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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 2 months ago

Your temperament and experience is what makes you you? So someone with different DNA to you but similar temperament/life experience is?

closer to you than say a very close relative brother son etc?

Update:

It all makes you you but you can get a closer match to you thats much more different in DNA than someone with close DNA? 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Blood matters above and beyond "similar temperament and life experience."  Not a Psych major?

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  • Newton
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    People with similar temperaments are not closely related. They are only closer in phenotypes, not genotypes. Organisms that are not close relatives can be very similar. For example, the wolf is very similar to the thylacine, which is a marsupial. Genetically the thylacine is closer to a kangaroo than it is to a wolf, and the wolf is closer to humans and bats than it is to the thylacine.

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  • 2 months ago

    You're making huge oversimplifications. "What makes you you" not only covers a vast amount of territory, but is so vague as to be scientifically meaningful.

    Humans are incredibly complex. Our personality and behaviors are certainly influenced by our genetics, but that's not the complete story. Our experiences also have a huge effect. It's impossible to generalize about which has more impact because it's going to vary widely from person to person.

    Trying to come up with one huge umbrella statement that will cover everyone in ever circumstance is a waste of time. You'll never succeed. We're too complicated for that.

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  • martin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes. This always has been true.

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