Both of my parents were born in Virginia. My Mother was born in Richmond, and my Father was born in Hampton.
After listing all the traits that I could truthfully say my mother possessed, I read the list and realized that none of the traits I had listed were positive personality traits. I realized that I had been overcompensating for the kind of person she is all my life. I googled a list of positive character traits, and located a list that contained 66 traits (complete with definitions). I felt guilty because I honestly couldn’t attribute any more than 1 trait from that list to my mother (without sugar coating it). I can honestly say that my mother is very creative.
As a human being, my mother is basically selfish, and very manipulative. She lacks basic empathy, and can be quite passive aggressive.
My father possessed a few positive personality traits, but they were overshadowed by his overwhelming hostility and anger. He was a very dour individual who experienced wild mood swings. He could be downright cruel at times. He was a very hardworking individual (sometimes working 2 jobs to make ends meet), and was very determined to ensure that my 5 siblings and I were clothed and fed always.