Books develop my character. At their core, stories are representations of how admirable people overcome adversity.
My favorite book is Plato’s Republic. It instilled values like, "work should be done in service to others, doing one’s work without getting in another's way is justice, and leading a 'just' life is a better life."
Many other books shape my personality, and I regularly find more. Lab Girl and Hillbilly Elegy are useful examples of how to gracefully shoulder stress. (If you’re curious, War & Peace, Letters from a Stoic, and The Inheritance Cycle are good as well.)
To understand me as a person, you can look at my role models.