While some pet parents seek an independent cat that will do its own thing, others want a cat that won't mind when they try to hang out with it all the time. If the latter is you as a cat parent, it's important to know which cat breeds are the most social so you end up with a snuggly and playful friend versus a cat that acts more like a standoffish house guest. People tend to lump all cats together, but much like dogs different breeds of cats have different personality traits. Some breeds tend to be more timid and will hide when guests come over to the point that your friends might think your cat is imaginary.
Other cats will sidle up to strangers, bring them a toy, or curl up on their laps. If you're looking for a social cat who will curl up next to you for a Gilmore Girls marathon, greet you at the front door like a dog, and answer you back when you talk to it, there are a few breeds that are more likely to be your BFF. That being said, every cat is different. Even a cat that's not on the "most social" list can be an extrovert if it receives a lot of socialization as a kitten. On the other hand, cat breeds that are deemed social can be the opposite if they aren't socialized properly. Looking to add a super social feline fur baby to your squad? These cat breeds make purr-fect companions.