What kind of animal are you? - page 4

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... Read More

  1. by   Cro-Magnon
    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.
  2. by   BrandonLPN
    I'd be a lion. A lion who eats dumb HR people who ask asinine questions.
  3. by   wish_me_luck
    Love it, Brandon!!
  4. by   wish_me_luck
    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    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...
    Haha, being different is lovely. But, remember, madwife said a chicken (which no one else said) and she didn't get hired.

    I wanna know your opinion of a giraffe...am I hired?
  5. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Quote from wish_me_luck
    Haha, being different is lovely. But, remember, madwife said a chicken (which no one else said) and she didn't get hired.

    I wanna know your opinion of a giraffe...am I hired?
    Hmm, giraffe...

    Long neck, purple tongue... sure, welcome aboard.

    Actually, I'd want to know why a giraffe, and an honest answer like, "Because it's the first thing that popped into my head in response to this silly question." would be fine by me.

    Personally, I'm not big into the metaphysical stuff and I think such questions are drivel... but I'm a very concrete thinker and I love to hear abstract replies.
  6. by   wish_me_luck
    hahaha, the purple tongue must be the part that gets me hired. I don't know, I have always liked giraffes. Very cool looking animal. I don't like them for some symbolic reason, I just thought they were graceful and cool looking.

    So, we got a platypus, wombat, giraffe, chicken, blue whale, raccoon, I think someone said dog, lion, turtle, frog....quite the crew there. LOL
  7. by   BostonTerrierLoverRN
    What a Zoo!
  8. by   wish_me_luck
    I still want to know what the "correct" answer to the question is.
  9. by   nurse671
    I would personally be a dog, if you treat me nice I'll be nice to you but if you are mean to me I'll bite you- But I won't say this to my interview.Maybe a chameleon because I can adapt well in the surrounding I'm in.
  10. by   on eagles wings
    a dolphin!! smart, quick, social, beat sharks butts, etc.

    or a raptor. to help the lion finish off the HR people.
  11. by   GeneralJinjur
    Yep, dolphin. As smart as I currently am and I get to play all day. What's not to like?

    "For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much--the wheel, New York, wars and so on--whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man--for precisely the same reasons." -- Douglas Adams
    Last edit by GeneralJinjur on Nov 24, '12 : Reason: weird pasting issue
  12. by   BostonTerrierLoverRN
    Someone's got to be a buzzard, and clean up the mess you guys make in the HR Department, and I'm guessing that it will be a poor CNA
  13. by   wish_me_luck
    haha, Boston. So, the correct answer for a CNA is "buzzard" and perhaps "dog" for a nurse? Good to know if I ever get asked that question.