Nature helps in identifying the life and the behavior of human in the real life. Nurture on the other hand helps in developing and shaping the behavior of people. Therefore, nature and nurture influence the personality in different ways. There is an interaction between nature and nurture which hinders a circumstance to happen if one of the two is eliminated. The following essay tries to examine nature and nurture and how the two contribute to the human development.
Nature refers to the original or the natural way. Therefore, according to the analysis of human behavior, the character can, therefore, be just defined as the genes which have inherited in a generation. Nature is believed to have its origin from creation by God. Nature plays a significant role in the society today as it acts as a contributing factor of some of the things that are happening on the earth. For example, by examining a case of two identical twins, one twin may develop a fever, it is naturally believed that the other twin will develop a fever in the next few days, nature has therefore acted as a contributing factor in this case, and therefore, does make sense in the current life (Marler and Slabbekoorn).
Genetic inheritance determines the personality of an individual. Certain behaviors can be found to be common among people who are known to be of similar genes. Therefore, these behaviors cannot be common to individuals who are strangers and do not share any genes at all. For example, two identical twins might be reared far apart from each other. An examination of their behavior can be done, and it is very common that there must be behaviors in the two twins which will be identical to each other. It is because of genetic inheritance, which is found in twins that makes them have a typical behavior (Marler and Slabbekoorn).
Personality can be influenced by nurturing the behavior of people. By observing the behavior of different individuals brought up in various environments, one can clearly understand that personality in people can be nurtured (Marler and Slabbekoorn). Two brothers might be reared under different circumstances, one in an atmosphere that offers to teach to him that nothing comes on a silver platter and therefore one should work hard to get what is needed for success in life. The other brother might be reared in an environment where accessing a particular requirement in life does not require much hard work but working smart. The personality in the two brothers will, therefore, be very different due to the environment each one of them has been brought up. Behaviors in the two brothers have been changed by the environment or the life experiences each one of them has gone through. Nurturing can, therefore, influence humanity (Marler and Slabbekoorn).
The interaction between nature and nurture is evidenced by the relationship between environment and heredity and examining how the two interact in contributing to the behavior or the state of people. According to Marler and Slabbekoorn, each and every spices profit from an environment in one way or the other and responding to the changes in that particular environment in different ways. A student may be brought up in a family where there are brilliant people whom at last end in the most fruitful and well-paying careers in the job market. However, the student may be dazzling but if the student enrolls in an institution which does not provide support for the student to attain marks required to join the best careers like others in the family (Marler and Slabbekoorn). The above example serves as an example of interaction between nature and nurture.
In brief, human being’s behavior is determined by the context that one comes from. However, these behaviors are set by both the genes and the environment.
Marler, Peter, and Hans W. Slabbekoorn. Nature’s Music: The Science of Birdsong. Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic, 2004. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.