nature vs. nurture!

April 22, 2007 8:12am CST
In my psych class we are having a debate. what contributes to your personality? Genetics or the way you were raised and the experiences that you have had? I am on the nurture side of the argument, but i would like to see what you all think.
3 responses
@jamie622 (508)
• India
22 Apr 07
Its certainly the way you have been brought up . What has been taught in early child easily becomes a part of the psyche and sinks in pretty easily . Genetics could have to to do with the disease risk that you have , like a person having a family history of blood sugar s more suscepted to having it . But genetics does not affect the personalty of the person . Its the beliefs he has been bought up with anad what he sees all around that builds up his personality .
@mrbranan (1012)
• United States
22 Apr 07
I have to say I think if you raise a child right 99 percent of the time they will turn out alright. Now don't get me wrong I think as teenagers we all do things we know is wrong but with the right guidance we can come out of it better. So for me I think it is nurture.
• Philippines
22 Apr 07
If it's physical features it's definitely nature. But if it's personality it's definitely nurture. Our personality weren't determined when we were in our mothers' wombs.