Your furry friends with you, perhaps, have much more in common than it seems at first glance. At least, so say the scientists who published the results of their recent research in the journal PLOS ONE. It turned out that lovers of fish and laser pointers imitate their owners.
Most often, Fuzzies adopt such traits as extraversion, openness, neuroticism, and emotional stability.
Scientists conducted a survey that included more than 3 thousand cat owners. They answered questions to determine the so-called Big Five. This psychological model focuses on the relationship between language and vocabulary to determine the top five traits: extroversion, friendliness, consciousness, neuroticism, openness to new experiences.
It turned out that traits characteristic of the owner were also found in his pet. So the cats of the neurotic owners themselves often behaved unpredictably, while the cats of the extrovert owners sought to communicate. The basis for the study was the previous work on the influence of the model of education on the child's personality.
"For many owners, animals are family members. Close ties are established with them. It is not surprising that they are affected by the nature of the owner," said co-author of the study, animal rights advocate Lauren Fink of Nottingham Trent University.
However, Finca emphasizes that more research is needed to understand the extent to which the host’s habits and habits can affect the caudate.