According to Psychology Today, your preference of a cat or dog could reveal a lot about your personality.
There is a body of research to support this, says writer Peg Streep, and this means that it wouldn’t be misguided to use this information when choosing dates, a spouse, an employee, and even a “therapist, dentist, or lawyer.”
There are distinct differences between cat and dog people. According to Psychology Today, there are differences between dog people and cat people. There is a strong enough body of research, says Peg Streep, to make the findings a reliable way to evaluate potential dates, spouses, and even your dentist or lawyer!
Having a dog is a “social experience.” Having a dog as a pet, says Streep, is a “social experience.” As a result of needing to walk them, they create the opportunity for “impromptu friendships,” she says, and may show that dog people possess the willingness “to work harder at relationships.”
Dog people may enjoy complicated lives. A “dog person” may also be more comfortable with living a complicated life, says Streep, writing for Psychology Today. After all, she points out, they are undeterred by the caprices of the weather or the transition from day to night.
Cat people may be more committed. In contrast, a “cat person” shows their commitment by entering into the longer term “contract” of caring for a cat. Cats tend to live longer than dogs, says Streep, and their “owners” could be people who can be trusted in committed relationships and the kind you can expect to spend “quiet evenings at home” with.
Dog lovers may appreciate external validation. Cat people may not have as many control issues as a dog person might, says Streep, as felines are far “more self-sufficient.” They may also not need as much by way of “external validation” - something it appears that the dog lover needs.
Cats aren’t about social validation. Cats don’t offer many social benefits, Streep says, as no one is likely to meet your cat unless they come to your home. And even then it isn’t a given, she says, as cats are moody and may not want to be friendly to your guests!
The Internet may make cat loving more social. Things may be different in the virtual world, though, adds Streep, because in recent times cats have become social media celebrities. Grumpy Cat has more than 8 million fans on Facebook and is a big money earner for his owner.
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