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Cats or dogs? Your preference reveals a LOT about you

Are you more of a cat or a dog person? Think carefully because a recent study has shown that your preference can reveal a lot about your personality.

By Natasha James

Published on the 22/11/2020, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:24

A recent study carried out by Mikel Delgado, researcher and animal behaviourist of the School of Veterinary UC Davis, has shown exactly what your preference for felines or canines can reveal about your personality type.

The large survey compared the personality types of those who loved dogs and those who loved cats, as well as those without a preference and those who didn’t like either – imagine!

Delgado grouped his conclusions into five personality traits including kindness, sensitivity, nervousness and confidence.

The conclusions of the study

According to the study, the variables can define personality. Here’s what it found:

1. Those who prefer dogs

Dog lovers tend to be more outgoing and friendly, they’re often usually dominant in social interactions and can even be quite narcissistic.

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2. Those who prefer cats

Cat lovers tend to be more sensitive and prone to nerves or anxiety. It is interesting to note that gender is very important here because women are often more cat-loving than men.

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What about you?

Of course, the study is only an indication of personality and there are bound to be many confident, outgoing cat lovers and plenty of anxious dog owners. Your preference could also depend on which animal you grew up with.

What do you think? Does your personality type match with the study?