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so·cial an·i·mal

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  1. Social animal

    Social animals are those animals which interact highly with other animals, usually of their own species, to the point of having a recognizable and distinct society. Many animals are social to the extent that mothers and offspring bond, and males and females interact to mate, but the term "social animal" is usually only applied when there is a level of social organization that goes beyond this, with permanent groups of adults living together, and relationships between individuals that endure from one encounter to another. The most commonly known example of a social animal is a domestic dog. In the case of social animals, not having those social interactions can be detrimental to the animal's development; they are crucial. These interactions and socializing help to develop emotional stability and flexibility for the span of the animal's life. The antonym to a social animal is a solitary animal. Sociality refers to the extent of organization of their social behavior. The levels of sociality include eusocial, presocial, subsocial, and parasocial.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of social animal in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of social animal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of social animal in a Sentence

  1. B. J. Gupta:

    Man is a social animal. Without society he is nothing but animal. Yet many consider themselves 'self made'.

  2. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    The happiness and unhappiness of the rational, social animal depends not on what he feels but on what he does just as his virtue and vice consist not in feeling but in doing.

  3. Abraham Myerson:

    Society expects man to be a passive social animal who believes like the People of the Field in "Jurgen" that "to do what you always have done" and "what is expected of you" are the twin rules of life. This, is course, is not true. The wanton crucifixion of impulses, the unnecessary blocking and frustration of the drives and urges, are an evil that reflects itself in sophistication, ennui and boredom, dissatisfaction, melancholy, fatigue, anxiety and neurosis.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A social animal (person) can easily get to know about the benefits of being vegetarian from the herbivorous animals.

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