Religion and politics are thought to be the underlying things that can make it or break it in this world when it comes to humans getting along with each other. But the differences don’t end there.

We have night owls and morning people, people who prefer yolk over egg whites, those who can curl their tongue and those who can’t. There are left-handed people and right-handed, and in the midst of the scale, you have cat people and dog people.

If you’re one, and every individual on this planet has a preference for dogs, cats, and rarely both, you’d know what that means. And if you've been living on the moon and still don’t know whether you’re a dog or a cat person, then this batch of tweets is just for you. So roll up your sleeves, ‘cause it’s about to get heavy.

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Nash Nopper
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2 months ago

YES!

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There’s been an ongoing debate on whether cat and dog people are really that different. And if we commonly agree on the fact that they indeed appear to have somewhat different personality traits, the question on what exactly separates them remains open to discussion.

So in order to find out what a person who spends more time with felines than many of us in lockdown spend with other human beings has to say on the discussion, we reached out to Molly De Voss. Molly is a certified feline behaviorist with a vision to reduce the number of cats euthanized in shelters, plus her cat intuition reigns supreme.

Molly said that in her personal observations, dog people “tend to be more 'outdoorsy' than cat people,” but she added: “that said, I like to hike—with my cat, of course.”

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

this! truest statement about cats

Edwin Lesperance
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2 months ago

And their staff.

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Tomas Holicka
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2 months ago

My teacher used to have a theory which makes more sense - open people who let others live their lives get cats while controlling people get dogs to feel superior. It's probably bullshit, but so is the reverse. Animals are great and each has something special...

Dynein
Community Member
2 months ago

Step 1 of befriending a cat: Signal your interest and that you come in peace. Step 2: Wait for the cat's response. There is no way around step 2. (Caregivers and friends don't have to be the same person, in a cat's opinion, so feeding won't guarantee an emotional bond)

sturmwesen
Community Member
2 months ago

In my limited cat experience they key is staying calm and offering. While I would urge a dog to be groomed I once sat over an hour offering a brush to a kitten that was said to never have been groomed and in the end it came, got curious and let ne brush it.

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Gin Marie
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2 months ago

A guy can have a zillion dogs but we don't call him "a crazy dog guy."

A Cat Named Dragon
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2 months ago

Thank you!

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Katherine Heasley
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2 months ago

And if you violate their consent, they will cut. a. bitch.

Ms.GB
Community Member
2 months ago

I have to agree with this because the one person I can think of that really doesn't like cats is extremely controlling and can't handle rejection either per the post above...this blew my mind!

Christian Bradshaw
Community Member
2 months ago

I had a friend tell me this when she gave me advice on looking for a boyfriend

Roberto Durante
Community Member
2 months ago

love cat's, they are badass, all the time challenging you, dog are sweeties and do what ever you like them to do

Radhika Vijayakumar
Community Member
2 months ago

Thank you for this explanation. I love animals and always wondered why I dislike cats. I would never hurt one (I ignore them) but would not like to live with a cat.

Kelly Hartle
Community Member
2 months ago

My grandpa once said no one owns a cat.

Lara Mig
Community Member
2 months ago

Yup! Enthusiastic consent: cat comes over and pushes its face into your hand. Consent: cat purrs when you pet it. "Soft no": cat turns away or walks away when you try to pet it. "Hard no": claws and/or teeth.

katboxjanitor
Community Member
2 months ago

Actually, the best pet relationships include the concept of their consenting to our interactions with them. Builds greater trust...just like between humans!

Bettye McKee
Community Member
2 months ago

That's what I love about cats. They do cat things and don't care whether or not you approve.

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
2 months ago

Yep.

Polly Culberson
Community Member
2 months ago

But cats' very attitudes are so funny and so "them".

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
2 months ago

You just have to accept that they think and act differently to dogs who would lay down and die for you. Cats do love you but they like to do their own thing.

Audrika Biswas
Community Member
2 months ago

People never want to get or do something if they don't succeed my cat is really social due to the fact that I let it mind it's buissness

Skadi Lifdis
Community Member
2 months ago

This...this actually explains my mom's husband so well. He HATES cats. So much so, he purposely tried to run one over while on a date with my mom. And somehow she didn't decide to dump him and instead marry him. Crazy.

Deceased Nemo
Community Member
2 months ago

yes

Allan Breum
Community Member
2 months ago

... Son-of-a-B! That makes so much sense.

Deb Webb
Community Member
2 months ago

Too true

Puji Widiasih
Community Member
2 months ago

TRUE! and i love both of them because i know when to take control and when to let someone else to take control. being in control is not always fun eh!

NWB
Community Member
2 months ago

very true!

El Dee
Community Member
2 months ago

Ohhh...this is good!

Royer Potts
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes, the “owner” typically stays on at the pleasure of the cat.

Silre
Community Member
2 months ago

Miss Kitty is definitely a lesson in consent. She bites if you touch her without permission.

June
Community Member
2 months ago

And that someone can say yes, then no.

Josh Tall
Community Member
2 months ago

Heinlein said that dogs are slaves and cats are free citizens!

denzoren
Community Member
2 months ago

This is very accurate.

Viktor Feurer
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes, if a someone "just hates" cats that's mean she/he is a control freak.

Bread King
Community Member
2 months ago

well you cant exactly control your cat so thats kinda tru

Tami
Community Member
2 months ago

I know a couple guys who have dogs and both guys say they hate cats. Yup, both guys have controlling personalities and hate a lot of other things too. Very closed minded.

Xylle Flora
Community Member
2 months ago

I can't stop thinking about it either now.

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
2 months ago

My partner always says dog people are authoritarians who like to tell others what to do.

Daria B
Community Member
2 months ago

Nah, I wouldn't generalise. There is some truth to this posting, and that authoritarian types of people might prefer dogs over cats, but I've known nice liberal people who happily live with their dogs.

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elStiJneriNO
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2 months ago (edited)

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well some people don't see the benefit of taking a pet they can't pet. seems logic to me.

Hayley Rodgers
Community Member
2 months ago

All three of our cats are very cuddly of a love to be pet and love to snuggle. A night doesn't go by that one of them isn't sleeping on my husband and another at my feet. Cats can be remarkably loving, but you have to speak their language and not try to force them to be a dog. Like the difference between extroverts and introverts. You have to respect who they are at their core or you will not Bond

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Moreover, “more women tend to own cats than men—partly because cats are seen as feminine and dogs more masculine; and partly because cats gravitate to women more because their voices are in a megahertz range similar to their meows.”

The feline behaviorist also noticed stronger feelings about cats since “more people (usually men) really dislike cats than they do dogs.”

“I think that may limit a single woman’s opportunities in the dating pool—especially if she has multiple cats. However, I have several male cat-owning clients who are neither gay, nor neurotic so obviously there’s no 100% stereotype that fits all,” Molly concluded.

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Nea
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2 months ago

Dog people rather wish all people were dogs!

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To find out what the science has to say about this highly debatable topic, Bored Panda also reached out to Beatrice Alba, a lecturer in psychology at Deakin University and the co-author of a 2015 study on how dog people and cat people differ on dominance-related traits.

Beatrice told us that the bigger differences seem to be between people who self-identify as a "cat person" vs a "dog person." “But, of course, you don't have to choose between the two—plenty of people identify as both or neither. Having said that, although we found statistically significant differences between cat people and dog people on some psychological measures, the size of the effects were not huge.”

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troufaki13
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2 months ago

Mine is black ^.^

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Beatrice’s study found that “dog people scored significantly higher than cat people on competitiveness, and a characteristic called Social Dominance Orientation. This is essentially a preference for hierarchy and the belief that some groups of people should dominate other groups of people.”

As a result, the creators of the study argued that “people prefer pets that complement their own personalities, so someone more inclined towards characteristics related to social dominance should prefer a more submissive pet, like dogs.”

Meanwhile, “Those who are not so attached to hierarchies and ranking highly within them may be more inclined to like cats, who we all know defer to no one,” Beatrice concluded.

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Helen Haley
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2 months ago

This explains one of the reasons men with cats are more attractive.

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Another recent study conducted by the psychologist Samuel D. Gosling and his colleagues at the University of Texas in Austin, in which 4,565 individuals were asked whether they were dog people, cat people, neither, or both, shed some light on these questions.

Gosling summarized his results, saying, "There is a widely held cultural belief that the pet species—dog or cat—with which a person has the strongest affinity says something about the individual's personality, and this research suggests there are significant differences on major personality traits between dog people and cat people."

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Falcon
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2 months ago

There have been so many videos of cats defending their human, especially kids.

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Gosling’s research showed that dog people were generally 15% more extroverted, 13% more agreeable, and 11% more conscientious than cat people. The same research showed that cat people were 11% more open-minded than dog people.

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troufaki13
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2 months ago

I found my cat in the trash O.O

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A study led by Denise Guastello, an associate professor of psychology at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin, also showed somewhat similar results. People who said they were dog lovers in the study tended to be more lively—meaning they were more energetic and outgoing—and also tended to follow rules closely.

Cat lovers, on the other hand, were more introverted, more open-minded, and more sensitive than dog lovers. Cat people also tended to be non-conformists, preferring to be expedient rather than follow the rules.

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KitKatLord
Community Member
2 months ago

Or most simple, get both, cats and dogs complete each other

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Stanley Coren surveyed 6,149 people, aged 16 to 94. It included 3,362 dog owners and 1,223 cat owners, and the rest were people who had neither of them. “My results showed that people who owned only cats seemed to be somewhat different than dog owners, or people who owned both dogs and cats, in terms of their personalities. People who own both dogs and cats seem to be much like the people who own only dogs,” Stanley explained for Psychology Today.

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Sagtiya Sieelan
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2 months ago

I agree😁 i'm a cat person😂

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His findings showed that cat owners “were one-third more likely to live alone than dog owners and twice as likely to live in an apartment or flat,” while dog owners were more likely “married, living in a house, and having children living in the home.”

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
2 months ago

Bingo! Cats own you. Not the other way around.

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Rod Egret
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2 months ago

That's true but the account same is sooo stupid...

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troufaki13
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2 months ago

My cat purrs and snores at the same time! So cute ^.^

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When it comes to personalities, Stanley found that “people who own only cats tend to be relatively introverted (low on extroversion) and also reasonably cool (low in warmth or agreeableness).”

The author of the study explained further: “The general pattern that comes out of both studies is that dog owners are more social and interactive and cat owners (who own cats exclusively) are more introverted and self-contained."

On the other hand, it wouldn’t be right to generalize these findings and claim that they represent the full picture. Keep in mind that the dog and cat owners that were surveyed for studies represent only a fraction of society, and that any claims should be taken with a grain of salt.

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
2 months ago

It's true. Cats are assholes, we know it. But we love them anyway.

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MistyCat
Community Member
2 months ago

Euch...*shudders*....people people.

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Nea
Community Member
2 months ago

Being a dog person, this scares me!

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Vic
Community Member
2 months ago

So people are the problem.. hmmm..

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Cats are such misunderstood creatures!

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Little Ms. Quirky
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2 months ago

I approve too!

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Yet it is estimated that nearly 25k people are killed by dogs per year. No deaths are recorded by cats

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Dynein
Community Member
2 months ago

My personal verdict: Posh breeds are elitist, mutts and rescues aren't. Regardless of cat or dog. And regardless of cat or dog, I hope you researched the needs of your breed, didn't get a breed with known genetic issues, didn't just get your dream breed without considering all the responsibilities of pet ownership, and didn't get it from a dubious source for cheap.

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
2 months ago

Yesssssss!!!

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Kay blue
Community Member
2 months ago

I saw meme that says "dogs are great, but cats won't show the police where your drugs are".

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El Dee
Community Member
2 months ago

Why is there this Dog Vs Cat thing? Even as a joke I don't really get it. I really really love both cats and dogs. Am I the only one..

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Emma_Aitana yay
Community Member
2 months ago

ha

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Id row
Community Member
2 months ago

Dogs also have a thing for blinds, lol. derp-dog-i...161ace.jpg derp-dog-in-blinds-6059136161ace.jpg

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
2 months ago

And then there's the bunny people

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M. L. Dew
Community Member
2 months ago

BOOM!! (Mike drop)

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M. L. Dew
Community Member
2 months ago

Obviously you HAVE meet my cat :)

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
2 months ago

KILL FOR PRINCESS MURDER

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

YMCA....!

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Lorelai Purvis
Community Member
2 months ago

dudes chill not all dog people are like this...

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Helen Haley
Community Member
2 months ago

Facts

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

I really wanna meet the mf who decided that cats are evil!

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Max
Community Member
2 months ago

I think the main reason cats are 'more likely' to eat your corpses is that dogs are noisier, and therefore will get investigated before they get desperate enough to eat a person.

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
2 months ago

Sometimes this is the opposite

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MistyCat
Community Member
2 months ago

Ikr? My mom got bit by a huge dog when she was little, she never lived it over, and whenever she tells anybody she's scared of dogs, they're always like, "No, no, that's not possible, here, pet my Rottweiler, he jumps but he's very friendly" and often I have to distract the dog while Mom runs for cover.

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't like dogs either. They're too clingy! I need my space. Cats are great because they sporadically want love and attention, but they're also independent and have their own lives. Dogs wanna be with you 24/7. Same reason I don't have kids.

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
2 months ago

Toys : that old box that your neighbour was throwing out

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Katy
Community Member
2 months ago

That's a lot of yelling for a 'Cat person/intellectual'

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Nash Nopper
Community Member
2 months ago

naaahhh I am a dogmom and I love cats, too!

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