Cat Behaviors May Reflect Owners’ Personality Traits

Cat owner’s physical activities, age range, gender and phobias, are some of the factors that can mark the behavior of these particular felines.
Most individuals know that cats are independent, agile and stealthy animals, however, all cats have individual behaviors that are more tied to their owners’ personality than one might think.

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Cat owner’s physical activities, age range, gender and phobias, are some of the factors that can mark the behavior of these particular felines.
Just as parents’ personality has a great influence on their children’s behavior, the personality of cat owners’ has a great influence on their cats’ behavior as well. A recent study performed by the University of Lincoln, in collaboration with the College of Life Sciences, Joseph Bank Laboratories has found that the behavior of cats is highly linked to the personality of their owners.

The study was performed by surveying over 3000 cat owners, scored under the reliable Big Five Inventory. This is one of the most well-validated survey-based measures of human personality traits, which divides an individuals personality into 5 different categories consisting of Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Openness, and Neuroticism. These parameters were used to determine the relationship between cat owners’ personality and their cats’ behaviors. Through such study, Scientifics were able to obtain satisfactory results to prove their hypothesis, which states that cats’ behaviors are strongly bonded to their owners’ personality.

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