The Wildcat Personality

Portrait of a Wildcat Personality

Scientific Name

Felis sylvestris

Collective Term

A clowder of wildcats

"Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat." ~Mark Twain

Wildcat personalities do not differ substantially from their domestic cousins and exhibit the aloof behavior that is common to all felines. With their well-deserved reputations as creatures of comfort, wildcats jealously guard their independence while indulging in the finer things in life. Attractive, solitary, creative and curious, these individuals are quite happy to observe the world from a distance.

Exceptional personal hygiene is a hallmark of the wildcat personality, and from their hair to their fingernails they are immaculately groomed. Shopping for clothing or personal-care items spices up long, dreary days.

When someone wrongs a wildcat, they make it their business to even the score. Displaying superb patience, wildcats will even wait years for the right moment. When the occasion comes to strike, they gather all their force and attack. In the face of a ferocious display of hissing and blustering, their surprised victim has little chance of escape.

The wildcat differs from the lion personality in its approach to its social structure. With an aversion to the complex family organization of the lion, the wildcat finds freedom and self-indulgence to be far more compelling. As a natural explorer it disdains staying in one place for long, preferring the freedom of solitary roaming in exotic locales. This wanderlust makes it ideal for a career as a travel agent, explorer, mountain climber, researcher or writer.

Although wildcats are uncomfortable performing in front of large groups, their grace and lithe bodies make them natural dancers or gymnasts.

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Famous Wildcat Personalities


Fergie is a typical wildcat... she has the looks, the untamability and wild-child disdain for convention.

Heather Locklear

In the 1980's Heather Locklear was the go-to-girl for TV roles that called for a wildcat. Sassy and unconcerned about controversy, she played her role to the hilt.

Careers & Hobbies

  • Explorer

  • Dancer

  • Travel agent

  • Researcher

  • Writer

  • Traveling

  • Massages

  • Shopping

  • Dancing

Best Mates for a Wildcat

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


Long walks, deep talks


A dynamic duo




Love to explore together


A well-matched team


A roller coaster


A dazzling duo


An absolute must


Fiery urges

Animal Matchmaker

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