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Scientists prove something very interesting about cat people

Are you feline friendly or a sociable dog lover? Here's the truth about you.

A study from Carroll University in Wisconsin has revealed what we've always wondered: who's better dog or cat people?

According to social scientists, our personality traits often determine whether we favour feline friends or puppy pals, so whichever you are, it says plenty about you.

The recent study, that was performed on 600 university students, asked whether participants were dog or cat people.

They were then told to list qualities they most liked about their preferred animal, and of their own personalities.

The results found dog lovers are typically more energetic and outgoing, but were also all about following rules whereas feline fanatics were non-conformists.

“It makes sense that a dog person is going to be more lively, because they're going to want to be out there, outside, talking to people, bringing their dog," says Associate Professor Guastello.

"Whereas, if you're more introverted, and sensitive, maybe you're more at home reading a book, and your cat doesn't need to go outside for a walk."

But here’s where we get to the good part, what you came here for.

The participants were also asked a range of questions to assess how clever they are, and we're sorry to say it dog lovers, but cat people came out on top when it comes to intelligence.

But before you demand a recount, keep in mind this was only a small study so this theory could be disproved.