It always confuses me how people are like ‘dogs are the best, they like humans and are so loyal and wonderful. Cats are so antisocial.’ But like, both cats and dogs are awesome! They’re both adorable and loving! They just have different temperaments so you have to treat them different.
Dogs are outgoing, so you can shout ‘PUPPY’ and glomm them and usually (usually!) they’ll bark right back because they think you’re speaking the same language.
Cats are just like your introverted hermit friend with a touch of PTSD. Don’t shout at them, don’t boop their nose when you get introduced. They’ll come to you when they’re comfortable, and if you let them then lie all over you and love you forever.