Anthropomorphism was the practice of imparting Humanoid characteristics to non-humanoids, particularly animals.
The 1930s Earth film Snow-White, included a personified talking mink named Bimbo as one its characters. (ST: "Calypso")
In a letter written to Jeremy Lucas in 2151, Doctor Phlox noted that Captain Jonathan Archer tended to anthropomorphize Porthos, speaking to him even though the dog likely understood nothing of what he said. (ENT: "Dear Doctor")
In 2365, Jean-Luc Picard clarified his interest in horses to Deanna Troi, saying he was not interested in anthropomorphizing it, just in enjoying its company. (TNG: "Pen Pals")
In 2369, Dr. Farallon dismissed Data's evidence of the exocomps' sentience as the android's anthropomorphizing of them. (TNG: "The Quality of Life")
In 2374, while studying one of Molly O'Brien's drawings following her return from Golana's past, Julian Bashir noted that she had anthropomorphized the landscape, i.e. drawn faces on the inanimate objects in the picture. (DS9: "Time's Orphan")
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