I can't believe I didn't look for this place sooner. Excellent. Now to give it a little push...
Question: What is it that makes someone a bear, hairy or not? This is a question bears and their admirers can answer.
I'll start. For me, there's a lot to it. It's my main totem, but aside from that there's a lot in my physicality that screams 'bear'. Like the 4-legged version, I'm generally calm and mellow, but when it's time to move, I'm a blur. Long on patience, but don't push. Semi-nocturnal. Will eat pretty much anything I can catch/scavenge. Short legs, but still tall, can be physically imposing and use my size to my advantage when I want to. Quite strong but gentle. Lazy in the winter (but that could be a result of being a transplanted Californian, to more northerly lattitudes) and can't resist big fat berries in the summer.
Wow, hey, look at the cool new community I found! I've been wondering about such a thing for years. Hoodee hoodee hoo, here it is.