animal Matchmaker

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