The more educated we are as human beings, the more adept we'll be to prevent more animals from finding themselves on the endangered list.
A fun way to raise awareness (other than donating or gift-giving) is to draw the connection between human and animal, between two personalities that are compatible despite what they appear to be on the outside. Many would be surprised to know that every animal has a natural temperament but also a personality, some more prominent than others. If we can categorize human beings by the Myer-Briggs type indicator, then why can't we do the same of animals?
Here are ten species that are sadly on the endangered species list, but whose personalities also resonate with many on the MBTI scale. We encourage readers to find theirs and maybe even do some further research on the animal which corresponds, if only to continue an effort to educate others.
10 'The Champion' ENFP And The Bengal Tiger
It was no surprise to pair up ENFP personality types with one of the kinds of the jungle, and we don't mean the lion. The Bengal Tiger is one of the most well-known species on the endangered list, and with that knowledge comes the awareness of its reputation. Tigers are born hunters and built for speed, agility, and sheer power. Similarly, ENFPs use their emotional intensity to fuel their desire for true happiness. In basic animal terms, a Bengal Tiger does very much the same thing via their drive to hunt, provide for their families, and reproduce. Their passion for living life keeps them on the edge, making them much bolder than other personality types.
9 'The Commander' ENTJ And The Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee
Bees are known for being hard workers in spite of their small size and are truly capable of greatness. This makes them natural-born leaders, fueled by their devotion to organizing and shaping the future. Sound like another species? That's right -- worker bees in a colony function in very much the same way. Through their personal process and sense of order, they can bring about a better future for themselves as well as those around them.
Both ENTJs and Rusty-Patched Bumble Bees have ambition and dedication in common, but both are also known to be quite brutally honest -- with their stinger if you're a bee, and with their voice, if you're a human being.
8 'The Performer' ESFP And The Monk Seal
The most prominent feature of both Monk Seals and ESFPs is that they share the quality of being fun-loving. Don't be fooled, though -- a Monk Seal can be aggressive if he or she feels threatened, especially if their young are nearby. Aside from this, seals are an incredibly intelligent species and have a tendency to be playful. Those with the ESFP personality are likely to bring out the best in others and encourage large groups of people, making fast friends along the way. This is very similar to how many view seals, which is part of why they find themselves in trouble much of the time. The best thing to do when it comes to any type of wild animal is to keep a safe distance, regardless of how warm and friendly they seem.
7 'The Protector' ISFJ And The Polar Bear
While Polar Bears are in no way similar to humans since they are designed to be at the top of the food chain, they do share a few qualities with ISFJs. Both are natural protectors in the sense that they care deeply about those around them. They also share the drive to accomplish goals through methodical practices and are of the utmost reliability, which translates well to a Polar Bear's instincts.
Their drive to feed and take care of their young has been honed with centuries of the same practice. They're precise and always keep an eye on the pack while being constantly aware of their surroundings.
6 'The Visionary' ENTP And The Blue-Throated Macaw
The Blue-Throated Macaw is truly one heck of a character when it comes to wildlife, which makes it that much sadder to see them on the endangered species list. The Macaw and ENTPs have very similar qualities, especially when it comes to their interactions with others. Always future-focused, ENTPs have a habit of using their wit to partake in banter with other equally-minded people. Similarly, Macaws almost have too much intelligence for their own good. Known for being pranksters, both are rarely judgmental of others and have a decent sense of confidence. This also makes them both forces to be reckoned with, though, if they run into someone who can't keep up with their pace.
5 'The Composer' ISFP And The Spider Monkey
Spider Monkeys are a highly-active yet gentle species. Their small size and oversized features are what many fall in love with, despite the fact that they are on the endangered species list. These playful mammals are smart and have a good temperament while being creative, rarely becoming bored with themselves. They pair well with the ISFP personality type, which is also focused around creativity, friendliness, and an overall warm and approachable personality.
Their skills shine when it comes to the ability to wield an artistic medium, just as a Spider Monkey can use their intelligence to solve problems and overcome obstacles.
4 'The Inspector' ISTJ And The Cuban Crocodile
While it might be tough to figure out the connection between a crocodile and an 'inspector', but the connection lies in the personality traits the two share. While an ISTJ obviously is not a sneaky predator, they are methodical, predictable, and utterly meticulous. The Cuban Crocodile has natural sharpened instincts but, just like ISTPs, they're most comfortable in familiar places. Hunting grounds, a person's home, it's all semantics. The two share the desire to be nearly flawless in their work, with crocodiles perfecting their skills and ISTPs accomplishing and going above and beyond in their individual projects.
3 'The Counselor' INFJ And The Asian Elephant
Elephants are said to be far more intelligent than they seem, but because they stick to their own packs and aren't much for being outgoing, many don't realize it. This species is devoted to their family first and foremost, emitting a warm energy that many humans pick up on when meeting one face-to-face. While they might be bold at times, they're best at staying away from the action and observing -- something INFJs are known for.
An elephant's intuition is flawless at best, resonating with an INFJ's ability to sense certain qualities about a person before they even get to know them.
2 'The Organizer' ESTJ And The African Wild Dog
Dogs all share a similar desire to be part of a pack, whether taking on the role of a leader or a follower. The African Wild Dog is sadly on the endangered species list but displays beautiful qualities that only a wild dog could execute. Their ability to hunt in packs and remain together as a group is something that ESTJs truly strive for when it comes to their lives. They crave structure and organization and when their lives don't exhibit this, they take on the role of the leader, both for themselves and others. The two share their love for accomplishing goals and having a natural pension for exceeding their own standards.
1 'The Healer' INFP And The Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Sea Turtles are an interesting species because they're so unique and gentle in nature. These are two things they share with INFPs, mainly because an INFP sees it as their job to push others toward the path best set for them. While the Hawksbill Sea Turtle won't be seen helping along with a nearby fish, they do set out on their own path from the moment they're born. Before they're even hatched, they're set up to discover and enter the world via their own ability but are not completely separated from their siblings, rather, moving as a group toward a common goal.