i work with a young 3. i find her to be very check-list-y.
always trying to figure out the 'right' formula to
do something. i do find her absolutely delightful,
her focus and determination and in taking direction.
sometimes she gets so focused in trying to achieve
something, she really forgets about herself, i find
that she struggles when i ask for something a little
more "organic"---something from her own insights,
but perhaps that has to do with her age and experience
as she doesn't really know who she is.