We're all creative. One form or another of creativity - music, art, writing, etc. We learn a lot from each other by sharing our experiences and likes, so we always have stuff to talk about. I'm the token introvert, though - everyone else is extroverted.
I've more in common with my mother's side than my father's side - mom's side is filled with travelers, storytellers, models, genius, creative-types. Dad's side are rednecks who never left the fifty-mile radius they were born in (dad's a hippie who likes to travel, so he got out).