Everything about Scottish Fold Personality


If you are about to adopt or buy a Scottish fold kitten, but you are not sure about the Scottish fold personality and how it will interact with you and your family, this article will hopefully give you the answer or at least a hint.Cute Scottish Fold

Indeed, all cats are cute but some of them have more than just cuteness. Scottish fold is one of them. Her deep eyes, folded ears, and friendly nature can make anyone fall in love with her. But are these the only things which you need to look before adopting a pet and introducing him/her in your life? No, you must think other important things too like grooming, health problems, food, exercise requirements, and other related things. But among all, knowing the personality of the pet is more important. This does not only help you to take the decision that whether you are bringing the pet into your house or not and whether the pet can be easily fit in your life.

What to consider about a cat personality?

The Scottish fold is known as a friendly nature cat but this does not completely describe her personality. There are many other important things about Scottish fold personality which you must know about. These things include:

  • What is the overall personality of the Scottish fold?
  • How does this breed of cat react toward humans?
  • Is Scottish fold kid friendly or not?
  • What is the temperament of the Scottish fold?

You could have many other questions in your mind regarding the Scottish fold personality but these are those important questions which you must ask before you adopt this breed of the cat or already adopted one and get yourself familiar with this breed in much details.

Scottish fold personality

Scottish fold personality

Let’s start with the basics… By nature, the Scottish feline is sweet, affectionate and human-oriented. She can easily adjust to any family size as long as the people treat her right and give her some time on a daily basis. She does not like to be alone, so make sure that you have some time for your feline if you have adopted one or planning to adopt in near future.

Usually, the cats are not very friendly toward kids because they usually hurt them, even with the toddlers, the cats are not very comfortable but this feline is quite friendly toward kids. But make sure that the kids are respectful and polite toward pets otherwise this big size cat may hurt them very badly.

By her face features, this cat may look angry but she isn’t until someone irritates her. Her folded ear and lips from both ends are the real features which make people fall in love with this breed. But that’s not it; she is also smart by nature. She loves to play with human and teasers. She is a cat which loves to solve problems including the help of the human.

If you are looking for a polite cat, then this breed of the cat is ideal as it does not make a lot of voices and even does not like it. The sound of her voice is quite small as compared to her physical size and weight.

Is the Scottish fold a lap type?

Scottish fold personalityIn short, yes and no. Sorry, but no answer is correct as it depends on each cat’s individual personality.

There are few cats out there that are able to match the tamed and gentle nature of those furry owl-looking felines. Due to this breed having lived without natural predators because of human intervention, they evolved to be, basically, house cats. Without any primordial enemy on their tails, their attitude has quickly evolved from survival to the perfect pet very rapidly.

And although at times they behave like wusses, those pusses really like to hand out their kisses.

They are extremely laid-back by nature, but enjoy, occasionally, sitting in your lap. They are a ”social” breed and a very adaptable one at that. Still, they become extremely timid and sharp when deprived of social interaction. A simple way of solving this is pampering them with attention and kisses every once in a while. Not every Scottish Fold is the same. Mine sits in my lap only when she needs attention or love. If we play throughout the day, she will likely sit somewhere near me.

Social or not?

Being a social type, they love sitting in the lap or near their ”companions”. If unable, you ought to be careful, as they do enjoy following us throughout the house. This will usually revolve around them getting between your feet, usually when walking, pooping or carrying something heavy. They do this, like any other cat, because of two reasons: curiosity and/or willingness to help. Or more likely, to be involved in whatever you were doing.

The Scottish fold is very curious in nature. More often than not, they are found opening cabinets and exploring every corner of a house/yard. This is done either for entertainment, out of boredom or simply to nick a quick snack. They are also tenacious in nature and won’t hesitate to steal from your plate if the opportunity presents itself. However, their voracious appetite can also be used against them. Use food in training for added efficiency.

Is the Scottish fold a family cat?

scottish fold family catThe question would more likely revolve around its reaction to kids, due to the other aspects of personality is already addressed. The answer is definitely yes.

Of course, not all personalities are the same. Just like humans, some kittens might be more laid back and loving, when others would be more reclusive and independent. However, those are slight alterations and generally speaking, they will be the loving, laid back and caring type.

Due to sporting such a friendly demeanor, the only chance it would get hostile if it were treated harshly from birth. Otherwise, just like the Labrador retriever, they are the perfect family pet. Due to their good nature, patience and curiosity, they usually become very attached to children.

Furthermore, due to behaving as such, they do not require constant supervision. This should keep any parent from being anxious about their child’s safety. And due to children -usually- being as playful as them, the two sides will mingle perfectly.

They are really easy to maintain and are a great opportunity to start teaching your children on how to care for another life. This is due to the breed requiring minimal intervention. Just feed it and groom it at regular intervals and it is all she requires. Of course, the more care you give it, the more it will appreciate you. But due to being a scaled up version of a goldfish, you can thus teach your children the values of responsibility. Furthermore, if both are young and growing up together, this will create an inseparable bond of friendship between them.

This is added to the fact that the Fold will always bond closest with whoever has given it the greatest care. Might as well be your children, who require a faithful and fluffy friend for a happy childhood.

Scottish fold temperament and openness

little scottish fold adoptionThis breed is, as well as being very friendly, an extremely silent one at that. The usual Scottish fold will be very reserved in what regards communication, save for a few specific occasions, such as:

  • When it is hungry
  • When it is angry at you (will rarely happen, usually when it is hungry)
  • If you pulled its hair too harshly when grooming its fur
  • If it managed to lock itself in a drawer/cabinet or is in an inescapable situation
  • When greeting you
  • When threatened
  • When in heat

By now, you can already conclude that it is a reserved talker. Most Scottish folds do not like hearing the distinct and low-key voices they have. They are a quiet bunch and will behave as mannerly as possible unless the situation requires them to do otherwise. So you can rest assured that they will not meow uncontrollably at three in the morning just because they can.

Their manner of communication, however, relies more on bodily movement and physical affection. It is not uncommon for them to get annoyed and yell at you for not understanding that them, rubbing by your feet, means they want something. But don’t be fooled. If they will not wake you by meow-ing at three in the morning, they will definitely wake you by rubbing their butts in your face. It is, ultimately, a matter of perspective.


Firstly, go check on your doctor on whether you are allergic to fluffiness and raw love. After that, if you wish to buy one, first consider adopting instead of buying one. One adoption may not change the world, but it will change the world of your future friend forever.

I am sure that the above aspects of the Scottish cat personality have already given you some idea regarding the temperament of this breed and its help you to take a decision that why you should have this beautiful kitten in your home and how it could bring positive changed in your life.

If you want to have a Scottish Fold or you are already an owner and you want to know everything about your cat’s personality and how to understand him or her better I recommend this course (the Cat Language Bible). Lots of useful things you can learn about cats in this course. It will help you a lot with great info and tips.

Until next time, take care.