|Sharon, a dear friend went on a job interview. One of the questions was “If you were an animal, what would you be?”
(Sounds like the job sector is borrowing from psychological projections!)
She answered a giraffe. It seemed a good answer to her. Sharon has a long neck, is tall, moves gracefully and she loves the beauty of the giraffe’s coat. (I might add: As the tallest of all land-living animal species it is literally “heads above all the rest of the candidates) Her interviewers seemed to really like her answer.
If you are a man, however, interviewing for a job, pick another animal.
The giraffe’s fur also works as a chemical defence, and is full of antibiotics and parasite repellents which gives the animal a “characteristic” scent. Old males are sometimes nicknamed “stink bulls”.
When Sharon asked me what my animal would be the first thing that popped into my mind was ANTEATER.
Here’s the note she wrote me — brought a huge smile to my face and a bigger question about my psyche!
I took a break from my paperwork today and did a little research on anteaters. From the information I read, it doesn’t seem like a fit for you! They are very solitary animals with long, thin heads, they eat over 30,000 ants and termites daily, they have no teeth, and they have sticky tongues that they can flick 160 times a minute. They have pointy bodies on both ends, a bushy tail, and poor eyesight.
If you were ever to go on a job interview and they asked you what animal best described you and you told then an anteater, you would more than likely not be called back for a second interview!” Sharon.
It’s a good thing I’m my own boss.
In case English is not your native tongue, here’s translations:
(I am happy to know I date back to the Egyptian Empire.)