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Alya.Alhammadi
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Personality is most influenced by nurture more than nature.

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Started: 2/26/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Alya.Alhammadi

Pro

People are more influenced by nurture because of their relationships with others whatever they are, and who they react with affect their attitude or thoughts which lead to differences in their personality
Defro

Con

I accept.
Firstly, I will define a few terms so that we establish common ground as to what we are arguing for. I will try my best to define terms similarly to what Pro had in mind. I will be modifying the term "nature" because online dictionaries mainly refer to nature as "the natural world as it exists without human beings or civilization."

-Personality (noun): the set of emotional qualities, ways of behaving, etc., that makes a person different from other people.
http://www.merriam-webster.com...

-Nurture (noun): rearing, upbringing, training, education, or the like, of a person.
http://dictionary.reference.com...

-Nature (noun):
the setting in which a particular is nurtured.
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Pro is arguing that the nurture of a person influences a person's personality more than the setting in which the person is nurtured (nature).

I will be arguing that the setting in which a person is nurtured (nature) influences the person's personality more than how the person is nurtured.


Rebuttal:

"People are more influenced by nurture because of their relationships with others whatever they are, and who they react with affect their attitude or thoughts which lead to differences in their personality"

-I wish to point out that nurture is determined by nature. Pro is correct when he says that relationships with others affect attitude and personality.

-But ultimately, it is nature that determines who they hold relationships with. Nature determines where a person lives, therefore it also determines who this person interacts with and hold relationships with. In other words, nature controls nurture.

-If nature controls nurture, then nature must influence a person more than nurture.
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Now, on to my point:

I have already established that nature controls every factor nurture controls contributing to a person's personality, because it controls nurture itself. Now, I will explain how nature controls and determines even more than nurture by providing theoretical but likely examples.


-As established before, nature controls where a person lives, including but not limited to: weather/climate, temperature, nationality/ethnicity, surroundings, environment, biome, and wildlife.

-If a person is raised next to the sea, the person would enjoy activities such as surfing and snorkeling, but if that person was raised near the woods, he/she would likely enjoy hunting and camping more than surfing and snorkeling. This certainly contributes to personality.

-If a person was raised in a hot region, he/she would enjoy ice cream, but if the person was raised in a cold region, he/she would enjoy hot chocolate more than ice cream.

-If a person was raised in a rural 3rd-world country struggling through a drought, this person's personality would surely be different from a person raised in urban civilization.

-Depending on where one was raised, one would have different preferences concerning their favorite animals, food, activities, etc.


Over to Pro.








Debate Round No. 1
Alya.Alhammadi

Pro

Alya.Alhammadi forfeited this round.
Defro

Con

I extend my arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
Alya.Alhammadi

Pro

Alya.Alhammadi forfeited this round.
Defro

Con

Jeez....another quitter.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by humanright2debate 2 years ago
humanright2debate
According to trait theories, introversion and extroversion are part of a continuous dimension, with many people in the middle. it cover the entitled of human. what kind of logic is this.I agree personality is most influenced by nurture, human brain are designed well to learn thought cognitive which build memory into subconscious, i strongly agree that most of our "personality" is learned from childhood . i believed that psychology personality theory need a new revolution
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