Melody’s sassy and headstrong personality reflects upon the personality of her mother in her younger years, but her insecurity around others and socially-awkward tendencies stem from her father. While Sebastian states that Melody is “just like her mother ” in The Little Mermaid II, many similarities exist between Melody and her father, Prince Eric. Her sense of adventure, curiosity and willingness to take risks exist in both Ariel and Prince Eric, but her mild shyness stems from a sheltered upbringing and her father’s personality.
Melody’s curious nature leads her to collect all sorts of items from the sea, a parallel to her mother at age 16. Melody’s swimming proficiency and ability to hold her breath for long periods comes from her mermaid parentage.
She is also shy around boys, becoming quite flustered when a mer-boy she found attractive tried befriending her in Atlantica. She later met him again after the wall was disintigrated, with both recognising each other. It is unknown if she revealed she wasn’t a mermaid anymore to him.