Tom Cat

Tom Cat Quick Reference

  1. Entertainer; center of attention 
  2. Very popular; love to have friends around 
  3. Can be bossy and may interrupt without meaning to 
  4. Curious to investigate new people to see how they measure up 
  5. Participate with enthusiasm when it’s your idea; lose interest quickly if it’s not 
  6. Highly competitive; jump higher, run faster 
  7. Demanding of love and attention 
  8. Severe mood swings and can get restless when bored or left alone 
  9. Often find trouble by testing limits 
  10. Quick to forget things and get in trouble for it 
  11. Learn from your own mistakes 
  12. Believe that people should want to help you 
  13. Can be combative with a dominant personality

Making Your Tom Cat Purr:

  1. Watch Them. Tom Cats are born performers. When they put on a show, give them your undivided attention. 
  2. Avoid Micromanagement. These cats learn through personal experience. Allow them to fall gently then brainstorm with them about making better choices. 
  3. Passive Affection. Tom Cats will come to you for affection. Be patient and leave the door open for them to come to you. 
  4. Share the Credit. Sharing the credit with a Tom Cat will earn their support and participation.  
  5. Be Social. Give them lots of room to roam and allow them to include a friend. 
  6. Include the Group. These cats prefer to be surrounded by other people. Entertain them in group settings rather than in one-on-one activities. 
  7. Be Adventurous. Find opportunities to get out and experience new things. Tom Cats get bored easily, so mix it up. 
  8. Pick Your Moment. Tom Cats are moody, so learn when to make your move vs. when to leave them alone. If they totally freak out, give them space. 
  9. Be Supportive. Tom Cats forget details easily. Keep reminding them where they are supposed to be going. 
  10. Be Calm. When a Tom Cat gets stressed, they get angry and impulsively say mean things. Stay levelheaded and shrug off attacks with a calm tone and low voice.