When a cat looks at you, it’s usually with disdain or contempt so there’s little need for interpretation for that. However, if you truly want to understand what your cat’s expression might mean, you can test your abilities as a cat whisperer.
The University of Guelph has set up a website for people to test their cat expression reading abilities. The average score is 12 out of 20, but testing found that 13 percent of participants in the study performed very well, correctly scoring 15 or better—a group the researchers informally called “the cat whisperers.”
Surprisingly, women tended to score better than men along with veterinarian technicians. In addition, cat lovers didn’t perform any better than people who didn’t care for cats.
So test out your ability to read a cat’s face. You might just find out what it’s really trying to tell you.