The Owl Personality

Portrait of an Owl Personality

Scientific Name

Tyto alba

Collective Term

A parliament of owls

The owl is the tranquil face of the bird personalities. A creature of great integrity, its quiet demeanor accords it an air of mystery and diffidence. It is known as the serene, wise observer of human society. Always well groomed, it is a noble individual with elegantly chiseled features that border on the fine edge of beauty and homeliness. Its large eyes are often framed by handsome eyeglasses.

Owls have developed quite a reputation for intelligence, but it's really their calm and insightful nature that gives this impression. Instead of an intellectual approach to life they use their deeper spiritual senses to guide them, and like their nocturnal cohorts, the bats, have a deeply philosophical bent.

Owls are not without their assertive side however, and they won't hesitate to use their razor-sharp tongue to settle an argument. Never the aggressor in a confrontation, they fight only when their survival or honor is at stake and have no desire for a prolonged or physical struggle. Owls espouse nonviolence, think logically, and argue persuasively.

As an astute observer of human nature, owls are eminently suited to be judges or diplomats. Their trustworthiness and dependability find them in positions of responsibility, perhaps as bank managers, heads of state, or religious leaders. A conscientious worker, an owl takes responsibilities seriously, and when it accepts the burden of public office it does so with the grace and skill typical of the species.

With an enormous capacity for hard work, owls achieve great things in almost any field they choose. This success doesn't always translate into financial rewards, but invariably satisfies their need to impart their wisdom to others.

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Famous Owl Personalities

Nelson Mandela

Oprah Winfrey

Abraham Lincoln

Careers & Hobbies

  • Bank manager

  • Judge

  • Diplomat

  • Head of state

  • Reading

  • Debating

  • Chess

  • Philosophy

Best Mates for a Owl

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


Deep insights into each other


Oh, happy day!


An all-nighter!


A polished team


A mind meld


Always interesting


Intellectually stimulating


A proud and respected team


Wooing is your specialty


Intellectually compatible


Fellow night creatures


Interesting chemistry

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