Originated by John O’Donoghue
Every person is born into this world exhibiting his or her own unique temperament. How much activity or energy a person generally exhibits is one of the ten temperament traits we all possess and is a contributing factor in helping to make every person a unique individual.
A children’s temperament is inborn and defines how you respond to the world around you. While these traits are ones that will remain consistent throughout a person’s life, there are certain skills and techniques that you can use to help you and your pupils manage those traits that can be more challenging. Conversely, other children seem to enter the world in a much quieter state. Their energy output is much lower and when given a choice of activities, they often prefer those that are less active and calmer.