The psychology of a cat is a curious thing. Cats are primarily mysterious animals that each have a personality that distinct  and idiosyncrasies that are all their own. Although cats may show a lot of affection, they also will tend to hold a high level of independence in how and when they relate to humans and other pets. If they want attention, they will seek it out. When they want to be alone they will find solace in solitary.

Cat psychology can be read through body language. Cats mainly use their bodies to communicate their feelings. For instance, when it is feeling inquisitive and friendly, their whiskers will point forward. When a feline is in the defensive stance because they are angry, their whiskers will be laying flat against their face.

A feline’s attitude and temperament may be varied based upon the specific breed of the cat or by its socialization level. If a cat was not around other cats as a kitten, it may exhibit behaviors that are agressive towards strangers and other cats. These behavioral tendencies can be corrected with programmed plans in behavior modification.

Cat psychology tells us that purring is associated with happiness and contentment. This is accepted universally. Depending on the tone of that purr, though, your cat could also be signify anxiety, distress, or even a serious illness. Most cat owners have such a close connection to their beloved pet that they have grown to understand the numerous pitches a “meow” may carry and how each pitch has a different intended meaning.

Cat psychology also tells us how their tails communicate their feelings to us. When your cat is in hunting mode, or angry, the tip of your cats tail will twitch. If it is truly unhappy, the tail will twitch larger. A tail that is half-raised will show less displeasure than a tail that is held low. When your cat’s tail is held high, it is safe to assume that your feline friend is general happy or content.

If you follow the body indicators that your cat is giving off, you’ll be better suited to understand your cat’s mysterious ways.

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