Cat or Dog? The First Pet You See Will Reveal Something About Your Personality

July 2, 2019 Updated: July 2, 2019

There are so many ways for us to read each other. We can even learn things about other people and their personalities that may be a mystery to themselves. History has palm reading; modern psychology has body language; the internet has thousands of brilliant quizzes to help you understand yourself better.

We are all fascinated (and rightly so!) by learning more about ourselves. The more we know, the more we understand, and the better we can share our best traits with the rest of the world.

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Naturally, some “personality decoders” are old-fashioned nonsense. Phrenology, for example, the bizarre 19th-century pseudoscience that drew conclusions about a person from the size and shape of their head, was largely debunked a long time ago. Fun fact: according to phrenology, 35 different regions of the head correlated with 35 different faculties, including “destructiveness,” “firmness,” (yes, really), and “wit.”

So what if we told you that we’ve found something much easier and more accurate?

The test below has been spreading like wildfire. Based on the principle of the Rorschach test, where a patient tells their doctor what they see and their doctor is able to help diagnose them, this test also uses an ambiguous picture. But it has been simplified; you have only two choices.

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Do you see two cats, or do you see a dog?

Take a look! Upon first glance, decide for yourself what you see, then read on. The personality synopsis that follows, inspired by The Laugh Bible, might just take you by surprise.

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If you see two cats…

Much like a cat, funnily enough, you are likely to be a very independent person. You’re pretty happy spending time on your own, but you also love surrounding yourself with a few carefully chosen confidantes.

You take your work very seriously, and can sometimes be seen as a bit of a workaholic by the people around you. They may interpret your dedication to the task at hand as you being stubborn. But frankly, as far as you’re concerned, that’s up to them! You don’t worry too much about what others think of you.

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If you saw two cats, then you like to flex your intellectual muscles whenever you get the opportunity. You are bookish and reflective, but you also have a fantastically creative side.

“Cat people” are witty and sharp, and while gloriously affectionate are best left alone if you get on their bad side!

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If you see a dog…

If your eyes went straight to the image of a pooch in this picture, then the likelihood is that you are a very social person with extrovert tendencies. You feel at your best in the company of your wide circle of friends, and many would describe you as the life of the party.

Being the center of attention doesn’t scare you one bit, but you are also humble, down-to-earth, and very capable of sensitive conversation. Your friends trust you; they value your loyalty and your opinions.

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“Dog people” are fun-loving folk. You want to have them around. So, chances are, if you saw a dog in this picture, then you are a popular sort. Your friendly, positive attitude is highly valued by the people around you.

What did you see first, a dog or two cats? Did your choice help you to understand a little bit more about yourself? If you had fun finding out, then be sure to share this simple test with your friends!