• Question: Is my personality part of my genes, or what parts of it are affected by genes?

    Asked by XandyisBAE to Stéphane on 15 Mar 2018.
    • Photo: Stéphane Berneau

      Stéphane Berneau answered on 15 Mar 2018:

      Your personality is not directly part of your genes.
      However, your behaviour can be affected by your genes.
      For example, autism as a genetic component. If someone is autistic, the behaviour and interactions toward people will be changed.
      We can also think about your mood. If someone is depressed, it could be the environment which triggered the expression of some genes. Depending on which alleles the person has inherited, depression will be a big hit for them.

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