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Do you think personalities are predetermined before birth?

I have three kids and they are all so different. They all had their own unique personalities since they were born. It got me wondering if their traits were developed as they grew or if they were already predetermined before birth. I thought I'd get some of your opinions?


Asked by rAbella at 11:26 PM on Aug. 29, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Nature VS Nurture shug, Look it up, its a good theory. I personally think that its a combo of the two.

    Answer by Nerdymama at 2:19 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • pretermined when they were conceived...

    Answer by flcouple7577 at 11:28 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • I may be incorrect, but I feel that their personality's are determined as a fetus,then further added to what they see and don't see in the future....My son for example kicked, and moved allot when I was pregnant.
    Now he is kicking things out of curiosity,despite,and joy...

    Answer by lilmsme at 11:35 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • I believe they are predetermined for the most part, then experiences mold them. My son is extremely stubborn and active. He was like that before he was even born. I have an abnormality with my body that kills most sperm, and babies before they implant. So he had to have come from a stubborn sperm, and became a stubborn embryo to make it through all of that.

    Answer by corbysmom531 at 11:36 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • I don't think that all our character traits are inborn. There are some things that people pick up around other people. I'd say 50/50.

    Answer by amessageofhope at 11:37 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • yes , i do and added to what the parents instill in their kids

    Answer by DoughGirl1985 at 11:44 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • yes, absolutely, mine are totally different

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:02 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • I know it sounds weird but I swear my kids have changed their personalities at least 5 times since they've been born...from a sweetest thing to the biggest brat...from caring about everything and everybody to not caring at all....being so highstrung to mello...weird huh?

    Answer by 40andholding at 1:43 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • some parts, but inviromnt has a huge impact!

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 12:20 PM on Aug. 30, 2010

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