In many relationships, one person may like cats but the other person may not. While some people may be allergic to cats, many others simply do not like cats because of previous bad experiences or misconceptions about cats.
So the first step is to teach others how to be around a cat. That means letting a cat come to you rather than rushing towards the cat, which may startle it. Also let others know that cat breeds often exhibit wildly different behavior so it’s easy to find the cat breed that most closely matches your own personality and lifestyle.
Once you start hanging around cats, you may find that they’re not as bad as you might have first thought. Then again, just realize that all cats will try to rule your life so once you accept that, you’ll be able to live happily with any cat.