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I wonder where our personalities come from? How much of personality is genetic and how much is from the environment?

Has any of your personality traits been useful to get you ahead in life?

And what about the personalities of some of your friends and family? Do you like their personalites?
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07-11-2018, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by wild blueberry ->
I wonder where our personalities come from? How much of personality is genetic and how much is from the environment?

Has any of your personality traits been useful to get you ahead in life?

And what about the personalities of some of your friends and family? Do you like their personalites?
Interesting question WB.

I have to confess that I have been stern at times. But sometimes things just melt your heart,,,,

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07-11-2018, 10:43 PM
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I think we are born with a personality but then life shapes how it turns out.

It's a bit like baking a cake. You start with the ingredients and it's up to life and your environment and your decisions as to what comes out of the oven. But as to the ingredients, some people may have cherries, others may have nuts, some may have coconut. We are all born with different characters and life kneads and mixes us into who we become.
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Interesting question WB.

I have to confess that I have been stern at times. But sometimes things just melt your heart,,,,

That would melt any animal lover's hearts.....Thanks Bes.......
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I think we are born with a personality but then life shapes how it turns out.

It's a bit like baking a cake. You start with the ingredients and it's up to life and your environment and your decisions as to what comes out of the oven. But as to the ingredients, some people may have cherries, others may have nuts, some may have coconut. We are all born with different characters and life kneads and mixes us into who we become.
Beautiful post Annie.
Do you think we are 'born' with the personalities of our parents?
Because, everyone always told me I was exactly life my mother with my personality, always loving to have fun, and enjoying life to the fullest....
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Re: Personalities

Originally Posted by AnnieS ->
I think we are born with a personality but then life shapes how it turns out.

It's a bit like baking a cake. You start with the ingredients and it's up to life and your environment and your decisions as to what comes out of the oven. But as to the ingredients, some people may have cherries, others may have nuts, some may have coconut. We are all born with different characters and life kneads and mixes us into who we become.


Yep, I'd agree with that, Annie.

Life, experiences, and cirumstances shape us, but not sure if they change the basic personality that is underneath.
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According to psychologists and the like, it's a nature verses nurture issue. I think it's a combination of both. I will say that I was shy as a kid and religion taught me I wasn't worth much. After all kinds of bad stuff happened to me, I decided being shy was boring. I rejected the religion. I also realized it didn't matter what anyone thought of me as long as I was true to myself. Everything that has happened to me has helped shape me into who I am because I chose to grow from it all.
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08-11-2018, 01:48 AM
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Ones personality can only truly be judged face to face. What one may think of a person on a forum may well be different in real life.

Circumstances an affect ones personality as well as the way one is taught when growing up.
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Some of it's genetic I am convinced, I have my dads stubbornness and he had his dads stubbornness.

Some is learned and formed though I deliberately try to be like my nan as I admired her so much, apparently I'm also very like my great aunt but I never met her.
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yes agree we are born with personality's. I never got mine from my parents thats for sure ; they where serious side of life and us 7 siblings all have humour and fun side ' dead opposite to them ..
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