Thursday, May 29, 2014

Are you a cat person or a dog person?

 Stereotypes might be a silly way to label people, but the concept of "cat person" or "dog person" might not be as farfetched as one might think. Samuel D Gosling is the author of Snoop: What your stuff says about you, and he claims that there are statistically significant differences between cat and dog people. 

Gosling's research measured openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism, and found that dog or cat people fell on opposite sides of the spectrum.

Dog people tend to be more extroverted while cat people prefer the company of a few friends and their cats. This shows in everything from how we act in public to how we decorate our homes. A dog person would be more likely to set their home up for entertaining and parties, while cat people might decorate for quiet conversations and relaxing spots for reading a book.

According to Gosling, dog people tend to be more organized than cat people, while the latter are more interesting in diversity and unconventional solutions. A cat person might want to decorate with interesting things they've gathered while traveling, while a dog person might want sports memorabilia.

Do you believe that you fall into one of the categories? Does the description seem to fit?

Do you think it is possible to categorize a person as "cat person" or "dog person?"

~ Maria Sadowski ~

6 comments:

  1. We're dog people although we do have 2 cats. We decorate for comfort with the dogs without bugging the cats. Now that I admit that, it's strange.

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    1. Decorate for comfort without bugging the cats... I see what you mean, but it's an interesting way to put it. =D

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    1. I find so interesting that different types of pets attract different personalities in people. Since we have four dogs in the house, we're probably dog people too. =) Thank you for coming over! =)

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  3. Mom was a serious cat person but has switched to being a dog person. I think there is a type for each animal, but even though Mom is now a full dog person, she still enjoys having a couple cats around.

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    1. I love the photos with your cat-brother Bert. (It's Bert, right, I'm not messing up his name?) Thank you for coming over, Emma! =D

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