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When Can We First Start Watching For Personality Traits

This was one of the questions I had from Linda, the mother of a toddler, whom I was looking after in the church nursery. Imagine her surprise when I told her kids have an innate personality so she could start watching for signs now and eventually would be able to figure out which of the four temperaments her toddler would likely prefer.

Since that conversation (and many similar ones) I have watched my four grandchildren with great interest. The longer I have been studying and speaking about temperaments the faster I see those little ones’ personalities emerge at a very young age.

So today I was very keen to see a similar question posed by a doting grandmother at www.preemiebabyhelp.com. I was even more keen to see that one of the readers made a comment that her pediatrician suggested by four months of age a baby would be exhibiting signs of his/her personality.

Of course this would be little signs at such a young age. For me, it was usually a number of things the little ones would do over the months that would make me suspect which temperament group they would lean towards.

I distinctly remember the eureka day for me when our third little munchkin started placing her tiny toddler shoes together neatly at the front door when she entered the house. A sure sign of one of the four temperament types.

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