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31 Post author: Raemon 18 January 2017 06:57PM

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Comment author: onlytheseekerfinds 19 January 2017 10:05:20PM *  0 points [-]

It could be a case where heritable should not be confused with not environmental.

Comment author: Dagon 20 January 2017 03:52:46AM 0 points [-]

Actually, I didn't mean to imply "not environmental" (though I believe for many aptitudes and personality traits, environment gets disproportionally more attention than genetics). I only meant that these things (hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, and fair play) are aptitudes, as much as heroism or ambition or intellect.

Comment author: onlytheseekerfinds 20 January 2017 07:08:32AM 0 points [-]

Isn't "aptitude" simply another word for the genetic, non-environmental component of a talent?