Find a cat whose personality meshes with yours.
In general, cats with long hair and round heads and bodies are more easygoing than lean cats with narrow heads and short hair, who are typically more active.
Two Boston-area families are very happy with their chatty kitties Molly (left) and Camille (right).
Beth & John of Shirley write about Molly, she is the "most vocal of all the cats I have ever had. She is just so sweet."
De of North Reading writes about her cat Camille, "She's very personable and incredibly chatty."