The most commonly known Ragdoll cat personality trait is the tendency to go limp when picked up or made relaxed and happy, this is in fact how they got their name, going floppy like a Ragdoll.
Ragdolls are also a docile and placid breed with a tendency to behave like a dog (greeting you when you get home from work, following you around, sleeping on your bed, etc).
They are also relatively easy to train, whether learning to use a litter tray and scratch post, to doing tricks and walking on a lead. All that is needed is a small amount of treats and a bit of patience.
Unlike most other cats it is rare for them to extend their claws during play, making them a great pet for children. It is not uncommon for them to be found being trotted around in a child’s baby carriage with a blanked on.
There is a selection of British breeders that have tried to breed the limp trait out; believing that it’s extremely docile behavior might not be in the cats best interests.