The Ragdoll is gentle and laid back. Just like dogs, these cats need to develop good socialization skills so if it's an option, you want to start when they are young. They love attention and being held so don't be afraid to pick him or her up at anytime. That also helps socialize them.
A Ragdoll cat would be fine if they were the only pet in the house. They don't need another animal companion, they actually prefer humans over other pets. These cats almost become limp, just like a ragdoll when you pick them up. Ragdolls are welcoming to people and kids they don't know, they have quite a bit of patience with small children as well.