Cats vs. Dogs

It’s just a quiz, not a label

Betsy Faris, Staff Writer

We all can admit that taking silly quizzes on Facebook or Buzzfeed is one of the best ways to procrastinate.

You can finally solve the age old question of whether you are a cat or dog person, or what Disney princess you are most like.

Perhaps you are a cat person who only needs Netflix, Tumblr, beanies and an unlimited supply of pasta to be satisfied.

You are most likely extremely sassy and sarcastic being, who enjoys practical jokes and disturbing another’s peace. You may take a while to open up to others, but once you do, you let the witty remarks and sarcastic comments roll.

Or maybe you are a dog person who is social, people-pleasing and PDA loving. You are probably an extremely positive being, who loves to stay connected with others. But guess what? It doesn’t matter!

What if you are a talkative cockatoo, a lazy sloth or a free-spirited horse? What if you have a hatred for animals, and would rather be defined as a piece of pizza?

There are countless types of personalities that correlate with animals and ten multiple choice questions aren’t specific enough to define you as a person.

Most likely, there are five possible outcomes when taking a quiz and each question only has a few options. The options for the questions may not even fit your personality, and then you are stuck taking the next best guess. There are so many more possible personalities and results that these five options couldn’t define your identity that is always changing.

When you are applying for a job, the Disney princess, piece of food, or animal you are won’t be put on your resume, because it isn’t vital information that the world needs to know.

Sure, posting the quiz on Facebook to see what your friends got is a great way to pass the time, but your tombstone won’t say “R.I.P. cat person,” because it isn’t vital information that the world needs to know.

Don’t fret if the computer thinks you are a lazy sloth, when you just finished running a marathon or acing a final.

It’s just a test; it doesn’t define who you are.