The Sea Lion Personality

Portrait of a Sea Lion Personality

Scientific Name

Otaria byronia

Collective Term

A splash of sea lions

These charming pinnipeds are agile, sleek and energetic with an eagerness to their spirit that's irresistibly compelling. The sea lion can be described as a combination of the dog and dolphin personalities - Part carnivore, part sea dweller, it is well groomed with an attractive mind and body. Like the dolphin, sea lions are pleasure connoisseurs who can be quite lazy when it comes to putting in a solid day's work. With the dog's loyalty and generosity, it manages to charm everyone with its effervescence.

Sea lions have little respect for the value of money, and even though they have the talent to accumulate vast wealth they're much more likely to be found at the beach. Alas, the lack of money doesn't discourage the sea lion from those spending sprees that leave it in debt, for saving for the future is never a priority and sea lions are forever emptying the penny jar or mooching a few bucks to buy a tuna sandwich.

Their smooth personalities are well suited to a wide range of sales positions. Whether selling real estate or motor vehicles, they are skillful, enthusiastic and sincere. Their straightforward, genuine desire to help others shines through in their work and others instinctively trust them. However, their careers suffer from lack of motivation, for they are prone to rest on their laurels. Their irrepressible nature craves the spotlight and they enjoy performing, telling stories and hogging the attention of their large group of friends.

An aggressive streak serves sea lions well in jobs that require physical and emotional strength, and they are a good fit for careers as police officers, air traffic controllers, paramedics or lifeguards.

As entrepreneurs with high levels of self-esteem, sea lions confidently plunge into risky business ventures. This confidence is not always warranted however, and they often find themselves in both financial and social trouble. Luckily, their natural buoyancy always helps them keep their head above water.

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Famous Sea Lion Personalities

Pamela Anderson

Sleek + glossy coat + unpredictable +predatory =-sea lion. Pamela Anderson fits the bill.

Mark Spitz

Until Michael Phelps came along, no one in Olympic history ever won more gold medals for swimming. But it makes sense -- Spitz is a sea lion and Phelps is a dolphin.

Careers & Hobbies

  • Performing arts

  • Air traffic controller

  • Paramedic

  • Lifeguard

  • Diving

  • Fishing

  • Volleyball

  • Astrology

Best Mates for a Sea Lion

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


Your kind of pal




Spank you very much!


Genuine rapport


Mates for life


What a performance!


Kindred spirits


Together forever!


Water sports!

Animal Matchmaker

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