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Do you think that you turned out more like your parents than you would’ve expected?

Asked by EverRose11 (1021 points ) January 24th, 2012

I hear my mother in comments I make to my children more and more as I get older..

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Charles's avatar

My wife and I kid each other about this. I tease her that every day she gets a little more like her mom and she to me says I’m turning into my dad.

But to answer the question, I’d say no but I am conscious not to acquire any undesirable traits my parents have. For instance, I still have never told my kids to “Turn that god damn music down!”. (If it’s too loud, you’re too old.)

Blondesjon's avatar

Nope. I’ve stayed with, encouraged, and loved my family.

saint's avatar

My parents are dead. I am alot like my father. Nothing like my mother, who was a saint.

EverRose11's avatar

Saint my parents are dead also, but it is as though I say things or pronounce something and it is as if I hear my Mother… it has b happening more and more as I grow older I feel.

marinelife's avatar

No, not really, but I see how I was formed from them.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Yes but thankfully in ways I can accept.

CaptainHarley's avatar

Both of my parents are dead. I was becoming like my father when I was married to my first wife, but a friend helped me sort all that out. Now I am who I want to be, taking various behaviors and beliefs from wherever I find truth.

Earthgirl's avatar

I don’t know what I expected to turn out like! My parents instilled a lot of my core values. But I am much less conservative than they were.

wundayatta's avatar

I kind of expected myself to be more like my parents, but I have managed to avoid a lot of the things I didn’t like in them. However, it does seem there are certain traits I share with my father that I am not proud of. I seem to have a sneer that puts the fear of God in people around me. Seems, my father does that, too.

martianspringtime's avatar

No. At least not yet. I think I have some similarities with my mother – naturally since I (still) spend so much time with her – but our personalities as a whole are very different. She’s extroverted, vocally stubborn and confrontational, and not very interested in exploring things beyond their face value. I’m very introverted, quiet, pretty non-confrontational, at and rather curious about most things.

MollyMcGuire's avatar

I did not expect to, and I did not.

EverRose11's avatar

MollyMcGuire welcome to fluther.

AshLeigh's avatar

I think I’m like my mother in a lot of ways.
I have her good looks. ;)
Her creativity. Her insight. Her sense of right and wrong.

I’m not a lot like my father.
I have his aggression.

But over all, I am who I want to be. Someone I can be proud of being.

lonelydragon's avatar

Yes, some good traits and some not-so-good ones, but if I am aware of them, then that empowers me to change.

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