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Are You a CAT Person or a DOG Person?

Whether you prefer having a cat or a dog as a pet can say a lot about your personality. Here's a list of traits for each, and you can be the judge if there's any truth to it.

Cat owners tend to be...

Dog owners tend to be...
  • introverted, self-conscious, shy, secretive, sensitive
  • interested in quieter pursuits like reading, watching movies and videos, music, etc.
  • Are homebodies or prefer quiet places
  • Like their creature comforts and although they expect people to notice them, they tend not to boast, preferring to draw attention to themselves in less direct ways
  • Have a small circle of close friends rather than a larger group
  • extroverted, eager, unembarrassed, open
  • Interested in sports, adventuring, exploring, and outdoor pursuits
  • Like to be busy and go out a lot, like loud places like parties
  • They tease and pick on each other in a friendly way, and like talking and boasting about their accomplishments
  • Have a large circle of friends and acquaintances and they make friends easily

So what do you think? Does having a cat or dog reveal anything about its owner? Do any of these characteristics apply to you or anyone you know?

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Pabanee Pabanee 8 years
Cat Person to the fullest, I have two. But that doesn't mean I don't have room for dogs in my life :)
Lyv Lyv 9 years
Except for the homebody/quiet places bit, I'm definitely a cat person... I could never own a dog, really. As adorable as I may find certain breeds, dogs are just too messy and out-there for me to live with every single day. So I have this adorable siamese kitty instead.
studio524 studio524 9 years
I just adore cats. I'm currently owned by 2. Personality wise I have to tell you that your description is pretty close to accurate. That's interesting - Very interesting
Cassie Cassie 9 years
I've always preferred cats over dogs and after seeing that I am still definitely a cat person. I had all the cat characteristics and none of the dog.
Jus_A_Partyr Jus_A_Partyr 9 years
All Catz All the Time......People say my cat acts exactly like me......
Mokona Mokona 9 years
I am such a cat person! Although I do have both as pets. lol
smp7328 smp7328 9 years
Based on the qualities, I am a cat person; however, i am allergic to cats.
roseate roseate 9 years
I think I have a mix of the two lists of traits, but I consider myself a dog person. I love how affectionate and playful most dogs are, and I'm allergic to cats.
Msmarissa006 Msmarissa006 9 years
i just bought a new boxer puppy..shes a cutie im a dog person!!!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
I am both, have both, and love both! As for the traits, I guess it makes sense that I'm neither extreme in any of them, but somwhere in the middle. . .
tralalala tralalala 9 years
sorry for the double post!
tralalala tralalala 9 years
I have both types of pets and characteristics of both
tmariej tmariej 9 years
Wow, cat person describes me to a T. I have cats but I've had dogs and love them. I just can't see myself taking the dog for a walk in the middle of the night.
lms lms 9 years
I am a cat person, but i am not shy or secretive.
Fashion Fashion 9 years
Well, Annabelle would agree: I'm a dog person! I think when I'm my most happy, I am a dog person...but then sometimes I have cat-like moods! xo
reese05 reese05 9 years
Based on the qualities..I am a mixture of both but in reality I am not really into pets although I think I would rather have a dog than a cat!
Lill-McGill Lill-McGill 9 years
I am a cat person - But when I buy my own house Im going to get a dog cause I looooove them too! :meow:
JustMe21 JustMe21 9 years
I'm a little of both actually.
caitlinp86 caitlinp86 9 years
cat person :)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I'm a cat person; I love dogs too however I have more cats than dogs (3 cats, 1 dog.)
demeter demeter 9 years
I have no traits of a dog owner, and I hate dogs. I love cats and I have had one for 7 years now, and I am everything a cat owner tends to be.
chutzpah chutzpah 9 years
I'm definitely a cat person as you can see by the photo next to my name...but...I have the traits of both!
pixy_stix18 pixy_stix18 9 years
i'm kinda both and i own a dog and a cat. i like my dog more though, but i do love my cat
stefsprl stefsprl 9 years
I have a dog and two cats, and I love them all, but I definitely consider myself more of a cat person. The cat person characteristics fit me for the most part, but these seem a little extreme to me. Is there no middle ground?
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