Obvious traits inhereted, or learned, from each parent?

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  1. All Pro Sports Hero

    All Pro Sports Hero

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    Personality, physical, behavioral... whatever.

    I feel like I got just the right mix of mom and dad.

    My mom, love her to death, but she's dumb as f**k. My dad, however, is a smart guy, methodical and logical. That's me, smart. Score 1 for pop.

    Other hand, my dad lacks the sense of humor, and wit that my mom and I share. We're personable, and enjoy the fun stuff. Score 1 for mom.

    My mom's short and Italian, my dad's lanky and bald. Thankfully, I also scored here as well. I got my dad's height, and my mom's full head of hair. Score 1 for each!

    I have no doubt I've picked up a few negatives from each, as well, but this is supposed to be fun. What about you guys?
     
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  2. tadbart

    tadbart duuuuude.

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    I have my mother's hips and the less desirable parts of her personality.
    Got Pop's intelligence and wit, and also a lingering fear that I'll end up like him one day (he committed suicide when I was 4).

    Definitely didn't win the genetic lottery.
     

  3. janice6

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    My mother was a believer in technology and was not afraid to try new things. She started a radio show, got into Boy scout and Cub scout leadership. She moved things and people, that were important to her. I got my love for technology and the drive to succeed from her.

    My father was stoic and inflexible about right and wrong. He was willing to go the extra mile for family. He believed in family. He had a drive to succeed in business in spite of impediments. He believed that with preparation and knowledge, there was no limit to what you could accomplish if you had the desire.

    Some of my parents attributes overlapped and I feel I benefitted from both of them. They couldn't have been more different in some ways, or more identical in others. Personalities and age drove them apart. But they both gave me great things.
     
  4. Al Czervik

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    Fortunately, I did not inherit my father's lunacy.
     
  5. Bruce M

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    Nature versus nurture continues to fascinate me. I am guessing I got my joy of sitting in the recliner in my underwear from my grandfather. Unless I am related to Murray Goldberg.
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  6. Glock1963

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    Impatience, from my father
     
  7. All Pro Sports Hero

    All Pro Sports Hero

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    My dad did that, no shirt, just tighty whities. Needless to say, the recliner was all his.
     
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  8. Mick's Lady

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    Mom was librarian, the director of our local library. She was a veracious reader! She taught me to love books, and now I'm always reading. She also had a very bubbly personality, upbeat and happy. I am like that too, and I bless her for it!

    My Dad loved horses, always had at least one, and gave me a pony when I was six years old. At 58 I still have the bug! Most importantly, he taught me how a man should treat a woman, by the way he treated my Mom. It's a lesson I'm eternally grateful for, and it's why I married Mick, the perfect husband!

    Between them, they taught me to love to learn! Education was extremely important to them both. All us kids have at least a Masters.

    I had one of those "Golden Childhoods" that seems to be so rare these days. I was blessed, and I know it!

    Nice thread All Pro Sports. Thanks for starting it!
     
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  9. Bruce M

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    Spell check always gives us a word that is spelled correctly...

    :whistling:
     
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  10. JMS

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    Inherited.
     
  11. Mick's Lady

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    You know, this leads to an off topic discussion. I have a good friend who has a doctorate in education. She did this enormous study on reading skills and spelling. Better readers are the worst spellers! I know it makes no sense, but it has to do with word recognition. Good readers see the whole word, poor readers see individual letters. It was a fascinating paper!

    I can't spell to save my life! Spell check is a godsend to me! But even that messes up from time to time! I, on the other hand, mess up all the time!
     
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  12. Bruce M

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    I clearly inherited (or learned) being a smartass/sarcasm from my Dad.
     
  13. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

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    My work and drinking ethic from dad.

    Sense of humor from mom.

    Good looks from mom because I am hawt.
     
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    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    Mom was the best "instinctive" cook I have known...could just look at a recipe and figure out how to make it her own...so I learned a lot about cooking from her...I do 99% of the cooking in my family. My dad was a fixer-upper, specializing in plumbing...I learned so much from him that my wife and I did about 60% of the work on our custom ranch-home we built in '03.
    Physically, I got the "skinny" gene on my end as well as great patience from them both...probably why I was able to tolerate LE work for 25 yrs, as this type career takes Great Patience!
     
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    I have never noticed this behavior from you Bruce.
     
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    Binge&Purge Making B&P Great Again

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    I didn't inherit, thank goodness, but he provided an example of how I didn't want to be.

    My father was a complete and total a-hole. I learned that is not what I want to be. His favorite bit of profanity was GD, and he seldom stitched a sentence together without that in it. I never say that. My father had no patience and would throw fits anything something didn't go right. I have the patience of an oyster, and never throw tantrums. My father showed no love or affection, I do.
     
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    No idea what I got from dad, safe today nothing. Mom I got my unending patients for dumbasses and by unending I mean about a nano second. In general my Scots-Irish Appalichain back ground gives me a sense of family and self reliance and a willing ngness to stand up for myself.
     
  18. Mick's Lady

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    I've lurked here for many, many years before I joined. Bruce M, you are a nice guy!

    I just always loved that study, and never miss an opportunity to share it!

    I also use too many exclamation points!
     
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    My father is the most kindest, generous, giving person I know. I'm following in his foot steps.


    :)
     
  20. G30SF/F-250

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    Have you noticed the guy that uses too many "quotations"?

    :whistling:

    And I agree; Bruce is a great guy I would love to share a meal with.

    And Mick
     
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