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Re: Cat people vs dog people personalities

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Re: Cat people vs dog people personalities

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my take on this: cats are smarter.
Why? Ever heard of a police cat ?

Why did you answer your own question in a later post?

.......clearly cats are the work of the Devil !!!

(oh, and I fixed the post for you below)
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Re: Cat people vs dog people personalities

I’m not convinced by all these correlations presented in the articles. I’ve got two cats and each of them has a distinct personality. There are so many breeds of dogs with a range of completely different personalities/behaviour. Surely this would inform the owner’s choice of a specific breed of a cat/dog.
Having said that, I am somewhat mystified by the strange affinity I have always felt with cats. I have felt like this ever since I was little and I always insisted that my mother read me one story over and over again: The Cat that Walked by Himself by Rudyard Kipling.
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Re: Cat people vs dog people personalities

I apologise for this before I even type it but:

Cats do win and this is because, so many guys go out looking for a pussy and end up with a dog!!
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Old 03.08.2011, 17:30
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Re: Cat people vs dog people personalities

I heard this "cat people are control freaks" a million times, and I still can't make any sense out of it. How come a control freak will choose the worst possible pet to exert control over ? He/she might as well adopt a racoon or a bat.
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Old 03.08.2011, 17:33
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I heard this "cat people are control freaks" a million times, and I still can't make any sense out of it. How come a control freak will choose the worst possible pet to exert control over ? He/she might as well adopt a racoon or a bat.
It is counter-intuitive.

But I think what it comes down to, is that cats are extremely independant and self-sufficient. However after having a cat for a while, you do connect and regarless of how the cat acts like "it's the sh*t!" or tries to play mind games with you, the greatest challenge is to beat the cat at it's own game, and have full control, regardless of who the that pussy thinks it is.

Like the ultimate control freak challenge/game/pet
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Re: Cat people vs dog people personalities

I agree that dog owners are more sociable, but it's not that the more sociable people get dogs instead of cats, but owning dogs makes you more sociable. If in doubt (or hey, who was complaining about lack of dates here?) come and borrow my dogs - everybody suddenly wants to talk to you.

I'm actually a cat person though (don't tell the dogs).
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my take on this: cats are smarter.
Why? Ever heard of a police cat ?
catburglar ?
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Of friends and associates I know I find that cat people are often control freaks and dog people more laid back
Cat owners do seem to be happier in their own company whilst dog owners seem to be more social.
And some really clever friends I have, do have cats... which is very interesting..............
I confirm this, I am a cat person and my husband is a dog person...poor husband of mine
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Well, I have yet to find an article on guinea pig or goldfish people.
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Or shrimp.
or hamsters
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Re: Cat people vs dog people personalities

I am a cat person but there are certain breeds of dogs that I like more than certain breeds of cats, i.e. friendly, bouncy, intelligent, fluffy, medium to large dogs score way more points than, say, a Sphynx cat. The reason I chose Norwegian Forest Cats is because, well, they are cats that are a little bit like the good type of dog.
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Re: Cat people vs dog people personalities

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CATS AND DOGS

Excerpts from a Dog’s Diary
8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am – A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am – A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am – Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm – Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm – Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm – wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm – Milk bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm – Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm – Wow! Watched TV with human people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm – Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!


Excerpts from a Cat’s Daily Diary

Day 983 of my captivity. My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomited on the carpet.
Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a “good little hunter” I am.
There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could not hear the noises and smell the food. I heard that my confinement was due to the power of “allergies”. I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.
Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around their feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow — but at the top of the stairs.
I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flukes and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released – and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.
The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicating with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now …



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  • Cat owners are smarter – well, at least have more formal education. A British poll found 47% of homes with a cat had a person with a college degree, while only 38% of homes with dogs.
    • Nope. disagree. it just means that cat owners were out partying too much while they were in college, and opted not to get a dog.
  • Dog owners are more likely to vote red, as in Republican. While a third of dog owners consider themselves republican, only about a quarter of cat owners do.
    • Çan't say I agree or disagree.
  • Dog people are more extroverted & agreeable, while cat people are more neurotic yet more open-minded & creative. Cat people tend to seek out a variety of activities while dog owners’ lives tend to be more routine.
    • I completely disagree, and will dress up like Snoopy and sing it from the top of my lungs on Markplatz this Saturday at 10:00 just to prove it.
    • As far as the routine goes for dog owners, I don't think it has to do with the species preference, so much as it is to do with the fact that dog owners have to stick to a routine for the dogs.
  • Dog owners that are overweight are more likely to have an overweight dog, versus cat owners who are overweight don’t seem to have any affect on their cat’s weight.
    • True, and readily observable.
  • Cat owners are likely to let pets on the bed… or anywhere the cat wants. Dog owners are likely to treat their pets to rides in the car.
    • that's not a logical statement. What does riding in the car have to do with getting on the bed?
    • My dogs get to be on the furniture however they want (which has caused me problems when dating cat lovers), but get very few rides in the car unless it's for a purpose.... like going to Fressnapf.
  • Dog owners expect their pet to come help them in a time of distress. Cat owners expect to get ignored.
    • I don't expect anything more than a *lick lick* "Omg are you ok? I'm really jonesing for a biscuit. WAAAAAKE UP!!!!!!!"
  • About ½ of cat owners think their cat watches TV – only about 1/3 of dog owners think their pet is being entertained by the television.
    • Those people are silly.
Now for some similarities:
  • First of all, just owning a pet means you’re probably a woman. Doesn’t matter if it’s a dog or a cat, women are most often the primary care-giver.
    • (checking between legs). Nope. Not a woman.
  • If you own a pet (either cat or dog), you are probably married. However, if you’re single with a pet, it’s more likely you own a cat.
    • Nope. not applicable.
  • And if you own one pet, you probably own at least another. 64% of pet households have more than one furball running around. However, cat owners are more likely to have multiple pets.
    • Well. I couldn't let the other one have nobody to talk to. Plus being an only child really sucks.



It doesn't really matter if you agree or disagree when *facts are presented, does it ?


''Despite this, a lot of research has been done over the past decades, trying to delve into the differences between cat owners and dog owners, and the results are surprisingly similar.''

''A team of researchers led by psychologist Sam Gosling at the University of Texas at Austin wanted to find out. They posted a questionnaire online as part of a larger study about personality called the Gosling-Potter Internet Personality Project.''







*well, at least some answers given by a representative sample of the population (4'500 respondents was it?)
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It is counter-intuitive.

But I think what it comes down to, is that cats are extremely independant and self-sufficient. However after having a cat for a while, you do connect and regarless of how the cat acts like "it's the sh*t!" or tries to play mind games with you, the greatest challenge is to beat the cat at it's own game, and have full control, regardless of who the that pussy thinks it is.

Like the ultimate control freak challenge/game/pet
I don't think cat owners want to control their cats. If you want something you can control easily there are enough other pets. Cat owners like cats because they are sociable companions but still have enough individuality that they won't go along with everything.

We have certain minimum rules, such as the cat may not scratch the furniture and the cat must keep off the table. These are rules which the cat has learnt to respect. Apart from that the cat is free to do as it wishes. There's no control or desire to control involved.
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  • Cat owners are smarter – well, at least have more formal education. A British poll found 47% of homes with a cat had a person with a college degree, while only 38% of homes with dogs.
    • Nope. disagree. it just means that cat owners were out partying too much while they were in college, and opted not to get a dog.
  • Dog owners are more likely to vote red, as in Republican. While a third of dog owners consider themselves republican, only about a quarter of cat owners do.
    • Çan't say I agree or disagree.
  • Dog people are more extroverted & agreeable, while cat people are more neurotic yet more open-minded & creative. Cat people tend to seek out a variety of activities while dog owners’ lives tend to be more routine.
    • I completely disagree, and will dress up like Snoopy and sing it from the top of my lungs on Markplatz this Saturday at 10:00 just to prove it.
    • As far as the routine goes for dog owners, I don't think it has to do with the species preference, so much as it is to do with the fact that dog owners have to stick to a routine for the dogs.
  • Dog owners that are overweight are more likely to have an overweight dog, versus cat owners who are overweight don’t seem to have any affect on their cat’s weight.
    • True, and readily observable.
  • Cat owners are likely to let pets on the bed… or anywhere the cat wants. Dog owners are likely to treat their pets to rides in the car.
    • that's not a logical statement. What does riding in the car have to do with getting on the bed?
    • My dogs get to be on the furniture however they want (which has caused me problems when dating cat lovers), but get very few rides in the car unless it's for a purpose.... like going to Fressnapf.
  • Dog owners expect their pet to come help them in a time of distress. Cat owners expect to get ignored.
    • I don't expect anything more than a *lick lick* "Omg are you ok? I'm really jonesing for a biscuit. WAAAAAKE UP!!!!!!!"
  • About ½ of cat owners think their cat watches TV – only about 1/3 of dog owners think their pet is being entertained by the television.
    • Those people are silly.
Now for some similarities:
  • First of all, just owning a pet means you’re probably a woman. Doesn’t matter if it’s a dog or a cat, women are most often the primary care-giver.
    • (checking between legs). Nope. Not a woman.
  • If you own a pet (either cat or dog), you are probably married. However, if you’re single with a pet, it’s more likely you own a cat.
    • Nope. not applicable.
  • And if you own one pet, you probably own at least another. 64% of pet households have more than one furball running around. However, cat owners are more likely to have multiple pets.
    • Well. I couldn't let the other one have nobody to talk to. Plus being an only child really sucks.
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What amazes me is how many people resemble their pets, physically...



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