Friday, November 2, 2018

Baby Types?

Did you know there are 4 main temperaments of babies? 
  • Easy 
  • Challenging
  • Sensitive
  • Intense
How long does a baby's temperament last?  A lifetime?  Here is the advice in the happiest article:

"With time, the excitement that used to ignite her shrieks will start a bubbly flow of giggles. So if you have a challenging baby, don’t lose heart. Passionate infants often become the biggest laughers and most talkative members of the family. (Hey Mom, look! Look! It’s incredible!”) And sensitive infants often grow into the most compassionate and perceptive children. (No, Mom, it's not purple. It’s lavender.”)"

Another article described 9 temperament traits: activity, regularity, initial reaction, adaptability, sensitivity, intensity, mood, distractibility and attention span and persistence.   This comes from 

Once we become adults, the research articles on personality types become more complicated. Are there 2,4,5, or 8 types of personalities?  It does seem that we are clearer on babies and less so on mature humans.

An academic research article from says that childhood personality traits predict adult behaviour.  The researchers examined four personality attributes -- verbally fluent, adaptable, impulsive and self-minimizing.This article says:
"We remain recognizably the same person," Nave said. "This speaks to the importance of understanding personality because it does follow us wherever we go across time and contexts."

Our picture today shows the texture and details on the surface of a fall hosta leaf.

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