Personality Trait: Nurture Essay

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Personality Trait: Nurture

Human beings obtain their physical traits clearly through heredity. A nice boy gets the
delicate shape of his nose from his mother. However, the question is, "Where does this
‘nice' boy get his ‘nice' trait from?" In the battle of ‘Nature versus Nurture' in
shaping an individual's personality, nurture wins.

Heredity is not the key factor in contributing to our personality.
"People with high self-esteem and confidence get these traits not from their parents, but
from their experiences." -John Hoover

"Genetic material does not make us human. Genetic material does not lead us toward
self-awareness. Genetic material does not spontaneously give us language skills."

"Sigmund Freud a vast industry of psychoanalysis, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and social
work has constructed itself on the turf of the improvability of human personality."

Can people change their personality? There have been studies conducted on thirty year
olds. They are interviewed every five years about their lives and it results that they
really do change. Therefore, if we can change our personalities, during our lifetime, it
is not genetic.

A survey on American therapists say that patients who are not satisfied with their lives
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