Women Start Turning Into Their Mothers When They’re 33, a Study Claims

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“You’ll understand when you grow up,” your parents probably used to say to you in your childhood. And we bet most of us did understand it years later, just like they promised. But what we were not warned about is that not only will we understand them, but we will probably act a lot like them when we’re older too.

Here at Bright Side we found an interesting study that explains it all, and we’re here to let you know that, more or less, it’s going to happen to each of us.

At some point in time we become a lot like our parents.

They figured out that it started to happen after turning 30, and on average at 33 years old. Women said that at this point in time, not only did they stop rebelling against their mothers, but they also started taking like them, adopting their sayings, having similar hobbies, and even watching the same TV shows. All in all, they admitted that at about the age of 33, they did become more like their mothers, even though they couldn’t imagine it ever happening before.

This transformation might be linked to having children. Dr. De Silva suggests that this transformation into their mothers starts when women are seeking their own parenting style and start mirroring their mothers’ behavior in this situation, and also relying on them in matters of parenting.

Men turn into their fathers as well.

Women aren’t the only ones who go through this transformation. Men turn into their fathers as well, around the age of 33, Dr. De Silva claims. Men point out that they start to share political views with their fathers, listen to the same radio stations, and start turning off the lights in empty rooms. “We all turn into our parents at some point in our lives,” he says.

What’s the weirdest personality trait you inherited from your parents? Let us know in the comments below, there’s got to be something interesting for you to tell us.

Please note: This article was updated in January 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.


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My mom is an amazing woman and I look up to her a lot. I don't mind inheriting some of the features from her at all ?

Honestly speaking, I already notice that I sometimes behave just like her


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