The Tiger Personality

Portrait of a Tiger Personality

Scientific Name

Panthera tigris

Collective Term

A bolt of tigers

Tigers are handsome and powerful people with an innate self-confidence and elegance. There's a sense of immediacy and an aura of electricity that surrounds it, and when it walks into a room, something always seems about to happen. Once a tiger has found its groove, it focuses on its goal with a brightly burning intensity. Male tigers, when out of their element, are sometimes mistaken for beefcake, but when you see them in their offices wearing their power suits you realize that you're dealing with incisive, authoritarian individuals.

Unlike the family oriented lion, tigers are solitary creatures who hate to lie around doing nothing. In this regard they have more in common with wildcats and leopards, who are always on the move. Because of this antisocial nature it can be difficult to discern a tiger's true motives, and they are considered unpredictable and enigmatic. They have a strong aversion to routine in their daily life, and their spontaneity and energy infect others who are graced with their presence.

Tigers dislike small talk in the workplace and expect professionalism from coworkers, demanding the highest standards in their business dealings. With their killer instincts tigers could be excellent trial lawyers and have no hesitation in using aggression as an advantage. Acutely aware of their ability to intimidate, their single-mindedness enhances the tiger's reputation as a force to be reckoned with.

Because of their preference for solitude, however, tigers are not natural leaders. While perfectly capable of assuming the role of a CEO, they prefer the challenges inherent in self-employment. Tiger businesses are invariably successful and cover a wide range of industries, from engineering to retailing.

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Famous Tiger Personalities

Jack Nicholson

You don't stay at the top of the Hollywood pyramid for 40 years unless you're tiger personality. It takes the guile, resourcefulness, and engaging visage that makes Nicholson just ... Jack.

James Bond

OK. So Bond's not a real person. But there's no question that Ian Fleming wrote him to be a tiger personality. Sleek, well-groomed, and able to handle any dangerous situation.

Tiger Woods

Talk about picking the right name for your child. Tiger Woods is a tiger personified. Tall, athletic, good looking and incomparably competitive.

Careers & Hobbies

  • Trial Lawyer

  • CEO

  • Engineer

  • Self-employed

  • Adventure

  • Sports

  • Parties

  • Action movies

Best Mates for a Tiger

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




Perfectly balanced




Two strong personalities


Long-term possibilities


Sexual athletes




No ennui


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