The Chartreux cat is generally quiet and friendly, but they can be sometimes temperamental. They are extremely loyal, and have a tendency to stay close to people they love, but they are discreet and unobtrusive. It may be a while before you realise the cat is beside or behind you. Although sometimes reserved, the Chartreux can be bright and playful, with a soft, beguiling expression. The Chartreux is good natured, patient and loving, but does not take kindly to excessive petting or handling. It is better to allow your cat to demonstrate it’s affection for you. As well as being a smart and adaptive cat, the Chartreux is also very alert and active.