To follow: Is to be influenced by; have an attraction to; pursue; seek something; look for. Nearly always suggests we are being led by an attitude, hope or habit, and not consciously assessing present needs. Following animal: Led by basic drives, intuition or instinct. Following opposite sex: Led by desire for satisfaction in love. Being followed: Taking the initiative; pursued by memory, pain, guilt; ambition or a continuing sense of hope, doom, hunch, instinct. Followed by opposite sex: Memories of old love. Followed by animal: See: chased.