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Steve Jobs : Nature or Nurture?

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Edited by Jonathan Vernon, Sunday, 22 Jan 2012, 04:41

Bright, dislikes authority, a perfectionist.

His nature. A work ethic, a pragmatic bargainer, practical: Nurture (from his father Paul).

Chapter One : Childhood covers much of this Had he been brought up differently then what?

There are later insights when we meet his sister who was raised by his biological parents. REFERENCE Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

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Nature v nurture fascinates me.

Both play a part, so I'm discovering.

Hope all's well.

R

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Interesting subject...im not sure..is it possible to gain a personality gene? i think it's mainly nurture....?

Good to read something other than poetry on the blogs from everyone.

Salud, Gillian

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Hey Jonathan smile.  As Rosie said, genes v environment is a fascinating area.  I think you'd really enjoy 'The Plastic Mind' by Sharon Begley.  It's fascinating how environmental factors can affect whether genes are switched on or off too.  Wish I was better at explaining things - I could really get going on this.

Sue smile

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I bought this today Jonathon...hope I get to read some soon smile
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It is fascinating so let's keep at it. I have good reasons to give it some thought: I saw a child psychologist for boredom, distractibility and hyperactivity; was temporarily misdiagnosed as it turns out as ADHD and have had two years of cognitive behavioural therapy in order to be less of the 'off the scale' KAI 'innovator' who my GENES have made me.