The myth around cats has always centered around how cats seem aloof and uncaring whether you call to them or not. However, the latest research indicates that cats do listen, but only when someone they love is talking to them.

Curiously, when a stranger tries talking to a cat, the cat ignores them. That shows that cats can be jerks to both people they love and people they don’t know, which makes cats similar to most people on the planet.

To learn more about how cats do pay attention when you talk, click here.