Facebook recently studied the behavior of 160,000 members to learn the differences between dog and cat people.  Here are the findings:

  • Dog people have 26 more Facebook friends than cat people.
  • Cat people get invited to more events.
  • 30% of cat people are single
  • 24% of dog people are single.
  • Cat people like reading fantasy and sci-fi books while dog people are more into love stories and stories about dogs

So how many cat people and dog people are there? There are 4 categories:  Dog People, Cat People, Both, Neither. People who call themselves dog people represented the largest of the four categories (over 45% of the sample) whereas self- identified cat people represented the smallest category (11.5%). (27.7% identified as “both” and 15% identified as “neither.”)

According to Psychology Today, 'cat people' have a disposition that sets them apart from others, especially 'dog people'.  Cat people appeared to stand apart from the other three groups in extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and neuroticism.

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