Have you noticed the distinct characteristics of your cat that make him or her unique. Is your cat loveable, full of energy, always exploring every nook and cranny, aggressive, scared of unusual sounds or movements, or always wanting to play? These are just a few characteristics that shape the personality of your beloved cat.
I have noticed that each cat I have encountered or owned are different. No two are alike, just like us. They each also have some characteristics that are similar to another cat, but they are not identical, giving them their own personality.
All of my cats have been loveable, but not so much that they want my attention all the time. Tiggy likes to sit on my lap for awhile nuzzling and sucking on my shirt, but when she no longer needs my attention she will go and do something else. None of my cats like to be picked up and held, they will allow you to hold them when they are ready and willing. They also like to play, and again each one has a different level of playing. Cooper will run around playing with any item that he finds interesting at that moment. He also loves to tease Tiggy and Leena until one of them will play with him. Leena does not play much unless Cooper entices her for a game of wrestling. Tiggy will not play with Leena and she occasionally plays with Cooper. She does like to play by herself on occasion. It is funny watching her chase her tail. There is one game that they all like to play and I can get them to do it at the drop of a hat, all I have to do is grab some string and dangle it about and run it across the floor and all three of them are running and chasing it, trying to grab it. It is the only time that all three will play together. Before Cuddles passed, her and Tiggy played a lot together, especially when they were kittens. I can definitely see a different personality in each of my cats.
So how does a cat get its personality? Is it from it nature or is it from nurturing? The answer is both. Just like us, cats will carry a part of their parents’ traits with them. They will get different characteristics from each of their mom and dad. They are still unique because they are a creation from both their mom and dad. I also believe that their personality is built by the way they are raised and by what they are surrounded by.