this morning, i watched a rerun of "home improvement"...you know..."tim the toolman?"...the show was about annoying personality traits the character jill had inherited from her father, and her mother had adopted from her father during their marriage. it got me to thinking about personality traits that i have unwillingly inherited from my parents, and how for years they tried to overtake my ability to have my own. soooooooooooo...my inquiring mind would like to pose the question to all of you here:
what annoying personality trait(s) have you inherited from your parent(s) that absolutely drive you insane?
if as nurses we can figure out what drives us to insanity, then perhaps we can gain a better understanding of one another here at allnurses, on our jobs, in our homes, in our social lives, etc.
ready to share? ready...set...go!!!
Jun 23, '02
What personality and/or character traits did you inherit from your parents? I didn't mean what physical traits you inherited...I apologize for that...I should have stated more clearly what I was asking for here. :chuckle
For example, I inherited my soft demeanor from my Mother, and I use to be terribly shy like her. As I entered my teen years, I learned that not speaking up for one's self was a 'negative' asset and not a 'positive' asset, so I fought hard to change in that respect. After many years of telling myself "I'm not going to be like my Mother", my efforts to become more of myself...assertive...not shy and introverted like my Mother appeared to be to me while growing up...my efforts eventually paid off...for which I am thankful.
As for the 'other' traits (physical traits inherited), there wouldn't be room to express them...
That would be another thread for discussion among us members.
Last edit by live4today on Jun 23, '02