a recent study has determined that the type of dog you have says a lot about your personality.
"People tend to report that their dog's personality is quite similar to
their own, but we wanted to see if these stereotypes actually stand up
to scrutiny," said study author Lance Workman, a psychologist at Bath
Spa University in the U.K.Using an online survey, Workman and colleagues probed the personalities of 1,000 dog owners and found some surprising trends."Among the owners of seven breed groups, there were differences in
personality," said Workman, who is presenting the study today at the
British Psychological Society annual conference in London.
People who owned toy dogs, like Chihuahuas or Yorkshire terriers, were
more agreeable, more conscientious and more open to new experiences."Openness to new experiences is sometimes lumped in with intelligence,"
said Workman. "There's this view that people who own toy dogs are air
heads, so this was quite nice to see."
Celebrity toy dog owners include Paris Hilton, who has a Chihuahua named
Tinkerbell. The breed is known for its confidence and sense of self
importance, according to the AKC.
The good news is, this proves what I've been promoting for my whole life: I am more agreeable, more conscientious and more OPEN than the average joe. and lets' not forget clearly intelligent. The bad news is, it lumps me in the same category as Paris Hilton. But then again, I guess we both do love In-N-Out. Haters gone hate.