Why Cats Seek Out the Person Who Dislikes Them the Most
Cats have a dry sense of humor — the kind where it’s hard to tell where the joke begins and where it ends, and they love to do things that are puzzling to their humans.
Cats enjoy pushing the envelope and making people squirm.
For example, if you’re a cat owner, and one of your cat-hater friends comes over, your normally aloof-to-strangers cat will suddenly be all up in your friend’s business.
Not funny to you or your friend but a real goof to your cat. Cats employ the “I’ m-going-to-touch-you” technique, which many young children use to tease their siblings or friends.
Thankfully, the cat’s presence is the thing the cat-hater doesn’t want to engage with, not a wet finger in the ear, or being the target of a booger.
The psychology of cats gravitating to the one person who hates them the most goes past humor and childish behavior — it’s also a primal act of aggression.
Cats see humans in absolutes.
You’re either for or against them, and a cat instinctively knows where you stand. There are many clues a cat with their sharp senses can pick up on. A cat-disliker gives off all kinds of negative vibes with a sour look on their face, closed-off body language, and the scent of loathing coming off them.
Some cats would hide rather than confront an enemy, but not all. The badass cats, the alpha cats, and the top cats see it as a point of pride not to back down against a hater. Plus, it’s a lot more fun to play with them and do a mindfuck as they would any other prey.
Cats don’t go in for the kill right away — they like to toy with their victims.
Cats aren’t into giving their prey a quick and painless death. There’s no point in trying to reason with your cat to put the fly they caught out-of-its-misery — where’s the fun in that?
I’ve had my cats draw out the final dispatch of a bug for so long that they took a nap and had a snack in the middle of the process.
Cats live for causing a bug, rodent, or human torment, and the more agony the cat’s victim goes through — the more satisfying the final kill.
When my non-cat-fan V used to come over, she’d tell my cats to stay away from her. Two of our cats would disappear, but Yoshi chose not to understand her.
He’d stand at the back of the room and stare at her for a while and then would slowly make his way to her purse so that he could mark it with his scent, chew on the handle, and maybe sleep on it.
After toying with the purse, Yoshi would snake his way towards her. V wasn’t scared of cats, and she didn’t have a phobia, but she didn’t like them hovering around her.
Cats creeped her out.
Yoshi was smart and never got too close to V, but he set her on edge with his catness. His message was, “If it comes between you and me, lady, Christine is always going to choose me.” And he was right.
No one is perfect, especially not your cat.
Cats have a wicked sense of humor, and they can be assholes, but that doesn’t mean they’re not loyal, loving, and hilarious. But don’t forget, they’re animals, and they have animal instincts.
Cats focus on the person who doesn’t like them because it’s always much more fun to toy with someone who despises you than to stan a fan. And, to your cat, it’s super fun to make a non-cat-person squirm.