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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2016, 04:21:31 pm »
I did choose fox as part of my 'sona for the "foxes are smart" aspect (they are, though!  :fox-:P: Have you seen that video where a fox tries to reel in a fish on a rope that a fisherman left behind?). Of course, foxes are often considered sneaky and cunning, too.
As for the other half of my fursona's species, I think huskies tend to be portrayed as fun-loving and silly.
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2016, 07:40:54 pm »
Cats are usually seen as sly, charming and clever. ovo And there's also obviously the stereotypes of cats loving milk and hating water.
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2016, 07:57:03 pm »
well I guess now that this old post has been bumped I can go ahead and post.

When I made my fursona, I was a much shyer person. Which in some ways I suppose slightly fits the rabbit stereotype.
The things that really fit it would be knowledge and hyperactiveness. Although in relation to my fursona and my actual characteristics these things have shifted somewhat.
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2016, 05:09:53 pm »
Does anyone know of stereotypes for goats? I don't think I've come across any.
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2016, 11:29:08 pm »
      I've seen many stereotypes of various species during my time in the furry fandom. I've seen through the years that foxes are energetic and always out to have fun. These people have never seen a real fox in their entire lives, I assure you. Foxes are very quiet and they're observers more than they are partakers. Sharks are often viewed as powerful and strong, always looking to unleash itself upon another victim. However, sharks really aren't that agressive unless they're looking for food or feel threatened. Cheetahs and leopards are viewed as insecure and fragile, but they hide it in their vicious appearence and capabilities. In reality, these felines are just as violent and prideful as a male lion. Cats seem to be viewed as very hyperactive and social. This one probably has the largest polarity of any of the other stereotypes I come across, as cats are actually rather laid back and timid during social encounters. There are also stereotypes not only relating to direct species, but fursona species as well, but that's for a different thread.
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2016, 11:55:36 pm »
I'm not really sure the stereotypes of spiders but a common one that I know of is that we're scary evil and dangerous creatures, we may look scary but are not evil or dangerous in anyway :P well black widows and brown recluses are dangerous but other than those types we're really not that dangerous and not evil by a long shot^^
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2016, 08:56:10 am »
I'm just gonna list some stereotypes that I think would exist in a world of anthropomorphic animals. Not sure if that's really what the topic is about, but I don't think I should make a whole new thread for something that's entirely similar.

Rats: Ugly, disease-carrying sewer-dwellers
Bats: Gothic, evil creatures of the night
Snakes: Evil, slimy. Being clever or intelligent could also be a stereotype that isn't necessarily bad
Rabbits: Soft, quiet, emotional, timid
Any insect or spider: Ugly, scary
Foxes: Sneaky, up to no good
Wolves: Spiritual, good build (strong)
Dogs: Always happy or good-natured (some might also be viewed as aggressive or scary, like bully breeds)
Sharks: Out-to-get-you, aggressive, scary, tough
Raccoons: No-good city-dwellers, sneaky, up to no good, dumpster divers (hah)
Naked mole rats: The ugliest thing on earth
Hyenas: Aggressive, thieves or scavengers (not always true, even in the real world), canines (not true)
Dolphins: Extremely intelligent (not necessarily a bad stereotype. After all, dolphins are pretty intelligent in the real world)

Those a few off the top of my head, I guess. I'm sure every species would have some kind of rude stereotype about them in a world of furries.  :fox-;):
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2016, 05:59:18 pm »
Dogs: Energetic, Playful/aggressive, Noisy, Loyal, Dumb (intelectualy), Love Water, Hate Cats, Strong.

Those are all the ones I know of.
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2016, 09:33:53 pm »
All I know is foxes, everyone believes that they are sly and usually end up being the bad characters in movies and stories
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2016, 10:26:55 am »
Tigers (I don't know much)
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2016, 03:39:49 pm »
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Attention seeking, think they are better than everyone else, aggressive, mysterious, the male ones are usually depicted as super buff, females thin and graceful.
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2016, 07:54:23 pm »
Hyenas: Dirty, ugly, brutal, and then there's the two misconceptions that they're dogs and scavengers.

Hyenas aren't scavengers, and they're more related to cats than dogs. But I have another question...

Don't we, as furries, all contribute to perpetuating these stereotypes? After all, we choose an animal to represent us because we think we have something in common with it.
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2016, 08:59:45 pm »
Does anyone know of stereotypes for goats? I don't think I've come across any.
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2016, 10:51:24 pm »
Don't we, as furries, all contribute to perpetuating these stereotypes? After all, we choose an animal to represent us because we think we have something in common with it.

Well that depends on how you represent your character and their race. Me for instance, Warui Kami acts like Dogs from what I know in owning some, and reserching others. as such, he fits the stereotype of having boundless energy, but fits the realism of sleeping alot.
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2016, 09:35:22 am »
Wolves are brave
Lions are proud
Horses are fast
Dragons are scary

None of my sonas really follow these stereotypes :fox-:P:
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2016, 11:47:08 am »
Apparently, lynx can read people's minds according to some Native American pantheons.  :fox-:P:

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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2016, 11:58:31 pm »
Wolves are brave
Lions are proud
Horses are fast
Dragons are scary

None of my sonas really follow these stereotypes :fox-:P:
i dun know, mystic is scurry  :shock:
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2017, 12:07:58 pm »
most birds: fragile and weak
other birds: filthy scavengers
most non-vulpine non-lupine canines: stupid
other non-vulpine non-lupine canines: work animals
vulpines: sly, sneaky, very intelligent
lupines: like packs, strong
felines: weak creatures, very intelligent

but obviously, as seen in the true world, these don't always apply.
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2017, 02:53:33 pm »
Foxes- Cold and cunning, sly and slick. Stealthy and good at sneaking around, willing to trick anyone for what they want. Very intelligent and even a tad selfish, can be dishonest when they can use it to their advantage, but won't lie to those they care about. Strong-willed and sharp-minded, but not the strongest fighters.

Cats-- Cold-hearted and silent, watching and judging everything silently. Introverted and closed off, but they warm up once you gain their trust. Their friendship is always rewarding. They are strong and stealthy, and will fight to defend whatever they wish.
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Re: Stereotypes of each species?
« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2017, 02:58:38 pm »
Wolves are portrayed as vicious and savage, but are actually often shy of people, and intensely loyal to their pack
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