To what extent to genetics affect our personality traits?

November 5, 2015 5:33am CST
It has often been said that genetics shape our personality a lot. Although, there are others who claim that genetic-based traits can be replaced with new learned ones, as one grows up. To what extent is this possible? Have you come across instances of either? Thanks,
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@MALUSE (42719)
• Uzbekistan
5 Nov 15
Which lay person can answer this question?
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@destry (2563)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
5 Nov 15
I am wondering that myself - would nature or nurture be the key to answering this?
• India
5 Nov 15
If any of you have observed any instances of either genetics being overpowered by learning and training or vice-versa, and would like to recount them here, that would be a great start! Thanks ahead :)
@sofssu (14448)
5 Nov 15
Back to the nature or nurture question.. I credit people with more brain than genes we can if we want to make the changes we want in terms of behavior.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
7 Nov 15
I think genetics gives us materials, but nurture takes those materials and forms them into things.