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The Bat Personality

Portrait of a Bat Personality

This is a decidedly nonconformist creature, for as an airborne personality, the bat tends to look down at the conventions of the ground animals. And yet, since it is not a true bird and has not mastered the art of smooth controlled flight, it often appears awkward in social situations (hence the phrase "acting batty"). But as compensation for this social ungainliness, many bat personalities sport a built-in radar which enables them to intuitively read the motivations of others.

Spotting a Bat Personality

Identifying bat personalities is not difficult. Being nocturnal creatures, they come alive at night and can be spotted in underground clubs or dimly lit bars. They prefer the sanctuary of dark clothing and dark corners, and you'll never see a bat sporting a heavy tan. These are intelligent, spiritual, creative individuals who use their full range of senses (other than their poor eyesight) to carefully navigate their way through life.

Bats have a habit of flitting in and out of social situations, swooping down to interact briefly with others before quickly flying off to resume their bat lives. Unassertive and aloof, they'll take flight at the first hint of a confrontation to seek comfort in their personal spaces, generally decorated in unusual but expressive ways.

The Bat's Secret Weapon

A sixth sense gives bats a number of advantages in their work, and their insightful nature enables them to understand others better than they understand themselves. This intuitiveness makes bats excellent psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and palm readers. They respond poorly to direction however, and function best as a sole practitioners in their own business. Preferring to work at night and sleep by day, a bat's job must be flexible enough to accommodate these unusual hours. A creative streak often finds them in the design and architectural fields, and their unique relationship with dark caves makes you a natural archeologist or spelunker.

Although the bat's spiritual side is always on display, they are not overly emotional. Because of their unusual and sometimes awkward approach to life they can sometimes have difficulty finding companions. However, bats respond well to anyone who shares their philosophical perspective, and they love spending long hours in deep conversation. Once they have successfully located a partner, bats prove to be both dependable and committed companions. 

Bats in the Wild

While often mistaken for birds, bats of course are mammals that have chosen to abandon the world of the terrestrial and adopt the nocturnal, airborne environment in which they thrive. Although a number of other mammals are able to glide , bats are the only ones to have achieved real flight. Highly skilled hunters, bats have been able to infiltrate a variety of geographical niches using all manner of feeding techniques. From the famous bloodsucking vampire to the tiny pollinating fruit bat, their nocturnal flappings evoke an image of a mysterious and vaguely repellent rodent on the wing.

Careers & Hobbies

Social Worker

Love & Friendship

Bats are enamoured with the idea of love more than they are with its colder realities. Decidedly romantic, they are prone to flights of extraordinary fantasy. And it's not the traditional Ken and Barbie type of romance that tickles its fancy either. It's the Anne Rice kind: dark, moody and gothic.

A lover able to tap into the bat's rich world is in for some delightful intrigue and although it's no easy task finding one's way into the bat's mysterious heart, the fox personality makes the air/land transition quite well. The fox's incisive mind and adventurous sexual spirit intersects perfectly with the bat's quirky fascination for the nighthunt. Perhaps this is why another term for the bat is flying fox.

Best Mates for a Bat



An intense interaction


Together forever


Do it upside down?



Deep insights into each other


Oh, happy day!


An all-nighter!



Superb communication


Your soul mate



Animal Matchmaker

Use the Animal Matchmaker to see how the Bat gets along with any other animal personality (including itself). Choose one from the list below and click "Make a match".

Portrait of a Tiger Personality

Famous Bat Personalities


Portrait of Nostradamus

Nostradamus was a mystic and seer who published collections of prophecies of such notoriety, that he must have had the sixth sense of a bat.

Gypsy Rose Lee

Portrait of Gypsy Rose Lee

It helps to have a bat personality when flitting around the social scene of early Hollywood. Gypsy Ross Lee made burlesque mainstream by emphasizing the "tease" in striptease.