My cat seems generally friendly towards me. He is active and likes to play a lot... he will play with people, or by himself. He shreds yarn and string, and plays with his cat toys when he is alone.
My only complaint with him is that I wish he'd be more of a lap cat, or sleep on my bed. He is resistant to those things for some reason.
The local shelter has 4 kittens by my house, but they are about 8 weeks old, and from the same litter. I'd hate to just take 1 of them away from the group, especially without knowing its eventual personality.
The shelter also has a small variety of cats under 1 year old, both male and female.