Nov 19, 2011 Characteristics My boy is beginning to exhibit certain characteristics. They make me wonder if these characteristics will transfer to childhood and adulthood. Right now he seems to be a snacker. He does not want all his food at the same time. He likes to have it over a long period. It is almost like he is savoring his meal. He also hates being slightly dirty or wet. This kind of makes sense because I cannot stand having sticky hands, and my wife is a stickler for cleanliness. So, will these traits continue as he gets older? Will he be snacking on food throughout the day? Will he be afraid of getting dirty? Or will he jump in a puddle of mud then insist on being cleaned? Let’s see what happens.