Hey guys, would you like to type my father? I am kind of bored, and it's hot and I want someone to talk to ...so I think it would be fun typing my father even though I avoid him like the plague at times. I have a type in mind, but I might be changing my opinion on his enneagram.
He doesn't talk too much. I see him as the kind to wake up at the same time almost everyday, go to work, come back, cook and eat dinner, do a bit more work, then go to bed. I usually only talk to him for "important" stuff. For example, when I was in elementary school, we would interact if I had homework/bad grades, had to get my conduct folder signed because I got into slight trouble during school, and I'd he'd also give me summer homework to do. As I got older (first year of high school), I once helped him do important things like go online and compare schools that we would move to or even look for a new house online since he wouldn't have time to do that. Now I do my best to avoid him unless I feel I can say something that would please him (like some kind of academic achievement/internship or whatevs.)
Whenever he drives around, he likes to build a mental map of all the towns he passes through. He also likes to note the farms he passes by and street names. Which is cool, I'd rather him talk about his mental maps of half of the states then talk about my lame internships, grades, and my "future jobs".
From the questions I've asked him about his childhood, I've gathered that he ...never talked much. Was made fun of a little. My mom said he was always at the top of his class in terms of grades. My mom thinks he never brags. I don't think he brags about himself, but he is from a culture that likes to brag; he brags about his successes of his children to his friends. I think that's simply ingrained in him because... well that's the culture.
My mom doesn't like how he isn't as nice to his kids and he is to kids who aren't his. So we see a harsher side. For example, my mom feels like he never played with my brother the way he'd play with toddlers the exact same age as my brother ...back in the day. It's still like this though. So it's always ...a bit uneasy seeing him be social outside of home because he's nicer ...and actually social instead of yelling all of the time or just simply keeping quiet. But sometimes it's not all bad; me and sometimes my sisters could get him to laugh or we ask him silly questions and he is quietly pleasant.
Oh, and once he told me that his philosophy is that we work to live (ugh, how annoying ...totally disagree xDDD)
*...I really hope my title isn't an issue...*