If you think cats aren’t passive aggressive and have ulterior motives, you probably haven’t been around a cat. One sign that cats may hate you is when they stare at you. That’s a sign they’re a predator and you’re the prey.
To make you work harder, cats may often urinate or defecate outside of the litter box. It’s not that they have a problem using the litter box. They just want to make your life more miserable and show you who’s boss just because they can.