Crazy Traits you Inherit from your Family

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Mar 16, 2015

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  • Fear of the dentist can be blamed on parents.
  • There’s a genetic link between responses to caffeine.
  • Your ability to hold alcohol is dictated in large part by genes.
  • Blame your genes for the love of bitter taste.

You definitely have inherited quite a few traits from your family. You may have eyes like your mom or nose like your dad. There are also many others things that you believe have just happened to you but are actually inherited.

Genes from your parents are sometimes quite dominant to shape your habits and preferences. Take a look at weird traits that your parents may have passed on to you.


Athletic Ability

One’s aerobic capacity and chances to succeed as an athlete are partially determined by his/her genes. There is scientific evidence that suggests that those who possess 19 of the "favorable" versions of the gene are better at physical activities. However, you can improve your chances with the right training and skill development.


traits you inherit


Coffee Addiction

If you absolutely cannot wake up without coffee, it could be because your parents reach for a cup of coffee before they start their day. According to a study at the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital, there’s a genetic link between responses to caffeine.



Fear of the dentist can be blamed on parents, according to a study published in the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. If you are sitting at a dental clinic and parents are telling you ‘don't worry, it won't hurt, you are likely to feel that there is something to worry about. If this stays with you until adulthood, you are bound to remain phobic.


blame your genes


Alcohol Tolerance

Your ability to tolerate alcohol and the strength of your hangover is dictated in large part by your genes. Australian researchers found that the difference in hangover severity from one person to the next is determined by genetic factors. Also your ability to “hold” your alcohol without getting sloppy depends on how your parents used to be.


Love for Lemonade

If you love lemonades or the taste of bittery flavours, blame it on your parents. According to studies, 70 percent of the people carry a gene that allows them to taste bitter flavours, rest 30 percent just don’t register bitterness at all.


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Bent Little Finger

If one of your parents has bent little finger, you might also. A dominant allele causes the last joint of the little finger to dramatically bend inward toward the 4th finger.



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