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Atkins, Robert (2007), "The Association of Personality Type in Childhood With Violence in Adolescence", Research in Nursing and health, 30, 308-319.



  • The child tends to be impulsive and has difficulty maintaining successful social interactions due to externalizing behaviors such as hyperactivity.


  • When your child is with other children his/her own age, how often does he/she fight, take toys, hit, and so on?
  • When your child meets a new child about the same age, how often is he or she shy at first?


  • Baydar, N. (1995), "Reliability and validity of temperament scales of the NLSY child assessments.", Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 16, 339-370. [Endnote]