The remaining 36 per cent of “insecurely attached” felines were categorised as "ambivalent, avoidant, and disorganised". So yes, there are some cats out there who would rather choose to ignore our existence.
Researchers also studied cats who were over a year older and found similar findings, proving the attachment doesn’t go away. “The characteristics of a secure cat, for example, [are] greeting their owner and then going back to what they were doing,” Kristyn Vitale, lead study author, told NBC News. “That’s how a secure human also behaves.”
Vitale also said that most cats are looking to their owners for safety and security. “It’s important for owners to think about that,” Vitale said. “When they’re in a stressful situation, how they’re behaving can actually have a direct impact on their cats’ behaviour.”