What’s the difference between dog people and cat people?

A new study finds that dog and cat people are demonstrably different. Dog lovers are more excited, outgoing, eccentric and tend to follow the rules. Cat lovers tend to be introverted and more sensitive than dog people. Denise Guastello, a Carroll University Alumn and associate professor of psychology, presents her case.

“It makes sense that a dog person is going to be more lively, because they’re going to want to be out there, outside, talking to people, bringing their dog,” Guastello said. “Whereas, if you’re more introverted, and sensitive, maybe you’re more at home reading a book, and your cat doesn’t need to go outside for a walk.”

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600 students in Wisconsin were surveyed and asked if they were dog or cat people. Another similar study not only showed the dog people tend to be more outgoing than cat people, but also that it’s more common to dislike cats than it is to dislike dogs. 15% of the participants said they dislike cats a lot and only 2% said they dislike dogs a lot. Sorry cats.

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Personally, I am a dog loving extrovert with two adorable… cute… ridiculous corgis, a baby, and another baby on the way…soooooooo if the shoe fits!

References

source – http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/dog-people-vs-cat-people/10716
source – http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dog-people-and-cat-people-have-different-personality-traits-study-finds/
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15 percent of the adults questioned said they disliked cats a lot while the number who said they disliked dogs a lot was only 2 percent. – See more at: http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/dog-people-vs-cat-people/10716#sthash.iKiMLTla.dpuf

15 percent of the adults questioned said they disliked cats a lot while the number who said they disliked dogs a lot was only 2 percent. – See more at: http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/dog-people-vs-cat-people/10716#sthash.iKiMLTla.dpuf
15 percent of the adults questioned said they disliked cats a lot while the number who said they disliked dogs a lot was only 2 percent. – See more at: http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/dog-people-vs-cat-people/10716#sthash.iKiMLTla.dpuf
15 percent of the adults questioned said they disliked cats a lot while the number who said they disliked dogs a lot was only 2 percent. – See more at: http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/dog-people-vs-cat-people/10716#sthash.iKiMLTla.dpuf

 

 

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