Maine Coon personality traits

Maine Coon Personality Traits

The innate temperament of a Maine Coon cat is one of a curious, relaxed and sociable nature. They are known for being gentle, friendly, quirky, talkative animals that love to be around people. Their lovable behavior coupled with their large size have earned them the nicknames ‘gentle giant’ and ‘the Great Dane of cats’. Maine Coons love people and will make friends with everyone they meet. The degree of friendliness that they have can depend individually on how the cat was socialized as a kitten as well as its everyday experiences with the people and animals around it. Keep reading to learn more about common Maine Coon personality traits and behaviors.

A Maine Coon will follow its humans around and want to participate in whatever they’re doing. You’re just as likely to be left wondering where your coon is when he sneaks off to sleep in a dark place as you are to be kept company all day while you do things around the house. Usually if you’re up doing stuff, your coon will follow you around and hang out with you. She wants to help out. If you enjoy the loyalty, characteristics and companionship of a dog but want an animal that’s a little more independent, then a Maine Coon is a great choice. To recap, here are 19 common personality traits you can expect to find in a Maine Coon:

  1. Sociable
  2. Intelligent
  3. Loves people
  4. Easy to train
  5. Curious about everything
  6. Wants to greet and talk to everyone
  7. Understands human behavior and language
  8. Relaxed disposition
  9. Obsessed with water
  10. Playful
  11. Mischievous
  12. Energetic
  13. Talkative
  14. Quirky
  15. Friendly
  16. Gentle
  17. Sweet
  18. Trusting
  19. Loyal


Posted by Maine Coon Mom. April 2017
When I was growing up we had a Maine Coon mix named Lert who was known for his love and curiosity of people. He knew all of the neighbors and talked to everyone he came across. He was like a dog. When he saw someone he would run up to greet them with a loud trill. He used to get in people’s cars. One time my next door neighbor saw a deer out in the field that kept bending down in a peculiar way. When she got a closer look, it was Lert. They were out there sniffing each other’s noses. Another time he went missing for three days. We saw him in the neighbor’s window when we were driving by. He had gone into their empty house when the realtor was showing it to a potential buyer, and then he couldn’t get out. He was a real character. Now he’s 19, and he sleeps a lot. Here’s a picture of Lert at Christmas time: