Huff Post headline screams, "Cat People Are Smarter Than Dog People, New Study Shows!" Uh oh!  Those are fighting words.  Did a cat conduct the survey?

The study was presented by Carroll University psychology associate professor, Denise Guastello at the annual Association for Psychological Science meeting.

According to Dr. Guastello, " ...research revealed that dog people and cat people really do have different personalities and people who say they are dog lovers tend to be more lively, energetic and outgoing. They are also said to follow the rules more closely. Those who identify themselves as cat lovers are more introverted, open-minded and sensitive than dog lovers. Cat lovers are also said to be non-conformists, and scored higher on intelligence than dog lovers."

"It makes sense that a dog person is going to be more lively, because they're going to want to be out there, outside, talking to people, bringing their dog," Guastello said. "Whereas, if you're more introverted, and sensitive, maybe you're more at home reading a book, and your cat doesn't need to go outside for a walk."

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