Dog People Vs. Cat People: How Personalities Differ

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Most people are quick to pick a side when it comes to the age-old question, “are you a dog or a cat person?” Turns out, your preference says a lot about your personality, too. Whether you love the companion of a trustee dog at your side or the low maintenance of a cat, your preference reflects your personality in certain ways.

Dog vs. cat people; Which one are you?

“Dog people are a little more outgoing,” a dog owner at the Westminster Dog Show told ABC News. “Cat people are a little more aloof, because that’s just how cats are.”

Dogs win in the popularity race as well, with 39 percent of U.S. households owning at least one dog, compared to 33 percent of households owning at least one cat.

According to a survey of dog and cat lovers on Hunch.com, here are a few more stats of how dog and cat people differ in personality and lifestyle.

  • Dog people: 15% more likely to be extroverts
  • Cat people: 11% more likely to be introverts and more creative

  • Dog people: 36% more likely to use a pop song as a ringtone
  • Cat people: 14% more likely to cling to friends at a party

  • Dog people: 67% more likely to call animal control if they happen upon stray kittens
  • Cat people: 21% more likely to try to rescue stray kittens

  • Dog people: 11% more likely to say they’d support cloning, but only for animals or pets
  • Cat people: 17% more likely to have completed a graduate degree

  • Dog people: 18% more likely to consider Paul McCartney their favorite Beatle
  • Cat people: 25% more likely to consider George Harrison their favorite Beatle

  • Dog people: 30% more likely to enjoy slapstick humor and impressions
  • Cat people: 21% more likely to enjoy ironic humor and puns

[Source: Yahoo]

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