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I prefer animals to people?
Yes, I strongly agree 64%  64%  [ 30 ]
yes, I slightly agree 26%  26%  [ 12 ]
No, I slightly disagree 9%  9%  [ 4 ]
No, I stongly disagree 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
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08 Oct 2014, 11:14 pm

I have seen this question on a few autism test. I'm curious how other respond to it


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08 Oct 2014, 11:26 pm

I think in many cases I do prefer animals to humans. I can relate to them better sometimes. I get especially close to cats and horses.


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09 Oct 2014, 12:13 am

Without knowing both, I'd rather be around an animal.



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09 Oct 2014, 12:32 am

I would rather be around animals than people (excepting those I love) but I would prefer rocks.


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09 Oct 2014, 12:57 am

People are people and animals are like people to me.


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09 Oct 2014, 2:47 am

My father used to tell people that I thought animals were people. He also said that I liked animals better than people.
They called me the animal lady.
It seems so natural to relate to animals.



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09 Oct 2014, 8:23 am

Although there have been people I've loved, I strongly agree that I basically prefer animals to people. People, and connections to them, are ALWAYS complicated; bonding with animals never is.

A friendship with an animal is simple, pure and unburdened by weird dynamics. The company of animals is also soothing and calming; when I've been around animals and no humans for an hour or two, I feel like I've just taken the best medication in the world. Bathed in serotonin.


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09 Oct 2014, 8:31 am

I had a better relationship with my cats than with any person during my adolescence and young adulthood.



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09 Oct 2014, 8:41 am

Animals and people I?m comfortable with are easy company. In general though I prefer the simplicity of animals, and as long as you are fair to them the payback comes without any strings attached.



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09 Oct 2014, 10:31 am

Some of my most loyal friends have always been animals, but honesty permits me to admit I tend to have better conversations with people. :lol:


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09 Oct 2014, 11:30 am

Yes, I definitely prefer animals to humans in general.

My loved ones change it a little. My love for my mother is as deep (but different) from my love for the pet turtles and the collie we had in the past. I cared more for my beloved pets than for any friend I've had. That doesn't mean I didn't care for the human friends, it's just that I loved my pets. They were like family. The friends were not.

Obviously I care more about my family (and pets when I had them) than I do a strange animal. I care way more for a strange animal than a strange human.


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09 Oct 2014, 11:30 am

Animals are a lot less stressful to me and I enjoy meeting and being around them. But it falls short of the best company which is a person you really like.

But I don't need much beyond my immediate family, so would more easily add new animals to my life then people.



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09 Oct 2014, 1:19 pm

I didn't think I preferred animals to people but after observing myself at parties and other peoples homes I realize I'm more interested in the pets than the homeowners or party goers. I guess I do prefer animals to people I just didn't know it.



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09 Oct 2014, 2:51 pm

Lukecash12 wrote:
People are people and animals are like people to me.


I would go so far as to say that animals are people to me. People with fur, feathers, scales, etc. And who are a lot easier to understand and interact with than the Naked Ape.



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09 Oct 2014, 3:41 pm

It's been two months since I moved out of my parents house and you know what I realize? I really miss their dog but I don't miss them. I'm really looking forward to seeing our poodle this thanksgiving but I don't have the same strong feelings for my own parents.



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09 Oct 2014, 4:35 pm

I like people, but they can be so unpredictable and difficult to get to know. Animals are such easy companions, and, like my dog, are always up for the usual activities.