Starting with Dad, Mom coming up next.
Dad is the romantic of the pair. He is always finding stuff to give Mom, or setting up "toll bridges" to give her a kiss (or receive one), or doing her favors and then saying he spoils her, and such. He's a hard worker, both at his job (where he has to deal with people all day as a customer service guy), and at home (where he likes to do yard work, and will work until sunset). The yard work: usually he will grow peppers, tomatoes and other vegetables. He waters them every day unless it rains, basically. But aside from his job and the yard work he doesn't like to do stuff around the house much. He likes to get me to help him with the chores, even though I don't like to do them either. He tends to put them off as much as possible, while Mom will nag him about stuff that still needs to get done, and eventually he'll grudgingly do it.
He likes to play golf, a sport I really don't like at all, which I think he takes personally a bit. He'll ask if I want to play golf tomorrow, I'll say no, he'll get frustrated, like it's because I don't want to be with him, rather than the fact that I hate playing any sport where for every mistake I make I have to trudge 100 yards to make another one, getting progressively more annoyed (and thus less accurate ).
He'll repeatedly ask questions of me over and over, apparently forgetting he asked them two minutes before. He likes to go over every detail of what happened in his day, even if it's not very interesting. He likes history, and studies the Civil War a lot. He watches a LOT of TV - for as much time that I'm on the internet, he's watching television (often reality series, or comedies, or old movies).
He's not very technologically inclined - he needs me to baby him with the computer, and I have to repeatedly show him the same thing over and over for it to have a chance at sticking... even when he remembers there's a good chance he doesn't actually understand what he's doing, and when he talks about stuff or tries to do something different this becomes obvious.
He keeps up with his friends and family very well, calling many of them once a week or two, most every month. (If I go three days without contacting him I get a phone call and a lecture on the importance of staying in touch... although really I can understand that - they are paying for my education, after all. I'm just not great at staying in touch with people consistently.) When he's talking with friends he'll tell a lot of jokes and stories, and when it's time to leave he'll procrastinate a lot - he'll start to leave and someone will say something else and he'll get distracted and stay for another ten minutes or so.
When we're at home, he'll randomly come up to me at times and pat me on the back and observe, "That's my boy!" He uses a lot of puns, and seems to analyze everyday speech a lot like I do to make jokes on alternate interpretations (I may have picked this up from him). He likes to tease Mom a lot, generally using the same kind of jokes to do so. (For instance, most times Mom asks where we want to go to eat, Dad will suggest "Hooters!" When Mom is gone for a while and comes back, he will talk about how much we partied while she was gone, etc.)
Dad and I get on each others' nerves a lot, possibly because we are around each other a lot more than we are Mom. I tend to be critical of Dad, which grinds away at his nerves and eventually he thinks I'm just trying to get at him I think. (Usually that's not consciously the case.) Then he'll get mad, and he'll stomp around the house, and silverware will slam down on tables, and drawers will open and shut abruptly and doors will slam, and he'll walk into the room and stare at me and then walk back out... (I've learned not to react to this, but that probably makes him angrier.) Then when you bring it out into the open, he will say why he's angry, which is usually about some principle. If you point out that you were being reasonable in the situation in question, he will get angrier and find another reason to get upset with you. When he gets angry he tends to stay in a mood for quite a while, which can be frustrating after a while. Another card he likes to play is how if he had not immediately done exactly what his father had said, his dad would have smacked him upside the face. To which I generally reply, "that's unfortunate," which is true, but the situation is not relevant imo, unless he intends to take the same policy. He doesn't, by the way. He's way too loving a guy. But he gets upset sometimes.
I feel like I'm showing way too much of one side of him. I am fresh out of my teenage years, after all, and so I'm used to viewing him as this way imperfect guy in a position of authority over me. He's really good to me and Mom though, loves us both a lot. Since I've gone away to college, he seems a lot more reasonable when I do see him, and he'll often do nice things unexpectedly. Although he can get angry at stupid stuff, counterintuitively when you tell him something that you would expect to anger him, he can take it very calmly and cut you a lot of slack.
With regards to Mom, Dad is sort of the sidekick in some ways, which sometimes annoys him, I think because he's very influenced by tradition and when he grew up the dad was in charge and the mom was submissive. He's not imposing about this perspective, but doesn't like feeling out of power either. Otherwise, I think he wishes Mom would be more expressive than she is, but he still loves her a lot and is definitely faithful to her in every way, even if they have their arguments periodically.
My gut impression is Alpha SF, would you agree? I'll try one for Mom if I can maintain the motivation.