The wild cat Personality
Wildcat Characteristics: Attractive • Spiritual • Sexy • Autonomous • Uncommitted
Scientific Name: Felis sylvestris
Collective Term: A clowder of wildcats
Lithe and Unpredictable
"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 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.
The wildcat never takes the conventional route and prefers to explore life from off the beaten track, relying heavily on its instincts and powers of observation to guide it through the jungle. Its air of indifference and need for privacy keeps it on the outskirts of society, but its desire for comfort and pampering always brings it back.
Exceptional personal hygiene is a hallmark of the wildcat personality... and their hair and fingernails are immaculately groomed. Shopping sprees for clothing or personal-care items spice up dreary days.
When someone wrongs a wildcat, they’ll make it their business to even the score. With superb patience, wildcats might even wait years for the right moment, and when the occasion comes to strike, they gather all their forces and attack. In the face of a ferocious display of hissing and blustering, surprised victims have little choice but to flee.
The Wildcat's Social Life
The wildcat differs from the lion personality – mainly in the way it organizes its social structure. With an aversion to the complex family organization of the lion, the wildcat finds freedom and self-indulgence far more compelling. As a natural explorer it disdains staying in one place for long and prefers the freedom of solitary roaming in exotic locales. Its 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.
Wildcats in the Wild
The term “wildcat” covers a number of distinct species, including the lynx and the American bobcat. Wildcats move through life with noiseless stealth on padded feet that make no sound. The distinctive tufts of hair on the tips of their ears enhance the animal's extremely sensitive hearing. Its retractable claws make short shrift of its favorite prey; mice, cottontails, and woodchucks.
The term “wildcat” also has quite a range of meanings, and instead of denoting ferocity, typically conveys an element of unpredictability, and was commonly used in the oil-drilling industry to describe an oil field uncertain to produce results. Its origin probably springs from the picture of a bobcat that appeared on money issued by a Midwestern bank in the early 1800s, for the notes were produced with limited financial backing and became synonymous with risk and uncertainty.
Careers & Hobbies
Explorer • Dancer • Travel agent • Researcher • Writer
Traveling • Massages • Shopping • Dancing
Love & Friendship
Wildcats are drawn to situations that promise excitement and passion, and making love to one is more than just a lot of hissing and scratching. It is a curious lover and its tendency to get lost in the moment guarantees an unpredictable encounter. Wildcats are also incorrigible flirts and their feline mannerisms are attractive to members of the opposite sex. As a result, wildcats almost always get what they want: plenty of mollycoddling without the nuisance of a long-term mate.
The wildcat's choice of short-term partner is made for purely sexual reasons, and fleeting encounters with wild dogs and weasels provide the thrill of riding on the edge, while baboons and bears make for interesting power exchanges.
But long-term relationships require a deeper philosophical and intellectual connection, driving the wildcat to seek companionship with owls, tigers, and otters. For obvious reasons, mice are off limits.
Famous Wildcat Personalities
Fergie is a typical wildcat... she has the looks, the untamability and wild-child disdain for convention.
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.