What Your Pet Choices Say About Your Personality

Research shows the differences between dog people and cat people can be attributed to interesting character traits.

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What makes you laugh

  • Dog people are 30 percent more likely to enjoy slapstick humor and impressions.
  • Cat people are 21 percent more likely to enjoy ironic humor and puns.

Animal rescue leanings:

  • Dog people are 67 percent more likely to call animal control if they find stray kittens.
  • Cat people are 21 percent more likely to rescue the stray kittens.


  • Dog people are 36 percent more likely to use a popular song as a ringtone.
  • Cat people are 11 percent more likely to have contacts in both their cellphone and a physical address book.

Random facts

  • Dog people are 9 percent more likely to think of zoos as happy place.
  • Cat people are 10 percent more likely to be active on Twitter.

When it comes to media choices, Hunch.com found that dog people prefer jam bands, reggae and psychedelic rock, while cat people listen to more New Wave, classic rock and electronic music.  

Dog people listed “American Idol” and “Everybody Loves Raymond” as their favorite TV shows and “Crash” and “No Country For Old Men” as their top movie choices. Cat people preferred “CSI” and “Real Time With Bill Maher” for TV and listed “Slumdog Millionaire” and “The Hurt Locker” as their favorite movies.  

But what about those people with both cats and dogs? According to Hunch.com's survey, these people are likely to be female suburbanites who are politically middle of the road.

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