Are you a dog person or a cat person? Or maybe you prefer snakes, turtles, or fish? How do you know?
Even if you don’t own a pet, you probably identify with one type of pet or another. While it is not unusual for a dog person to own a cat and vice versa, there are personality differences between the two. And of course, some are both, and some are neither. The same goes for those who are drawn to reptiles, fish, and exotic pets.
We do tend to gravitate towards pets that reflect our personalities. We look for pets that fit our lifestyles and how we see ourselves. If you are outgoing and energetic, chances are you will choose a pet that can join you in your daily activities. If you love to stay home and read or binge on Netflix, you’ll probably choose a pet that loves to hang out.
In addition, there are likely to be similarities between your personality and your pet. These similarities often increase over time, demonstrating that pets and their guardians grow to meet each other’s needs and match each other’s personalities.
Pet ownership is a big responsibility, so you should do as much research as possible before choosing your new friend. Your pet-owning experience will be more enjoyable if you take into consideration your lifestyle, home, and the amount of time you have for a pet.
Choosing a pet is personal, so set aside your perceived dog-person and cat-person notions and take the quiz to see what pet you should get according to your personality.