Having brown eyes like your mother or being tall like your father is a congenital trait that we usually inherit from parents through genes, but what personality traits can we inherit from them, and perhaps impossible to change?
The American “Briteside” website touched upon the latest studies dealing with genetics, revealing personality traits that we did not know we inherited from parents.
1. High level of cholesterol
Many people believe that a high level of cholesterol in the blood is related to their diet. According to the prevailing idea, if you want to live a long and happy life then you need to eat vegetables and grains and exercise.
But sometimes, your cholesterol levels do not depend on your lifestyle but your genes. One in 500 people has a special genetic mutation that causes cholesterol to build up in the blood, and as a result, their cholesterol levels are high even if they only eat vegetables.
2. Hereditary baldness disease we inherit from the mother
One of the genes that play a role in baldness is found on the “X” chromosome. Men inherit this gene from their mothers, but there are other genes that also play a role in developing this disease, including those we inherit from the father, as well as the influence of environmental factors on hair loss.
3. Academic excellence
When a mother scolds her child for failing in school, indicating that she was better than him at school, she is somewhat right about that. In fact, 55% of your success in school depends on the genes you inherited. Thousands of genes are responsible for how well you excel in school. So, if your parents are good students, that means you have promising potential.
4. Love of coffee
Do you drink a lot of coffee? In fact, your genes are responsible. Scientists have conducted comparative studies on people who could not live without coffee and those who could. It was found that the second group had special genes that cause their bodies to absorb caffeine more slowly, meaning that they did not feel the need to drink it on a regular basis.
Type 2 diabetes usually affects the elderly, but it can sometimes affect children and adolescents who have an active lifestyle. This is known as premature diabetes and is caused by a genetic mutation, but at the same time, malnutrition plays a role in it as well.
6. Color blindness
The inability to distinguish between certain colors is inherited by genes, and the gene responsible for this is usually inherited by a son from his mother. In many cases, color blindness affects men, and this is due to the fact that the male cannot compensate for the genetic defect transmitted to him through the “X” chromosome that he inherits from the mother, because he has only one chromosome of this type, while the female has two of it One from the mother and the second from the father.
7. Lactose intolerance
This may come as a surprise, but 65% of adults are unable to digest lactose (or milk sugar), as there is a specific gene responsible for this. When a child is very young and needs milk to survive, the body creates an enzyme to digest lactose, and as the child grows, his ability to digest dairy products decreases. Only a group of people have a gene dedicated to lactose tolerance, which means that their members can effectively digest milk without problems at any age.
8. Driving a car
What we have been suspicious of all along has been confirmed by scientists, the innate ability to drive a car is a skill not everyone has.
You can learn all the rules of the road and pass the driving test, but if you have special genes that affect your ability to direct yourself, your response speed or your memory, sitting behind the wheel may still be a bad idea, as this makes you more vulnerable to distraction while driving and increases your risk You have had an accident. Scientists believe that these genes are present in about 30% of people.
The probability that a person suffers from myopia has genetic reasons, so if both parents suffer from this problem, then the probability that the child will also have it is within 50%, but scientists believe that we cannot attribute everything to genes, for those who spend time Less in front of a computer screen and avoiding straining their eyes, they are less likely to suffer from nearsightedness.
While this may be unreasonable, the secret of some people’s popularity lies in their genes. Scientists at Harvard have reached this conclusion after many years of painstaking studies. They believe that since the dawn of humanity, those with valuable information about food sources or danger have been the focus of the group’s attention, and these people have passed on these genes to their descendants.
People who inherit these genes are popular with their peers and everyone wants to befriend them.
But how is this personality trait transmitted through genes? That remains a confusing question that future studies may answer.