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Cat People, Dog People: Is There Really a Difference?

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“Are you a cat person or a dog person?” The answer to this question can determine the course of a conversation, the outcome of a first date, and even which apartments you’re able to rent – and we’re all positive our pet position is the superior one. But is there really a significant difference between cat people and dog people?

It turns out, the way people define their personalities and live their lives distinctly varies according to whether they like cats or dogs – and your traits actually can predispose your pet preference, a theory that’s been supported by numerous studies and surveys over the years. Read on to learn what your choice might say about you!

  • A 2017 Mars Petcare survey of 1,000 cat owners and 1,000 dog owners found that cat people deem themselves more creative, and dog people are twice as likely to work in finance and earn more money.
  • In a study of 600 college students, researchers found that dog lovers are livelier and seek companionship from their pets where cat owners are more sensitive and seek affection. This study also found that cat lovers scored higher on intelligence overall.
  • A 2010 study of more than 4,500 people found that dog owners tend to be more extraverted and conscientious, whereas cat people are more likely to enjoy staying in and reading a book.
  • One online survey found that dog people have a stronger sense of duty and are 13 percent more likely to be agreeable, whereas cat people are 11 percent more likely to be open-minded, nonconformist thinkers.

Regardless of which side you’re on, this much is true: both cats and dogs make for happier, healthier humans, with dogs acting as workout buddies, cats serving as furry therapists, and both providing endless love and cuddles!

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