I Found This Last Night: What Do You Think?

Hello there πŸ™‚

Hope you are all recovering nicely from the holidays!

I was sorting through some items last night and found an envelope full of newspaper articles that had been sent to me about 10 years ago. I keep these things because they are from a beloved person who always thought to send me good recipes and interesting articles from around the world. Β She is dearly missed.


This article states that researches have found some evidence that fidelity is in a persons genetic blueprint. However, as I read it, it sounds to me like ‘dad was loyal, I am loyal’. This makes me ponder the age-old question of whether or not something is genetic or environmental? I mean, those who have grown up in families where both parents are in love, loyal and know how to work through their problems are more likely to exhibit similar characteristics.

So, what do you think: Genetic or environmental?



8 Comments Add yours

  1. Adrienne says:

    I’m going environmental on this one. Anything not completely instinctual is a learned behavior, and fidelity is definitely something humans either choose or choose to ignore.

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  2. Both, but so much more environmental.

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    1. mliae says:

      Ok, I’m curious now…what is your thinking on the genetics side? I’m not being weird, I am genuinely interested.

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      1. I’m hardly a genetics engineer, but know those that are so find patterns in people. Perhaps what they find ties more to responsibility, trust, monogamy, and paternal instincts.

        I had also read that poor parents (also poor decision-making) is in those with impulsive behavior, for example. πŸ˜€ Not specifically reading any of these studies, I am merely speculating.

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      2. mliae says:

        Hmmm… I think you definitely have something here! Thank you for explaining πŸ™‚

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      3. Oh sure. Thanks for posting and discussing.

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      4. mliae says:

        Thank you, for adding some clarity to the discussion! πŸ™‚

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