Personality Characteristics.

@dorannmwin (36659)
United States
January 2, 2010 5:04pm CST
We all have several characteristics that define our own personality. Some of these characteristics are very positive things and others are not nearly so positive. So, when you think about your children or possible future children, what characteristic from your personality do you hope that they inherit? What personality characteristic do you hope that they don't inherit from you? Is there any characteristic that you don't have that you hope that your children have?
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• United States
3 Jan 10
I am shy and standoffish and while I hope my kids have bit of conservative to themselves I hope that they have more of an outgoing nature to themselves. I think that I am a caring, honest and friendly so I hope those are traits that they have. I am trying to instill in them to be caring and friendly but there is also that little part that it somehow trying to get them to be friendly and trusting but to also not be too trusting because there are still some people out there that can be harmful but that is often hard explaining to an eight year old and a ten year old.
@dorannmwin (36659)
• United States
3 Jan 10
That is a difficult thing to explain to young people. I grew up far too trusting of other people and that is one of the things that I hope my children don't get from me. I used to be the person that would help another person no matter what the situation without asking any questions.
• United States
4 Jan 10
Right I want them to be caring and kind but not to be taken advantage of....
@Allie_xoxo (1064)
• Canada
3 Jan 10
In less than a month my nephew Logan will be born. I hope he is someone who is fun-loving. I hope he inherits my sense of humour but is more easy-going than I.
@dorannmwin (36659)
• United States
3 Jan 10
Those are great things to hope or for your nephew. He is very lucky that he is going to have an aunt like you.
• Canada
3 Jan 10
awe thanks so much for saying that! I'm very excited for when I finally get to meet him!
• India
3 Jan 10
I do have few good and bad characteristics. I hope my child must inherit at least the following two out of my many good characteristics: 1. Positive attitude and 2. Unselfishness Because, With these two quality you can solve all problems of your life and reach any height you aspire. And the following bad characteristics they should not inherit: 1. Impatience and 2. Excess emotion.
@dorannmwin (36659)
• United States
3 Jan 10
You are right that if they inherit the first two characteristics that you've listed there won't be a single thing that they won't be able to achieve and the two negative characteristics, the absence of those will make life a lot easier in the long run.
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
They say that I am responsible so i think that the first thing I want my children to inherit from me is being responsible. Since we are talking about characteristics here i think the next thing i want them to inherit is perseverance.ahahaha.
@dorannmwin (36659)
• United States
3 Jan 10
Responsibility is a very important characteristic to have and perserverance. If a person has perserverance then there is nothing that they aren't able to achieve. Thank you very much for sharing.
@drakesuyat (1063)
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
what i want them to inherit: 1. a loving child to their parents 2. industrious 3. humble 4. religious 5. persistent 6. enthusiastic 7. joker what i dont want them to inherit: 1. emotionally weak! others that i dont have 1. innovative 2. creative 3. good leader 4. explorer and there's a lot more that i cant think of! happy mylotting dorannmwin!
@dorannmwin (36659)
• United States
3 Jan 10
You have definitely thought a lot about this. All of the characteristics that you would like for them to have will definitely make them the kind of people that other people like to be around.
• United States
3 Jan 10
I hope that my future children inherit my love for books and music. I hope they (especially my daughter(s)) inherit my lips because I have always been told that I have the kind of lips that women spend thousands of dollars getting from plastic surgery. I hope they inherit my willingness to help other people when they need it, be they friends or strangers. I hope they DON'T inherit my stubbornness and my need to "do it myself" to prove that I can. I hope that they are more willing than I am to trust people and allow themselves to get close to other people.
@dorannmwin (36659)
• United States
3 Jan 10
You can definitely instill your love of books and music in your future children. I've been able to do that with my two children by reading to them from the time that they were babies and we've always listened to a lot of music. Now, both of my children who are seven and three love music and love to sing and my oldest is reading far above her school level as well.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
3 Jan 10
Hm, I hope they inherit my compassionate side, and my strength of faith, but not my fearful side or the side that has trouble making decisions sometimes. I guess I wish them to have good health and happiness above all else. Karen
@dorannmwin (36659)
• United States
3 Jan 10
Good health and happinesss are two of the most important things for a person to have in their lives. They are lucky to have a mother as strong as you are.
@spalladino (17923)
• United States
2 Jan 10
My children are grown so I already know what they inherited from me...either naturally or because it was drummed into their heads. Compassion is the main one and all of my children are compassionate and caring. A good work ethic, which they also have. Of course, there's also that rattlesnake bite, too. I'm a very nice person...as are my children...but, if you tread on me...I will bite you and you won't like it.
@dorannmwin (36659)
• United States
3 Jan 10
The characteristics that you made sure that your children had are characteristics that are so very important for a person to have. My seven-year-old daughter is one of the most caring and compasionate people that I have ever met. I know that I did play some role in her being that way, but I also think that she was naturally that way to a certain extent as well.
@Hatley (164264)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Jan 10
hi dorannmwin I am shy,not prone to talk a lot about myself, I am caring, and compassionate, and like people and dogs and cats. I also have a quick temper, am sometimes stubborn,sometimes very moody and am hard to get to know. but I am told I am very friendly once people do get to know me My son does not have my shyness thank God for that, nor most of the time my moodiness,Ihope he does not have my quick temper. He is much more outgoing than I am. Also he is more trusting of people, almost too much at times. I have a scorpios mistrust of new people until I know them. also Ihave a very good gut instinct that is almost never wrong either.
@dorannmwin (36659)
• United States
3 Jan 10
The gut instinct is such a good thing to have. I've got one of those as well and it is something that I rely quite heavily on at times. It is good to hear that your son does not have your quick temper, I think my temper is also something that I don't want my children to have either.
@Craicha (801)
2 Jan 10
i teached my kids and want them to be honest/ nice/ knows how to level a person/ down to earth/ respect others especially the olds/ be punctual/ be polite/ how to save money and just buy things that are needed not just wants/ don't step other people lives and lots good things i thought on them that in the future they become a good person....
@dorannmwin (36659)
• United States
3 Jan 10
Those are all great things to teach your children and all of them are things that I am trying to teach my children as well. I believe all of these characteristics that you've listed are characteristics that are important for a person to have as they evolve into a successful adult.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
3 Jan 10
one of my biggest characteristics is that i am very creative and think outside of the box. plus i tend to be very impatient. one is good, the other not so much.