Earlier we talked about nature vs nurture, probably one of the most famous debates of all time. Nature vs Nurture is an on going debate on whether or not people's personalities are more influenced by their genetics or their upbringings. This debate seems to have no end in sight but both sides seem to agree that both of these factors contribute to the make up of a person. We try to answer this question by observing different types of upbringings from a variety of genetic backgrounds. One way of studying this is to observe a family over time and see how they act and who they are as a person, however this has a big flaw as everybody will have the same environment and very similar genetics. A second way is to observe twins as they are genetically identical and can attribute any differences to their environment. Third is observing how an adopted child acts. This one is the most interesting because the person we observe will grow up in an environment with no knowledge of the genetic parents lifestyle and can give good answers as to what traits we pick up from the people around us and those we have encoded in our DNA. In fact a good example of this would be my brother and my self. We both had the same mother and grew up in exactly the same way, but our genetic fathers were different. He ended up as a factory worker with a substance habit and I am a psych student at the University of Minnesota. Make of it what you will but I am on the genetic side of this argument.