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What Fathers and Daughters Have in Common

Like Father Like Daughter: What We Share With Our Dads

Who's your daddy? Is he anything like you? We all take traits from our parents, both good and bad. This week, in honor of Father's Day this Sunday (did you buy a card yet at least?), I'm wondering what your father gave you in terms of personality quirks, physical characteristics, and other common bonds. The answers ranged from a shared love of Tolkien to traits you wish you could shed. Here are some of the most fascinating answers.

  • I'm a little female clone of my dad! We have the same face, same frame, same blue eyes and really light skin . . . we also have the same propensity to break bones, which sucks, and the same need for alone time. My daughter is a little female clone of HER dad, too. — Girl Jen
  • When I was a child, I was playing Nintendo, and my dad came in from a run all sweaty. I remember thinking to myself, "I'll never be that boring! It's all he ever talks about!" Now, I also have a deep passion for running, the joke was on me! — spacekatgal

Read on for six more, good and bad.

  • I'm a daddy's girl to a T. My family always makes fun of me for it. My dad and I are both fans of going anywhere, anytime. We both highly dislike touch-screen technology. We both love sweets. We both love buying gifts for other people. We can both be short-fused with our tempers. We both like playing pranks and can be mischievous (I have been told I have my dad's same trouble-making grin). My dad is pretty much my biggest inspiration. He's intense sometimes (control-freak!) and I am much more laid back, but he's amazing. I wish I was more like him, actually. — postmodernsleaze
  • I have my father's stubbornness and his temper, although I'm trying to do a better job at handling these traits than I feel like he did sometimes. On the positive side, I also have his sense of humor and integrity. — kimmieb124
  • Bipolar Disorder. That's all I would prefer to have in common. Moving on. — HoneyBrown1976
  • My dad always brought home stray dogs when I was a kid; the desire to help animals was the first and most important trait he instilled in me. He and I also like a lot of the same music (we're going to see the Flaming Lips together). — Weffie
  • Some things my dad and I have in common is our love for camping, love of power tools, and love of animals. — Snookyx
  • My dad and I both love horror movies and spicy food. — Juicebox07
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