This is a discussion on ISTPs and cats... within the ISTP Forum - The Mechanics forums, part of the SP's Temperament Forum- The Creators category; Originally Posted by karina7205 It seems us ISTPs only show our soft side to animals (myself included) lol! You're right, ...
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I'm mostly a dog person but I do love black cats. Boyfriend and I intend to adopt a few once we move together in a few years.
Cats are great but I like dogs the same amount. I had both growing up so I can see the appeal of both as pets.
I plan to have both again, its just not a good time for me to have a pet right now, it wouldn't be fair to them.
ISTPs have been described as akin to the nature of lone cats like Jaguar, Tiger, Puma, Leopard etc. and an odd one - a Honey Badger! MBTI: Animals | Zombies Ruin Everything
I'm, however, more of a dog person but I've had several cats in the past. Me and my cats always end up being indifferent to each other, eventually. They were never around. Always roaming, fighting, mating and getting chased at by other dogs. The only time they were home is in winter, near the fireplace. I did took care of my cats and they thanked me with dead mice. But they are too independent! Ironic, I know. It seems, in my case, opposite attracts. For me I'll hang onto my dogs because we share a greater bond.
I think cats are more like INTPs. They're:
All over the internet.
Known to spend days on a couch.
Only weakness is their own curiosity.
Like INFPs but without the conscience.
Spend hours staring at walls until they are able to see beyond the edge of the omniverse and meet eye to eye with the tenebro-empyrean eldritch akashic algorithm that created your god.
I love dogs much much more. Cats can be cute and amusing at times, but overall they're just dicks that use you when it suits them and then scratch the shit out of you once they're done with you; not to mention they're often irrelevant most of the time just doing whatever with absolutely no concern for their "family" other than when they need something. At least dogs show/express a kind of kinship.
The only difference I would notice if my cat were to be gone is that there's no more cat throw up and the carpet is no longer being shredded along with no more repulsive litter box. No more dog on the other hand would actually be kinda sad as there's actually something to miss.