Every cat is different, but most cats behave as if they think the whole world owes them a living. So if you have a cat, you should already be familiar with this attitude by now. Even though cats may think they’re the center of the universe, they may still enjoy being around you as well.

According to the latest research by the University of Lincoln, cats form one of the following types of relationships with their owners: open relationship, a co-dependent relationship, a casual relationship, a friendship, or a remote relationship. Whatever type of relationship you might have with your cat, it will likely mean you’re serving the cat for the rest of your life.

To learn more about the different types of relationships you might have with your cat, click here.