Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Nature or nurture

Its question time this month apparently so my biggest one (question that is) is what contributes to making us who we are, why are we submissive or dominant, masochistic etc, is it nature or nurture? Can people be made submissive or dominant? is it just the way we are or is it the influences we encounter growing up and into adulthood? or both?

ok so more than one question....something i do wander about.


  1. Hmmmm, I read this earlier and still don't think I have anything resembling an answer, though I do have opinions which may or may not be complete and/or valid lol.
    I often wonder what makes me the way I am, though I have never really looked at in the context of nature versus nurture.

    While I think that influence can help shape us into what we become, I don't think that you can "make" someone Dominant or submissive. If you could, would there be so many marriages where one longs for the other partner to become something they simply don't have in them?
    Or maybe it relates to the more formative years when we are young and more malleable.

    Okay, maybe I don't have a solid opinion on this one lol.

    I do feel like I...came the way I am I guess.

    I have no idea.

  2. hi lil

    I think this is one of those questions that doesnt have a straight answer, too many variables to take into account.

    I agree that i dont think we can make someone something they are not, and its people trying to do this that contribute to problems.

    tori x