My very limited experience has led me to think that long hair cats are more likely to be cuddly than short hair ones. That short hair ones might be more skittish. Was wondering if anyone else thought the same. But I also know that my "study" is complicated by the fact that cats are contrary! My short haired cat Joe ... when he was little ... when there would be a visitor ... whatever I would tell the visitor about him, Joe would do the exact opposite of what I said. If I told the visitor Joe was shy, out would come Joe and start fawning on the new person. grrrrrrr ..... But in general, Joe wasn't as touchy feely as his long-haired littermates. Joe's long haired brother (named Brother) was a complete rag doll ... up until the point when we let too many strangers handle him too close together and then he was only a ragdoll with family. And we were told that his other long-haired Brother (named Bad Hair Day) was super great with little kids up at my uncle's farm and would let them maul him without ever complaining. Nowadays short haired Joe will spend just as much time lying on my lap as I'll let him. But it took years for him to get that way. Whenever he'd climb on me, I'd hold my breath because it was so rare and any movement could make him leave.