Can you blame your parents for being a ‘drama queen’?

An excellent and well crafted blog on the genetics of dramatics. Ooooh, I like that, got a good ring!

Ongoing chatter from a materials girl curious about matter

The ADRA2b gene variant can cause individuals to perceive emotional event, especially negative ones, more vividly than others (image source) The ADRA2b gene variant can cause individuals to perceive emotional event, especially negative ones, more vividly than others (image source)

I’m using the term ‘drama queen’ for both genders by the way, it’s not just a female issue as the name implies, but we all know those people who seem to blow things out of all proportion, who overreact to a negative situation as if its much worse that it actually is and those who are eternal pessimists.

The question is, do certain types of people thrive from creating drama around themselves or is it a learned behaviour determined by our upbringing and surroundings?

New research published in the journal of neuroscience strengthens the hypothesis that different people see the world differently and that genetics could influence how sensitive you are to emotional information in addition to environmental factors that shape your childhood.
Research by Assistant Professor Rebecca…

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