Active, aloof, bold, calm, friendly, intolerant, shy, stubborn, tolerant, or trainable?
Psychology researcher Mikel Delgado and her coauthors created a survey to ask people similar questions. They recruited 189 participants, and asked them to rank how much they thought white, tortoiseshell, and orange cats possessed the ten traits above. The study also included black cats and bi-colored cats ("questions about bi-colored cats would show whether the presence of white patches might impact attitudes to cat personality"). The general goal was to find out whether, and how, humans judged cats by their coats.