It's one of the most hotly debated questions in science: is personality nature or nurture? That is, is it your genetics or your upbringing that makes you, you? Research into a certain fish species, of all things, suggests that even when both are virtually identical, you can still have personality differences. In essence, the study says this: you're a special snowflake. Deal with it.
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Trait theory researchers try to define personality by looking at long-term behavior patterns and conscious motivations. 02:00
Reciprocal determinism theorizes that aspects of your environment affect aspects of your personality, and vice versa. 05:13
The humanistic approach generally disregards methods of standardized personality testing. 09:01
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