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#1 Old 05-30-2014, 09:54 AM
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Cat people are smarter than dog people, study shows

Let the companion animal wars begin

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_5412245.html
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#2 Old 05-30-2014, 09:15 PM
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Figures I would love both I have cats and a dog

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#3 Old 05-30-2014, 10:34 PM
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I find the association of personalities to not be right at all. I'm a dog lover, but I have the personality (said in the article) of a cat lover. I also know quite a few extroverts who prefer cats over dogs.

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#4 Old 05-30-2014, 11:25 PM
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And yet dogs are smarter than cats...

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#5 Old 05-31-2014, 08:42 AM
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Huh. Even though I've never been responsible for a dog's care, I'd say I am equally fond of cats and dogs. The reasons I chose to adopt cats instead were:

1) I thought more cats than dogs were dying in shelters before they were adopted. I think this was true for my locality, but I might be wrong- and in other areas, it's definitely not true.

2) I don't own a car, and the only dogs allowed on public transportation in my area are service animals- unless they can fit in a carrier- and again, I would probably have adopted a larger-size dog because they are the ones who usually are in greater need of homes. Apartments in my area often specify "small pets allowed". But here again, there are exceptions- I've heard there are a lot of chihuahuas needing homes these days.

Both cats and dogs are lovable (most of them anyway), and are amazing animals! They're just different.

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Very interesting. I can see it, to an extent at least. I love dogs and cats for different reasons. But most of the people I have known who call themselves "cat people" tend to be of very high intelligence, whereas dog people seem to have more variance in their intelligence. That is purely anecdotal, though. We have 2 dogs in our home, but I also have shared my home with cats and I love them very much as well.
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I vastly prefer cats, but I'm not fond of these "breaking science news" studies....

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Hmm I don't agree at all. I'm a dog person and an introvert. I don't know if I'm smart or not but studying is my life right now :P
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I have to say that the personality they described for a cat person does sound like me quite a bit, but I'm not so sure about my having superior intelligence or anything like that. I love dogs so much, but I love cats even more. I didn't know that dogs were smarter than cats, though. I mean it makes when I think about it, but I never did think about it before.
Anyway, I'm not sure how true this can be because if 60% of the people in the study were dog people and there were only 11% cat people, then that means that there was a lot more variety in the "dog person category" so there would be more people with varying intelligences, whereas with the cat people, there's a lot less people to lower or raise the average iq, I think. I don't know if that made sense or is true/logical, but yeah lol.
Anyway the notion that by your pet someone would be able to determine your intelligence or your personality just seems pretty silly to me.
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#10 Old 08-21-2014, 03:46 AM
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Cats are like the worst pets, they don't do anything but eat and sleep. :P
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Gotta love how the original author of this article failed to include a link to the published article. Also, I am more curious as to whether or not this has been explored in a meta-analysis. Being a popular "debate" you would think this study has been conducted before. Also, you could look at additional research which discusses the connection between personality and intelligence.
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#12 Old 09-25-2014, 11:33 AM
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I'm very allergic to dogs and extremely allergic to cats. Wonder what they'd say about us bird owners? Mine feathery baby is highly intelligent and oh so curious about EVERYTHING. I'd rather spend time with him than other humans any day! But I think the general notion is bird owners are weird and birds aren't "real pets" or capable of being good companions/emotional beings, despite being among the most intelligent animals on the planet
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