That's a good question. My daughter is and always has been a very strong person - not personality- but person , as in she's not loud and aggressive or particularly forceful seeming in any way, in fact if you met her, you'd think she was shy and retiring. But she's not.
She's always, from the time she was a baby, been very centered. She has always been able to spend hours by herself (she's very artistic and creative and likes to draw), loves music, but at the same time, although she has this ability to satisfy her own needs within herself, she's equally socially adept- she has a lot of friends.
She just has this quiet strength about her, and has always had it. Her friends can have a party and she might go or she might not - it depends on how she feels. Working with teenagers, I find her a rare breed. If my son's friends are having a party - he WILL be there. She's someone who will say, 'Not tonight- not in the mood - I'd rather draw- maybe next week'.
It's really kind of amazing (or rare).
She herself, and I'm not just saying this because she's my daughter, has a beautiful singing voice. So in terms of singers, she likes anyone who can sing.
She doesn't like either Lady Gaga or Taylor Swift (she just said when I asked her, 'Eww neither - they both annoy me!).
Her favorite singers are Al Green, Bill Withers and Nat King Cole. Her favorite song of all time is 'Nature Boy' as sung by Nat King Cole.
She just went to Glastonbury and she liked Jackson Brown as much as she liked Muse.
But she's listenened to it all since she was born.
I just asked her who her female role models were (she was on her way out the door on the way to school). She said, 'Lot's of people - you - teachers- grandma- but you know what - and I told her this - she's always been a source of quiet peace in my life-little did I know when I named her Olivia which means bringer of peace how she'd end up living up to that name, because she has - honestly since she was a baby - she's been my role model in that way too. I admire her a lot.