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What Entrepreneurial Animal are you?

What Entrepreneurial Animal are you? Have you ever been on one of those cringeworthy interviews where you are asked to state what animal you would be if you had the pleasure of being reincarnated as an animal? Yep, me too, and in hindsight, I wish I had had the ‘chicken balls’ to hop straight out of the interview and leave…(like a frog).

With this in mind, we thought we would attempt in a ‘non-judgmental’ way, and without meaning to cause any undue offence, our list of Entrepreneur Animals….If you are looking to start a business or you are an Entrepreneur Star, which one might you be?

The Pig – “Good at talking porkies, this animal is happy to get their nose a little brown, in order to get where they have to be…”

The Squirrel – “Good at storing up ideas, their own and others, and returning to them at a later date, to feast on…”

The Owl – “Comes alive at night time, often working from 11pm onwards, this bird, has wise old shoulders, but usually has a more mundane job in the day…”

The Horse – “Happy to carry people on the back of their own success, and often start and finish things for the greater good. Really good at getting over startup hurdles, and happy to go the course.

The Tortoise – “A slow starter, but works with a methodical apporach. Clever, but often initially stays in their shell. Thick skin….”

The Tiger – “Goes after everything, fierce, but often misunderstood. Don’t stand in their way, and watch our for their bite…”

The Spider (okay – not officially an animal…) – “A small and quiet beast. This startup is technically superior and can build great ‘webs’ and with complex designs too….”

The Donkey – “Talks a lot of s&*%t! (that’ll be me then!)

Please comment below if you have any more animal suggestions (keeping the PC approach please) on types of Entrepreneurs. Does this list of types of entrepreneurs ring true?

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Discussion

2 Responses to “What Entrepreneurial Animal are you?”

  1. I am definitely a tortoise. Do people really ask those types of questions at interview…. I think I would find it hard not to laugh out loud at that one.

    Posted by Diane | March 4, 2012, 2:37 pm
  2. I’d like to think I’m the horse, though at times I may have tiger tendencies :) Perhaps finance providers / investors will use this to assess who’s behind the plan? Good fun!

    Posted by Gary Lennon (@garyjohnlennon) | March 5, 2012, 12:30 pm

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