What metaphors, analogies, parables, or "witty" sayings do you remember hearing from your parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles?: "You get what you get and you don’t have a fit"; "Eat it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without"; "A penny earned is a penny saved."
What did your parents, neighbors, and other authority figures tell you respect looked like? Disrespect?: My dad always said, " If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it at all." He would always encourage me and my siblings to build people up instead of tearing them down. My parents always found it very disrespectful when we talked back to them.
How were you trained to respond to different emotional displays--crying, anger, happiness?: Growing up, we were taught to hold our emotions in. Whenever I was feeling upset, I would go to my room and deal with the situation on my own.
How were you expected to interact with authority figures? Was the authority of teachers and other elders assumed or did it have to be earned?: We were always taught to be respectful of authority figures. This meant listening to the teacher when asked, and being quiet while others are talking.
As a child, did you call adults by their first name?: No.
What got you shunned or shamed in your family?: We were shunned in the family if we drank underage, didn't go to church every weekend, or if we said innapropiate words.
What earned you praise as a child?: We earned praise by doing well in school. We were also praised for doing well in sports.