A labour of moles
It's easy to recognize a mole personality. They have pasty complexions and are usually seen in late night coffee shops, jazz bars or underground clubs. To avoid drawing attention to themselves, they favor dark clothing and sunglasses and are the first people to volunteer for the graveyard shift.
Physically, moles are not awe-inspiring individuals. Their pale skin and plump physique are usually accompanied by thick glasses or contacts that compensate for poor eyesight. However, they are comfortable with their flaccid bodies and seek companionship with others who appreciate their more philosophical qualities. Shunning contemporary fashions, moles prefer dark clothes and retro-styles.
There's something compelling about the mole personality, and in the early sixties it was quite fashionable to be a mole in the form of a creative and philosophical beatnik expressing angst through music and poetry. Bob Dylan and John Lennon carried the mole standard into the seventies, but the fashion largely died and moles were forced back underground.
Passive and unassertive, they prefer to retreat at the first sign of confrontation and would rather run than take physical action. If they were to be found on a rare trip to Disneyworld, angry tan lines would be a dead giveaway to their mole personality.
Moles are restless and, although constantly engaged in activity, they never seem to get anything done. Careers are taken seriously, though. So seriously, in fact, that with their little heads down and their backs fully into the job moles may not notice the world going by. But even moles have dreams, and long for a time when they can put down the shovel and take a well-deserved hammock break on a quiet shady beach.
Moles have extremely sharp minds and are excellent problem solvers. As reflected in their determined burrowing through difficult terrain, moles prefer solutions with straight lines rather than having to go around problems. When confronted with difficult issues they never give up; hacking away with dogged determination until the answer is found. This attribute makes them perfect for jobs in engineering, accounting or diagnostic work. With their unique underground perspective on life, moles have enormous potential as songwriters, poets, or left-wing journalists, and some of the world's finest philosophical writing has emanated from moles.
Moles spend most of their lives in darkness. Living in underground burrows, they tunnel through tough soil to make their living. Moles are voracious eaters and can consume more than their own weight in food daily.
They are superbly adapted for their unique underground environment: Strong, curved claws make short shrift of even the toughest soil, and mating, childbirth, and dying all take place deep below the surface.
When you write the songs with the depth and range of Bob Dylan, you have to spend time in your head - and not on flashy living. And that's how moles survive.
John Lennon is arguably the most loved songwriter of all time thanks to his nuance and insight. Only a mole personality could have pulled it off.
Sex is not the most important thing in the mole's life but if there is one animal personality that can push all the right buttons; it would be its soul mate, the bat. (Yoko Ono) The bat and the mole share a love for dark intimacy and when these two get together, black magic is bound to happen.
Despite its shy and gentle manner, the mole has an overwhelming desire to connect on a very deep level. If unable to relate to its lover, it turns s to a close friend for a fix of affection, or uses poetry and writing to express its inner turmoil.
Moles also connect well with another nocturnal colleague, the owl. In many ways this is a perfect match; for the erudite owl is a great listener and the mole an eager speaker. Fellow insectivores like the prairie dog, beaver and porcupine also find common ground with their subterranean cousin.
Dedicated to each other
You have a soft spot
A gentle chemistry
Share a similar perspective
Mates for life
Choose any two animal personalities from the lists below and see how they match up.
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