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Japan's Animal-Based Personalities

| Animals , Deeper Japan

In Japan, we tend to use metaphors like “you’re like a dog/cat” to describe people. The idea is that dogs are friendly and show their love openly, while cats need a bit more time, showing a cool attitude toward you—even though they like you (called tsundere). Here are some of those personality traits and the animals they're based on.

Dog Type

• Suddenly feels a tremendous amount of love for their partner and hugs them
• Says everything that's on their mind
• Smells their boyfriend until he gets tired of it
• Tilts their head to the side a little bit, no matter what

Read on for cat, rabbit, penguin and more!

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