This is a direct quote from: http://pets.thenest.com/characteristics-cat-behavior-3635.html
"Most house cats crave your love and attention, but they prefer they get it on their terms instead of yours. Once you get to know your cat, you will understand his preferences."
I'm pretty sure in another life, I was a cat. I'm the type of person who only wants to talk to the one person in the room that doesn't want to talk to me. Another quote from the same site says:
"Cats can be inquisitive, friendly, playful, active, loving and independent. Just remember who is boss; cats appreciate attention but only when they want it."
See I told you, I must have been a cat in another life..