This case study is based on the theory of temperament. Temperament is a person’s style of reacting to the world and relating to others. This theory analyzes a child’s personality based on 9 different traits. The focus of my case study is on “Jamie” the girl I have babysat for the past 2 years, and also my previous neighbor. I will asses Jamie’s personality for 2 hours and rate her on a scale of 1-10 on how I think she fits. One is the low end of the scale and ten would be a high end of the scale. Anywhere in the 4-6 range is average for most people. The 9 traits include Intensity, Persistence, Sensitivity, Perceptiveness, Adaptability, Regularity, Energy, First reaction, and Mood. My goal is to see how Jamie rates based on how strong her reactions are.
Jamie, who is 6 years old, and her parents have lived as a nuclear family of 3 and haven’t moved since Jamie was born. Her parents “Mary and Rob” are happily married, Jamie is their only child. Jamie has a stable life with not too many large changes. She started going to the Kindergarten Center in Chaska at 5 years old and is now 6. Previous to this year, she attended a preschool. Jamie goes to school for a half day then spends the rest of her day at home with Mary. Rob works as an electrician all day but is home during the evenings so she gets about equal parent bonding time. They live in a happy and safe neighborhood and are friends with the majority of the people there. Jamie is an average size for her age, has a