Research has shown that "cat people" tend to be more intelligent than "dog people." On top of that, the study found the pro-cat camp tends to be more creative, independent, and rebellious. However, the science suggests it isn't all negative for dog lovers and not all positive for feline folks either.
The cat admirers scored higher in a test for reasoning and general intelligence, plus they also proved better at abstract thought, self-reliance, and open-mindedness.
On the flip side, dog people were more likely to have extroverted and warm personalities that are very rule consciousness.
"Taken together, these findings describe the personalities of the average cat person as shy, solitary, impersonal, serious, and nonconformist, but also creative, sentimental, independent, and self-sufficient. Conversely, these findings describe dog people as grounded, pragmatic, and dutiful, as well as warm, outgoing, sociable, expressive, and group oriented," the study authors write.