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What is reactive temperament?

What is a high-reactive temperament? In fact, about 20 percent of kids are born with what's called a “high-reactivetemperament. That means they're likely to be startled by unfamiliar things, or they're very shy, or they tend to get scared of things like clowns or the dark.

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Similarly, it is asked, what does it mean to have a high temperament?

Definition of temperament. 1a : characteristic or habitual inclination or mode of emotional response a nervous temperament. b : extremely high sensibility especially : excessive sensitiveness or irritability.

One may also ask, how do you describe temperament? Temperament is your baby's behavioural style which determines how they react to situations, and expresses and regulates emotions. Characteristics of temperament include activity level, distractibility, adaptability, sensitivity and quality of mood.

Also asked, is being temperamental a good thing?

Children with more sociable temperaments are also usually very adaptable and can cope with changes to routines quite easily. It's great if you can give your adaptable child lots of new experiences, but make sure she still gets one-on-one time with you.

What are the three temperament types?

Many psychiatrists such as Thomas and Chess (1987,1991), believe there are three basic types, or clusters, of temperament: easy, difficult, and slow to warm up. The Easy Child is generally in a positive mood, quickly establishing regular routines in infancy and adapts easily to new experiences.

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