Whom do you resemble - your father or your mother?

parental resemblences - Picture of Obama and his mom
@smilyn (2964)
United States
August 5, 2008 6:27am CST
This is a general comment passed by our relatives from our birth..They try to find out whom the child resembles. I have been told by many of my friends and relatives that I resemble my father in physical features and my mother by character. My son seems to resemble like his father only. You too might have been commented by some in this regard .Whom have been told that you resemble in features and character - your father or your mother? Do you feel the same way?
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@poona_m (336)
• India
5 Aug 08
I resemble my mother as far as my physical looks are concerned. I have the same face but am bigger than her in size. but everyone who sees me for the first time cannot miss the striking similarity between me and my mom. But as far as my personalty is concerned I don't think it resembles any of my parents. I am very different and I think a lot has to do with the way my brothers treated me. I was rarely treated as a girl among the two brothers I had. one elder and one younger. I have a 3 month old baby now. When it was born everyone said it looks like his dad. The hands and legs were exactly like his dad even the fingers and finger nails. But the face was a mixture of features from different person. Nose like my brother, eyes like his father and cheeks like me. But as he is growing he is changing so rapidly that no one can guess who he would look like when he is a young man.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Good that you have your own individuality when it comes to personality..Yes, babies look different on every day. Some days they will be like their mom and on some days resemble the features of their dad. Only after an year or two, you can decide about it..
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
5 Aug 08
I've had people tell me that my facial features resemble my father. I think it quite true after having seen many of his snaps of him in his younger days. That's all the resemble there is, none of the other physical charaterestics seem to be the same.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Oh..you too look like your father only..nice to know about it..
@misshoney (973)
• Philippines
6 Aug 08
hello smilyn :-) in our family, our looks is a mix of our mother and father features. So it’s half my mother and half my father. The good thing is that my mother and father’s features when combined is pretty okay so we generally looks good…doesn’t mean to sound arrogant though. Anyway I read once that scientifically, children mostly resembles their father because 60% of physical appearance comes from the father while only 40% of appearance comes from the moms. In contrast 60% of intelligence comes from the mother and only 40% of it comes from dads. so the mothers must be smart and the dads handsome to produce great babies.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
7 Aug 08
That is an interesting data.My husband would be really happy to know this as he wanted the same thing - physical beauty of his and the intelligence of mine..
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
6 Aug 08
Im afraid to say that I look like my father :( and inherited his horrible big nose but it wasn't anything plastic surgery couldn't fix :) and I don't look anything like my mother yet it is funny every one says that my younger sister by only 14 mths and myself are like twins we look that much alike but she was lucky she didn't get the nose! but every one says that I look like my dad and my sister looks like my mother so I don't understand how they could think that we look so much alike but look like the other parent????? confusing believe me!
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• United States
6 Aug 08
I actually resemble my uncle physically more that my father which is rather strange since I also don't take after my father much psychologically except for his frugality. Un fortunately I do fear that I am inheriting my fathers temper.
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@zer0charly (5618)
• Philippines
6 Aug 08
My friends and I get to argue with that.. I always told them that I look more my dad, but they keep on insisting that I look like my mom.. well, I always look at our photo album, and there's this picture where, our face where actually so near, that you'll see our face resemblance, and that made me realize that I really look my mom, with our smile and with the shape of our face.. I can see myself when I get old.LOL. the difference were our hair. her hair was short, it's a boy cut, and a little curly, and mine was long and straight.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Yes,sometimes people around us feel different about this.We may think that we resemble like someone but others will strongly think in a different way..Sometimes it is right and most times it is wrong..
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
When I was young I was always wrong for an adopted child but I don't really mind since I don't really looked like them but when I grew older in my late teens I started to look like my mom especially in physique and mix of my pop and mom on face.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
7 Aug 08
ha..ha..And yes, as years pass on, the features change and thus the resemblence too..
• United States
5 Aug 08
Spitting image of my mother when she was my age and as much as i'd like to say i'm not like my mother...I am, I find myself telling my kids the same things she told me when I was small. My dad don't mess around, he's a grouch of sorts and to the point, quiet, he means business when he speaks and I have that in me also.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
7 Aug 08
that is interesting..
• United States
5 Aug 08
I have to say I resemble my mom to the ( T ) lokks wise and character wise. Alot of people say today to me "only if your mom was alive today you two standing side by side you would looks like twins" I just have to laugh for ya know their right. I can also say that my son looks just like me and I like it for it's like a family pattern going on here.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Interesting one.You know, it also makes us very happy to see the child resembling our features..
@NrgDfenZ (1810)
• Belgium
5 Aug 08
Well I think the most my father, both in physical as emotional.. I am also the more aggresive type, not that I fight a lot, I mean I will take actions faster, rather than to think ages about it..
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
5 Aug 08
That is a good one ..Sometimes it is good to take quick decisions.
@aprilten (1977)
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
same as you, a lot of my friends and relatives, specially my father's side, told me that i very much resemble my father. and now, my eldest son looks like me, most people say.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
5 Aug 08
what a wonderul similarity..That is really nice to know..
@riyasam (16578)
• India
5 Aug 08
i resemble my father while my siblings resemble the mother.we look very different from each other.that is why there is a joke in our family that i am adopted.lol.happy mylotting.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
5 Aug 08
ha..ha..that is a funny one..Thank god that you resemble your father atleast and don't have a totally diferent look..
• India
5 Aug 08
well in physical appearance i resemble my father much, but depending upon how i behave i am unique i don't have any similarities of my father or mother in my behavior
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Individuality is very important when it comes to the behaviour of the person....
• Spain
6 Aug 08
Well, i have been told different things, ending up that i resemble physically and by character both of them. The truth is that there are very few things i recognize myself as resemblance to them, and these few feel more like a coincidence like you can resemble to any other person you meet on the street.
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@roanne05 (1292)
• Oman
6 Aug 08
they always say i resemble my father more. but some of my facial features came from my mom. so i guess i am a combination.hehehe..in regard to my attitude...hmmm...lets see, i also a bit of my dad and may mom...really mix huh!hehehe!
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
6 Aug 08
well, i think i got my father's skin color, since my dad is fairer compared to my mom and my mom's eyes, big and round, and brownish black in color and i some kind of have her nose too..hahaha but i don't look or resemble like my mom or dad. am a mix of both of them. i don't look like my mom at all, nor do i look like my dad. but they said i look more like of my father's side. well I'm not so sure about that, but maybe..doesn't really matter that much to me, am sure am their daughter anyway!hahaha
@Elixiress (3893)
5 Aug 08
I resemble my Mam in terms of facial shape and she had the same figure as me give or take a little bit when she was younger as I have now. We also have the same natural hair colour, although we both dye our hair now. I also share the personality of both my parents, I have a little bit of perfectionism from my Mam and I have my confidence and competitive nature from my Dad.
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• Philippines
5 Aug 08
Well, I resemble my physical features from my mother and charater from my father. My daughter looks like his father but her character resembles mine. Whereas, my son got my features and charater. But as my daghter grows older, some would say we look alike............hahahahaha! Sounds good! They got all mine. This means my blood is stronger than his? What do you think?
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Ha..ha..A good and different way of thinking.I was told by my friend that the baby will look like the person who showers more love on the partner.So my husband is always proud that his love is greater than mine...mmmm..
@samijo719 (1054)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I have been told both. My mom swears I look so much like my dad. But I hear it equally that I look like both. I agree with both. I have my dads nose, my moms hair and a combination of both their eyes.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Interesting..It is nice to be a mixture of both - making both parents happy..
@bellaofchaos (11550)
• United States
5 Aug 08
funny enough I look most like my aunt. I have attributes of both my father and mother but more or less I look like my aunt I'm almost the spitting image of her. LOL!!!
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
7 Aug 08
That is quite interesting..I have heard that babies have more chances of resembling their aunts..And I heard it for you too..interesting..
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
5 Aug 08
I'm a combination of both. I have my father's head shape and my mother's nose and cheeks and my father's chin and eyes and my mother's ears and so on and so forth. My brother is almost exactly my father and my sister is almost exactly my mother. The wonders of nature don't cease.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
6 Aug 08
oh..that is nice..so you are a mixture of your mom and dad..