Of the survey participants, 60% said they were dog lovers, while only 11% were cat lovers (the rest were lovers of both animals or those who did not. like animals). Dog lovers also say that sociable and cheerful are traits they like about this animal. Meanwhile, independence, vigilance and affection are all traits that attract cats to their owners.
Prof Guastello says owners tend to choose pets based on their personal characteristics. Based on these traits, the researchers assessed that cat lovers tend to be smarter, they are also more cautious in what they do.
New research shows that cat lovers are smarter than those who love dogs
The survey on university students, so scientists have not concluded whether this result can be applied to other subjects or not. However, some studies from 2010 also showed similar results about the lifestyle trends and opposites of lovers of dogs and cats.