Is personality based on genetics, enviorment, or a combination of both?

@roleez1 (168)
United States
March 5, 2011 2:10am CST
I believe it is a combination of the science and the people you are around. What does everyone else think?
7 responses
@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
5 Mar 11
I also think that it's both plus the experiences that a person has in life. But at the root of it, I think how a person responds on the challenges of life depends more on his personal choice of what he wants to be in the end.
@roleez1 (168)
• United States
5 Mar 11
Good points but what do you consider to be the end?
@brijav (12)
• Philippines
15 Jun 11
This is my task I am working for. I am now preparing for human behavioral genetic research.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
5 Mar 11
I agree with you. If you have been around new born babies you will have noticed the difference in their personality right from the start. As children grow older the situations that life brings has more and more affect on their personality.
@med889 (5958)
5 Mar 11
Everyone has a personality and it differs according to maturity, intelligence and genes too. We see some has the same personality which matches the father's or the mother's or simply the one which is found in some book and which the person has read and liked so much that he decided to adopt it. So it is a combination of maturity, intelligence and genes.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
I think it can be a combination of both. But it can be attributed more to the environment and of the influences a person is exposed to. When a person is brought up in an environment where he needs to survive he can be very differenr from someone, a twin perhaps who is brought up in a very comfortable life. Their views inlife canbe very different from each other.
@duh_nick (34)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
Yes, I agree with you. Personality is a combination of both genetics and environment.
@tessa9 (1086)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
I also believe that it is the combination of both. It don't think that it is purely environmental or purely genetic. Although some people are genetically predisposed to have a certain characteristics but this is seldom. One example of how personalities developed by your environment vary is big difference in the personality of the people living in the country and the people living in the city.