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4 years ago

Hello Cat Lovers,

The Best Friends Animal Society ( ), a 501(c)3 non-profit and no-kill animal shelter/sanctuary, is working to develop a questionnaire for assessing personality in domestic cats. The goal of this study is to develop a questionnaire that can be used to characterize and measure feline personalities. We believe that a better understanding cats’ temperaments and personalities will lead to more effective methods for improving cats’ care and quality of life. Currently, we are seeking cat lovers to participate!

Cat Personality Questionnaire:

Participation in the study involves answering questions about your cat in an online questionnaire. The questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete. Participation is limited to people who currently are caring for at least one cat (in a home, in a shelter, in a foster home). Any type of domestic cat qualifies – purebred cats, rescue cats, and cats with an unknown history. We are interested in cats with typical as well as unusual personalities.


4 years ago

I did the survey. It was quite interesting, detailed but also longish but it was all relevant and I quite enjoyed it, actually. You can also write in your own words an answer that isnt covered in a 'pick an relevant answer'.


4 years ago

Thanks for your feedback.  The current version of the questionnaire is longish, I agree.  One thing that we will be able to do after we get a large number of responses is identify which items are best and shorten the questionnaire so that it is faster to answer and can be filled out in paper-and-pencil form at shelters, etc.  Our goal will be to collect as much information as possible using the shortest questionnaire possible.  We will also go through all of the feedback and notes that participants leave and add in items to address any issues that we have missed, so your feedback is very much appreciated and will really help us!  We might also, in future studies, be able to tell you how your cat compares to other cats who have been rated on the questionnaire.    

Thanks for your participation!  
Thanks for sharing this test
4 years ago

Quite long but fun.

4 years ago

completed the questionnaire, was a bit repetative, but interesting, will be good to see the results x wendy k x

4 years ago

I also completed the survey and enjoyed it (what about cats do we not enjoy, lol?). Thank you Amanda for sharing it

4 years ago

I took the survey with the cat sitting on my arm.

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