Nature Vs. Nurture Theory

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To begin with, nature is defined by our genetic makeup that is primarily shaped by a person’s temperament, intelligence and personality characteristics. For example, being yourself, or being who you are. If you believe you were already born with a personality, then you take the side of nature. On the other hand, the nurture theory shows how behaviors are taught and influenced by their environment. For example, if you believe that your personality is based on your influences by your parents, siblings or when you were a child then you believe in nurture. I agree, they are both totally different ideas, but both play important roles that makes us who we are. In doing this essay, the three elements that has influenced my life are kindness, fairness…show more content…
If you were to ever meet my two older brother’s, it would be quite easy for you to say that we are nothing alike. Looking back, on our childhood, we were raised in the same exact way, same environment and nurtured the same way with good morals and values within the home. For example, my older brother, is compassionate about life and is very easy going, my middle brother, he is selfish and easily angered when my mom demands something of him, and for me, I believe that kindness and consideration are the most important human traits an individual can have. In my experience, my mom suffers from Vertigo and at any given time she may pass out and is constantly in and out of the hospital for days at a time. No one can understand, the pressures I face on a everyday basis but when I look at my mom and seeing her battle this illness, I now understand the true meaning, of unconditional love. I personally believe that your personality traits comes from how you respond to the nurturing of your parents and it determines who you are and who you will turn out to…show more content…
At a very young age, I can remember her always telling me that things in life should be fair and that you should always treat people with respect. Contrary to popular belief, everyone thinks that my mom and I share in the same beliefs, but we do not. Many times in the past, I tried to avoid taking responsibility for my actions and most often tried to justify my actions when I felt mistreated. For example, when I enrolled in school at Pensacola State College as a freshman I did not know what to expect and a struggled with wanting to fit in. As a result, I did not finish and I let my environment influence my decision. I decided that school was not for me and that I wanted to get a full time job, so I went against my parents wishes and just stopped going. My mom told me not to listen to my friends and not let them influence my decision, but I was being young a foolish and as a consequence, I almost lost my Financial Aid for the school year. So, I believe that fairness affects everything I do and that it is important that I try to move beyond my mistakes and that I am personally responsible for my own destiny. To me, the most obvious influence on developing a person’s identity is their family values and humility because people respond well to humility. When we are humble, we can laugh at our own self
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