This question is at the heart of the ‘ nature vs nurture ‘ debate that has been in progress for 50 years: is personality innate or taught?The question has not been answered satisfactorily.
Of course, what you have in your birth is extremely important.It still makes out whether you come from weakly gifted parents or from ‘ learned ‘ parents; It makes out whether you are an inbred-child; Whether there are psychological and other hereditary ailments in your family. At the same time, you must be able to develop what you have received. If your parents are very musical and play an instrument, the chance that you are going to do something with music is much greater than when you come from an A-musical family; Parents reading newspapers and books transfer this to their children.
But every parent with several children also knows that even though the children are growing up in the same environment, the children can differ considerably.They have received ‘ different ‘ things in their genes; In addition, genes can be turned on and off, due to all sorts of events ranging from food to life events.
In addition, there is also confusion about the notion of personality.A definition issue, but it would be very helpful if researchers were to use one and the same definition.
And to make things worse: Freud believed that the personality around your 20th is fixed and then barely late to change.The contemporary vision is that a ‘ personality ‘ is still more sticky and continues to develop. To some extent: someone who is very submissive on his 20th will never become a dominant person.
In short, there is no clear answer to your question.
In the first 3 months there are vibryards of connections in the brain of the newly born child.These triljards die on a few billions after all off based on the first experiences of a child.
We all come fully in this world, with all that we have, the damage process begins, also called Life.
The birth of a sich does not contribute so much to your personality.
It is also not easy to determine how much and what is of your personality to apply to one or one type of influence.
Type influences are:
-Your gene expression (by methylisation)
-The diet you get (from the fertilized egg to the last bite you eat)
-The diseases you get
-The things you get along
-Education: School, Peers, parents,…
In short: everything you interact with.
A traumatic experience can make sure that your personality determines for the most part, but just as well a genetic variation can make you have a certain personality (e.g. the ‘ Sociopatengen ‘), and for others it can be a Child disease that has a permanent influence.
So the question you can not generally answer without taking into account the sheer variation there is between the different human lives out there
Both one and the other determine who you are.But the size of the part is different from human to human. And then there are also external factors, such as imitation behaviour. But other factors also play a role.
People who, for example, have experienced a war, have learned that showing feelings could mean their death.So, partly because of the suffering of misery, they have been less able to teach their children how they can express feelings.
I think/know that the most part depends on your environment, and how you experience/interpret the environment.Twins are often completely different, even though they often have the same environment in which they grow up. The way you interpret things, beliefs that you build up and actions you undertake will make you the person you are.
Your parents, society, place where you are born in the world, social origin. So many factors are your own self-esteem, but at a certain age, all of that is incidental and you have to reinvent yourself with the ingredients of your background mixed with the ingredients of your own desires, talents. Self-knowledge is power over the events, you make the present.
As your life experiences and surroundings a lot.