Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Position Matters

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, Kitties and Humans, Girls and Boys,

This is Professor Dr Angelina giving you another lecture before you go to sleep. Did I just say "sleep"? Yes, I did. Because that's what this lecture is all about. Sleep, more specifically sleeping positions, and how it reveals your personality.

A good friend of mine, Professor Chris Idzikowski, (we became friends through Uncle Google, of course) has come with an analysis linking the personality of humans with the sleeping position s/he's got. His analysis encompasses six common sleeping positions, connected to a particular personality type.

The six positions investigated by Idzikowski are:

1. The Foetus: Those individuals are apparently tough on the outside but have a "big heart". They may be shy (and thus appear arrogant) at the first meeting, but soon they get relaxed. This is the most frequent sleeping position, found in 41% of the 1,000 subjects involved in the investigation who took part in the survey. Twice more women than men adopt this position.

2. Log: found in 15% of the cases, it's characterized by lying on your side with both arms down by your side. These are easy going, social people who usually trust strangers, a fact that makes them gullible.

3. Yearner: 13%, people who sleep on their side with both arms out in front were found to posses an open nature, but can also have a suspicious, cynical character. They require time to take decisions, but once taken, they won't change their mind.

4. Soldier: in 8% of the cases - lying on your back with both arms pinned to your sides. These are generally quiet and reserved people, who avoid loud discussions, but set high standards for themselves and others around them.

5. Freefall: 7% of the cases - sleeping on your stomach with your hands around the pillow, and your head turned to one side. Sociable and brash people, can be bad tempered, rejecting criticism, or avoid extreme situations.

6. Starfish: 5% of the subjects - sleeping on your back with both arms up around the pillow. These are trustworthy and good listeners; they dislike being the centre of attention.

Other subjects (5 %) said they had variable sleeping positions.

Idzikowski also investigated the effect of the sleeping positions on the general health. The freefall position was found beneficial for digestion, while the starfish and soldier positions made subjects more prone to snoring and a bad night's sleep.

What Idzikowski's talking about. (pix from Uncle Google)

A nicer illustration dubbed Zodiac Wheel. (pix from Uncle Google)
Now, let's see how my family members fare.

1. Angelina - innocence personified.
2. Michael - sexy male pose.
3. Brad - shy male????
4. Tom - King of the household.
5. Nicole - passive consort.
6. Nikki - cuteness glorified.
Angelina's note: You can't apply results from human research on felines, neither personality nor behaviour.  Felines are unique. purrr....meow!


Mr Puddy said...

I like the way Nikki sleep, Dood Style !!!!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Mr Puddy,
Dood style? OMG!!!! She also walks Dood style. Maybe one day I'll show the video. purrr....meow!

=^..^= said...

We sleep in all those positions. What does that mean???

~Slash & Bronzy

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Slash & Bronzy,
That means you two are indeed felines - fickle minded ones! har har har *evil laughs*

ps. welcome back, we've missed you!

Sandy said...

Here's a thing I noticed about my family's cats. If they like to sleep exposing their chubby bellies that means they are ultra-confident - bossy-thinks they own the house - kind of cat. So in your household, Tom and Nikki obviously think they're reigning. You should be careful.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
Haven't you read my previous postings: Sleeping Predicament Solved and Kitty Family Meeting? I'm the top cat in this household now. har har har *evil laughs*

Rosmawati Yusof said...

Amboi, sedapnya tidor....

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Rosmawati,
Kita tengah mimpi kejar-kejar, nyanyi-nyanyi, tukar baju 18 kali dalam taman dengan Abang Madan...ala ala Dil to Pagal Hay... purrr....meow!

rohaizahabas said...

mama n daddy tido macamana pulak?

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Ezza,
Mama and Dad can't sleep! Anak terlampau ramai....tak muat katil dah. purrr....meow!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Michael, Brad, Tom & Nikki rule in my book!
I think I am a combination of the fetus and flat-out lol.

Monyet King said...

ha ha ha ... excellent entry.

The Monyets' Encyclopedia states that the amount of intelligence is inversely proportional to the time spent sleeping daily. Which explains cats rather well.. he he

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Caren,
I'm not really sure about combinations. Perhaps also a statement of fickle-mindedness as felines wont to do. har har har *evil laughs*

...ehem...how come you favour my male family members?

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Your Royal Monyetness,
How may I obtain a copy of the Monyet Encyclopedia? purrr....meow!

meowwmania said...

aunty meow pon tido macam Brad hikhik :D

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Meoww,
Are you a "shy male" too? har har har *evil laughs* OK, Brad wants to establish his own fan club. Any takers? purrr...meow!

Pat said...

I'm a combo foetus/yearner lah, Kitty Kat. So how?

I love the way you cats sleep: completely and thoroughly relaxed. 130 percent 'over-and-OUT'!!!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Pat,
What do I know? I'm just a cat..... Yeah....when we sleep, we just abandon the world. Easier that way, mate! purrr....meow!

m.q said...

cute pose la y'all!!!!!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

m.q. dear,
Jom bobok sekali.... purrr...meow!

Quill and Greyson said...

I'm with Nikki.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Fin dear,
Nikki says: I love you girlfriend! purrr....meow!

~CovertOperations78~ said...

Michael's spotty tummy is too cute! Oh dear, I don't know what position I sleep in because it all depends on where I sleep -- the couch, my camp bed, the floor, the car or the armchair!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Finally! Someone's noticed me. rooooaaarrrrr...Michael.

one of Fae's humans said...

very interesting post, thanks for sharing!

your family's sleeping positions are all over the place aren't they lol. that's cool. :)

Cat-from-Sydney said...

How do you sleep Fae? purrr....meow!