Saturday, 02 July 2022

Quiz: Are You a Dog Or a Cat Person?

Did You Know? If you’re a dual cat-dog person, you might have characteristics of both dog people and cat people and thus enjoy the best of both worlds—reaping rewards of balance and well-being.QuizziCAL Areadogorcat
Have you always been a go-to “Good Samaritan”? Do you feel comfy home alone, playing couch spud? Here’s your chance to find out if you’ve gone to the dogs or cats. Take this personality quiz to discover what your pet choice says about how your personality plays a role in the world.

1. When facing a decision, you listen to
A. family and friends
B. your sixth sense

2. You’re considering relocating. You
A. ponder how your home will be a fit for your pet
B. assume that your furry friend will go with the flow

3. Does it irk you when you call your pet’s name and you get no response?
A. you want an answer ASAP
B. you’re easy; live and let live

4. While at work or at play, you prefer doing it
A. with the more, the merrier
B. by yourself, for the thrill

5. Your communication style is
A. to tell it like it is
B. you dish some details, and some not

6. In relationships, you’re good to go during turbulent times
A. always
B. it depends

7. When watching a film or real-life action, you
A. join in
B. just watch

8. If you need something, you ask for it
A. of course
B. Sometimes

Tally Up

The analysis of dog people and cat people is gleaned from a study of 4565 participants (ages 10-95). The article, “Personalities of Self-Identified Dog People and Cat People,” was written by Samuel D. Gosling, Ph.D. (and colleagues), from the Department of Psychology, Texas, Austin University. Here’s a glance at the traits—and my take on it.

Mostly A: Dog Devoted
The “Canine Person” can be faithful, direct, helpful, loyal, a team player, and utilitarian. Certainly there are cat fanciers who give a helping hand and can be counted on—but you might be able to count on a canine person a tidbit more.

Mostly B: Cat Crazy
The “Feline Person” might be graceful, subtle, independent, intelligent, thoughtful and mysterious. This isn’t to say that do lovers aren’t super smart or amazingly subtle—but cat people might have an edge on dog people when it comes to IQ and coming off with a captivating allure.

What’s more, according to Dr. Gosling’s study, canine people rank higher in being extroverted, agreeable, and conscientious, and lower in feline-people traits of being neurotic and openness.
Nevertheless, not that although these results are eye-opening, it’s only one point of view. Personalities of dog and cat people can vary due to many factors, such as astrology, birth order, environment, genes, and upbringing. Of course, a pet can share both cat and dog traits—just like its owner.

Columnist: Cal Orey

PictureCal Orey, M.A.  is an author and journalist. Her books include the Healing Powers Series (Vinegar, Olive Oil, Chocolate, Honey, Coffee, and Tea) published by Kensington. (The collection has been featured by the Good Cook Book Club.)  Her website is

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