Were you born this way, or rather did you learn to be this way?
Were you born with a preordained attraction (whether be physical or mental or emotional) to the same/opposite sex, or over time, were you influenced from outside factors such as your family, society, friends, religion (or lack there of) or any environmental factors that ultimately changed/created your attraction to the gender of your liking?
Just a question that popped into my head today after I had read my college psychology book, and was reading up on the psychobiological approach to things.
Now, I know (obviously) that hetero/homosexuality is not a mental disorder (much as it was believed that homosexuality was a long time ago) and I'm not stating this all to make it seem that attraction can be figured out solely through the mental process, because, shit, it can't! XD Emotion and attraction are two very difficult things in the psychological world to explain! But anyway, that's a different topic.
What I'm actually asking here is, which do you think is the reason you are this way? But if you can, my fellow watchers and friends, don't just state which, say why you think that. Is it because of a certain thing in particular? I.e. were you conditioned to believe that we are born the way we are/ to believe that we grow up the way we are?
Later today, I'll post my thoughts in a seperate journal on what I think and why. =)
Thanks to all who participate in advance!! :D I'm really just curious about the mentality of everyone out there on this subject. Call it the psychologist in me!
Also, any lashing out at other people's answers will get your comment deleted. Everyone has a right to their own oppinion and belief system! No one is going to be judged in here!
6 years, 10 months ago
22 Jan 2012 17:43 CET