As explained in Chapter One of the book, you can generate a temperament profile of your child by filling out the inventory below. This inventory is totally anonymous and is not recorded or used in any way.

Using the frequency scale (from Never to Always), click on the circle that best describes how often your child's behavior matches the behavior described in each item.
Walks quietly in the house when moving from room to room.
Gets upset when he/she can't find something.
Approaches children his/her age even when he/she doesn't know them.
Switches from one activity to another before finishing the first.
When he/she disagrees, speaks in a quiet and calm manner.
Returns to responsibilities (homework, chores) after friends call or visit.
Smiles or laughs with new adult visitors at home.
Does not complete homework unless reminders are given.
Is shy with adults he/she doesn't know.
Gets mad even when mildly criticized.
Leaves own projects unfinished (drawings, models, crafts, etc.).
Seems nervous or anxious in new situations (visiting relatives, interacting with new playmates).
Runs when entering or leaving the house.
Reacts strongly (cries or complains loudly) to a disappointment or failure.
Gets very frustrated with projects and quits.
Remembers to do homework without being reminded.
Gets angry when teased.
Quits routine household chores before finished.
Bursts loudly into the room when entering.
Gets very frustrated when he/she makes a mistake.
When meeting new children, acts bashful.
Stays with homework until finished.
When angry, yells or snaps at others.
Runs or jumps when going up or down stairs.
Goes back to the task at hand (chore, housework, etc.) after an interruption.
Moody when corrected for misbehavior.
Moves right into a new place (store, theater, playground).
Runs to get where he/she wants to go.
Responds intensely to disapproval (shouts, cries, etc.).
Has difficulty completing assignments (homework, chores, etc.).
Prefers to play with someone he/she already knows rather than meeting someone new.
Makes loud noises when angry (slams doors, bangs objects, shouts, etc.).
Gets upset when there is a change in plans.
Avoids (stays away from, doesn't talk to) new guests or visitors in the home.
Seems to be in a big hurry most of the time.
When an activity is difficult, gives up easily.
Has off days when he/she is moody or cranky.
Seems uncomfortable when at someone's house for the first time.