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Study: Your Cats Actually Want To Kill You

Published on November 2, 2015 by   ·   6 Comments

A new study says that cats actually want to kill their owners


Research published in a psychology journal suggests that cats may not be the cuddly companions many owners believe them to be. 

If that cats had the ability to kill their owners, they probably would, one psychologist has said. “Cats can be fantastic, sweet companions — until they turn on you.” reports:

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and the Bronx Zoo in New York compared the personalities of domestic house cats to those of four different types of wildcats.

To better understand feline personalities, the researchers rated a number of animals’ behaviors on what psychologists call the Big Five human personality

  • Extraversion
  • Agreeableness
  • Conscientiousness
  • Neuroticism and
  • Openness

Domestic house cats and have similar personality structures to African lions with high inclinations toward dominance, impulsiveness and neuroticism, the researchers found.

“It’s what cats pretty much do on a daily basis, things like being anxious, being timid, being excitable, being aggressive toward humans, being aggressive toward each other,” said Max Wachtel, a Denver psychologist not affiliated with the study. “All of those are characteristics you see in those cute little fuzzy house cats, and you also see them in lions.”

If you ever thought your cat was anxious, insecure, tense, suspicious or aggressive toward you, you aren’t making it up, he said. If they were bigger, they probably would consider killing you.

But the news isn’t all bad: Just like lions, house cats are also playful, excitable and impulsively hilarious.

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Readers Comments (6)

  1. Chad Prier Chad Prier says:

    Does this dude look like he wants to kill me?

  2. Dawn Leahy Dawn Leahy says:

    So what. I still love cats.

  3. He’s dangerous when high on cat nip!

  4. Because of the morons in the middle ages in Europe, millions of people died because of plague carried by rats that were overrunning the countryside because the idiots thought cats were evil and killed all or most of them…All my stray cat Elsa did was “kill me with kindness”. Cats are way better than most people….I hope you get my point that I LOVE cats….

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