|Barked: Sun Feb 26, '12 11:47pm PST |
|So, I was just perusing the interwebs and ended up stumbling on a couple of interesting personality tests, both for dogs and their owners! I originally posted this in the "Other Barks and Woofs" forum but thought maybe those who browse the "Small Dogs" section might be interested in it too
The one for dogs is pretty neat. It's called the CBTI and it measures your pup's personality based on three factors- Environmental (Organized or Disorganized), Social (Alpha, Beta, or Gamma), and Motivational/Energy (High or Medium). You can take it here: CBTI Test
The other one is geared towards your particular "Dog Owner Behavior pattern" and doesn't really have a test to take for it, but I'm sure most of you will be able to read the descriptions and determine what type(s) you fall into Dog Owner Personality Types
For my two pups, Kip got the "Diplomat" type (Organized-Gamma-Medium Energy) and Oogie got the "Dreamer" type (Spontaneous-Beta-Medium Energy). Here's their descriptions so you can get an idea of the different types:
Kip- "The Diplomat is a task focused, submissive character employing passive, medium energy techniques. It strives to keep order in a small but meaningful area and do the leader's bidding in a passive, sometimes underhanded manner. The combination of Submissive (Gamma or G) and Medium (M) energy factors make the Diplomat a soft, loving, easy care character."
Oogie- "The Dreamer is disorganized, socially and mentally. It lacks the energy to assert an active social challenge but may challenge an easy going owner or dog over some prized resource such as a couch or bone, perhaps curling it's lip or snarling occasionally. It enjoys free-form pastimes such as watching TV or sniffing about off lead most of all."
^^ The results I got for them are pretty dead on!! I guess I must not be an "easy-going" owner though because Oogie doesn't ever grumble at me. She has mastered the "pout" and the "exasperated sigh" though
As for the "Dog Owner Type," I'm primarily "Soul-mate" but also have a bit of "Observer" thrown in:
"The Soul Mate: Loving, attentive, and empathetic towards their dogs, true Soul Mates value the deep-feeling connections they develop with their pets. Soul Mates are always thinking of their pets’ safety and wellbeing, and a Soul Mate’s dog is always very well taken care of. Soul Mates are also known to take their dogs on many trips, adventures, and outings. As a result, their dogs are usually very well socialized."
Hope you guys like them! Feel free to share your results on either or both
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