At 19, three men found out that they are identical triplets who were split up at birth and given to different families. Reuniting in 1980 catapults the trio to prominence, but also sets off a sequence of events that uncovers an amazing and unsettling secret that extends well through their own lives and could someday provide light on the most fundamental concerns about our human nature.
When it was time to find adoptive parents for these kids, the doctor got help from an adoption agency. Because of their unique situation, the triplets were studied, which led to a lot of new information about nature vs. nurture. Researchers have posed a variety of concerns about the nature of these commonalities in an effort to identify their primary causes (O’Dwyer, 2019). Primary qualities is influenced by a variety of environmental and genetic variables. According to some hypotheses, it is common for hereditary variables to outweigh environmental influences. Variation in the environment that is caused by genetic set points often fades over a short period of time (Vukasovi & Bratko, 2015). As a result, it was remarkable that the triplets were similar in their personalities as well as in their physiological form owing to the cumulative stability that had been established by the genes. This was the case since the genes had been passed down from generation to generation.
Additionally, the concept of Genetic Maturation has proved helpful in understanding how similar these triplets really are. When it comes to rank advancement and behavioral changes, genetics is regarded to have an important role in both. People’s reactions to external factors are short-term in nature, according to this theory. According to biometric studies, there is a considerable correlation among genetic similarity stability as well as the concept of genetic maturity. Even after being apart for 10 years, the majority of sets of identical triplets are able to maintain their emotional stability, according to the most current research. When it comes to particular traits, genetics often has the advantage over environmental factors. (Kandler et al., 2010). Three identical triplets’ history presents life differences issues (Levin, 2019). These kids have had multiple homes after adoption. Reunion attendees have various worldviews and academic achievements. Despite attending excellent schools, each had a unique socioeconomic outlook. They had drastically different views on world issues. They developed close with their adoptive parents.
. Even after such a long time apart, Shafran, Galland, and Kellman had comparable anatomical characteristics. Their faces, palms, and noses were similar. Despite the fact that they had been raised by separate households for more than 19 years, the triplets had the same physical physique (Wardle, 2018). Even though they were regarded strangers, their voices, mannerisms, and perceptions of the world were remarkably identical. Their response has many of the challenges that remained in their life was likewise same. In most situations, they chose to work together throughout the day and take a break at the end of the night (Wardle, 2018). The triplets had a strong emotional resemblance in that they were all calm and quickly irritated. Finally, the video showed that the identical triplets had similar views on political and economic concerns affecting the country. Because of these intriguing connections, there is now a need for research into these unusual connections. These triplets drew a lot of media attention because of their unusual situation.
The crucial idea that can describe precisely the variation in nature and experience of these triplets is the social interaction model. People are more likely to express their personalities in a certain social situation. Vukasovi and Bratko, 2015 found that identical triplets exhibited different behaviors depending on where they lived, where they went to school and what they did for a living. Based on how frequently they interact with others, people might develop a wide range of characteristics. These triplets are more susceptible to develop traits from their adopted children that led to their unusual looks. (Vukasovi and Bratko, 2015)
Additional investigation can be done by examining personality traits that can be handed down through a variety of mechanisms. The aforementioned assumption acknowledges the possibility that people’s qualities evolve, as they get older. Most of time it is noted that people prefer to focus on developing just the traits they consider to be good for them (Kandler et al., 2010). This means that the identical triplets, who were raised in the same neighborhood as each other, probably developed just the good features that the area’s residents saw as most desirable. Because they were triplets and all looked the same, they were able to get to know each other in their host homes and at college. Even though they were adopted, these boys still felt like brothers.
Using evidence provided in the video, it is clear that genetic traits are generally stable across time. Genetic features, on the other hand, tend to limit phenotypic qualities, even if they are activated by environmental factors. A more likely outcome is the discovery of new avenues for investigation into the factors that contribute to personality development in triplets.
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