Dog owners are more likely to be extroverted, agreeable and conscientious, whereas cat owners are more likely to be divorced, widowed or separated.
No, we’re not just spouting stereotypes, we’re regaling the results of Scientific American’s analysis of peer-reviewed studies, huge market surveys and other data.
Here’s the breakdown of what your pet says about you, compared to other pet owners (at least if you're an American):
Job: Senior management, professor, nurse or IT professional
Education: No higher education degree
Personality: Extroverted, agreeable and conscientious
Job: Physician, real estate agent, science or medical lab technician, machine operator or personal caretaker
Education: College educated
Personality: Neurotic and open to new experiences, less socially dominant
Relationship status: Divorced, widowed or separated
Personality: Socially outgoing and expressive
Describe yourself as: Polite and Caring
Home: Homeowner in a rural area
Education: Advanced degree
Personality: Assertive, introspective and less warm or nurturing
Relationship status: Married