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Personality

From SNPedia


Personality is hard to define, but we think we know it when we see it. Interestingly, wikipedia doesn't at present have a general article on this topic, but instead only a disambiguation page to various aspects. At SNPedia we're using this page to identify some of the SNPs which have been reported to influence personality; the statistics behind these publications are often weak, so, caveat emptor.


A GWAS study published in 2017 found eight SNPs associated with personality traits and some correlation with psychiatric disorders [PMID 27918536OA-icon.png]; the eight SNPs (six of which were more significant statistically) were:


Research published in [Nature] investigated SNPs near EVL, CROT, and other genes that may be associated with hostility (anger, cynicism, and paranoia):