5 Things Being a Cat Person Reveals About You

Lisa Selvaggio
by Lisa Selvaggio

Do you identify as a cat person? Well, you aren’t alone!


And it turns out that there are some common traits shared by those who love cats and share their homes with them. Here are just five things that being a cat person might reveal about you. How many of the following traits apply to you?

1.    You’re Probably Curious and Creative

Cats are known for being curious creatures, and it turns out that their owners tend to have qualities of open-mindedness and curiosity too. As a cat person, you might also be quite eager to learn by diving into a variety of subjects, from creative endeavors to intellectual pursuits. Whether it means exploring a place you’ve never been to or going back to school to learn about a topic of interest, cat people tend to enjoy experiencing new things. It’s no wonder that so many cat parents love reading a good book with a warm kitty in their lap, or taking on a new hobby to express themselves.

2.    You May Prefer Staying In

Speaking of reading books on the sofa with your furry friend, being a cat person might also make you the type to prefer staying in rather than going out. Generally, dog people are known for being more extroverted and ready to go out to have a good time, while cat people may be introverted and feel just fine doing things at home. Of course, this isn’t a hard-and-fast rule by any means. You might be the type of person who loves to go out and party before coming home to snuggle with your kitty, or you might be one of the many cat parents who take their kitties outside for some exciting adventures.

3.    You Might Not Be Afraid to Stand Out

As a cat person, you might not mind standing out against the crowd, and you might not be afraid of doing things your way. Your kitty thinks for herself, and isn’t always willing to be trained, and you may be the same. Combined with their curious nature and open-mindedness, this attitude helps cat people feel confident and unafraid to showcase who they truly are.

4.    You May Worry Quite a Bit

Are you a little neurotic? It turns out that this is another trait that cat people tend to have. What does it mean, though? Well, you might find that you worry quite a bit, or you might get stressed or anxious rather easily. But you may also notice that your furry friend is always ready to help you relax.

5.    You’re Likely Patient and Understanding

If you’re a cat parent, you know that your pet has certain likes and dislikes. For example, she might not let you rub her belly, or she might only let you pet her for a certain amount of time before she gets tired of the interaction. Because you have to gradually discover what your cat prefers, and because you need patience when it comes to training your kitty, you may be the type of person who can adapt and be totally okay with respecting another’s boundaries.  

Always Remember, You’re as Unique as Your Cat!

While some of the traits above might apply to you, there might be others that don’t. Sure, experts might have noticed some common traits between individuals who identify as cat people, but it’s important to keep in mind that everyone is different. 

Lisa Selvaggio
Lisa Selvaggio

Lisa Selvaggio is a freelance writer and editor, and our resident cats-pert, with certifications in pet nutrition and pet first aid. She enjoys producing content that helps people understand animals better so they can give their pets a safe and happy home.

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