Why Are Cats Drawn to People Who Don't Like Them?
When cats threaten or challenge each other, they stare boldly and intently while moving towards one another.
People who do not like cats will often avoid eye contact with the cat. Rather than talk to the cat or attempt to engage it, they prefer to sit quietly, hoping the cat will ignore them. Cats associate this body language with neutrality and passivity. It tells them the person is safe to approach.
Additionally, if the cat is accustomed to being the center of his human's attention, an aloof visitor can easily pique his natural curiosity!