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Ask a Furry Researcher! Recent Updates and Responses

Science and Technical furries

I’d like to know what percentage of the community works in technical or scientific fields versus non-technical. Given how artistic-focused the community is, I’d definitely like to know more about people that aren’t artistic in the community.

Species personality correlations?

Stereotypes aside, have you found any correlation between broad phenotype/species choice (feline, rodent, canine, avian, etc) and any other personality traits or life experiences? I.e., can you tell anything useful about someone based solely on their phenotype/species choice?

Southpaws in the furry fandom?

You hear so often about the right side of the brain being the more creative and imagination-based part of the brain. Is there a higher degree of lefties in the furry community?