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View Poll Results: INFPs, how do you feel about cats?

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  • I love them

    22 44.00%
  • I like them or don't mind them

    11 22.00%
  • I don't care about them

    3 6.00%
  • I dislike them

    1 2.00%
  • I hate them

    1 2.00%
  • I'm not an INFP

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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    You're in good company though.
    What do you mean by that? Context fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    What do you mean by that? Context fail.
    I mean there are plenty of otherwise admirable INFPs in the same boat as you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    If your kid was very sadistic, would you let him/her be? Would you consider it part of their nature, or even part of their appeal?
    No, but that's because animals have instincts and humans do not. It is cruel to punish an animal for being what it is instinctively wired to be.

    Besides, it actually can be good that cats are mousers. Have you ever had a mouse problem?

    Cats helped to partially deter the black plague, after all.

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    I love cats. The "mean" ones are amusing, I admit, but if that was their only trait I would not like them. Most cats can be very lovable. My cat is aloof with most people, but snuggly with me. I suppose I identify, as I am the same way - aloof with most, but snuggly with those I trust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    No, most predatory, carnivorous animals kill their prey as quick as they can. They don't spend hours torturing it.
    Cats don't play with prey for fun
    Why Cats Play with Their Prey: Felines Release and Recapture Animals to Avoid Injury | Suite101.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    No, but that's because animals have instincts and humans do not. It is cruel to punish an animal for being what it is instinctively wired to be.
    You don't think humans have instincts? I agree it's cruel to punish an animal for being what it's instinctively wired to be if it can't be trained. If it can be trained, I think the owner has a responsibility to just as they have a responsibility to train their kids. If it acts in a manner you would consider sadistic and can't be trained out of it (and that's known from the start), then I'd rather not have such an animal. Maybe that's the attraction of INFPs to cats, at that? They can't be trained, therefore no responsibility.

    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    Besides, it actually can be good that cats are mousers. Have you ever had a mouse problem?

    Cats helped to partially deter the black plague, after all.
    If a mouse problem is your reason for owning a cat, there are plenty of other solutions out there which offer far more humane ways of dealing with mice. Traps, poison, ferrets etc. They also spare the resident bird population.

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    I am tired of the anti-cat agenda. Some people really dig cats. Get over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    I mean there are plenty of otherwise admirable INFPs in the same boat as you.
    Ah thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    Looks like mere speculation from cat-lovers to me, rationalizing away their pets' less endearing traits.

    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    I am tired of the anti-cat agenda. Some people really dig cats. Get over it.
    The pro-cat agenda never ceases, so I don't see why an anti-cat agenda shouldn't be given a little air-time. It always puzzles me why such a purportedly moral and animal-loving type has such a big, fluffy blind-spot.

    I'm not particularly interested in the fact that "some people" really dig cats - some people really dig spiders. I'm interested in why INFPs in particular seem to really dig cats, and do so in such a public way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    I'm interested in why INFPs in particular seem to really dig cats, and do so in such a public way.
    Because they "dig" me. They seek me out, even if I have never seen them before. I have already had four or five apparent strays show up here. And I haven't been here 3 months yet.

    If I am public about it, it's because people ask to see them.

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