The Mouse Personality

Portrait of a Mouse Personality

Scientific Name

Peromyscus maniculatus

Collective Term

A nest of mice

Mice personalities are enormously successful and are well represented throughout cities and suburbs. Living in close proximity to larger animal personalities, they survive by utilizing the resources others consider insignificant, and because of their limited consumption mice place very little stress on the environment. They are quiet, compliant people and they disappear into their homes after work without ever drawing attention to themselves.

Physically small and emotionally timid, mice personalities adopt a typically rodent pattern of self-reliance in order to survive. Their canny minds have long since learned that the only free cheese is to be found in a mousetrap and they wouldn't dream of depending on others for support. This independence is quite understandable, given that they get so little respect from others.

Mice Personalities are Thrifty

There can never be enough money in the mouse's bank account. Like their rodent cousins the packrats, mice are manic about hoarding their resources and planning for the future. If anyone were to look inside a mouse's garage they'd be struck by the mountains of old newspapers, boxes, and broken tools piled to the ceiling. These objects represent security and peace of mind for the mouse, and parting with them would be like separating from a lover. Consequently, they are often seen scurrying around swap meets and garage sales, eagerly adding to their collection.

Mice are unassuming and plain. As youngsters, they were endearingly cute, although later years their smallish features fail to mature with the rest of their body. As it ages, it'll probably evolve into a mousy haired elder going quietly about his or her business.

Mice are Skittish

Mice are uncomfortable when exposed in the open, and their timidity forces them to keep a low profile. They enjoy the security of numbers and join social organizations like the Rotary Club or the chamber of commerce to enhance their acquisition of resources. Their work environments are always neat and well organized and they take great care to ensure that things are always in their correct place. They are creatures of habit and need schedules and routines to make them feel in control.

With their small personalities, mice find it difficult to compete in the business world. Consequently, they almost never own their own business, relying instead on the abilities of larger animal personalities to lead the way. they are content to function as a cog in the wheel of a large corporation. Dependable workers, mice are often found as customer service representatives, factory workers, bank tellers and librarians.

Mice in the Wild

In the United States, the most commonly seen outdoor mouse is the deer mouse. These mice are nocturnal, making daylight appearances only when very hungry or under a cover of snow, which allows them to forage.

Even though they are a favorite on most predators' menus, mice still seem to thrive. With their high reproductive rates and ability to coexist with humans, their populations can sometimes explode with incredible speed. A farmhouse in Australia was recently overrun by hundreds of thousands of mice feeding off a nearby grain field. Even the cats brought in to stem the tide were overwhelmed by the waves of mice, and only Poisoning specialists were able to bring the population back to normal.

Famous Mouse Personalities

By definition, mice are never famous. Mickey doesn't count.

Careers & Hobbies

  • Customer service

  • Librarian

  • Shopkeeper

  • Bank teller

  • Shopping

  • Collecting

  • Board games

  • Gossiping

Best Mates for a Mouse

Nothing unsettles a mouse more than when a bank statement doesn't balance or when someone takes the last piece of food from the refrigerator. They may pout in moody silence and refuse to listen to reason, yet all can be made instantly right if the offending party shows up with a gift of food. Or better yet, money! Resources are the way to a mouse's heart.

The beginning of a new relationship is a tentative and anxious time for the mouse. At the first hint of trouble it will vanish leaving its prospective suitor somewhat perplexed. But, if its basic needs are met, it will prove to be a determined little lover. It's even willing to experiment in fantasy-sex games provided it can take on the submissive role.

Mice are fastidious about personal hygiene and are generally in excellent health. They also expect their partners to put some effort into looking after themselves, for they can't stand a sloppy dresser.

The mouse's ideal mate comes in the form of the sheep, cottontail and deer personalities whose gentle dispositions are perfect for those long quiets nights of romance and stargazing. At all costs mice should avoid the razor talons of the owl and wildcat personalities and resist the seductive siren call of its archenemy the snake.

Friendship

Friends for life

Love

Very comfortable

Sex

Get it on!

Friendship

Fellow rodents

Love

Long-term happiness

Sex

Satisfying

Friendship

Emotionally compatible

Love

Great possibilities

Sex

At ease with each other

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