We as parents need to influence the behavior and character traits of our kids. But personality, well, that’s different. For example, my youngest daughter—she is a planner. She’s got to know what’s going on. She also is a little sarcastic. (Not sure where she got that from.) My middle daughter is a giver. She pulls for the underdog. My oldest daughter—a perfectionist. If you want something done right, she’s going to do it. My son—Mr. Loyalty. Obviously, good qualities taken too far need to be reigned in. But basic personality isn’t evil. As somebody said, personality is sacred—because it bears the fingerprints of God Himself. Job says it best, though, “The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life” (Job 33:4 ESV).

Suggested Reading: Job 33:4