Mothers have a profound impact on your emotional life but fathers have the deepest impact on your identity. He is the one who holds/held the key to the development of your self-confidence and the way you view yourself.
My son, Mattias, is a charmer. As introverted and crowd-averse as I am, he feeds off the energy of a group. His uncle Matt calls him "Slumdog Millionaire" because he's convinced that, if you dropped him in the middle of Calcutta, he'd be running the joint inside of six months.