Are genes more important than the environment

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Are genes more important than the environment

It’s Genetic–Or Is It?

Genes vs. Environment

For each of the following traits, put an X in the column labeled ‘Genes’ if it is an inherited trait or in the column labeled ‘Environment’ if it is a learned or environmentally influenced trait. Notes: Put comments if you need to explain your choice. If you are not familiar with a “trait” you should research it.

Trait Genes Environment Comments
1. Blue eyes
2. Enjoys bungee jumping
3. 6 feet tall
4. Red hair
5. Intelligence
6. Smokes cigarettes
7. Body size
8. Depression
9. Phobias
10. Has cancer
11. Alcoholism
12. Political Opinions
13. Schizophrenia
14. Skin color
15. Language you speak
16. Artistic ability
17. Athletic ability
18. Aggressive behavior
19. Down Syndrome
20. Musical ability

Question:  In your opinion are genes more important than the environment or is the environment more important than genes in determining an individual’s personality? (Write 4-6 sentences)