Genes vs. Environment (This essay is about nature vs. nurture)

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I generally regard myself as a disorganized person. I believe this is an innate trait for me. As far as I can remember, I've always been disorganized. But throughout my life, I developed some ways to cope with it, especially after having some negative experiences. So what was the main factor that made me disorganized person? I strongly believe that it was a combination of both nature and nurture, but if I had to choose one, I would have to say that the genes that came from my father have a big impact on this trait.

My father is also a disorganized person. I am very much alike to him in this regard. On the other hand, my mother is extremely organized. She's someone who tries to keep everything as organized as possible. Obviously, saying that one of my parents also shows this trait is not enough evidence to support this theory, but there's more.

The most important reason I believe the nature is the primary factor is my brother. He's four years younger than me and just like my mother, he's one of the most organized people I've seen in my life. He's my absolute opposite. But the fact is, we have been brought up in the same house, with the same parents. Most of the time, we even shared the same room. And our parents' behavior towards us was almost identical. As I was interacting constantly with my brother, one would think that either my or his behaviors should have been changed in one way or another. But it's not the case. Of course there could be some minor changes that I could not observe but in general, we always have been completely different in terms of being organized. This is the main reason that I believe heredity...