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1mo

ENTJ
Capricorn

8w9

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If our personality is just a combination of our experiences and genes, does that mean we have no control over who we REALLY are?

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Jesse

1mo

INFP
Aquarius

4w3

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I think that stuff gives us a baseline but we ultimately control how we react and process everything that happens to us. So we don't control the tools we get but we can use those tools to make ourselves into who we want to be

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We'am

1mo

INTJ
Sagittarius

5w6

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Do we really? Cause i don't see it...

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Jesse

1mo

INFP
Aquarius

4w3

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@We'am the way I see it, we're guided towards a certain fate but we figure out how to get there. I can choose to go on this app or throw my phone in the water and never use it again. There's always options

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André Luiz D'Onofrio Caes

1mo

INTP
Pisces

2w1

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That's up for debate hahaha "No control", in my opinion, is going a bit to extremes. Having agency, choosing between a possibility and another, is quite under your control. For instance, answering your question, instead of any other of my possibilities, is an act of control. The circumstances of said agency may not be possible to change - and that can also be put under scrutiny. Although, this part of the question would require understanding what concepts of "nature" (in reference to genes) and "experiences" are implied in your inquiry. "Instincts", as an example, are overcome in our daily lives and actions. We don't mindlessly eat whatever is edible in front of us when we feel hungry (ideally), we choose between foodstuffs, we postpone our hunger... But I digress... I allowed myself to answer, and I hope I did not annoy or disturb you in any way with this attempt. Just trying to help with your reflexions

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sᴛᴇᴠᴇɴ

1mo

ENTJ
Capricorn

8w9

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No problem at all. Is also only a thought that was running in my my mind. Who knows what really slumbers in us.

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Jayden

1mo

INTP
Aquarius

6w7

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I think there's still the factor of being able to change through willpower alone. We have a little control but mostly it's genetics and life experiences

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Koketso Mantsane

1mo

INTJ
Taurus

5w4

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You are who you are

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Rin

1mo

INFJ
Capricorn

5w4

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4

We always make our own choices. Sometimes we make choices that defy our past, sometimes we take our past as a lesson to learn from, in the end it is always a matter of choice. Some choices are more difficult than others, but it is ultimately up to you to decide what you are willing to do. We can make excuses or try to explain the world or both, but defining a thing as something does not make it so. "An apple is an apple by any other name." But I also say that an apple is an apple, whether it be green or red, fresh or dried, underripe or overripe - unlike an apple though, people can choose to change as long as it means enough to them.

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Scott

1mo

ISTP
Gemini

1w9

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To an extent, we control our experiences.

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Lu

1mo

INTP
Leo

The simultaneous influence of hereditary and environmental factors give rise to and determine personality. Therefore, personality is conquered, it is made, it is built. Therefore, personality is the internal cause underlying the individual behaviour (temperament) and the experience of the person (character). However, I don't think that the word "control" is the right word because there are still gaps in what exactly personality is. Many opinions are true, which may or may not be true. However, we still suffer from gaps and uncertainty about certain aspects of our existence......

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We'am

1mo

INTJ
Sagittarius

5w6

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No.... i have an opinion that autonomy is quite none existent... its kinda glimpsed at in the movie "The Matrix"

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M

1mo

ISTJ
Cancer

3w4

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No.. It's not that simple.. Explain siblings that had the exact same experiences and opportunities.. Same environment growing up. One is in jail and the other two are thriving.. He made his choices. We are in control of our choices, and therefore we are to some extent in control of who we become

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Dennis

1mo

INFP
Libra

Yeap. That is exactly correct

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