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  1. Introduction
  2. The trait
  3. The factors
  4. In case of emotional attachment
  5. The issue of predictive validity
  6. Conclusion

I believe that the simplest and most accurate way to determine a person's ability to become emotionally attached to pets is to gather and analyze 1) reactions to hypothetical situations involving animals and 2) current and past relationships with other humans. Logically, emotional reactions to animal anecdotes should suggest how that person feels about the ?importance? of non-humans and how much emotion they feel towards animals.

[...] Ability to become emotionally attached to pets test I believe that the simplest and most accurate way to determine a person's ability to become emotionally attached to pets is to gather and analyze reactions to hypothetical situations involving animals and current and past relationships with other humans. Logically, emotional reactions to animal anecdotes should suggest how that person feels about the ?importance? of non-humans and how much emotion they feel towards animals. Also, an analysis of a person's ability to form relationships with other humans should transfer over to pets to at least some degree. [...]


[...] For example, a group of people could be given the test for Ability to Become Emotionally Attached to Pets as well as other tests covering related traits (warmth, openness, etc.). Results could then be compared to determine validity. Discriminant validity should also be considered by comparing results to tests that measured personality traits unrelated to Attachment. It is a lot of work to create and perfect a personality test. Therefore the test should have an applicable purpose. The strongest purpose in this case would be determining good owners for rescued pets. [...]

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