Have you ever noticed that cats will often gravitate toward the person in the room that either doesn’t like cats at all or is allergic to them? It’s not really a case of wanting what they can’t have, the cat behavior is much simpler than that, it turns out.
Cats are quite territorial creatures and naturally want to investigate anyone or anything new that enters their domain. The people that are cat lovers usually make a fuss over the cat and have a tendency to get into the cat’s space, making it difficult for the cat to check out their scent to be sure they pass muster.
On the other hand, people that don’t like cats or avoid them due to allergies will keep their distance, doing their best to avoid the cat. Cats actually prefer this, because it gives them a chance to thoroughly investigate the person without being disturbed.
Do some observing the next time there’s a group of people and a cat in the room, guesses are you’ll find the cat closest to the one that wants to be the farthest away from them.