Before I had children, I wondered how much of children’s behavior and personality were due to genetics and how much was due to environment (probably because I’m a psychologist). I have had the chance to get a firsthand answer to my question (at least from the small sample of my own children). While we have four who are all the same age and in the same environment, their personalities could not be more different. I have talked about Xayden’s natural curiosity and ability to escape most barriers. Now, I will share a little more about Grayson. He is our mini-adult. I love this picture of him below, taken by Susana Bates. She really captured his quirky grown-up face when he was still a baby.
Have you noticed big differences in your children’s personalities? Do you think personality is shaped more by environment or by genes? I’d love to hear from you. I enjoy reading each comment.