Nature vs Nurture

 

 

 

What makes us who we are?  How did we get this way?  Can I really change?   We are all born with a particular personality/temperament. In addition to that our childhood experiences in the family of origin and environment together with life’s events shape who we are.  Which has more impact on us, nature (personality/temperament/genetics) or nurture (childhood family environment)? This is a continuing debate in the field of psychology. Most clinicians believe it is a combination of both. Pinpointing your particular area of challenge can be remarkably enlightening and empowering.

 

 

 

        And yes, you can change.  

 

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