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The Eagle Personality

Portrait of an Eagle Personality

"There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud" ~Carl Sandburg

Universally admired for their soaring spirits, the eagle has a striking presence that exudes a powerful sexual energy. As is typical of bird personalities, their high metabolisms make them edgy and unable to remain in one place for long. These fascinating creatures are natural explorers and traveling is their greatest love; nothing gets their juices flowing more than a flight to an exotic locale.

An Eagle is Unmistakable

Sleek and well groomed, the eagle's looks are striking. However, they occasionally have minor aesthetic flaws - perhaps a bald spot or big nose - but they nevertheless exude a strong sexual energy that turns heads. They enjoy most outdoor activities and have a particular affinity for extreme sports like sky diving, rock climbing, or bungee jumping.

Eagles do not adjust well to the confines of office work. When they find themselves in this predicament they become unsettled and perform poorly, unless the work is creative and challenging.

The Eagle Personality on the Job

Outdoor jobs are coveted, and eagles enjoy working in the hot sun as a construction worker, serving in a natural setting as a park ranger or piloting the friendly skies. The proverbial legal eagle, they also enjoy the creative freedom of litigation, police, and detective work. However, eagles do not adjust well to the confines of office work. When they find themselves in this kind of career they become unsettled and perform poorly, unless the work is creative and challenging.

However, eagles are truly at their best when performing for others. Like the wild eagle whose aerial displays attract a large audience, they are in their element when singing, acting, or telling stories. Their enthusiasm for life comes at a price. Eagles are always on, proving tiresome to their families and coworkers.

The Eagle is a Bird at Heart

Like other birds, eagles tend to be flighty and emotionally jittery. Avoiding commitment, they prefer to keep moving, often for no other reason than the sheer joy of exploration. More than any other animal eagles love to travel (predictably preferring to fly), rarely alighting to integrate with the locals. They are consummate voyeurs and prefer to people-watch with their eagle eyes.

Eagles in the Wild

Perhaps from its use on the Seal of the United States of America, the eagle has become the most familiar of birds. Most eagles are solitary and only come together in groups when prey is plentiful.

Eagles take a variety of small animals for food and are not averse to eating carrion. A more spectacular method of feeding is the eagle's habit of robbing ospreys. By constantly harrying an osprey carrying a captured fish, the eagle forces the bird to drop the fish. Sometimes an eagle will grab the fish from the osprey's talons while in flight.

Careers & Hobbies

Park ranger
Legal work
Rock climbing
Extreme sports

Love & Friendship

Eagles are agile and outgoing and their effervescence makes them appealing lovers. However, their obsession for freedom makes them difficult creatures to tame.

While the eagle relishes the challenge of a relationship, it is also comfortable with its own company and sees little merit in settling down. As a result it is attracted to superficial alliances with baboons, weasels, and vultures who are content to keep the relationship at a physical level, with no expectation of a long-term commitment.

Before an eagle would consider committing to a relationship, it must first feather its nest by achieving a level of success in their personal lives. When they do tie the knot though, eagles will mate for life. Their strong nesting instincts make them loyal and dedicated partners.

With such a powerful sex drive, the eagle is not particularly fussy about its choice of partner and has developed quite a reputation for promiscuity. Attracted mainly to independent mammal personalities like the fox, wolf, and wildcat, it is not above trying its luck with the smaller animals. When trolling for companionship with its eagle eyes, mice, snakes, shrews, and moles are particularly vulnerable to the eagle's appetites and must be wary of falling prey to its carnivorous lust.

Ultimately, the eagle's perfect match is the mountain goat with whom it shares a love for solitude and mountain top vistas. There is an instant connection with these enigmatic animals and the relationship is destined for great heights.

Best Mates for a Eagle





A winning team


Oh happy day!

Mountain Goat




Soul mates


What a pair



Instinctive understanding


Mates for life



Animal Matchmaker

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

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Famous Eagle Personalities


Portrait of Madonna

One of the things that defines eagle personalities is their insistence on doing things their own way. Madonna's owned her own style -- and still does.

Brad Pitt

Portrait of Brad Pitt

When you meet someone for the first time and they leave an indelible impression on you, there's a good chance that they're an eagle. And Brad Pitt has the sharp looks and intense personality that can only be associated with this freedom-loving bird.

Ethan Hawke

Portrait of Ethan Hawke

Just because your last name is related to an eagle doesn't make you an eagle. It's an intensely inquisitive nature combining with a handsome visage that does it.