So much depends on the cat as well as your personal living situation. If you have a quiet, stress-free home, a cat will feel more comfortable and relaxed, but if there's constant commotion, kids, dogs, loud music or TV, a cat will be more likely to keep to itself in the quietest spot possible.
I meet a lot of cats, and they're each pretty individual...I have shelter kitties who are absolutely desperate for human contact, and would curl up for a nap inside you if only they could, and I have ones who could care less if there's a human around, thanks all the same. Cats are pretty individual, and although there may be "tendencies" for a breed to be a certain way, it ain't necessarily so. For example: Maine Coons are "supposed" to be gentle giants and clownish, almost dog-like in their desire to please. The one I had growing up was a vile-tempered, aggressive cat (she was a failed breeding queen and had come from an unhappy home before us). The rescued MC-type mix I have now is far more like the Maine Coon that you read about than the purebred I once had (no laughing in the peanut gallery).