According to a statistic, about 68% of families in the USA own a pet.
‘’36.5% of them own a dog, while 30.4% of households own a cat.’’
Well, most of the people prefer to own a dog while others opt for cats. People like to own those pets who match their habits and compliment their lifestyle.
Samuel D. Gosling from the University of Texas at Austin explained first compared dog owners with their pets.
Denise Guastello, an associate professor of psychology at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin said: “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,”
“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.”
Researchers surveyed 600 college students asking them to first identify themselves as either dog or cat people.
According to a study, people who were dog owners were more outgoing and extroverted while cat owners were more sensitive and creative.
Psychoanalyst Steve McKeown, founder of MindFixers and owner of The McKeown Clinic, elaborated upon the study said: “Cat people are more likely to possess university degrees than dog owners. Educated people tend to work longer hours and opt for pets that compliment their personal circumstances and lifestyle.”
He told Unilad: “Dog people may be more social and outgoing and that cat people are far more sensitive and open-minded. It also noted cat owners were no more neurotic than dog owners.”
“Cat people tend to be non-conformist, somebody who stands up for what they believe in despite what anyone thinks which in many ways and perhaps mirrors the independence for which cats are renowned. Cat people also score higher on intelligence tests and more educated!”