Does Nature or Nurture Determine Your Personality?

June 10, 2021. Dr. Dimitriu was published in Psychology Today in an article titled:

Does Nature or Nurture Determine Your Personality?

Blame it on your parents (nature). Blame it on your friends (nurture). But, in truth, you can probably blame your personality on both. Is the development of human personalities the result of inherited genetic traits from parents or the layering of years of experiences through interaction with the surrounding environment (including friends) — nature versus nurture? Scientists have been arguing about this question for centuries. In fact, as far back as 400 BC, Hippocrates emphasized the commanding role of nature, when he identified four biological fluids – yellow bile, black bile, phlegm, and blood – as underlying the various classifications of all human behavior. That aside, thanks to 21st-century science and technology, the truer answer to personality may well be found in a seminal study published December 2017 in Nature Neuroscience.

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