The Personalities of Pooh


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The Individualist

"Eeyore, the old gray donkey, stood by the side of the steam, and looked at himself in the water. "Pathetic. That's what it is. Pathetic." He turned and walked slowly down the stream for twenty yards, splashed across it, and walked slowly back on the other side. Then he looked at himself in the water again. "As I though," he said. "No different from this side. But nobody minds. Nobody cares. Pathetic, that's what it is."

Eeyore has a "grass is always greener" approach to life and he can become quite self-absorbed with these observations. His sullen, dramatic moods often come from feeling the pain and wonder of life more keenly than others do, as he tends to think with his emotions rather than looking at things objectively. He complains constantly, in good times and bad, but he genuinely appreciates favors shown to him. While he usually seems flat and depressed, he is often dramatic, colorful and creative, even if it's often only on the inside. He is very intelligent, although he rarely bothers to share this information with others since he thinks they won't value it anyway. He is very sensitive and often feels misunderstood and unappreciated. This sensitivity is often reflected in his moods, and at times his wit is both sharp and cynical. Eeyore often ends up taking everything personally, becoming self-absorbed and introverted, moody and hypersensitive, shy and self-conscious. However, he is sensitive to the needs of others, especially those he cares about. At times, although he wants to be noticed and cared for, he doesn't want recognition for his good deeds. Deep and thoughtful, he often sees things from life that others might miss, and appreciates the fleeting nature of our existence.