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Study: Your Cats Actually Want To Kill You

Post by eddie on Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:36 am

Research published in a psychology journal suggests that cats may not be the cuddly companions many owners believe them to be.

If that cats had the ability to kill their owners, they probably would, one psychologist has said. “Cats can be fantastic, sweet companions — until they turn on you.”

USAToday.com reports:

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and the Bronx Zoo in New York compared the personalities of domestic house cats to those of four different types of wildcats.

To better understand feline personalities, the researchers rated a number of animals’ behaviors on what psychologists call the Big Five human personality traits:

Extraversion
Agreeableness
Conscientiousness
Neuroticism and
Openness

Domestic house cats and have similar personality structures to African lions with high inclinations toward dominance, impulsiveness and neuroticism, the researchers found.

“It’s what cats pretty much do on a daily basis, things like being anxious, being timid, being excitable, being aggressive toward humans, being aggressive toward each other,” said Max Wachtel, a Denver psychologist not affiliated with the study. “All of those are characteristics you see in those cute little fuzzy house cats, and you also see them in lions.”

If you ever thought your cat was anxious, insecure, tense, suspicious or aggressive toward you, you aren’t making it up, he said. If they were bigger, they probably would consider killing you.


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Post by nicko on Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:01 pm

Are you trying to turn me off cats Eddie?
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Post by eddie on Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:17 pm

nicko wrote:Are you trying to turn me off cats Eddie?

I saw it and had to post it! Hahaha
Actually I really like Siamese cats. I'd have to get one of those if I ever wanted a cat.

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