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What influenced your personality?

Posted By: Nina - Siblings

What influenced your personality? - 01/24/11 04:06 AM

In the nature vs nurture argument, is your personality more influenced by nature (you were just born that way!) or nurture (hey, my family made me like this!)?
Posted By: Astera

Re: What influenced your personality? - 05/19/11 03:11 AM

i think everything influences everyones personality in some way or another. Like friends, family, values, morals, worldy happenings, and the things we do to each other...
Posted By: Elleise - Clairvoyance

Re: What influenced your personality? - 05/19/11 03:44 AM

Usually I'm wordy, but both.

I started out very innocent and trusting of everything. Followed, what you put out will come back to you.

But my personality now is more, what you offer will be taken by whatever serves the person taking it, and then, well, not so much, after they're done.

However if you value what you have to offer and realize an outside party has a reason for seeking you out and may not be forthcoming, then you can jump right back up on that horse again.
Posted By: Becky - Adoption Editor

Re: What influenced your personality? - 05/30/11 06:30 PM

Both. My children all came with their own personalities from birth, but they have also been greatly influenced by each other, our family, their life experiences, etc.
Posted By: ....

Re: What influenced your personality? - 05/30/11 06:47 PM

I agree Becky. It's Nature and Nurture for me as well.
I've always been 'vertically challenged' (SHORT!) at 5ft even since I was 16 so that's a strong factor in my personality. I won't get personal, but my family life was not ideal so that shaped my personality as well.
Posted By: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading

Re: What influenced your personality? - 05/30/11 07:23 PM

Isn't it the truth! Kids come with their little hardwired personalities at birth, then life adds new dimensions to them.

Everything that happens in your life, and those things that you see happen to others, will leave a print on you. Sometimes, we don't know why things happen, but there is usually a reason revealed later.

My whole life was a big funnel that slid me into the jobs that I have now. Strange how that happens!
Posted By: Ljubica

Re: What influenced your personality? - 05/30/11 08:24 PM

A child is born with certain mental, physical and intellectual potential. How will these resources to develop depends on the upbringing and the circumstances in which the child develops. Two children with similar potential can be completely different personalities. At least I think so.
Posted By: Dina - Women's Fashion

Re: What influenced your personality? - 05/30/11 08:39 PM

I would say both! I was born with a very unique way of thinking, very different than that of my peers and family. However, my upbringing definitely influenced the way I think.

If it's which had more impact, I would say nature.
Posted By: rodav

Re: What influenced your personality? - 06/23/11 02:57 PM

Both. I see some of my elders personality in me, but I think the way I was brought up and the circumstances I grew up in are responsible for a larger percentage of my personality.
Posted By: jodiemt

Re: What influenced your personality? - 01/23/12 04:56 AM

Both
Posted By: Tuculia, Daughters Editor

Re: What influenced your personality? - 02/29/12 11:33 PM

Happy Leap Day! And I think that my children influenced my personality!
Posted By: Carolyn Golden

Re: What influenced your personality? - 12/07/12 02:18 AM

For a while, I thought nurture had a lot to do with it. Now that I have kids, I thought 'nature' - because they both seemed to be born with their own, very distinctive personalities. I called them my 'slot machine babies' because it seemed to be a pull of the slot handle - you get 3 cherries, 2 7's and an olive, whatever.... But now I really think it is a mixture of both nature and nuture. However, I remember feeling the way I feel about life from a very young age - call it my nature. But then I know the life I had growing up was a very strong influence - in my self-confidence, ability to trust, etc... So to answer your question of what influenced my personality, I believe I was born with my personality, but then it was shaped by my environment and influences growing up. I hope I can provide the same for my kids - positive, nurturing and happy so they are self-confident and sensitive and intellectually curious.
Posted By: clairehobby

Re: What influenced your personality? - 11/11/13 01:51 AM

i think my character is affected most by nature, i was born like that.
Posted By: AKLisa- Knitting Editor

Re: What influenced your personality? - 04/15/14 02:17 AM

I think it really is the unique interaction of someones temperament combined with their experiences that shapes their personality.
Even with siblings, they are born as different individuals, and then they experience things in a different way and viewpoint then ourselves. Lately, when I talk to my brother, we have been comparing stories of what went on in our family when we were rowing up, and boy, did we see different things!
Posted By: Nina - Siblings

Re: What influenced your personality? - 04/19/14 07:47 PM

Agreed! Nature and nurture at work!
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