Being a jerk could be in your genes

Could being a jerk be genetic? According to a new U.S. study, people with a certain gene trait are known be kinder than people without it, and strangers can quickly tell the difference.

 

“In the last 10 years, there has been this emerging work that suggests that oxytocin — a chemical messenger in our brain — is involved, making us kind to one another, making us empathetic, making us more trustworthy,” said Kogan. Oxytocin is sometimes called the “love hormone” because it often manifests during sex and promotes bonding, empathy and other pro-social behaviours.

 

By Amy Chung