Inheritance of Personality from Parents

@uditpanda (1023)
November 29, 2008 12:15pm CST
I heard a friend saying that sons tend to become like their mother & daughters tend to become like their father when personality of a being is concerned. How far is truth associated with it?? Any possible logical explanation for it??
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@BubblyIan (751)
29 Nov 08
You cannot generalise like that. Children are likely to grow up with the personality of the biggest influence in their life. If children have two parents fully involved in their life then they are more likely to be well balanced than children brought up with only one parent. It is more likely to be a problem and the statistics confirm this when a boy is brought up by a single mother with little or no influence from his father. Whilst girls also suffer without a father involved, boys are more likely to be criminalised than girls and hence most of the prisoners are male and most of those prisoners have little or no involvement by their father. There is no evidence as the numbers are too low to show whether a girl brought up by a single father does better or worse than when brought up by both parents. Children need both parents. As long as parents do not favour one particular child or try and turn the child against the other parent then there is a good chance they will grow up with a mixture of personalities of their parents. That is why children need both parents.