Not to say that you can fully blame your parents on everything when it comes to your behaviors BUT we can just say that you have most of your behaviors from them! This is pretty interesting... I'm not afraid to say that I believe to have most of parents' characteristics and behaviors. I'm a social butterfly like my dad and VERY hardheaded like my mother. I feel like I can't help it. Lol
Business Insider analyzed research that has shown many ways our parents' behavior shapes our own habits.
A mother's mental health has a significant effect on their child's behavioral and emotional problems, according to one study in the Journal of Marriage and Family.
A 2015 studyin the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics found that people perform better in school if their parents set high expectations during childhood.
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Whether your parents were your best friends or you barely knew them, your relationship with Mom and Dad had an impact on who you are today.
At least that's what Sigmund Freud said when he theorized that our adult personality develops from early childhood experiences,an insight empirically tested by attachment theory and developmental psychology through the 20th century up until today.
Countless studies and extensive clinical research have found links between your parents' behavior during childhood and how you act as an adult. If your mother was constantly juggling multiple jobs, you're likely to suffer from stress. If your parents set high expectations for you, you were more likely to perform better in school.
Here are a few ways your parents' behavior impacted who you are.
If your parents made you do chores, you likely take on tasks independently.
If your parents constantly berated you for not making your bed, they were actually doing you a favor.
Children who grow up doing chores take on more responsibility at work instead of waiting for tasks to get assigned to them, according to Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University and author of "How to Raise an Adult." They also better collaborate with their coworkers and can better empathize with others.
Doing your chores as a kid can even lead to being more happy down the road, a Harvard grant study that followed people for over 75 years found.
"By making them do chores — taking out the garbage, doing their own laundry — they realize, 'I have to do the work of life in order to be part of life,'" Lythcott-Haims previously told Business Insider. "It's not just about me and what I need in this moment, but that I'm part of an ecosystem. I'm part of a family. I'm part of a workplace."
If your parents taught you social skills, you're more likely to get a college degree and a high-paying job.
A study tracking more than 700 American children over 20 years found that when parents taught their young kids social skills, like how to be helpful or cooperative with their peers, they were more likely to earn a college degree and have a full-time job by 25.
Those without social skills were more likely to drink and get arrested.
If your parents told you white lies, it may have led to you to have issues trusting others in adulthood.
Where do you fit in?