Science Claims People Who Talk To Their Pets Are Way Smarter Than Those Who Don’t
Published in Jun 2019 / Updated in Aug 2021
It’s okay, ask your dog about his day!
Let’s think about this for a moment – what makes someone a good listener? I am no expert, but I think not being constantly interrupted as you speak your mind is a very important factor.
And who can do this better than pets?
A loving pet will give you its undivided attention, No wonder some people will have very scintillating conversations with their pets from time to time.
If you are among them, there is no need to deny it. If recent scientific findings are anything to go by, you should actually be proud of that.
This study says that speaking to your pet is a sign of intelligence. This conclusion was made by Nicholas Epley, a behavioral science professor at the University of Chicago.
Talking to pets helps us see them more as our equals by assigning them human traits like the ability to hear us out when we have to vent.
In the past, this way of thinking was considered childish and stupid. However, no other animal in the world can do this, and it is a unique trait that goes to show how intelligent we are.
The only lamentable thing about this is that as we age, we talk less to our pets to avoid inviting doubts into our mental capabilities.
Fear not, there is no reason not to turn to your dog and ask him if he has seen the remote when you can’t seem to find it anywhere.
Such behaviors will keep you mentally agile.
Who says you can only stop to your pets? You can take it all the way and speak to anything else as long as you get the feeling that it possesses some human trait or another. Don’t be afraid to share your thoughts about an upcoming interview with that beloved potted cactus by the window.
All this is a sign that you have an active and brilliant mind, and you should not be afraid to flaunt it.