Corgis started out as working dogs on homesteads helping farmers herd cattle and other livestock. While today they are considered another member of the family, their urge to herd or work still comes through. Because of this, their small frames seem to house enormous personalities.
Corgi breeders and owners describe corgis as cheerful, affectionate, loyal, and a bit stubborn with an independent streak. They love to play with children and other family pets, providing constant entertainment and hilarity.
Corgis are happiest when they are the center of attention, and do not like missing out on any activities your family does.
It should be mentioned: as with any dog of any breed, personality can vary from one dog to another, just like any person. The qualities laid out above are what have been generally observed in the breed over the centuries.