My parents influence some of my actions and thoughts like cleaning the room, washing clothes, and tidying the house. Most of my friends influence my social activities, such as sports, movies, and games. Teacher’s influence the way I spend my study time, as well as what I learn. These people influence my thoughts, activities, and values to an extent. But, the group is so large that no single individual plays a significant role in defining me.
I exaggerated a little. My parents do more than tell me to clean the house. In the occasional lengthy mealtime discussions, I formulate many of my views from my family's comments. My parents have taught me to look ahead, plan, and have time management. Also, of course, I know how to do most household chores, thanks to mom and dad. My friends influence my political views a little. They influence what I do in my spare time a lot. Because of one of my friends, I play on the basketball team, and watch a lot of movies. Homework, tests, and papers assigned by my teachers really influence my afternoon and evening activities. They also influence what quality reading I do. However, teachers themselves don't affect my inner life. Perhaps the person with the largest influence on me is me. Other people feed me their thoughts on the world from school to basketball and I formulate these thoughts with my own. When that glob of stolen, edited, and occasionally original ideas is combined with my experiences, it forms a large, lumpy package called the Influence.
Now, what characteristics make all these people so influential? My AAU basketball coach definitely has had the most influence on my life for the last four years. He motivates me with his passion, his charisma, his humor, his intellect towards the game of basketball, and not to forget he is personable. These characteristics are carried by many other people making them influential as well. A characteristic is a feature or quality belonging typically to a...