If You Want To Know How Intelligent Someone Is, Ask Them What Kind Of Pet They Own
Dogs are considered "man's best friend." You know a perfect companion to that of mankind. Strong. Bold. Reliable. On the contrary, cats are often associated with the stigma of "crazy cat lady." Now, these are obviously just sayings, but as a lifelong lover of all things dogs, I really like how well dogs are portrayed in society. Personally, I would never have a pet cat, and not just because I'm neither a lady or crazy. However, recent research shows that may prove I'm less intelligent.
Due to this fact, it was shown that cat people scored higher on intelligence than those who prefer dogs. Live Science points out that cats have nearly 300 million neurons while dogs have roughly half of that. Well, hold on, that just means that cats are smarter than dogs, but doesn't reflect that of their owners, right?
Well, no, because of that whole intelligence testing result. It all goes back to the different environments each pet and owner find themselves in. Dogs are much more obedient and look to their owners for cues, while cats, well you know: don't care.
Dogs need to get out and about. They need to be social. They need attention. People who gravitate toward dogs share those same qualities, so their free time is spent doing such, rather than engaging in activities like reading. Basically, what this whole thing comes down to is that dog owners are just less intelligent because all they want to do is play.
Well, not so fast, because I despise cats, yet I'm introverted and a dog lover. Sounds like I should take an intelligence test to debunk this!
But, still, if you ask me, simply testing some cat owners vs. some dog owners doesn't prove anything! Or, maybe it's because I'm a dog lover that I'm too dumb to understand that it does, in fact, prove something? No…surely not. I'm smart enough to understand what research is, and subsequently, avoid its truths–even as a dog lover!
Hmmmmmm, well I need some time to ponder over all this information. If you need me, just give me a call while I'm reviewing this research once again, most likely feeling like this.