According to psychologist Stephan Poulter, there are five styles of fathers -- super-achieving, time bomb, passive, absent and compassionate/mentor -- who have powerful influences on the careers of their sons and daughters. How "Daddy" affects your job
. I think our upbringing affects everything in our lives not just our jobs and parenting styles play a major role in who we become later in life. I think of my dad's parenting style as more in the compassionate/mentor type and my mom's parenting style as compassionate but accompanied by a slipper.