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Are Devs Dog or Cat People?

michelledev3 profile image michelledev ・2 min read

Are you a cat person or a dog person? Most of my dev peers are cat people, and I wonder if that is true across the dev space. Based on my barely statically valuable sample I think developers might be cat people. I am both a dog and cat person, but I lean to the puppy power side.
I found this blog to try to penetrate devs' minds and thought I would share it with the team. https://devetry.com/blog/not-cat-person-how-work-with-a-software-engineer/
One dev had this to say, "Dogs are like Windows, requires a lot of attention. Cats are like Linux, low maintenance."

The Typical Dog Person

If dogs tend to be energetic, faithful, and easy to get along with, well, so do the people who love them. But survey author and psychologist Sam Gosling, Ph.D., admits that the differences between cat and dog people aren't huge. "There are certainly many, many cat people who are extroverts and many, many dog people who aren't," Gosling says.

The Typical Cat Person

Do you prefer to spend time on your own? Always game to try new things? Then you could be a cat person. The survey found that cat owners were more likely to be curious, unconventional in thinking and actions, and more prone to worry than dog people.

Can a Pet Predict Your Personality?

Are you a cat person or a dog person? The answer may say a lot about your personality. A survey done by the University of Texas at Austin found that some common ideas about pet lovers may be true. You may also be a lot more like your furry friend than you ever realized.

Personality Trait: Conscientious

The online survey asked people to rate themselves as "cat people" or "dog people." Then people answered questions designed to reveal their true personality. Dog people were 11% more conscientious than cat people. What it means:
• Self-disciplined
• Strong sense of duty
• Tend to be "planners"

Personality Trait: Extroverted

Do you seize the day? If you're a dog person, you likely do. Dog people were 15% more extroverted than cat people in the survey. What it means:
• Outgoing
• Enthusiastic
• Positive
• Energetic

Personality Trait: Extroverted

Do you seize the day? If you're a dog person, you likely do. Dog people were 15% more extroverted than cat people in the survey. What it means:
• Outgoing
• Enthusiastic
• Positive
• Energetic

Personality Trait: Agreeable

According to the survey, if you're a dog person, you're 13% more likely to agree with a cat person. Agreeable people tend to be:
• Trusting
• Altruistic
• Kind
• Affectionate
• Sociable

Zoom Out

If we zoom outside of the dev arena, a current study shows 46% are dog people, and 12% are cat people.

Are you a dog or a cat person? Please comment below and I will keep you posted on the results.

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decentralizuj

Dog! Cat is 'somewhere around' if she want, take food and go where she want. Dog is always with you, feel what you feel. German Sheppard, the best one ;)

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Antonio Radovcic

neither. I‘m a sloth person.