Your rat drawing serves as a useful indicator of the personality traits of you as a rat owner.
1. Rat ownership
Consider the position of your rat drawing on the paper. If your rat is drawn:
Toward the top of the paper - you are positive and optimistic and are most likely to end up with way too many rats for you to possibly handle/afford.
Toward the middle - you are a realist and will set yourself sensible limits on rat ownership.
Toward the bottom - you are pessimistic and worry constantly about your rats' health and well being; you are unlikely to adopt many rescues.
2. Rat Public Relations
Consider the orientation of your rat drawing. If your rat is drawn:
Facing left - you are honest and friendly; always quick to tell people how wonderful your rats are, but feel disappointed when they don't respond with equal enthusiasm.
Facing right - you are innovative and active; you tirelessly and fervently promote rats as wonderful pets; scorn from unbelievers merely encourages your honorable quest.
Facing front (looking at you) - you are direct, enjoy playing devil's advocate and neither fear nor avoid confrontation; you thrive on the shock value your rat provides for you.
3. Rat identification
Does your drawing actually look like a rat? [Show it to someone]
Yes - you spend lots of time watching/admiring/studying your rats
Sort-of - try turning the light on in the rat room next time you play with your rats
No - you need to spend more time looking at your rats and/or take an art course.
4. Rat knowledge
Consider how detailed your rat drawing is. If your rat is drawn with:
Many details - you're analytical and scientific; you need to know every detail of the history, biology, genetics, habits, distinct colours and markings, weights, etc. of your beloved rats.
Few details - you're simplistic and enjoy your rat for what it is... a sweet loving cheerful bundle of fur. Everything else is mildly interesting but mostly irrelevant.
5. Rat owner confidence
If your rat is drawn:
With less than 4 feet/legs showing - you are either insecure (perhaps worried about the health and well being of your rats) or you are hiding something.
With 4 legs/feet showing - you are secure and sensible and confident with your rats.
5. Rat quality time
The whiskers in your rat drawing indicate how close you are to your rat:
If you drew whiskers - you love to cuddle/fondle/kiss/scritch/play with your rat. The longer and more numerous the whiskers the better.
If you didn't draw whiskers - your rat is likely a pet to be fed and watched with amusement, but not played with much.
The length of the tail indicates
the quality of time spent with your rats! (the longer the better).
If it's drawn curved or wavy - your time together is fun and playful.
If it's drawn perfectly straight - your time together involves training your rat to do what you want it to do.
The size of the ears indicates how in-tune to your rats needs you are. Again, the bigger the better.
The size of the eyes indicates
how hard you work to keep your rats happy and content.
Large, bulging eyes - indicates happy bruxing.
Small, beady eyes - suggests a nervous, suspicious or unhappy rat.
6. Other details
If you drew huge square buck-teeth jutting from your rats mouth, you either haven't looked closely at a real rat before, or you have a fear of being bitten.
If your rat's belly is drawn overly large, you may be feeling maternal/paternal.
If your rat is drawn holding/eating a treat, you spoil your rat too much.
If you drew balls/torpedoes on your rat, your sex life may be suffering because you spend all your time with your rats.
If you only drew the face
of a rat (without a body), then you don't give a rat's ass about this psychological
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