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A: Do you like Barry?
B: No, not very much. He’s too ambitious and dishonest.
A: I agree. I like his brother Paul. They are not alike.
B: Yes. They are completely different. Paul is very sociable and much more honest than his brother.
A: What kind of person do you consider yourself to be?
B: I think I’m polite, careful, relaxed and shy.
A: Oh, I don’t think you’re shy! You are always chatting with new people when we go to a party.
B: Well. Yes, but those people always start talking to me. I never talk to them first. Perhaps I’m not as shy as I think. Anyway, you’re certainly not shy!
A: You’re right. I love going out and making new friends.
B: So, you’ll be at my birthday party on Friday?
A: Of course!
A: How do you think people get their personalities?
B: I think it’s mainly from the environment a person lives it.
A: Don’t you think people get their personalities from their parents?
B: No, but parents control a lot of the environment that kids grow up in, so they certainly influence their kid’s personalities a lot.
A: So why do you think many kids have personalities that are so different to their parents.
B: Maybe when they become teenagers, they want to be completely different to their parents.
A: You might be right. I guess most parents want their kids to be like them, but kids today grow up in a different environment. You know, they know much more about the world from the internet, newspapers, and tv.
B: Do you think that teenagers get a lot of their bad behaviour from tv and movies?
A: Maybe some of it. I think a lot of people blame TV and movies when the real problem is that the parents aren’t bringing their child up correctly.
B: Parents have a difficult job. They have to bring up their children and usually have to work too.
A: Yes, that’s true. Your son is doing well at school, isn’t he?
B: Yes, he is. He’s very hardworking when he’s at school. Then he comes home from school and does his homework before dinner. After dinner, he goes out with his friends.
A: So, he’s not a bookworm? It’s good that he has an outgoing personality. Some kids are very quiet and introverted. You wonder how they’ll survive in the real world without their parents to support them.
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