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The Science Behind Personality Tests and now there are DNA Personality Tests

Posted by Cliff Locks On March 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

The Science Behind Personality Tests and now there are DNA Personality Tests

In the documentary Persona: The Dark Truth Behind Personality Tests, the discriminatory nature of a widely used tool is put under the microscope

Personality Test

Contributor: Cliff Locks, Investment Capital Growth, Managing Director and Executive Coach

A few personality tests:

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the world’s most well-known personality quiz, which categorizes everyone into 16 distinct types gleaned from four binaries: people are either introverted or extroverted, sensing (relying on evidence from one’s senses) or intuitive, thinking or feeling, and judging or perceiving. A new perspective on you let personality insights guide your success ($49.95)

14 Free Personality Tests That’ll Help You Figure Yourself Out

Personality DNA Tests

The idea that your personality hinges on genetics is still highly controversial, though, but once we accept the inevitable truth, we can begin exploring a whole new world of information and discover our true self on an atomic level.

If you’re interested in learning how your genetics affect your personality, you should start by choosing a quality DNA testing provider.

Do Genes Influence Personality?

A summary of recent advances in the nature vs. nurture debate. The current prevailing genetic evidence appears to suggest that we actually don’t have specific genes for personality. And this conclusion doesn’t come from a lack of trying: The US government has spent billions on genetic research. But there are companies providing the testing.

The Science behind Behavioral Genetics

In order to fully grasp the Science behind Behavioral Genetics, we’ll first have to take a quick glance at behavioral genetics. The science uses numerous methods to pinpoint the origins and nature of behavioral differences between individuals. Contrary to popular belief, its methods aren’t solely tied to genetic influences but environmental ones as well. 

Behavioral genetics went a long way from its humble beginnings in Plato’s Protagoras (Dialogues) to modern medical and scientific publications and companies that implemented their findings and turned them into specific testing solutions (Karmagenes, for example). 

One of the breaking points was the Human Genome Project initiated in 1990 to sequence the entire human genome and create a comprehensive map of its genes. The entire project took more than 13 years to complete, providing a solid foundation for personality DNA testing.

After applying our rigorous set of ranking criteria and testing all the biggest providers on the market, we’ve come up with a definitive list of the best companies that offer personality DNA testing. From:

  • Orig3n – Among many other testing solutions, Orig3n also features one designed to establish a link between your DNA and the way you act, feel, and react to certain stimuli. With the Orig3n Behavior Test you’ll discover how your genetics impacts your tolerance to pain and stress, whether certain drugs make you more or less empathic, whether your genes increase your risk of addiction, and much more. ($29.00)
  • Karmagenes – With Karmagenes, you can choose between 4 different options designed to determine your behavioral patterns based on your unique genetic prerequisites. You can start with a simple psychometric analysis and work your way toward a complete behavioral analysis ($96.17)
  • New Life Genetics – New Life Genetics offers the so-called Talent Test which contains a psychological segment that defines the genetics of major proteins and neurotransmitters that impact your brain function (BDNF neurotrophins, dopamine, oxytocin, KIBRA protein…). Oxytocin affects your mood, personality, and social skills; KIBRA protein impacts your verbal communication but can also increase your predispositions for dyslexia and language difficulties; BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) influences your special orientation and memory; COMT gene is also explored to reveal your susceptibility to stress. The second part of the test is designed to identify the best sport to fit your genetic potential. Therefore, it’ll explore your muscles, energy metabolism, and motor talents and recommend the best exercise plans for your specific genetic makeup. New Life Genetics’ Talent Test is primarily designed to uncover your potential regarding different sports, but it can also tell you a lot about your personality. ($137.00)

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