Mews and Nips: Cat Personalities Are Not That Different From Humans


After administering an online feline personality test to 2,800 cats in Australia and New Zealand, researchers came to the conclusion that, just like humans, cats have five broad personality traits. The five feline traits that emerged were skittishness, outgoingness, dominance, spontaneity and friendliness. For more on this fascinating study, and how the human equivalent to the feline personality traits, visit the Chicago Tribune.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we told you how to stop waiting for the other shoe to drop, on Monday, we offered tips on making mealtime peaceful for your cats, on Tuesday, I shared some highlights from last week’s Global Pet Expo, on Wednesday, we reported on the results of a study that looked at where cats like to be petted, on Thursday, we introduce you to the new Hauspanther Collection from Primetime Petz, and on Friday, we reviewed Meow: A Book of Happiness for Cat Lovers. And don’t forget to enter our anniversary giveaway for your chance to win one of seven grand prizes – only six days left to enter!

As you get ready to celebrate the Easter holiday, please remember that lilies are highly toxic to cats. Read Easter Lilies and Cats: A Potentially Deadly Combination for more information.


Today’s video of a very tired kitten is sure to make you go “awww!”

Have a great weekend!

3 Comments on Mews and Nips: Cat Personalities Are Not That Different From Humans

  1. Esme
    March 27, 2016 at 12:59 am (5 years ago)

    Happy Easter to you and the girls.

  2. Sue Brandes
    March 26, 2016 at 9:57 am (5 years ago)

    I love my cats different personalities. Have a great day.

  3. Janine
    March 26, 2016 at 6:37 am (5 years ago)

    My husband always says me and one of my cats have the same personality, moody and full of attitude. 🙂


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