Dog Person Versus Cat Person

Sunday, April 03, 2011 Stef dela Cruz 3 Comments

When you like someone but you’re not sure if that person is worth your time, there is only one question you need to ask:

“Are you a dog person or a cat person?”

The answer to this question will tell you a lot about what kind of person someone is. For instance, a dog person tends to be a more sociable person, while a cat person tends to be more philosophical or creative.

dog person versus cat person

No, I’m not making this up. According to a study conducted at the University of Texas, people who love dogs tend to be extroverts. They are mostly agreeable people and are more conscientious. People who love cats, on the other hand, tend to be more neurotic (obsessive-compulsive, etc.), but scored higher on the “openness” factor (which means they are more creative, more philosophical, and tend to think out of the box).

This does make sense, since dogs love to spend time with their humans while cats only like your company for a certain amount of time.

Of course, you should always take these findings with a grain of salt. They are, at best, mere approximations. You can never tell what kind of person someone is until he or she becomes either your “human” or your “pet”, yes? Smile with tongue out

dog person versus cat person

Stef dela CruzAbout the blogger
Stef dela Cruz is a doctor and writer. She received the 2013 Award for Health Media from the Department of Health. She maintains a health column in Health.Care Magazine and contributes to The Manila Bulletin. Add her to your circles.


  1. Hmm, that?s some cool information. I would search on Google to find other relevant articles. Actually, I came across your blog on Google Blog Search. I?m going to add your RSS feed to my reader. Continue posting please!


  2. I didn't know cat lovers are creative!!! haha I'm a self-professed cat lover but I tend to be more "sociable" - at least online than creative, but this is a cool trivia, thank you for sharing :)

  3. Apparently, cat lovers are creative, so I have to step up to the plate... oh, no. LOL! And thanks for visiting!