I have no idea how cat's get their personalities but I think a lot of it has to do with upbringing, how old when leaving its mother etc.
Peaches was very stand-offish when I first got her and didn't want to be pet or held at all. She liked to hide in a corner somewhere. Over time, she has turned into a much more friendly kitty. She likes to be where every mommy is and loves to be pet and have her head scratched. I can pick her up and love her (still not for too long though). She gives me kisses and always sleeps with me. Oh yeah... and Peaches loves little kids. Amazing to me! When little kids are here she comes out and sits right in front of them as if to say, "You may play with me."
Carmella wouldn't let you within 3 feet of her when I first got her. I've had her for 3 months now and she's come around a lot. She loves to be where I am and follows me around the house, usually right behind Peaches. She loves to have her head pet and down to her neck. But don't pet the rest of her body!
She likes her head and under the chin scratched too. She'll let me stick my face right in hers and baby talk with her and kiss her. Sometimes she'll lick me. She still doesn't like me to pick her up. But even that seems to be getting a little better. Carmella does NOT like kids! She hides under my bed when they come over and won't come out until they've been gone a few hours!
Even if she ends up being a beauty to be admired from afar, that's ok with me! She's just adorable.
Henrietta loves attention but runs away from you if you go toward her. Not sure why yet. Once you pick her up though, she loves it. And often she'll come up to me and beg to be pet. She doesn't follow me around like the others do. I think because her and Peaches have issues.
Henrietta (also known as Peanut) loves to play and is very strong for a little peanut! I dare say she is stronger then Peaches! I think Peanut would be much more affectionate if Peaches wasn't always on her case. <sigh> But... Henrietta tried to take the top cat position when she first got here and I don't think Peaches ever forgets it and wants to remind the Peanut!
Alrighty! I've gone on way too much! I love talking about my little kidos!