The study of genetics is one that is ongoing and there is still a vast amount to be learned as to how genes play a role in the makeup of an individual on all different levels. This includes their physical, mental and emotional factors. It used to be assumed that genetics played a big role in the personality of an individual; that if they acted a certain way or had certain personality traits that these were inherited. Now there is a little more controversy surrounding this. There are some that believe that genetics don’t play a huge factor in the personality of an individual, whereas there are others that believe the opposite.
What may be more important is how does the mutation of genes that cause different conditions and diseases play a role in a person’s personality.
One abnormality that has been discovered when it comes to genes is Xlhed. This is a condition that affects the gene that plays an important role in the way the body processes proteins. As a result of this, the condition can affect the individual both in their appearance as well as their health. Both of these factors can affect their personality.
Xlhed can affect the looks of the hair and nails. It can play a role in altering the appearance of an individual, along with many other symptoms. Individuals who have to deal with these are certainly not going to be in a happy state or feeling good about themselves. This means that this condition can alter what their personality in an indirect fashion. Knowing that their appearance is being negatively affected by a condition like Xlhed may lead them to become shy and introverted. If the condition is affecting their sweat glands this can have a physical impact on them and may interfere with their daily living patterns which in turn is going to affect their personality.
There is still a lot to be learned as to how genetics play a role in personality development.