There are several prejudices related to a person’s personality with the type of pet. senior female cat owners are often associated with the nickname “cat lady”. This nickname is often synonymous with lonely women and depressive hoarders. While dog owners are often expected to be happy and sociable people.
Is it always true? The following are some of the results of studies related to a person’s personality and their type of pet, as quoted from Medical Daily:
Owners of these types of animals generally have healthy bodies, are easy to adapt to stress, and are rarely diagnosed with depression – especially those who are single. Researchers speculate that the presence of pets reduces feelings of loneliness and brings warm feelings. Another study in 2010 found that owners of this type of animal tend to view themselves as extroverted, agreeable, and conscientious.
Compared to dog owners, people who raise cats tend to be more creative, adventurous, and have less stable personalities. Regarding the less stable personality, there is a plus side, namely intelligence. A Carroll University study in Wisconsin found that cat owners tend to be introverted and non-conformist, and also have a fairly high level of intelligence.
Researcher of this study, Denise Guastello, argues, humans choose the type of pet based on their own personality. For example, cat owners are perceived as independent animals, tend to prefer closure off, and are cautious of other people, Guastello said in chicks from Live Science.
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