When animals pair up, certain patterns tend to emerge, based on each animal’s natural tendencies. For couples, a greater understanding of each other’s natural tendencies and communication styles is important, especially when it comes to dealing with deeply emotional subjects like money.

How Lions & Otters get on

Lions & Otters enjoy a vibrant combination. Both are direct, high energy and comfortable with change. They both enjoy verbal banter and are free of the emotional sensitivity of the other personalities.

Their adventurous natures and ability to get stuff done (they are both good persuaders and good at delegating) means they enjoy life to the max without much emotional baggage and this impresses their friends (which they both like).

However, they must work hard to maintain a healthy perspective on each other. They have to mould the playfulness of the Otter and the productivity of the Lion. The Otter’s lack of commitment and Lion’s demanding nature means the Lion must show flexibility whilst the Otter must take responsibility.

How to better communicate with Otters

  • Everyone loves to be flattered! This is even more effective when you flatter Otters by acknowledging their particular needs. Otters need to be noticed, feel praised and to look good socially.

  • Style-wise, Otters like conversations to be fun and entertaining so be enthusiastic and tell stories or jokes.

  • If you want your partner to make changes or do something different, you can’t make Otters change, only they can. Therefore, you need to give them choices, make them feel involved and give them time and space to make a decision.