Science Says Your Yorkie Adopts Your Personality Over Time

You may know dogs and people whose personalities are mirror images of each other: a low-key pet parent with an equally mellow pup or an outgoing pet parent with a dog who greets everyone with wet kisses.This might not actually be just a coincidence, as scientists say that dog personality is strongly linked to human personality.

In a study published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science, researchers asked pet parents to rate themselves on five major personality dimensions (as well as on corresponding personality traits of dogs). “The Big Five,” as they’re referred to in the psychology community, are:
Neuroticism (a tendency towards feelings like anxiety and fear)
Extraversion
Conscientiousness
Agreeableness
Openness (level of creativity, curiosity and being open to new ideas)

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