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Introverts And Cats: What’s The Connection

As opposed to majority of extroverts who love dogs, majority of introverts love cats.  Only a small number of introverts are fond of dogs as it applies to a minority of extroverts who love cats.

Why do a lot of introverts like cats? What is it in cats that keep them attracted to these feline creatures? Do cats exhibit characteristics which introverts can relate to?

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a) Inquisitive

If a cat senses something it will be curious to find out what it is. It won’t ignore it until it knows with certainty what that something is.

Introverts are inquisitive. They are curious. They ask a lot of questions about something or somebody you would think they are investigators. If something has raised their curiosity they will ask around until they get satisfactory answers. If they don’t get all the answers they want they will do all they can to get the information.

An example: When a lady raises the curiosity of an introvert, the introvert will not approach the lady directly. Whether it’s out of shyness or not it will be hard for the introvert to approach the lady. The introvert will ask around until he gets enough information about the lady. When they begin dating the introvert has enough data about the lady.

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b) Friendly

This is one of the major characteristics that make these felines attractive to introverts. Generally, introverts don’t have many friends. On top of that, most of their friends are not friendly, that is, they do not spend a lot of time with introverts because introverts prefer their own space on more occasions than being with their friends.

A cat feels good when you fondle it. Through this gesture of affection, it will consider you as its friend. Since introverts spend most of their time on their own, they feel close at home with these felines.

Even if they aren’t playing or talking to them, their company is enough to make an introvert feel relieved. Introverts feel comfortable when they know there is someone (which is a thing) who (which is that) cares about who they are. They don’t need to shout “if you don’t want to talk to me I won’t bother.”

c) Playful

By nature cats are playful. In fact the cat family including lions and tigers are playful. Not only do kittens play with their ‘brothers and sisters,’ you will also see their mothers playing with them. A person can spend an enjoyable time playing with a cat all over the house.

While introverts spend most of their time alone, they find it a pleasure playing with cats. Whether it’s teasing a cat and ending up with bites and scratches on their skin, or using a string, it’s enjoyable playing with them. When an introvert is not reading, writing, watching or playing video games, he/she is busy playing with a cat.

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d) Independent

If a cat doesn’t have a mood to play, which happens frequently and inconsistently, you shouldn’t bother to play with it. It will prefer to be alone unless of course you want to witness the bad side of it. A cat likes its own company, its own adventure, and its own silence more than with other cats or their owners (humans).

Introverts respect this characteristic of cats. It helps remind them they are not alone when it comes to preferring their own independence. Not only so, they derive inspiration and encouragement from just watching them.

When a cat wants attention you will know, if it doesn’t you will know.

e) Mysterious

Cats are mysterious. They are unpredictable. On one occasion it is in a joyful mood. It plays with you. Suddenly, it no longer wants to play with you. Why the change of heart? Then, why is it in many occasions cats want to hunt on their own, experience adventure on their own? They are quite mysterious.

Some introverts are mysterious and unpredictable. When you think you have known them well, you scratch your head in realization you didn’t know them very well. Thus, introverts prefer people, or in this case cats, who understand them. This is the reason why they feel they a close connection to cats because cats exhibit these characteristics.

What do you think?

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  1. I quite understand what your description. Unlike cats, dogs can make a person to become active e.g in form of exercise or when someone needs a walk.

    I understand your preference for animals as opposed to humans. At some level, animals communicate to us in a level a human cannot. For instance, many people don’t understand introverts the reason introverts prefer animals than humans or staying alone than being in a group of people.

    I am introverted, not a party or outgoing person. I like staying indoors. I like staying alone. Currently, I don’t have a cat. Hoping to get one soon.

  2. I quite understand what your description. Unlike cats, dogs can make a person to become active e.g in form of exercise or when someone needs a walk.

    I understand your preference for animals as opposed to humans. At some level, animals communicate to us in a level a human cannot. For instance, many people don’t understand introverts the reason introverts prefer animals than humans or staying alone than being in a group of people.

    I am introverted, not a party or outgoing person. I like staying indoors. I like staying alone. Currently, I don’t have a cat. Hoping to get one soon.

  3. Quite the description of little old me in person. I am an introvert probably to the maximum except on paper or typing like I am now. I enjoy my independence and peace and quiet surrounding me. That is why I am especially fond of Runt, my cat. But I have to admit I love dogs too. With dogs I find you are more active as you bring them out for walks, you have to get up to let them go outside to do their thing and also their playtime is usually more energetic. What I am saying is that I much prefer the company of animals than humans (no offense to you or anybody else). BTW excellent article with great information and descriptions.

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