Have you ever spoken to your pet thinking you went crazy? You can now calm yourself down since studies have shown that talking to your pet doesn’t mean you are nuts but smart.
Pet owners often talk to their beloved furry companions. Many who don’t own pets might think that people who talk to their pets should go check themselves. But it’s now official, people who speak to their pets are smarter than those who don’t.
Studies have shown that people who have conversations with their pets considered to be of higher intelligence. Anthropomorphizing is the act of attributing human characteristics and purposes to inanimate objects, animals, plants, etc.
Nicholas Epley, a professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago said: “Historically, anthropomorphizing has been treated as a sign of childishness or stupidity, but it’s actually a natural byproduct of the tendency that makes humans uniquely smart on this planet,”.
Gary D. Sherman and Jonathan Haidt conducted a study at Harvard University that found that people are most likely to attribute human chrematistics to animals.
The most common way humans anthropomorphize is giving pets human names. While Anthropomorphizing can also be attributing of human characteristics to inanimate objects, your brain would get confused for a second if you see human eyes on a door.
Anthropomorphism is a sign of intelligence and creativity and it higher your pet intelligence as well. Speaking to your pets, teaches them words and gestures, think about it, does your dog know when you are angry with him? As a by-product of anthropomorphism, they notice that you’re angry and manipulate you with a sad face.
So don’t be shy to talk to your pet in public, show everybody how smart you are!