Research finds that cat's personalities mirror their owners

Must See 27/06/2019

If you've ever thought your cat was a little sassy, then you may want to think again! New research has proven that a lot of the time, cats personalities mirror that of their owners.

The research makes sense, your fuurry friend does spend a lot of time with you. So it's understandable that they can pick up a few of your traits.

What's more, cats were more likely to mimic their owners’ traits of extroversion, openness, and neuroticism or emotional stability.

While surveying over 3,000 cat owners, researchers asked a variety of questions measuring participants’ personality traits of the Big Five Inventory. This psychological model focuses on the link between language and vocabulary and the evidence of five broad traits: extroversion, agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness, and neuroticism. The findings? Certain traits that appeared more dominant in owners were also observed in their cats. For instance, owners who rated higher in the neuroticism category had cats who demonstrated behavioral problems, while owners who rated themselves more extroverted had cats who also enjoyed being outside more.