Study: Cat Owners More Intelligent than Dog Owners

By Joe Gullo

Published 06/02 2014 10:20AM

Updated 06/02 2014 10:21AM

A study by Carroll University studied the personality differences between dog lovers and cat lovers.

According to the press release, the study revealed that "dog people" and "cat people" have different personalities. Dog lovers tend to be more lively, energetic, and outgoing whle cat lovers are more introverted, open-minded, and sensitive. The study also found that cat lovers scored higher on intelligence than dog lovers.

"It makes sense that a dog person is going to be more lively, because they're going to want to be out there, outside, talking to people, bringing their dog," Associate Professor of Psychology at Carroll University Dr. Denise Guastello said. "Whereas, if you're more introverted, and sensitive, maybe you're more at home reading a book, and your cat doesn't need to go outside for a walk."

The researchers surveyed 600 college students.

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