The first animal represents yourself; how you see yourself. The second animal represents how you show yourself to the world. The third animal has qualities you would like to acquire or have more of.
I am like the chimp; very curious, want to investigate everything and have fun at it.
When I interact with others, I'm like an eagle. I like my space and freedom. I take flight whenever I want. I like to soar above everything and catch a bird's eye view of the world. Zoom in if I see anything that catches my eye.
I guess I admire the tiger because I would like to have a bit more power and stealth in my actions. As far as writing down beautiful as a quality, I was not referring to physical beauty (although they are). As far as the "game" here, I believe the tiger's beauty refers more to the awe it inspires in me as a creature so well "evolved" to fit its environment that I wish I had some of that "natural tiger ability" in me.
Look over your answers and think about why you focused on certain qualities; try to "flesh out" your answer until it tells you something about yourself.
I'm surprised I didn't see Dog or Wolf (this is the dog breed thread), or Reptiles (snake), Hoofed animals(horse, caribou, deer), Elephant.
No one thought of mythological animals like the dragon, or insects (spiders, bees, ants).
Next time you see an animal, think about its good and redeeming qualities. I think it will help us appreciate nature a little more and learn a bit more about ourselves in the process.
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