What kind of animal are you? - page 4

by madwife2002 Senior Moderator | 13,753 Views | 60 Comments

In an Interview recently, I was asked a strange question, "If you were an animal what kind of animal would you be?" Initially I laughed out loud as I thought it was a trick question or a joke but it was a serious question. ... Read More


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    After much thought, I would be a Blue Whale. However, I would like to keep my reasons personal
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    Blue whale, Boston? I thought for sure you would be a Boston Terrier....you would have probably gotten the job if you would want to be a dog (yes, I know it was madwife who went on the interview)...for the reasons mentioned above (they take crap and still wag their tail). LOL
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    Oh but if only I could be the "person" my Boston thinks I am!

    No, actually I have a low threshold for crap in my diet, and watching my Boston, ah- nevermind.... I keep a "crap-free" diet, both literally, and metaphorically.

    So, being any type of bulldog is out for me.
    Last edit by BostonTerrierLoverRN on Nov 24, '12
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    By the way, that totally redirected the path of my day, laughed harder than have in a while, that was too funny
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    Probably a mule- surefooted, strong worker, independent, intelligent, loyal- until the day you do something stupid
    and lose its respect. The mule is stubborn and cannot be cowed or browbeaten into submission, and demands
    a positive relationship with its owner. The mule also has an acute sense of safety and common sense, and will
    not do things it considers dangerous.

    (I grew up around horses and mules, and God help you if you wronged a mule. You'd suffer the consequences
    accordingly by being dumped, balking at rivers, braying vindictively starting at 2 am, have to chase loose ones around
    you unlocked their gates, etc. It led to many amusing stories around the campfire).
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    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN
    Oh but if only I could be the "person" my Boston thinks I am!

    No, actually I have a low threshold for crap in my diet, and watching my Boston, ah- nevermind.... I keep a "crap-free" diet, both literally, and metaphorically.

    So, being any type of bulldog is out for me.
    Bulldogs are not the only ones on that diet. Our Doxie's head straight for the litter box when I let them in the basement. Or the stuff they leave behind on the lawn.

    No, I don't wanna be an animal.

    But truly, that answer tells the interviewer something.

    If they are animal-worshipers, they think I'm a terrible person and would never hire me.

    When someone mentioned appliances, I thought of this old saying: " Women are like crockpots and men are like Microwaves".
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    I'll bet that anyone who doesn't answer "I'd be a Labrador Retriever, because I'm loyal and
    hardworking", doesn't get hired. YAWN.

    My answer: A wombat. When the employer asks "Why a wombat?", my answer, "Because I
    strive to be different, and I'll bet no one else has said 'Wombat' today."

    End of interview. I don't get the job.
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    I'm a raccoon.

    Very curious, very social, but very hard to push around and willing to defend my space as needed... and dark rings under my eyes from being nocturnal.
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    Quote from NurseCard
    I'll bet that anyone who doesn't answer "I'd be a Labrador Retriever, because I'm loyal and
    hardworking", doesn't get hired. YAWN.

    My answer: A wombat. When the employer asks "Why a wombat?", my answer, "Because I
    strive to be different, and I'll bet no one else has said 'Wombat' today."

    End of interview. I don't get the job.
    See, you'd be the one I hired...

    Repetitiveness and canned answers drive me nuts... I'm trying to see something beyond the 2-D, flatness of the resume...

    I figure, we're going to work together and spend hours and hours and hours of our lives together, let me see a little of WHO you are and not just WHAT you are.

    Wombat, you're hired... unless perhaps I meet a 3-toed sloth or a platypus...
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    I've always associated myself to Frogs, turtles, and gorillas. I'm an extremely visual person, so out of curiosity I looked up what these animals represent symbolically.
    Frogs have been used as good luck charms. People would give frog shaped pendants to people about to leave for a journey to keep them safe.
    As a Celtic symbol the frog symbolized healing in connection with the rain or coming of water.

    Turtles are seen as innocent, having few predators. They are considered Wise due to their longevity. In asian myth they represent cosmic order.

    Gorillas are seen as noble creatures. They represent leadership but not the aggressive kind. The gorilla manages with temperance, understanding, compassion, and balance.
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