All cats are the same, aren't they? They're grumpy, they love to get into trouble, but they still like a little affection every once in a while.
Well, according to new research there are some important differences between each cat's personality, and they can be split into five groups.
We can thank Dr. Lauren Finka at Lincoln University in England for this important scientific breakthrough. She "interviewed" more than 200 cats (and their owners), petted them, played with them, and even made them take a test, the L-CAT (Lincoln Cat Assessment Test).
What she discovered is there are 5 recognizable kinds of cats: Hunters, Humans, Cat's Cats, Cantankerous, and Inquisitive. See which category your pet fits into, so that you can understand them better.
The Hunter Cat
These cats are happiest when they're stalking and adventuring. They like to spend most of their time chewing their toys, roaming around your house and exploring their neighborhood. They're not unfriendly, but they're more interested in whatever catches their eye than other people or cats.
The Human Cat
Cats: they're just like us! Well, at least these ones are. "Human" cats love to share personal space with their owners. They like to be cuddled up on people's laps, be petted, and just be showered with love and affection whenever possible. This doesn't mean they like to cozy up with other cats, though.
Did either of those categories fit your cat? There are three more...