A study ensures that cats could be psychopaths — New Code

British study suggests many cats may have an element of psychopathy

He always looks at you attentively, impassively. He does not show any hint of feeling and when he seeks affection it seems that, unlike dogs, he simply seeks to extract those caresses from you and leave or some food, you know it well. You wouldn’t bet that he could put himself at risk to save you, far from it. But do you think your cat can become a psychopath? Science has some notes on this.

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A group of British scientists from Liverpool has analyzed the behavior of cats from the participation of 2,042 owners. “It is likely that all cats have an element of psychopathy”, is one of the most disturbing conclusions of the study. According to the main researcher, Rebecca Evans, this disorder once served the ancestors of our cats to get “food, territory and mating opportunities”, published The vanguard.

The study was published in the magazine Journal of Research in Personality and was based on a test with 46 statements. “My cat torments his prey instead of killing it outright”, “my cat vocalizes loudly for no apparent reason” or “my cat is very excitable” are some of the statements, according to the study website. “My cat climbs very fast”, “my cat sits on very high places”, “my cat chases other cats outside the home”, are others.

@isabelgb_163 my cat has the personality of a psychopath, but he is a really good cat #fypシ #for you #foryourpage #fyp #cat #tpwk ♬ Main Titles – Charlie Clouser

Psychopathy is based on a model triarchic, with three traits, according to some studies and also the one that concerns us: audacity, disinhibition and pettiness. Yes, we are sorry to tell you that it is likely that your cat meets all three characteristics and is therefore a psychopath.

The quiz is the first tool created to evaluate the mental stability of cats that allows detecting psychopathy. Scientists from the University of Liverpool and John Moores University in the same city created it and called it CAT-Tri+. The authors say that it can be useful to iron out relationships between cats and owners.

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Surely This article ran through WhatsApp groups in a whole campaign by dog ​​lovers to continue discrediting felines. So do dozens of videos on the networks that, half jokingly, half seriously, show the selfishness or coldness of cats.

At the same time, recordings of displays of affection from dogs when finding their owners or protecting them dominate the networks. And, despite everything, More and more people are choosing cats over dogs, sometimes simply because they require less time to care for. So who is more psychopathic, the owner or the animal?

A study ensures that cats could be psychopaths — New Code