athene had made him bold.
Athena is in disguise and persuades telemachus to find his father
To make him travel around for news of his father, she also comes to him in various disguises to give him strength and courage and become like his father.
Odysseus is Telemachuses father and if your referring to qualities then Odysesseus is much more experienced and trained that Telemachus because Telemachus matured without his father
Telemachus' strengths in The Odyssey can be reflected from his father's heroism. Telemachus was only a month old when his father left to fight in the Trojan War. Growing up he heard story's of his father's greatness and all of the things he accomplished in life. Telemachus made it his point to follow in his father's footsteps to greatness.
searching for his father
It was Telemachus