7 October 2013
Anyone who has spent time with or anyone around children will notice that each one has a special personality all of their own. Children, like adults have different traits that make up their personalities. Research has been done to classify different types of children, but the three main ones are flexible, shy, and feisty. Children generally may have similar interests, but the way they interact and deal with one another, displays their personality type.
The first personality type is flexible also known as cooperative. This is the most common of the three types. About 40 percent of all children fall into the flexible or easy group. These children usually handle feelings of anger and disappointment by reacting mildly upset. This does not mean that they do not feel mad or disappointed, they just choose to react mildly. These actions mean the flexible child is easy to take care of and be around. They usually adapt to new situations and activities quickly, are toilet-trained easily, and are generally cheerful. Flexible children are subtle in their need for attention. Rather than yelling and demanding it, they will slowly and politely let their caregiver know about the nee. If they do not get attention right away, they rarely make a fuss. They patiently wait, but they still make it known that they need the attention. These children also are easy going, so routines like feeding and napping are regular.Flexible children may be referred as “good as gold” because of their cheerful attitudes. Since these are well-behaved children, the caregiver needs to make sure the child is getting the attention they need. The caregiver should check in with the child from time to time. By checking in with the child regularly, the caregiver will be more knowledgeable about when the child needs attention and when they do not.
The next temperament is the shy type. These are the more quiet, and fearful children. This makes up...