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Use this scale to determine where your child falls with regards to each of the nine elements of temperament. These elements are your child's inborn ways of reacting to people and changes in the environment. Understanding these elements will give you insight into how your child will react in various situations or under particular circumstances.

ACTIVITY LEVELhighly active, always seems to be "on the go"1    2    3    4    5    6    7calm and content, inactive most of the time
ADAPTABILITYadapts easily to change1    2    3    4    5    6    7does not adapt easily to change
REGULARITYeating, sleeping, and bathroom habits are regular1    2    3    4    5    6    7eating, sleeping, and bathroom habits are irregular
SENSITIVITYhighly sensitive to pain, sounds, light, and temperature1    2    3    4    5    6    7not overly sensitive to pain, sounds, light, and temperature
DISTRACTIBILITYeasily distracted, unable to ignore distractions1    2    3    4    5    6    7highly focused, not easily distracted
MOODoverall positive mood, usually pleasant and happy1    2    3    4    5    6    7overall negative mood, often angry, cries often
PERSISTENCEsticks with projects until they are done, doesn't give up1    2    3    4    5    6    7does not stick with projects until they are done, gives up easily
INTENSITYemotional reactions are intense, even exaggerated1    2    3    4    5    6    7emotional reactions are mild, low-key
APPROACH/ WITHDRAWLwilling to try new things, comfortable in social situations1    2    3    4    5    6    7unwilling to try new things, withdraws in social situations

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