Understanding A Child’s Personality

Understanding A Child’s Personality

At Toddler Town, we care for so many different types of children and interact with a diversity of personalities as well! We consider each of these personalities as special and unique, and want to take the time to share some information on the personalities we interact with on a day to day basis.

Identifying a child’s personality type

Parents and care givers spend a lot of time trying to identify a child’s personality type. This is because they want to ensure that the child is in an environment that is both comfortable and helps them thrive. In order to identify a child’s personality type, it is best to get context and understand the different types that are most apparent. Some of the more common in the child personality list are the following: introverted, extroverted, intuitive, and sensing.

Introverted children tend to be quiet and reserved, while extroverted children are outgoing and energetic. Intuitive children tend to be creative and imaginative, while sensing children are practical and down-to-earth.

How children’s personalities develop

Personality is the collection of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that emerge from the interactions between a person’s genes and their environment. The development of personality begins in infancy and continues through childhood and adolescence. There are many different factors that contribute to the formation of a child’s personality including genetics, parenting style, and social environment. Some child personality description examples are below:

Genetics – Children’s personalities develop from the interaction of their genes and environment. Studies have shown that similar personality traits, such as being shy or outgoing, are found in people who share similar genes. This suggests that genetics plays a role in personality development.

Parenting style – Parental influence on personality development is important because the type and quality of parenting affects a child’s personality. Parents can have a very strong effect on their children’s personality by both encouraging or discouraging certain behaviors.

Social environment – Social learning theorists believe that a child’s personality is shaped by the attitudes and behaviors of their parents and peers, which are then reproduced in each new generation.

Temperament: The three main temperaments in a child.

Generally, temperament can be seen as the natural tendencies and behaviors that make up a child’s unique character. There are three main temperaments in children: sanguine, melancholic, and choleric.

Sanguine children are lively and outgoing. They are always on the go and love to be around people. They are typically very good-natured and easy to get along with.

Melancholic children are quiet and thoughtful. They often like to spend time alone, thinking about things. They can be quite serious at times, but they also have a gentle side.

Choleric children are active and energetic. They are always doing something and rarely sit still for long. They can be quite demanding and can have a short temper.

Emotions: A child’s emotional state may change as they grow

The emotions of a child can change drastically as they grow. A baby may feel content with just being held and loved, but as they get older they may become more active and want to explore their surroundings. As they learn and experience new things, their emotions will continue to change and develop.


In conclusion, we at Toddler Town understand that nurturing a child based on their personality is an important step supporting their growth and develop into successful adults. By knowing their personality type, parents and caretakers alike can provide the appropriate support and guidance they need in order to thrive.

Come and visit us at Toddler Town! We would love to discuss your child, their personality and how we all can support their growth!