Study: Cockroaches actually have personalities

February 9, 2015 4:22 PM

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Study: Cockroaches actually have personalities

Before you spray that bottle of Raid, take a minute to consider: You could be killing a brave little fellow, or perhaps a shy one. That's according to new research indicating that "cockroaches have personalities," as scientists say in a statement.

Specifically, they have two, the Guardian reports: Some are what researchers classify as "shy or cautious" while others are "bold or explorers." How do you determine a cockroach's character? Just look at how it behaves when it's released into an open area.

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