A child’s personality is shaped by his inherent temperament traits. Communication between these traits with the surrounding atmosphere creates a child’s personality. How these qualities get fit in the atmosphere and how people take them is an important factor for how child sees himself and the world sees him and that becomes his persona. Therefore, temperament based on those traits is the main factor to decide the child’s personality.
The 9 Temperament Traits
After going through these lines and words of temperament, it is quite possible that you are eager to know whether there are any known or in-general temperament traits in the children. The 9 temperament traits that have been identified in the children are:
1. Activity Level
This is a general level of activities. An idle pace of a child to perform activities includes both routine and special ones. You must have observed that some children are slow and just sit and keep watching while others are always ready to do something. Some children just like quiet activities that have less amount of work involved. Children having high activity level can be sportsman. Careers that demand high activity level are for this type of children.
This trait mainly refers to the level of concentration a child has, how good he is in paying attention in the given task or activities. For example while drinking a bottle if child gets distracted by sound or light, his distractibility factor is said to be high. Such children get out of the track easily while performing some work.
Intensity decides the level of energy of a child is whether positive or negative. If child responses loud even to some minor events, his energy level is said to be high. Intense children are likely to get what they want and have emotions that are deep, generally not experienced by others. Such children have a good career in the arts.
This trait signifies how once can be regular in biological functions such as sleep or hunger. If he has grown up in irregular biological functioning, he will be adjusted to irregular working hours and travelling.
5. Sensory Threshold
This trait depicts children’s sensitivity towards physical stimuli. Each child has a different level of response towards stimulations like tastes, touch and temperature changes. He may respond either positively or negatively to some sounds. Some children are selective about food and some are a foodie. If a child is highly sensitive, he may have a good time in dramatics or in other creative fields
6. Approach/ Withdrawal
This trait refers to the child’s ability to deal with situations or people. He is receptive to ideas, new situations or feels some kind of hesitance with new people and things. Children who are hesitant are less likely to mix and may think twice to act in new situations in their adolescence.
This trait tells about the ability of a child to shift from one activity to another. If he finds new situations difficult, it shows that an individual is less adaptive. Such children will take more time to deal with new situations and are less likely to rush into a dangerous situation.
If a child continuous the activity, he is said to be persistent. It is basically the time he spends with that work that depicts his ability to hold on something for a longer period of time. Children having high persistency will achieve their goals most likely and less persistent children can have more social skills as they realize that other people can also help in finishing a work or an activity.
This trait depicts major tendency of children to react to the situations in a negative or positive way. Children having serious mood are more logical and tend to assess situations cautiously.