Do you love Cats?
I know you do, despite the fact that you may be a Dog lover, secretly deep down inside you must love Cats, albeit Dogs tend to reciprocate this love more than Cats, who are usually distant.
This is because our brains to secrete Oxytocin, a hormone associated with actions of kindness and affection shown by other, including Cats and Dogs (Zakapr, 2014).
But are Cat people more Intelligent? Research by Associate Professor of Psychology at Carroll University, Denise Guastello, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, presented at the Annual Association for Psychological Science meeting in May 2014 (Rettner, 2014) seems to suggest that this may be the case.
His research indicates that:
- Dog Owners were more energetic, outgoing and were rule-followers i.e. conformists
- Cat Owners ere more introverted, home-bodied, non-conformists i.e. rule breakers
Additionally, Cat people tended to be more open-minded and empathetic to the feeling of others than Dog lovers. Apparently the trait of obedience in Dogs is respected by an obedient person, whereas a Cat lover like the independence of an animal that demands attention when it wants despite doing nothing in return and in some cases steals your food.
So are Cat people more intelligent (DNews, 2014) than Dog People, if the video below can be believed?
Cats clearly have some power over humans and we’re just beginning to understand how they think, based on the research of Dr. John Bradshaw of the University of Bristol as revealed in this recent Q&A with National Geographic (Dell’Amore, 2014) back in January 2014.
But we have power over them as I’ll explain below!
How to control your Cat using Circles – Cat Trapped inside of his own mind
If you’re a Cat lover, you’ll love this neat little way of controlling your Cat. Cats, it seems, love circles and can be trapped inside of them (Cute Emergency, 2014). The steps to achieve this are quite simple, really:
Create a Circle using Tape or other material on the Ground
Place a treat inside of the circle
Once the Cat steps in, they’re trapped!
That’s it! That’s how you trap your Cat. He’ll stay there until you tell him otherwise. Apparently he’s trapped in his own mind not really by the circle. No one knows why as more research is needed, but clearly this is a psychological trick that works on Cats and not humans.
Interestingly, based on the picture of the Egyptian Cat statue at the very top of this article, it appears that the Ancient Egyptians may have known all along. Curious…..
Have fun trapping your Cat!
 DNews (2014, June 3). Are Cat People Smarter Than Dog People? [Video]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgTmKT8sARI
 Zakapr, P. (2014, April 22). Dogs (and Cats) Can Love. General format. Retrieved from http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/04/does-your-Dog-or-Cat-actually-love-you/360784/
 Rettner, R. (2014, May 27). Dog People vs. Cat People: Who’s More Outgoing? More Intelligent?. General format. Retrieved from http://www.livescience.com/45894-Dog-Cat-people-personalities.html
 Cute Emergency. [CuteEmergency]. (2014, December 7). How to trap your Cat in an invisible box in 3 easy steps http://trendpics.today/1wpudWr [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/CuteEmergency/status/541600556058705921
 Dell’Amore, C. (2014, January 27). What Do Cats Think About Us? You May Be Surprised. General format. Retrieved from http://www.livescience.com/45894-Dog-Cat-people-personalities.html