Most dog bite studies are taken from hospital records of people being treated for dog bites. Realizing that not all people seek medical treatment after being bitten by a dog, some researchers at the University of Liverpool took a different approach.
|I may be an English Bulldog but I am in no way connected to this study.|
A bunch of people were asked about their history of dog bites as well as general questions such as age, sex, etc. Additionally, they were asked a series of questions to determine such personality characteristics as conscientiousness, extroversion-introversion, agreeableness and neuroticism.
|Hmm, so agreeableness and all that are flavors.|
|We're too young for this.|
55% of bite victims never saw the dog that bit them.
|Stealthy biters or clueless victims- you make the call.|
|I just wish blood didn't stain.|
Men are bitten by dogs more often than women.
|If you wrestle with dogs, you better know the rules.|
Emotionally stable people are less likely to have been bitten.
|Choose your friends wisely.|
|I hunt neurotics.|
|Bad news for neurotics, we are a tag team.|
One in three dog bites received medical attention.
|Don't ask, don't tell.|
People with multiple dogs are more likely to be bit.
|Shut up and mush.|
Since the researchers concluded that neurotics are at greater risk of being bitten, let's look at some of the problems linked to neuroticism.
Drug and alcohol problems are one example.
|Do not neurotic and drive.|
Neurotics are also at risk for developing panic disorder.
|Don't panic or I'll have to bite you.|
Neurotics are more likely to suffer from irritable bowel syndrome than non neurotics.
|Clearly, being a neurotic is no picnic.|
|I am indifferent to studies of all kinds. By the way, this leash is not secure.|
Read about the study here.