Cats have a bad reputation. Many people think that cats are selfish, self-centered, aloof, and greedy, but that description only really matches politicians. It turns out that with plenty of attention and copious amounts of treats, cats can actually be sociable under the right circumstances.

Research shows that cats seem to get along best with adult women,¬†although cats tend to like anyone who spoils and feeds them at the expense of their own life. Generally cats that initiate interaction with humans form stronger bonds that when humans force themselves on cats. Then again, after seeing who some humans vote for, you’d probably want to stay away from them too.

To read more about why cats may not be as aloof as you might think, click here.