The Warthog Personality

Portrait of a Warthog Personality

Scientific Name

Phacochoerus aethiopicus

Collective Term

A revolt of warthogs

"Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig." ~Robert Heinlein

Warthogs are those seemingly self-assured individuals who are never at a loss for words. Their bellicose behavior dominates all aspects of their successful lives (a la Donald Trump.) Neither polished nor good-looking, warthogs have stumbled upon a unique combination of aggression and charisma and have adopted it as their survival strategy. Although these ultra-intelligent animals are self-centered to the core, they do have a few redeeming qualities that make them worthy of business partnerships and interesting relationships.

With their uncanny ability to discern the motives of others, warthogs are masters at spotting weaknesses in their opponents. But as is typical of most herbivores, their swaggering behavior stems from deep insecurities. Hostility is a wonderful defensive tool, made even more potent when combined with a quick tongue and sharp mind.

Warthog reading habits reflect their personalities, and they're more likely to be reading The Game than Eat, Pray, Love. Reflected in their unkempt personal living quarters, their personal life is disorganized and resembles a pigsty. Warthogs thrive on clutter and chaos.

A warthog's active mind is always on the lookout for opportunities, and they are canny businessspeople. They respect strength and loyalty in others, and their excellent negotiating skills stand them in good stead in their business dealings. They persevere until their goals are met, even if it means fighting dirty or breaking the law to do so.

It's common for warthogs to be self-employed. With their self-discipline and strength of character, they are formidable business adversaries. They reward loyalty but have a vindictive streak for those who cross swords with them. Their tempers often overcome their good judgment.

Warthogs make excellent personal injury lawyers, salespeople, mercenaries or poker players. Even though warthog personalities are almost universally disliked they are able to succeed by determination alone.

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Famous Warthog Personalities

Donald Trump

Newt Gingrich

Jimmy the Greek

Careers & Hobbies

  • Personal injury law

  • Mercenary

  • Rug merchant

  • TV commentator

  • Poker

  • Hockey

  • Confrontations

  • Gardening

  • Football Gambling

Best Mates for a Warthog

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


Best of friends


Notable for loyalty


An entertaining sight!


A glorious team


A distinguished pair


Gratifying in every way




An understanding union



Animal Matchmaker

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