Portrait of a Rhino Personality
  • Large size
  • Loyal
  • Engaging
  • Determined
  • Corageous
  • Agressive

Scientific Name

Diceros bicornis

Collective Term

A crash of rhinos

Careers & Hobbies

  • Policeman
  • Soldier
  • Pro-sportsman
  • Actor
  • Golf
  • Gambling
  • Football
  • Boxing

Brawny and self-assured, these cantankerous beasts allow nothing to stand in their way. Unaccountably mistrustful of strangers, rhino personalities perceive themselves to be gentle and reasonable, but even they acknowledge that their periodic bouts of rage need to be brought under control. O.J. Simpson and Mike Tyson are typical rhinos. Admired by friends for their physical strength and loyalty, their inability to confront their demons inhibits their personal growth and alienates their public. So while rhinos are capable of immense passion, the combination of their insecurity and ardor has the potential to become a steamy romance, a masterful creative expression or a terrible explosion of temper.

With such a cantankerous personality the rhino's unpopularity is hardly surprising, and its bullying reputation is carefully cultivated to ensure the solitude it craves. Rhinos prefer staying close to home and never go looking for trouble, but can prove to be a dangerous creature with an uncontrollable temper. With their formidable bulk and tightly wound natures, even the most aggressive carnivore personalities give them a wide berth. When not engaged in physical activities, they prefer spending quiet time with their families or taking long walks with close friends.

Rhinos are proud of their girth and spend a great deal of time bulking up, either in the gym or grazing happily at their favorite restaurant. They have none of the subtlety or intelligence of their elephant colleagues, but do have a gift for smooth talk. Persuasive when making a point, they spice their conversation with curses and colorful language and have little interest in the finer thing in life. For all their faults, however, they have a uniquely engaging charm and their determination and grit engenders grudging respect from their colleagues.

Surprisingly delicate in bed, rhinos are skillful lovers. Although their tastes lean towards traditional physical pleasures, they occasionally love to express themselves in ways that will startle even the most jaded partner. The rhino yearns for a long-term mate who will put up with its aggressive behavior, but its inability to engage in intimacy makes it hard to find a willing partner. So it is reduced to settling for shallow and trifling relationships, and these inadequate encounters make the rhino even more cynical about relationships -- leading to self-fulfilling prophecies.

Getting to know a rhino can be an exhausting business, for it tends to rely on wordless forms of communication that must then be carefully interpreted. But rhinos will let you know in no uncertain terms when you have crossed the line. They do not suffer fools gladly and often hurt the ones they love.

Take Another Quiz

Best Mates for a Rhino

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

Friendship

Awesome

Love

Enthusiastic

Sex

Alive with flavor

Friendship

Unstoppable together

Love

Never a dull moment

Sex

A feisty twosome

Friendship

Like an old shoe

Love

You can handle each other

Sex

Energetic

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

Famous Rhino Personalities

OJ Simpson

Bit, strong, unpredictable, aggressive, and a little loony adds up to a Rhino. This murderous beast killed at least two people (See Mike Tyson).

Mike Tyson

Bit, strong, unpredictable, aggressive, and a little loony adds up to a Rhino. This murderous beast almost killed at least twenty people (See OJ Simpson).