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The debate over the importance of nature verses the importance of nurture has been going on since the beginning of modern science Both sides of the argument have undeniably good points proving that that influence is more important than the other Both nature and nurture are important because they both help in shaping personality Of course nature can only go so far because it is unalterable The environment around a person on the other hand is ever-changing offering more opportunity for growth and variation One cannot deny the effects of genetic makeup and the limits of physical and mental capabilities Our heredity plays an important role on our personality It determines our abilities and our in-abilities and how we act according to them If a child knows they have a talent in a particular area they are more likely to be outgoing than a child who doesnt have a talent Then again if a child is confidant in hisher abilities because of parental encouragement and support she is more likely to be outgoing in any atmosphere So despite the obvious influence an innate ability has on a childs extrovertedness the parental approval has a bigger influence The environment surrounding a person is a very real and important factor in hisher personality and views The same baby raised in two different environments will turn into two extremely different people Sometimes the environment is downplayed because one assumes that once a bad seed is born it cannot be changed People like to blame their problems on what they cannot control thereby making sure none of the blame lies in them Parents often assume there is something wrong with the child that is shy jealous or stubborn Although we have no proof as to which personality traits are caused by heredity and which by environment mostly everything that one is born with can be changed through the influence of the environment Children raised in homes with
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