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After analyzing the answers and the saliva, they found that some people have receptors that are especially sensitive to the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin, and that those people did nice things even when their survey answers revealed that they generally feared others in society.
We’ve found that these genes also predict people’s willingness to be nice on behalf of other people or aggressive on behalf of other people," study co-author and assistant professor of psychology Michael Poulin told CNN.
Past tests have shown people to be nicer after receiving squirts of oxytocin in their noses. And without the extra sensitivity to those hormones, this study revealed that people who perceive the world as threatening did not participate in charitable activities.
Originally posted by LittleBlackEagle
i think people are born just the way needed to accomplish what they came here for. we are given obstacles in our lives in order to learn and feel what it's like to either get past them, or not. some people will not get past them or only get past a few, some will get past many, in either case it's more or less we will need to accomplish next time around.