I think people’s movements can reflect their personality. For example, have you ever seen high-strung people just saunter around? This got me wondering if my theory holds true in the wild?
Last week I was driving aimlessly hoping to cross paths with a beautiful buck. I secretly wonder sometimes if I miss wildlife because I’m lost in thot. Suddenly I spy a dark object in a snowy stubble field. This porcupine was hard to miss!
The first thing I noticed was the porcupine’s style of movement which was well … methodical is a polite term. Those stubby legs are definitely not built for speed. In a little bit of snow, the legs disappeared completely and the porcupine looked like a tug boat churning away on the soft surface.
For reasons that didn’t appear obvious, the porcupine crossed the road. An obstructed view of the porcupine’s undercarriage confirmed this clunky creature was not going to outrun many predators.
And wandering around a white field in a dark suit surely pointed to a little attitude. I’m guessing it might be relying on other means to protect itself.
I’d say the porcupine’s walk reflects a confident, methodical personality – it might not engender a lot of love but at least some grudging respect. I’m guessing there are a few dogs with sore noses that might agree.
That leads to the obvious question – what does your style of walking say about you?