Winnie the Pooh
- More adaptable character. These flexible children generally fall on the middle of the continuum for most temperament traits.
- Their moods are positive and their activity level is moderate.
- They are usually open to meeting new people but may occasionally need support and assistance to feel comfortable. The generally take change in stride.
- Parents and caregivers often find these children easy to care for. The parent of a Pooh may comment that she sleeps well and he can predict when she will want to eat, sleep, and play.
- About 40% of children fall in this category.
- More cautious temperament. These are the children we think of as being thoughtful or quiet.
- Usually not comfortable in new situations and will need time and support to transition from one activity, setting, or caregiver to another.
- This child can at times seem to have a somber or serious mood. He or she will probably be slow to warm up to new people and activities.
- About 15% of children fall into this category.
- Feisty temperament. These children usually react strongly to change and have a high activity level.
- They can be unpredictable and typically display strong reactions, both negative and positive. You never have to guess how they are feeling. When they are happy, they are joyful; when they are sad, they wail, when they are angry, they scream.
- About 10% of children fall in this category.
The additional 35% of children represent a combination of these types.
This was the information the CDS gave me about different temperaments. The Politician and I are probably a Piglet, with a little Pooh thrown in. Mr. Sasha is all Pooh.
WC is definitely a Tigger!