These people may have no influence over large world matters but they are the most influential people in your real life.
Although we get 50% of our genes from our mother, and 50% from our father, our mother has slightly more influence over us particularly at the start.
In addition to her genetic influence, how our mother decides to raise us does influence who we grow into be.
A child's most formative years are 0-5, and from this we can see the importance of a mother figure in influencing who we become.
*In a traditional family the mother has the most influence, however if the father assumes the mothering role, he becomes very important for certain behaviors.
Your father is also responsible for the genetics that make you who you are, but his role in parenting is influential too.
An absent father can leave a person with vulnerabilities, a father who is a workaholic can also create a role for that child of distancing themself from their family through work.
The father's relationship with the mother forms a foundation for how people view relationships in the future.
Your brothers, sisters, and even family pets, all influence you from an early age.
Some people are influenced by the fact they have no siblings, no pets, nobody to interact with inside their home, others grow up with the problems of sibling rivalry.
When we enter school everything is suddenly different. We learn in a different way than how we learned at home.
We are directly taught more things, but how the people who teach us do so is more valuable than some of the things they teach us.
Teachers can either make learning fun, or unpleasant. They can make us want to go further or want to shrink.
Throughout life we have peers, classmates, co-workers, friends. These people influence us when the let them.
A person with low self esteem may be easily influenced in negative ways as they struggle to "fit in". A person with high self esteme can be the leader, often influencing others.
So many times employers treat young employes like doormats. They walk all over them.
When people have early experiences with employers who give them no respect they often fall into patterns of jobs where they do not stand up for themselves.
On the other hand, having a great first employer can make a person enjoy work and go far.
We are really our own most influential person, we can make our own decisions on who to follow, and who not to follow.
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